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  • Former KGB spy given Lithuanian residence permit
    with a further extension refused in 2013 After working for five years in Indonesia Sagaidak was later an alleged journalist in Great Britain who was sent expelled from the country shortly before the end of Cold War Sagaidak is mentioned in the events surrounding the lawyer Sergey Magnitsky who was murdered in prison He is also the man behind a propaganda movie filmed for Russia s Federal Security Service According to the weekly Sagaidak registered a company Consulit in Lithuania in 2011 which has staff of five people The company s registered address was in one of the apartments owned by Kaziiera Nijole Butkeviciene the mother of Lithuania s first post independence defence minister who was later convicted for attempted fraud Arturas Paulauskas chairman of the Lithuanian parliamentary National Security and Defense Committee said he would not be surprised to find out that Sagaidak was issued the residence permit without any background checks Comments Related Articles Lithuania supports Georgia s NATO aspirations NATO to halve Baltic air policing mission four jets to remain in Siaulai Vilnius Municipality to form commission on tackling Roma social issues 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 Kaunas municipality begins refurbishment work on Jewish cemetary 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

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  • Lithuania will host innovation experts and creators from around the globe
    Sergio Bertolucci Co Founder and CEO of Mars One Bas Lansdorp and many others The main focus of The Innovation Drift is the vision of the future In order to be the leaders and ensure constant economic growth we must concentrate on the future technologies This will spur the growth of science industry and services sector and will accelerate the introduction of many different products to the national and foreign markets Evaldas Gustas the Minister of the Economy of the Republic of Lithuania said Significant attention will be dedicated to the start ups community Experts and investors from Lithuania and other countries will share their knowledge and experience on innovation creation for start ups Amongst them Per Moller founder of the investment fund Blue Lime Labs Ilja Laurs chairman at Nextury Ventures and others Companies looking for the business expansion opportunities will also be invited to a separate event dedicated to the partnership between Lithuania and the Scandinavian countries The event will provide opportunities to network with the potential partners from Denmark Sweden and Norway The two day event will take place in the conference center Litexpo in Vilnius Lithuania Attendance to all of The Innovation Drift events is free of charge More information about the event and its programme is available on the official website www innovationdrift com The Vilnius Innovation Forum is organised by the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania and the Agency for Science Innovation and Technology MITA The Vilnius Innovation Forum 2015 is funded from the European Regional Development Fund Comments Related Articles Transport Ministry Sacks Chairman of Latvian Railways Office launch party of Latvian Asian Chamber of commerce Latvia s Balticovo egg company hatches plans to launch in US Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password

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  • Transport Ministry Sacks Chairman of Latvian Railways
    Railway fired Ugis Magonis as the railway company s head on Friday the ministry s deputy state secretary Dzineta Innusa told the press Aivars Straksas a member of the Latvijas Dzelzcels management board has been appointed acting chairman of the company s management board As for these reports the Transport Ministry as the Latvijas Dzelzcels shareholder has decided to dismiss Ugis Magonis as chairman of the management board a 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 Office launch party of Latvian Asian Chamber of commerce Latvia s Balticovo egg company hatches plans to launch in US 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

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  • Office launch party of Latvian-Asian Chamber of commerce
    To celebrate its launch the LACC hosted an office launch dinner party to promote Latvia as an attractive investment destination for several areas including real estate tourism and green technologies for Asian countries The Chief Coordinator of the LACC Ms Dana Maksimova said that LACC will be organizing business delegations from Latvia to various Asian countries on a bilateral basis which will promote trade and business opportunities among Latvia and Asia She also said Latvia could be utilized as a Gateway of Europe for businessmen under the umbrella of the LACC The Latvian Asian Chamber of Commerce is headed by Ambassador Deepak Vohra who has been the Indian Ambassador to several countries before he retired from the Indian Foreign Service Leading businessmen Virender Bhalla and Rakesh Sachdeva are on the Board of LACC and are active in promoting LACC in India and other Asian Countries They said that after the initial establishment of LACC branch offices of the chamber will soon be set up in India Kazakhstan and Russia by the end of 2015 Comments Related Articles Lithuania will host innovation experts and creators from around the globe Transport Ministry Sacks Chairman of Latvian Railways Latvia s Balticovo egg company hatches plans to launch in US 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

