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  • Future technologies and current challenges: world’s experts discuss investment climate in Baltics
    negative effects from Russia are forecast to fade out and the European economy picks up Against this background the 2015 Stability Programme for Lithuania assumes real GDP growth of 2 5 per cent year on year in 2015 3 2 per cent in 2016 3 5 per cent in 2017 and 3 9 per cent in 2018 Support for Russian economy Robert J Shiller Nobel Laureate in Economics and a Lithuanian by origin suggested that the possible way to overcome the threat from the Russian side towards Baltics is to support the Russian economy We are all trying to figure out how Putin thinks but unfortunately his KGB background won t let it happen easily It is a big threat not just for Lithuania as Putin claims that he wants to improve his nuclear arsenal and make it impossible to stop him He has whole different vision for the world However maybe we should support Russians They are good people Basically they have a political problem and I think maybe we should try to promote the Russian economy because if it continues this way it will definitely cause more anger and anxiety So trying to help the Russians may cause good changes in their politics Because people are basically the same everywhere the attitudes of people in Russia are not that different from attitudes of the Americans And he has all the rights to say so in 1990 Shiller and his co author Maxim Boycko from Russia have published a paper Popular Attitudes Towards Free Markets The Soviet Union and the United States Compared In the end Shiller compares the situation in Russia to fascist Germany in World War II the Germans were not bad people but they were the victims of a political regime he says There is always someone who can do the same job for half of the price According to Nerijus Maciulis chief economist of Swedbank 2 3 of the Lithuanian population think that liberalizing immigration policies is a bad idea At the same time there is a remarkable tendency to aging and shrinking in Lithuanian society due to low birth ratio and intense emigration to other countries Andreas Woergoetter is sure Lithuanian policy makers need to establish attractive environment for skilled Lithuanians At the moment people choose to go somewhere else for example to UK This issue is relevant for small economies and societies with very specific cultural heritage Here I am confident that by making youth involved provide them with opportunities which include discussing the perspectives of what kind of policies were successful somewhere else and how can one exchange experience the situation can be changed The most important thing the government can do is to learn from its mistakes to avoid making them in future Ted C Fishman journalist and best selling author emphasizes that reverse emigration is very low in Lithuania However he sees potential to bring skillful human resources from neighbor countries as well as to create attractive working environment for

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  • Elisa: Eliminating roaming charges to raise prices in Estonia
    price of mobile services would rise in Estonia while declining in other European countries BNS reports According to the European Commission s vision we can say that for a customer it means that prices will equalize in the whole Europe More precisely it most likely means that mobile services will become more expensive in Estonia but cheaper in other countries CEO Sami Seppanen told BNS and added that the price level of Estonia s mobile s The article you requested can be accessed only by subscribing to the online version of The Baltic Times If you are already subscribed to The Baltic Times please authorize yourself Log In In case you don t have a subscription yet please visit our SUBSCRIPTION section Comments Related Articles Lithuania will host innovation experts and creators from around the globe Transport Ministry Sacks Chairman of Latvian Railways Office launch party of Latvian Asian Chamber of commerce Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Goliath Wind signs 100 million euro deal in India Estonia Merko signs contract on construction of Tallinn tram line extension Russian Roulette the shot of vodka heard round the world Estonia was Europe s biggest exporter of wooden houses in 2014 Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times continues to bring objective comprehensive and timely information to those with an interest

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  • News search
    the movies at Vilnius airport VILNIUS Flight from Vilnius delayed by a few hours Cancelled even Not to worry Now there s another great reason to hang around in Vi Read More Lunch With An Information Warrior Of course I agree with President Dalia Grybauskaite replies my lunch companion The reality is that we are under attack from Russ Read More Fiokla KLAIPEDA Single Lithuanian artists make a living from what they do best creating art The majority meanwhile ekes out juggling various jobs Read More Rainbow services Rainbow Parades RIGA Peter a devout Chinese christian living in Riga was made aware of the forthcoming EuroPride in Riga on June 15 21 throu Read More Are the Baltics proud of EuroPride RIGA This June Riga will host Europride 2015 Ten years on from when the first Latvian gay pride took place in Riga several hundred thousand Read More A cheaper euro will affect inflation in coming months TALLINN Data from Statistics Estonia show that consumer prices were 0 5 higher in April than in March but the cost of the consumer basket wa Read More Slower wage growth in Estonia helps preserve jobs TALLINN Data from Statistics Estonia show that annual growth in average gross monthly wages slowed in the first quarter of 2015 to 4 5 and g Read More Previous 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 Next Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business

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  • Air Lituanica’s bankruptcy woes trundle on
    initiate out of court bankruptcy proceedings fell short of the required amount of votes from its creditors One creditor energy company Vilniaus Silumos Tinklai Vilnius Heat Network voted against the proposal It holds 27 78 percent of all creditors votes whereas three quarters of creditors had to vote in favour of launching an out of court bankruptcy procedure Head of Air Lituanica Nerijus Jukna regretted that Vilniaus Silumos Tinklai did not su The article you requested can be accessed only by subscribing to the online version of The Baltic Times If you are already subscribed to The Baltic Times please authorize yourself Log In In case you don t have a subscription yet please visit our SUBSCRIPTION section Comments Related Articles Lithuania will host innovation experts and creators from around the globe Transport Ministry Sacks Chairman of Latvian Railways Office launch party of Latvian Asian Chamber of commerce Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Goliath Wind signs 100 million euro deal in India Estonia Merko signs contract on construction of Tallinn tram line extension Russian Roulette the shot of vodka heard round the world Estonia was Europe s biggest exporter of wooden houses in 2014 Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times continues to bring objective comprehensive and timely information to those with an interest in this rapidly developing

