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Smaller duty hike in Estonia will reduce risks from border trade

The cut in the planned increase of the alcohol excise duty endorsed by the Estonian parliament on Tuesday reduces the risks related to cross-border trade, Estonia's Minister of Finance Toomas Toniste said, cites LETA/BNS.

Latvia and Georgia pledge to develop strategic partnership

Saeima Speaker Inara Murniece (National Alliance) and Georgia’s Parliament Speaker Irakli Kobakhidze signed a cooperation agreement between the parliaments of the two countries yesterday, LETA was told at the Saeima press office.

100,000 people with higher education have left Latvia this century

Latvia has lost around 100,000 of its residents with higher education to emigration between 2000 and 2016, University of Latvia professor Mihails Hazans said in an interview with LNT commercial TV channel today, cites LETA.

Tax revenue to Latvian budget 1.1% above target in 2017

Revenue to the Latvian budget administrated by the State Revenue Service met the target by 101.1% in 2017, the tax authority said, cites LETA.

Juncker praises Estonian EU presidency

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker highly praised the Estonian presidency of the Council of the European Union, reports LETA/BNS.

Estonia to dredge channel between Hiiumaa, mainland to depth of 5.4 m

The Estonian Maritime Administration is planning to perform maintenance and dredging works in the Rukki ship channel between the mainland and the island of Hiiumaa in 2018 to ensure a depth of at least 5.4 meters along the channel's entire length, informs LETA/BNS.