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The New EU Members Are Depopulating More Quickly Than Russia - Forbes

The New EU Members Are Depopulating More Quickly Than Russia Forbes The problem with this theory is that the post-Communist countries that have undertaken far-reaching political and economic reform (the countries that are now full-fledged members...
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Euro introduction reduced prices in Latvia in 4% of all cases

Euro introduction reduced prices in Latvia in 4% of all cases | Economics of the Baltics | Scoop.it
In 92.7% of all cases prices on different goods and services did not change in Latvia this January. An increase was noted in 3.6% of cases and reduction – in 3.7% of all cases.
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British newspaper suggests Lithuania as alternative to investment in Asia’s stock markets

British newspaper suggests Lithuania as alternative to investment in Asia’s stock markets | Economics of the Baltics | Scoop.it
Britons, who invest in company stocks, often pay too much attention to fluctuations of growing Asian markets and speculations on reduced monetary stimulus in the U.S.
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Political calendar of Latvia. February 3 – 7, 2014

Political calendar of Latvia. February 3 – 7, 2014 | Economics of the Baltics | Scoop.it
Calendar of political events in Latvia. February 3 - 7, 2014...
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Migration policy and migration statistics: country notes

Migration policy and migration statistics: country notes | Economics of the Baltics | Scoop.it
These country notes present the recent changes in migration policies as well as a table showing the most recent statistics on migration flows and on the results of the immigrants in the labour market.
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Eurostat: Latvia has the fifth most rapid retail trade rise in the EU ...

Eurostat: Latvia has the fifth most rapid retail trade rise in the EU ... | Economics of the Baltics | Scoop.it
According to Eurostat information, 14 countries of the European Union experienced rise of retail trade and 8 countries experienced a decline. Lithuania's retail trade increased 3.2% last December. Retail trade in Estonia ...
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Latvia’s manufacturing turnover up 1.9%

Latvia’s manufacturing turnover up 1.9% | Economics of the Baltics | Scoop.it
In 2013 manufacturing turnover, according to calendar adjusted data (at current prices), compared to 2012, grew by 1.9%.
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Lipman is worried Zakharin and Segal may leave the country

Lipman is worried Zakharin and Segal may leave the country | Economics of the Baltics | Scoop.it
One year has passed since the flagship of Latvia's economy - Liepājas metalurgs – has been under the risk of bankruptcy.
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Lithuania's euro entry to upset ECB's balance of power - and Germany - Reuters

Lithuania's euro entry to upset ECB's balance of power - and Germany
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The system was set by the ECB and European Union leaders as far back as 2003. Only from next year though the numbers could ...
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Lithuania: Accession promise to Ukraine would make EU-Russia relations more constructive

Lithuania: Accession promise to Ukraine would make EU-Russia relations more constructive | Economics of the Baltics | Scoop.it
Without a clear European Union accession promise to Ukraine, Russia feels free to play geopolitical games, Lithuanian Foreign Affairs Minister has noted.
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Summaries of the national chapters from the European Anti-Corruption Report - EU News

Summaries of the national chapters from the European Anti-Corruption Report - EU News | Economics of the Baltics | Scoop.it
Summaries of the national chapters from the European Anti-Corruption Report EU News The polls also show that Austria is the only country in Western Europe where a relatively large proportion – almost one-third of respondents – would find it...
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Ever fifth resident of Latvia is at risk of becoming poor

Ever fifth resident of Latvia is at risk of becoming poor | Economics of the Baltics | Scoop.it
In 2012, 703 thousand persons or 35.2% of total number in Latvia were at-risk-of-poverty or social exclusion. It is less by 28 thousand than a year ago when this indicator was 731 thousand or 36.2%.
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Norway's wealth creates challenges for EU negotiations

... and Bulgaria, while Greece, Spain, Lithuania, Slovakia, Latvia, Estonia, Cyprus, Malta, Slovenia and Portugal also receive what's called EØS-midlene in Norway (funds from its negotiated economic cooperation with the EU).
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Income of Latvian households grows more rapidly in countryside than in cities

Income of Latvian households grows more rapidly in countryside than in cities | Economics of the Baltics | Scoop.it
In 2012, household disposable income at current prices increased by 5.3% and reached EUR 321 (LVL 225) per household member monthly, as compared to EUR 304 (LVL 214) in 2011. Income rise at constant prices (considering inflation) accounted for 3%.
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Latvia ratifies the Treaty Establishing the European Stability Mechanism

Latvia ratifies the Treaty Establishing the European Stability Mechanism | Economics of the Baltics | Scoop.it
On Thursday, 30 January, the Saeima adopted in the final reading the Law on the Treaty Establishing the European Stability Mechanism, thus making Latvia, as a member of the euro area, also a full-fledged member of the European Stability Mechanism.
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Economic calendar of Latvia. February 3 – 7, 2013

Economic calendar of Latvia. February 3 – 7, 2013 | Economics of the Baltics | Scoop.it
Calendar of economic events in Latvia. February 3 - 7, 2013...
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Education at a Glance 2013 - Country notes and key fact tables

Education at a Glance 2013 - Country notes and key fact tables | Economics of the Baltics | Scoop.it
Education at a Glance 2013 - Country notes and key fact tables
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Baltic PMs discussed regional projects - The Baltic Course

Baltic PMs discussed regional projects - The Baltic Course | Economics of the Baltics | Scoop.it
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Lithuania supports Estonia's idea regarding Baltic electronic identification, and approves further actions in this regard. According to the Prime Minister, closer ...
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Economic Diary. Latvia has become more attractive

Economic Diary. Latvia has become more attractive | Economics of the Baltics | Scoop.it
Euro transition in Latvia may cause the highest activity in the mergers and acquisitions market in Latvia in the past several years. The introduction of the common European currency will act as stimulation for customers and traders.
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Economic calendar of Latvia. February 10 – 14, 2013

Economic calendar of Latvia. February 10 – 14, 2013 | Economics of the Baltics | Scoop.it
Calendar of economic events in Latvia. February 10 - 14, 2013...
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The world in figures: Countries: Estonia

The world in figures: Countries: Estonia | Economics of the Baltics | Scoop.it
UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  The world in figures: Countries GDP growth: 3.2%GDP per head: $18,260 (PPP: $23,720)Inflation:...
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Number of persons paid minimum wages in Latvia reduces

Number of persons paid minimum wages in Latvia reduces | Economics of the Baltics | Scoop.it
In the Q4 of 2013 active population of Latvia was comprised by 1014.7 thousand people or 66.1% of country residents aged 15-74; males comprised 71.3%, while females – 61.5%.
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Economic Diary. Entrepreneurs are rather cautious these days

Economic Diary. Entrepreneurs are rather cautious these days | Economics of the Baltics | Scoop.it
Turns out Latvian entrepreneurs are very mistrustful towards their business partners. Lithuanian and Estonian entrepreneurs act much friendlier with their partners.
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Estonian trade unions: state must abandon low pay sectors

Estonian trade unions: state must abandon low pay sectors | Economics of the Baltics | Scoop.it
For Estonia to reach wage level similar to Western Europe, wages must grow 6% a year for 25 years to come and entrepreneurs should abandon industries, which pay rise is impossible.
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Minister: inclusion of Vilnius in the Rail Baltic route is the last obstacle

Minister: inclusion of Vilnius in the Rail Baltic route is the last obstacle | Economics of the Baltics | Scoop.it
Discussion regarding whether or not to include Vilnius to the official route of Rail Baltica is the last obstacle towards reaching a definitive agreement in about the project as a whole, notes Latvian transport Minister Anrijs Matiss.
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