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14% Lithuanian workers paid minimum or lower wages

Some 13.6% of Lithuania's working population in October 2017 were paid the minimum monthly salary or less, with more than half of them working part-time, the country's statistics office said on Thursday, cites LETA/BNS.

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.

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 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.

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.

Finland happiest country in world, Lithuania leads among Baltics

Finland is the happiest country in the world while Latvia ranks 53rd in the latest World Happiness Report published by the United Nations on Wednesday, cites LETA.