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  • o get rid of EU roaming charges
    of effort into finalizing the Telecom Single Market proposal we revived the proposal from scratch and reached agreement This would not have been possible without the commitment and constructive approach of the Member States the European Parliament and the European Commission said Latvian Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss Under the agreement roaming surcharges in the EU will be abolished as of June 15 2017 However roaming providers will be able to apply a fair use policy to prevent abusive use of roaming This would include using roaming services for purposes other than periodic travel Roaming fees will already go down during the transition period starting on June 30 2016 Roaming fees for consumers in Latvia will decrease up to four times compared to the current charges Under the first EU wide open internet rules operators will have to treat all traffic equally when providing internet access services They may use reasonable traffic management measures Blocking or throttling will be allowed only in a limited number of circumstances for instance to counter a cyber attacks and prevent traffic congestion Agreements on services requiring a specific level of quality will be allowed but operators will have to ensure the general quality of internet access services The agreed text will be presented for confirmation by Member States under the Luxembourg Presidency which will take over from Latvia on July 1 Comments Related Articles Lithuania will host innovation experts and creators from around the globe Transport Ministry Sacks Chairman of Latvian Railways Office launch party of Latvian Asian Chamber of commerce Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Goliath Wind signs 100 million euro deal in India Estonia Merko signs contract on construction of Tallinn tram line extension Russian Roulette the shot of vodka heard round

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  • Latvian entrepreneurs successfully conquer new foreign markets
    month on month due to rises in export and import by respectively 4 5 and 0 5 month on month Within a year the export value of goods increased by 7 0 but the import value of goods dropped by 1 4 In the first four months goods exports rose by 2 5 year on year The fastest growth rate in goods exports was maintained for various mechanisms and electrical equipment construction materials paper and cardboard products textiles and The article you requested can be accessed only by subscribing to the online version of The Baltic Times If you are already subscribed to The Baltic Times please authorize yourself Log In In case you don t have a subscription yet please visit our SUBSCRIPTION section Comments Related Articles Lithuania will host innovation experts and creators from around the globe Transport Ministry Sacks Chairman of Latvian Railways Office launch party of Latvian Asian Chamber of commerce Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Goliath Wind signs 100 million euro deal in India Estonia Merko signs contract on construction of Tallinn tram line extension Russian Roulette the shot of vodka heard round the world Estonia was Europe s biggest exporter of wooden houses in 2014 Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times continues to bring objective comprehensive and timely information to those

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  • Lithuanian parliament classifies information on ex-KGB collaborators for 75 years
    years after 80 MPs voted in favor 12 were against and 17 abstained BNS reports The bill was initiated by the government which originally proposed classifying such information indefinitely but the time provision was later amended by the Seimas Committee on National Security and Defense The committee cited practice of other NATO member countries stating that such information cannot be classified indefinitely and that the longest classification per The article you requested can be accessed only by subscribing to the online version of The Baltic Times If you are already subscribed to The Baltic Times please authorize yourself Log In In case you don t have a subscription yet please visit our SUBSCRIPTION section Comments Related Articles Kaunas municipality begins refurbishment work on Jewish cemetary Lithuania supports Georgia s NATO aspirations NATO to halve Baltic air policing mission four jets to remain in Siaulai Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Mixed hopes in Vilnius for Belarus reset Lithuanian MEP migrant crisis will be a lingering issue Refugees to be questioned on religion and previous military activities by Lithuanian authorities Former KGB spy given Lithuanian residence permit Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times continues to bring objective comprehensive and timely information to those with an interest in this rapidly developing area of the Baltic Sea region Read more Our

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  • Basketball federation suspected of corruption
    from the Panevezys City Municipality s budget possibly by fraud On Monday suspicions were brought against the federation s former secretary general other employees of the federation former Panevezys mayor his former assistant and two employees of the municipality The Panevezys bureau of the Special Investigation Service opened the probe back in May of 2012 scrutinizing the signing of a 2 5 million litas EUR 725 000 contract between the Panevezys City Municipality and the Lithuanian Basketball Federation on the organization of EuroBasket 2011 matches and basketball promotion program in the city The investigation is headed by the Organized Crime and Corruption Division of the Panevezys Prosecutor s Office The investigation including more than 50 volumes of materials should be closed shortly before a procedural decision on handing the case to court is made Comments Related Articles Kaunas municipality begins refurbishment work on Jewish cemetary Lithuania supports Georgia s NATO aspirations NATO to halve Baltic air policing mission four jets to remain in Siaulai Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Mixed hopes in Vilnius for Belarus reset Lithuanian MEP migrant crisis will be a lingering issue Refugees to be questioned on religion and previous military activities by Lithuanian authorities Former KGB spy given Lithuanian residence permit Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times continues to bring objective comprehensive and

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