The Baltics Today

ECB is ready for various scenarios in Greece

Vice-President of the European Central Bank (ECB) Vitor Constancio who is attending a conference at the Bank of Lithuania says that the referendum in Greece will have a huge impact on potential agreement between Athens and its creditors, reports LETA/ELTA.

Lithuanian president suggests to prohibit to control the media by political parties

President Dalia Grybauskaite has returned to Parliament for reconsideration the Law on Provision of Information to Public. If passed, the amendments would have allowed political parties to control media outlets and manipulate the public opinion, informs LETA/ELTA.

Cargo turnover at Riga Port increased by 2% in H1

Cargo turnover at Riga Port increased 2% in the first half of the year 2015, according to Riga Vice Mayor Andris Ameriks in an interview with LTV this morning, cites LETA.

Health Ministry of Latvia proposes imposing excise tax on several food products

The Health Ministry in Latvia suggests that excise tax be imposed on several food products and crop protection products, and the relevant excise tax rates be increased for several product groups, which would generate an additional EUR 9.5 million in the state budget for the implementation of new ...

Construction violations detected in every fifth public building in Latvia

Out of 2,000 public buildings that are to be inspected in 2015 (until July), the State Construction Control Bureau has carried out inspections at 600 so far, and violations were detected in every fifth building inspected, the bureau's Director Peteris Drukis said in an interview with the LNT show...

Police will monitor bikers ride via Vao refugee centre village

The Estonian motobikers community is organising a ride that could involve over a thousand people, which they say is in support of the village residents of Vao, the location of Estonia's only refugee centre; the North East Estonian Rakvere police station head Indrek Link said that the organisers o...