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Yandex.Taxi launches in Riga

Russian-based Internet-related services provider Yandex has launched its online taxi-hailing service Yandex.Taxi in Latvia, the company's representatives told LETA.

Egis Rail to study feasibility and technical framework for Rail Baltica connection in Tallinn

After finalizing the procurement procedure, the joint venture RB Rail, the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and French company Egis Rail S.A. have signed a contract on preparation of the feasibility and technical framework study for a rail (light rail or tram) connection f...

Estonian government okays 7.6% pension rise

The government endorsed a regulation on Thursday that will raise pensions and the work ability allowance in Estonia by 7.6% on the average from April 1, 2018, reports LETA/BNS.

New collector’s coin entitled “Mana Latvija” released

New collector’s coin entitled “Mana Latvija” releasedAs part of the Latvian centennial celebrations, and to find a drawing for a new collector’s coin, the Bank of Latvia initiated a children’s drawing competition. Among 10,000 submitted drawings, the winner of the competition...

Rail freight in Latvia down 15.6% in January-February

Freight transportation using the Latvian railway infrastructure amounted to 7.822 million tons in the first two months of 2018, down 15.6% from the same period in 2017, the Transport Ministry said, cites LETA.

Estonian Railways records 7.6% increase in 2-months freight volumes

Cargoes transported on the infrastructure of the state-owned Estonian railway infrastructure company Estonian Railways in the first two months of 2018 totaled 2.48 million tons, 7.6% more than during the same period last year, informs LETA/BNS.