The Baltics Today

Nights spent by guests at Latvia’s hotels rose by 12.1% in January-November

The number of nights spent by guests at Latvia’s hotels and other tourist facilities in the first 11 months of 2017 grew by 12.1% against the same period last year to 4.624 million, writes LETA, according to the data released by the Central Statistics Bureau (CSB).

MP claims e-health system has been hacked in Latvia

Latvia’s e-health system was “disrupted” by malicious hackers last Thursday, January 11, Aija Barca (Greens/Farmers), chairwoman of the Saeima Social and Labor Affairs Committee, claimed on Latvian Radio this morning, cites LETA.

Some asylum seekers, who had left Latvia, have returned

Some of the asylum seekers that had left Latvia after relocation have returned here in recent months, Sandra Zalclame, the head of the nongovernmental organization Shelter “Safe House”, told LETA.

Latvian court decides to hand Skinest Rail bribery case to court in Estonia

A Latvian court decided on January 15th that the case of the Estonian company Skinest Rail will be separated from the bribery case of Ugis Magonis, former CEO of Latvian Railways, and sent to an Estonian court for trial, informs LETA/BNS.

Lithuanian movies generate EUR 4.5 mln in cinemas in 2017

Audiences in Lithuania's cinemas increased last year, with Lithuanian productions also gaining popularity, shows data published by the Lithuanian Film Center, reports LETA/BNS.

Why Europe needs Nord Stream 2

As Europe’s domestic gas production is projected to halve in the coming years, additional gas imports through the Baltic Sea will be needed to safeguard security of supply. EU experts estimate the supply gap at around 120 billion cubic metres (bcm). Gas is becoming an increasingly important part ...