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30% Latvian emigrants not planning to come back

Almost one-third or 30% of Latvians who live abroad are not planning to come back, according to a survey of 14,068 Latvians living in 118 countries, the largest such survey to date, reports LETA.

Zolitude tragedy case suspects released from custody

Riga Regional Court decided today to release from custody two Zolitude tragedy case suspects – construction inspection expert Andris Gulbis and civil engineer Ivars Sergets.

Number of counterfeit banknotes grew in Estonia in H2

481 counterfeit euro banknotes were discovered in Estonia last year, of which 249 in the second half of the year, Estonia’s central bank Eesti Pank announced, cites LETA.

Estonian president: governments should pursue positive vision and contribute to digital development of states

Estonian President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, took part in high-level panels that focused on digital development and geopolitics at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The Estonian Head of State met with the leaders of several global technology enterprises within the framework of the World Economic Fo...

Development of ICT sector set as a priority in Ventspils

At the end of 2014, Ventspils City Council accepted the Ventspils information and communication technology (ICT) sector development strategy and action plan for 2014 – 2020. Various ICT sector stakeholders – Latvian higher education institutions, municipal and ICT support organisations of Ventspi...

Lithuanian youth are most enterprising

A total of 463 entrepreneurs were financed by the Entrepreneurship Promotion Fund (VSF) in 2014 in Lithuania, or by 55% more than in 2013. Young people aged up to 29 years old were the most enterprising, reports LETA/ELTA.