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  Anastazija Amalina. Latvian economic indicators surprise Europe again

2013 03 19

In 2012 the gross domestic product (GDP) of Latvia as compared with the year of 2011 increased by 5.6 percent, and this is a new record for Europe.

Central Statistics Office was informed that trade increased by 7.0 percent. (GDP share - 16.1 percent); manufacturing industry - by 9.3 percent (GDP - 14.5 percent.); the development of transport and insurance - 4.0 percent. (GDP - 12.1 percent); the increase in the construction sector - 14.6 percent (GDP - 6.1 percent).

Individual consumption increased by 8.6 percent. An average family paid for utilities by 9 percent more, for food items - 6 percent more, for transport - 19.7 percent more than in 2011. And it was not just because of prices - shopping volume increased by 5.4 percent.

Moreover, export of goods in 2012 increased by 9.8 percent (export of services remained actually unchanged amounting to 0.2 percent of GDP). Import of goods increased by 3 percent, and import of services by 3.1%.

Material has been prepared by the Centre of Geopolitical Studies with reference to the article from “Telegraf.lv” of 11 03 2013





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Ukraine has filed a lawsuit against Russia in the International Court of Justice for terrorism and racism (17)

2017 01 19

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine filed a lawsuit in the UN International Court of Justice against Russia within the framework of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, says the site of the Foreign Minister. This is done on the instructions of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, issued on 16 January.

National Armed Forces (NAF) of Latvia will deploy additional military units in three cities (32)

2017 01 18

For effective complex defence of Latvia, the establishment of a permanent division of the National Armed Forces has started in Latgale, reported the official website of the Ministry of Defence.


In Lithuania the amount of 110 thousand Euros was collected at a concert in support of the ATO fighters and residents of Donbass (9)

2017 01 17

On 13 January a concert "Together to the victory" was held in Lithuania, where the audience decided to support Ukraine's defence and donated 110 thousand Euros.


Belarus has established a visa-free regime for citizens of 80 countries (2)

2017 01 10

Alexander Lukashenko on 9 January signed a decree № 8 "On the establishment of visa-free entry and exit of foreign nationals." The document establishes visa-free entry to Belarus for a period not exceeding 5 days at the entrance through the checkpoint "National Airport Minsk" for citizens of 80 countries, - reported the press service of the President of Belarus.

The European Parliament approved the recall of visas for citizens of Ukraine and Georgia (2)

2016 12 19


The European Parliament approved the granting of a visa-free regime for short-term trips to the citizens of Ukraine and Georgia, RIA Novosti reported.



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