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Majority of resident believe it is not possible to become wealthy in Latvia by honest means - survey - The Baltic Times.

RIGA - A majority of Latvian residents believe it is not possible to become wealthy in the country by honest means, according to a SKDS survey c......

- The Baltic Times - US

Aseradens becomes new leader of Unity - The Baltic Times.

RIGA - During today's party congress, Economy Minister Arvils Aseradens was voted in as the new leader of Unity.A......

- The Baltic Times - US

In a first, India emerges as theme of 2017 Stockholm Cultural Fest.

India was the theme country for the week-long 2017 Stockholm Cultural Festival, which coincided with the 70th Independence Day. The Stockholm City Council awarded the Embassy of India a prime slot opposite the Royal Castle to enable it to unfurl the Indian tricolor. Hailing the contribution of Sweden and India in the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

The Story of How One Tiny Country Held Back the Russia's Mighty Military.

Warfare History Network History, Europe Following the fall of Poland, an amazed world watched tiny Finland fight off twenty-six Soviet divisions. The hugely cynical German-Soviet nonaggression pact, concluded in August 1939, assigned the Baltic region of eastern Europe to the exclusive sphere of influence of Communist ...

- The National Interest - US

Relations between Latvia and Russia are not easy but common ground will be sought - ambassador-designate - The Baltic Times.

RIGA - Relations betweenLatviaand Russia are not easy but it is a diplomat’s mission to talk and seek common ground, Latvian a......

- The Baltic Times - US

Under existing law Revenue Service cannot conclude agreement on using mediation in dispute with - The Baltic Times.

RIGA - The existing laws do not allow the State Revenue Service to conclude an agreement on using mediation to resolve its dispute with SIA Inte......

- The Baltic Times - US

Over 45% of Latvian millennials not saving up for old age - The Baltic Times.

RIGA - As many as 45.2 percent of Latvia’s millennials, or people aged roughly between 22 and 35, are not saving up for their old-age pens......

- The Baltic Times - US

We must prevent Usakovs or Lembergs from becoming prime minister - Aseradens - The Baltic Times.

RIGA - If elected chairman of Unity, Economics Minister Arvils Aseradens will try to mobilize the democratic wing to prevent Aivars Lembergs (Fo......

- The Baltic Times - US

European Union returns to 2 percent growth.

There are signs of EU economic recovery, with Eurostat reporting 2.2% euro-area growth and 2.3% growth in the EU-28 over the second quarter of 2017, up from last year's 0.6%. Central/Eastern Europe was growing fastest: Romania , Latvia , Czech Republic and Poland . The weakest growth was in Belgium , Italy , Finland and UK ...

- EU Observer - EU

Euro zone second quarter growth revised up to 2.2% year-on-year.

Compared to the previous quarter, economic growth was strongest in the Netherlands and Latvia, with the Spanish economy also growing above average

- The Globe and Mail - CA

UkrInform: One more airline to link Kyiv and Lisbon.

Latvian airline airBaltic plans to conduct flights on the Kyiv-Lisbon route, the Kyiv-based Center for Transport Strategies has reported. The first flight is scheduled for March 27, 2018. Thus, the Baltic carrier will be three weeks ahead of Wizz Air in launching air services with Portugal. The post UkrInform: One more ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Eurostat: Spending Of Hungarians On Holidays Below EU Average

Hungarians on average spent 130 euros on their holiday in 2015, followed by Czechs, Latvians and Romanians among European Union countries, the EU's statistics office has reported.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Maltese come in third place for EU holiday spending

Maltese people are splashing out on their holidays, spending nearly twice as much as their EU counterparts on each trip abroad. According to figures published by Eurostat, Maltese people were the third-biggest holiday spenders in the EU in 2015, with an average of €590 per trip compared to the EU average of just €320. ...

- - MT

Latvia shows EU's fourth steepest industrial output growth in June - The Baltic Times

RIGA - In June 2017, Latvia showed the fourth steepest industrial output growth in the European Union as compared to the same month a year ago, ......

- The Baltic Times - US