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In 2017, second highest grain yield was reached in Latvia

Provisional data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, regardless the unfavourable weather conditions, in 2017 the highest average grain yield per one hectare was reached – 38.3 q. The highest yield was reached in 2015 – 44.9 q/ha.

Microsoft earmarks USD 50 mln for support to startups, Latvian companies may apply

Microsoft has opened a new program Microsoft For Startups, allocating USD 500 million for it, Microsoft Latvia spokeswoman Gunta Line told LETA.

Employment taxes paid by Estonian startups rose by 30% in 2017

Estonian startups employed on the average 4,300 people and paid altogether 37 million euros in employment taxes in 2017, 30% more than in 2016, informs LETA/BNS.

Number of happy people has declined in Latvia

The number of people considering themselves happy has been declining in Latvia lately, the Amigo Happiness Index survey, conducted for Latvia’s Amigo telecommunication company, shows, cites LETA.

Estonian MFA: Western Balkans strategy is an ambitious roadmap

Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser on February 15th at the informal meeting of European Union's foreign ministers discussed the situation in Syria as well as the Western Balkans strategy submitted by the European Commission, noting that the strategy is an ambitious roadmap to a common future, ...

Latvian gasoline imports drop 8.8% in 2017; diesel fuel imports down 6.1%

In 2017, Latvian gasoline imports dropped 8.8% 2016, while diesel fuel imports declined 6.1% year-on-year, the Central Statistical Bureau reported, cites LETA.