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In June, the turnover of retail trade and catering enterprises increased in Lithuania

Statistics Lithuania informs that, based on provisional data, in June 2015, the turnover (VAT excluded) of retail trade enterprises* amounted to EUR 772.8 million; against May 2015, it increased by 1.1% at constant prices (seasonally and working day adjusted – increased by 0.8%).

airBaltic in talks with two prospective investors and Baltic countries

The national airline airBaltic is currently in talks with two prospective investors – aviation companies, the possibility to involve all three Baltic countries in airBaltic is also under consideration, Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss (Unity) told LNT television this morning, reports LETA.

Kekava poultry farm to lay off 124 workers

In order to reduce the cost of running an obsolete poultry processing plant in Bauska and instead increase the capacity of a processing plant in Kekava, the poultry companies Lielzeltini and Putnu fabrika Kekava (Kekava) will be reorganized; 124 workers at Bauska processing plant will be laid off...

Simpler, modern and integrated EU custom system up to 2016

The European Commission has adopted a law aimed at creating simpler, modern and integrated EU customs system to support cross-border trade. The new custom rules will apply in all member states from 1 May 2016. This act will be supplemented by an additional implementing law, which will set out pro...

Thousands tonnes of packaging was sent into recycling in Estonia in 2014

A total of 54,836 tonnes of packaging was channelled to the Estonian market last year, of which 40,887 tonnes Eesti Pakendiringlus sent into recycling, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

Kazakhstan bans import of Estonian and Latvian fishery products, following Russia’s lead

The Veterinary Supervision Authority of Kazakhstan has decided to introduce temporary restrictions on the import of Estonian and Latvian fish products, including canned fish, following the lead of Russia, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.