The Baltics Today

Latvia shows one of the fastest improvements in the Global Retirement Index 2017

Latvia has been ranked 34th in the Global Retirement Index 2017 drawn up by Natixis Global Asset Management, which is two positions lower than last year. Other Baltic states have shown better results than Latvia this year, with Lithuania taking 31st and Estonia 26th position, informs LETA.

Local governments’ H1 budget revenue at all-time high in Latvia

During the first half of 2017, Latvia’s local government budget received EUR 1.24 billion in revenue, which was a new record for the six-month period, LETA was told at the Finance Ministry.

1a sales in Baltics rose by 40% in H1

The total sales of online store 1a in the Baltic countries rose 40% in the first six months of 2017 as compared to the first half of 2016, amounting to EUR 23.7 million, as the company informed LETA.

Estonian ambassador to Russia: Estonia not planning to obstruct Nord Stream 2 talks

Estonia does not think it is advisable to implement the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project but as the president of the Council of the European Union will take a constructive approach and will not slow down the talks on this project, Estonian ambassador to Russia Arti Hilpus said, cites LETA/BNS/I...

Stock of loans to companies, households grow 6 pct in June in Estonia

The stock of loans and leases from banks to companies and households in Estonia was 6% larger in June 2017 than a year earlier, totaling 17.5 billion euros, informs LETA/BNS.

Estonian Olympic Committee to reward fencers Novosjolov, Beljajeva

Estonian Olympic Committee (EOC) is to reward Estonian fencers Nikolai Novosjolov and Julia Beljajeva for their great results at the World Championships in Leipzig, Germany, informs LETA/BNS.