The Baltics Today

Complaint sent to British regulator about Russian TV program calling Latvian parliament speaker a neo-Nazi

The Latvian broadcasting watchdog, the National Council of the Electronic Mass Media (NEPLP), has asked its British counterpart, the Office of Communications, to review for possible violations a program of NTV Mir, a Russian TV channel under the British jurisdiction, which is rebroadcast in Latvi...

19,000 people visit newly restored Latvian National Art Museum on the first day

19,000 people visited the newly restored/renovated Latvian National Art Museum on the first day after opening its doors to the public on Wednesday, LETA was informed by the Riga City Council's public relations department.

ECB scraps EUR 500 bill

The European Central Bank said on May 4th it would no longer produce and issue EUR 500 banknotes, amid fears the purple-colored bills were favored by criminals for money laundering and even terrorist financing, reports LETA/AFP.

EU seeks to force member states to take in asylum seekers or pay fees

European Union member states would in future be obliged to take in asylum seekers from overburdened countries in the bloc or else pay hefty fees, under a proposed shake-up of asylum rules following last year's migration surge into Europe, informs DPA/LETA/BNS.

Profit of Merko Ehitus fell by 86% in Q1

Net profit of the listed Estonian construction company AS Merko Ehitus in the first quarter of the year 2016 fell 86.2% year-on-year to 100,000 euros which was mainly a result of government orders being down and the slower than planned launch of construction of several large-scale projects.

Estonia’s first hydrogen filling station to be opened in Parnu

NT Bene OU is planning to open Estonia's first hydrogen filling station in Parnu in 2016, the cost of which would be 5-10 million euros, and by 2020, the company plans to open three such stations in Estonia, informs LETA/BNS.