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  • Small science delivers big results
    on how fast technology spreads to wider use The level of expertise in industries has to be at the highest including the regulatory system with new standards and safety Europe is moving in the right direction according to Spinverse Group founder and CEO Pekka Koponen He says that 10 years ago industry didn t yet understand the problems that powders liquids could solve whereas today SMEs have found a place in the value chain to deliver He tells businesspeople that customers are looking for solutions so you need to listen carefully to their needs To succeed in the realm of nano it is critical that in developing new materials potential users be involved from an early stage asserts Executive Director at CCAN Alan Hynes He points to Ireland as an example of how a strong research culture translates its capabilities into tangible products for industry and ultimately society Irish industry shows it can take raw materials and turn them into products with higher value added content This needs the support of efficient supply chains and cluster development added Hynes Joe Liu vice president of R D at 3M International and APAC stressed that innovation needs a strong culture one which allows people to take risks This means developing and maintaining an innovation ecosystem in the culture and processes one which encourages individuals to make things happen In addition core technologies need to be shared across the company in nano he said look for the customers needs Funding the innovation Depending on a company s internal resources or access to external finance finding the funds to develop a new technology many times presents a major hurdle this is no less true today as European banks hold back on corporate lending Other sources exist Speaking on the availability of start up finance European Investment Bank Senior Advisor Piermario Di Pietro stressed that the EIB together with the European Commission is working to expand financing looking to take on more risk Blue chips are not our target rather more fragile companies he said Offering a positive outlook of the nanotech industry he says that the EIB will support R D and will have an impact We have lowered the threshold for SMEs start ups The bank will work directly with company management assist with the business plan capital structure fundraising strategy and due diligence at no charge it s covered by the EC with minimum investments starting around 15 million euros The EIB offers this support due to the uncertain outcomes of R D investment in general and more specifically to aid companies in poorer EU countries that face bleak prospecs for investment returns Di Pietro said innovators can also look to the EC s Horizon2020 program which targets funding for research and innovation Besides funding hurdles other ideas were offered in how to succeed when venturing into nanotech territory Company specific reasons for failure in innovation are manageable IMD s Jean Phillipe Deschamps speaking on the topic of innovation governance said that

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  • Sluggish times for Estonia’s exports
    are testing times for Estonian exports A recent macro economic report conducted by Swedbank suggests that Estonia s total export volumes are expected to remain modest this year due to weaker demand in Russia and other neighbouring markets alongside falling export prices The report forecasts Estonia s exports bouncing back in 2016 however underpinned by predicted growth among Estonia s major trade partners Exports amount to 81 of Estonia s GDP meaning the robust health of Estonia 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 Chief economist on Euro arrival and Rouble spiral Europe s Shadow Budget Strong wage growth continues in Estonia Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Small science delivers big results Kazakhstan following Russia s lead bans Baltic fish Estonia s anti money laundering laws clamp down on Bitcoin traders Households purchasing power growing rapidly in Estonia 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 news analysis and commentaries

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  • Kazakhstan, following Russia’s lead, bans Baltic fish
    Russia s lead Kazakhstan has also introduced a ban on import of fish and fish products from Latvia and Estonia the Russian food safety authority Rosselkhoznadzor reported last week Rosselkhoznadzor announced that the Kazakh veterinary committee has informed the Russian authority that it has introduced temporary restrictions on import of fish and fish products from Latvia and Estonia The decision has been made after the Kazakh experts got acquainted with conclusions of Russian experts prepared in May following their inspections in Latvian and Esto 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 Chief economist on Euro arrival and Rouble spiral Europe s Shadow Budget Strong wage growth continues in Estonia Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Small science delivers big results Sluggish times for Estonia s exports Estonia s anti money laundering laws clamp down on Bitcoin traders Households purchasing power growing rapidly in Estonia 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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  • Latvia’s Balticovo egg company hatches plans to launch in US
    to the United States BNS was told at the company The company s representatives said that Balticovo plans to ship up to 20 percent of its products to the US with the Baltic market remaining its top priority Balticovo has received from the US orders for regular 12 month shipments The first containers with Balticovo eggs were shipped on July 17 We have started operations in a new complicated distant and unexplored market which had rema 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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