The Baltics Today

In January–October, industrial production dropped by 1.2% in Lithuania

Statistics Lithuania informs that in October 2014 industrial production totalled LTL 6 billion (EUR 1.75 billion) at current prices and, compared to September, grew by 5.5% at constant prices, seasonally adjusted – by 4.9%.

Latvia registers largest ever increase in tourist number in 2014

Despite a reduction in the number of Russian tourists, Latvia still was able to register its largest ever increase in tourist number this year, Economy Ministry State Secretary Martins Lazdovskis said during the ''Latvian Tourism Forum 2014'' today, cites LETA.

Average tourist in Riga: 36 years old male who spends EUR 74.86 a day

The average visitor of Riga is a 36-year-old middle-income male who travels by plane and stays in Riga for two-three days in a four star hotel, and spends about EUR 74.86 a day, reports LETA, referring to the latest study by the Riga Tourism Development Bureau.

Completing Europe: from the North-South Corridor to energy, transportation and telecommunications union

Economic growth and energy security are the backbones of the European Union’s resilience, but are both the weak spots in the chainmail of Europe. This challenge should be addressed by the creation of an integrated set of energy, transportation, and digital links, a North-South Corridor spanning a...

Vytautas Magnus University awards Edward Lucas with honorary doctorate

Edward Lucas, one of the most prominent British columnists analysing geopolitical situation in the Eastern Europe, has been awarded Vytautas Magnus University (VDU) Honorary Doctorate. The ceremony took place on 20 November, the university said in a press release.

Prosecutor brings charges against 6 persons in Daugavpils siltumtikli bribery affair

The prosecutor in charge of the so-called Daugavpils siltumtikli affair has brought charges against six persons for bribery, abuse of authority, and fraud.

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