The Baltics Today

In January–June, Lithuanian hotels received more than 1 mln tourists

According to the provisional data of Statistics Lithuania, in II quarter 2014, accommodation establishments accommodated by 9.5% more guests than in the same quarter of 2013 and received 637.7 thousand tourists.

First charter flight from Japan landed in Tallinn

On 21 August, 2014, the first charter flight from Japan landed at Tallinn Airport. This is the first charter service of its kind to bring Japanese tourists straight from Osaka to Tallinn, reports BC airport’s press service.

Europe may lose EUR 5 bln per year because of Russian sanctions

Based on calculations carried out by financial institution of Dutch origin ING Group, restrictions imposed by Russia on 7 August on food products imported from the European Union may cost the EU USD 6.7 billion (EUR 5.0 billion) per year, writes LETA/ELTA, referring to the website RBC Daily.

11th Baltic Competition Conference to take place in Vilnius

On 10 September, 2014, the Competition Council in partnership with Vilnius University will hold the 11th Baltic Competition Conference, the Competition Council informs.

Vilks becomes longest-serving finance minister of Latvia

Finance Minister Andris Vilks (Unity) has become the longest-serving finance minister of Latvia.

Latvian healthcare needs additional EUR 40 mln in 2015

The next government of Latvia will have to additionally allot at least EUR 40 million to the healthcare sector in 2015, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) told the press representatives yesterday, cites LETA.




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