Freight transportation using the Latvian railway infrastructure amounted to 27.233 million tons in the first seven months of this year, up 0.1% from the same period in 2016, the state-owned railway company Latvijas Dzelzcels (LDz) said, cites LETA.
80% pre-owned automobiles in Latvia are sold without paying taxes, as Latvian Automotive Association’s President Andris Kulbergs said during an interview with LNT television on August 9th, informs LETA.
Qatar announced on August 9th, 2017 a program to allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries, including Latvia, reports LETA.
Estonian international coach operator Lux Express in the first half of the year 2017 carried by 23% more passengers in the Baltic states than in the first six months of 2016, the company said, cites LETA.
Estonian Competition Authority has approved the international developer of logistics and industrial parks VGP selling the manager of VGP Park Nehatu, Nehatu Logistics OU, located near the Estonian capital city Tallinn for 54 million euros to East Capital Baltic Property Fund III, a fund managed by East Capital, cites LETA/BNS.
As a result of the tax evasion schemes used by car dealers, the Latvian budget has lost about EUR 50 million in unpaid taxes, Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) said on the LNT commercial television on August 9th, cites LETA.
The State Secretary of the Latvian Foreign Ministry, Andrejs Pildegovics, and the outgoing Ambassador of Tajikistan to Latvia, Kozidavlat Koimdodov, discussed the need for continued economic cooperation between Latvia and Tajikistan during the meeting on August 8th, informs LETA.
A shipment of more than 600 kg of cocaine was busted in the Lithuanian port city of Klaipeda, one of the biggest cases of drugs smuggling in Lithuania’s history, Klaipeda territorial customs said on Wednesday, cites LETA/BNS.
The terminals based in the north-western Latvian port of Ventspils reloaded 13.6 million tons of cargo in the first seven months of this year, which is a growth by 2.1 million tons or 18% compared to the first seven months of 2016, the port reported LETA.
Joint-stock postal company Latvijas Pasts (Latvian Post) has released a special envelope to mark the 100th anniversary of the Scout Movement in Latvia, as the company informed LETA.
The Estonian ride-sharing service Taxify is hoping to grow 10 to 20-fold in five years and is planning to hire approximately 100 new employees in Tallinn within a year, writes LETA/BNS.
Eesti Liinirongid AS, the state-owned Estonian operator of passenger trains that conducts its business under the Elron brand in August 2017 is set to start transfer to a new ticket sales system, which includes an online sales environment, hand-held sales terminals for the customer service representatives and a modern ticket machine, while ticket validators will also be installed in the trains, reports LETA/BNS.
The fuel trading company OU Mark Oil has removed the mortgages of 700,000 euros each placed on the vessels Harilaid and Korgelaid of the company Saaremaa Laevakompanii (SLK), holding of Estonian businessman Vjatseslav Leedo, cites LETA/BNS.
Nigerian citizens living in Lithuania laundered money via the state-run Lietuvos Pastas (Lithuanian Post), which sacked its CEO Lina Minderiene last Friday, the Financial Crimes Investigation Service (FNTT) confirmed to BNS, cites LETA.