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For housing maintenance Latvian households on average spend 138 euros per month

Results of the survey on income and living conditions carried out by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in 2014 housing maintenance expenditure of households (1) has slightly increased, reaching 138 euros per month.

Saakashvili: Baltics do not have the strategic advantages Ukraine does

In an interview with the Lithuanian news portal Delfi.lt, former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said that, in the event of war, the Baltics lack the strategic advantages held by Ukraine, reports BNS/LETA.

Sunday alcohol sales ban in Tallinn postponed

The plan of the Tallinn city government to ban the retail sales of alcohol on Sundays will be postponed because two alcohol retail companies have disputed the city government's decree in court and seek legal protection, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.

In 2014, 8.2% more tourists stayed at Lithuanian accommodation establishments

In 2014, 2.4 million of tourists stayed at Lithuanian accommodation establishments, or by 8.2% more than in 2013. The number of foreign tourist in accommodation establishments of the country increased to 1.3 million, the number of local tourists exceeded 1 million, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to...

Latvia registered EU’s fifth largest increase in retail trade turnover in January

In January 2015, compared with January 2014, the volume of retail trade increased by 6.7% in Latvia, which is the fifth best growth among the European Union member states for which data are available, according to latest information provided by Eurostat. In Lithuania, retail volume rose by 3.3%, ...

Gjensidige Baltic earns EUR 1.059 mln in 2014

Joint-stock insurance company Gjensidige Baltic, which belongs to Norway's Gjensidige Forsikring, concluded 2014 with a EUR 1.059 million profit, according to the company's financial statement, cites LETA.