Posts tagged as international

Estonia granted international protection to 550 people over 23 years

Friday, July 10, 2020

Estonia has granted international protection to close to 550 people from 1997, close to one-third of whom received protection as part of the EU migration plans, informs LETA/BNS. From 1997, international protection has been granted by Estonia to 544 people, Ruth Annus, head of the department for citizenship and migration policy at the Ministry of the Interior, told BNS. 200 of them received international protection as part of the migration…

International passenger carrier FlixBus to launch operations in Baltics

Thursday, July 2, 2020

FlixBus, an international passenger carrier registered in Germany, will start operating in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, the company’s representatives informed LETA. Representatives of FlixBus will give a press conference on July 8 to inform the public about the company’s plans in the Baltic countries. FlixBus Managing Director in Poland, Baltics and Ukraine, Michal Leman will also participate in the press conference. He will announce the first routes that will connect…

Belarus, Latvia discuss international cooperation in tackling consequences of pandemic

Friday, June 26, 2020

The foreign ministers of Belarus and Latvia discussed international cooperation in dealing with the the consequences of the pandemic, BelTA learned from the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus. “Belarus’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei had a telephone conversation with his Latvian counterpart Edgars Rinkevics on the initiative of the Latvian side. The ministers discussed the coronavirus response measures in Belarus and Latvia, measures to…

Latvia made another fund-raising trip to the international financial markets

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

On Monday, April 6, Latvia made another fund-raising trip to the international financial markets, issuing new three-year bonds maturing in 2023. As with the  previous bond sale   just a couple of weeks ago which raised half a billion euros, the move appears to have been a success, attracting financing worth 1 billion euros with a yield of 0.209% and fixed coupon (interest) rate of 0.125. “Today, the Treasury has succeeded in a successful…

Lithuania embarks on a ten-year international PR mission

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The Lithuanian government has contracted an ad agency to draft a ten-year strategy for the country’s promotion abroad. The deal with New Agency is worth 163,000 euros, the government’s Chancellery said on Wednesday. “We have not had a coordinated strategy for the country’s promotion abroad so far, which lowers our opportunities to be recognised in targeted foreign markets makes it more difficult to highlight our competitive advantages in the region,”…

Estonian TransferWise hires Netflix’s ex-chief financial officer

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Estonian-led financial transactions start-up TransferWise has announced expansion of its board of directors with the former chief financial officer of the American online television service Netflix, David Wells. It was announced on Thursday, July 18, by one of the firm’s founders Kristo Käärmann on the blog of TransferWise, an international money transfer provided established eight years ago. «So, I’m excited to announce that today we are appointing two independent non-executive Directors to…

Latvia faces more opportunities for cooperation with Vietnam in field of education

Thursday, July 18, 2019

On Wednesday, continuing his working visit to Vietnam, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics met with the Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha, LETA was informed by the Foreign Ministry. During the meeting, Rinkevics emphasized Latvia’s interest in developing more active cooperation with Vietnam in the field of education, especially in higher education. Latvian universities are interested in attracting students from Vietnam, as well as implementing joint projects in…

Japan to restrict exports to South Korea, citing less trust

Monday, July 1, 2019

Japan is imposing restrictions on exports to South Korea, citing a decline in “relations of international trust” between the Asian neighbors. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said a review soliciting public comments starts Monday on the move to effectively remove South Korea from a list of so-called “white nations,” like the U.S. and European nations, that have minimum restrictions on trade. Starting Thursday, Japanese manufacturers must apply for…

China-US talk trade on sidelines of G-20 finance gathering

Saturday, June 8, 2019

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that he plans to speak privately with China’s central bank governor about trade on the sidelines of annual Group of 20 finance talks in southern Japan, but has no direct message to give him. Mnuchin and Yi Gang, chairman of the People’s Bank of China, are due to hold routine talks on various issues and then break away for their discussion on trade.…

Estonia to mull joining international Biometrics Institute

Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Estonian government is to discuss at a meeting on Thursday a proposal to appoint the Ministry of the Interior as the managing body of membership rights in the non-profit Biometrics Insitute and to authorize the minister of the interior to conduct the activities required for membership in the institute, spokespeople for the government said.  The Biometrics Institute is a non-profic organization founded in Australia in 2001. The mission of the institute…