The Baltics Today

Latvian MFA: EU trade agreements are needed to give businesses easier access to new export markets

On October 13, the Ministers for Trade of the European Union Member States convened for a working meeting in Brussels, Belgium, for a discussion on EU's priorities in its trade policy as outlined by Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, and preparations the Eleventh Ministeri...

Elko Grupa the largest company in Latvian IT and computer technology industry in 2016

Elko Group, a distributor of IT products and solutions, was the largest IT and computer technology company in Latvia last year when the company turned over EUR 381.963 million, according to the Latvian Business Annual Report collated by Firmas.v and information agency LETA.

US giant DowDuPont behind Lithuanian Nobel nominee’s company CasZyme

Lithuanian scientist Virginijus Siksnys, author of a DNA editing technology, is establishing a company CasZyme with his fellows, with one of the world's biggest chemical industry giants DowDuPont being one of the investors and partners in the startup, Verslo Zinios said, cites LETA/BNS.

Riga chief architect suggests ferry traffic due to congested bridges over River Daugava

Due to the congested bridges over the River Daugava, Riga should consider developing water transport for crossing the river, Riga City Architect Gvido Princis says in an interview with the Neatkariga Rita Avize newspaper, cites LETA.

Finnish Patria to acquire major shareholding in Milrem LCM

The Finnish defense, security and aviation life cycle services contractor Patria is to acquire a 60% shareholding in the Estonian company Milrem LCM OU from Hugo Osula, while Kuldar Vaarsi will continue as the company's minority shareholder, reports LETA/BNS.

To curb emigration, Latvia has to achieve faster economic growth than Europe on average

If Latvia is to curb emigration it has to achieve fastest economic growth than Europe on average, Vjaceslavs Dombrovskis, the head of Certus think tank, said in an interview with Latvian Television on October 13th, informs LETA.