Posts tagged as competition

Baltics in competition for Belarusian IT firms

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Since the August 9 Belarusian presidential election, the country’s booming IT sector has faced internet outages and a climate of repressions. Seeing opportunity, the Baltic states have turned to attract some of the 1,500 firms that may seek to relocate. Both Latvia and Lithuania have moved to simplify the visa application process for workers. Riga has created a dedicated team to deal with the enquiries, while Lithuania has introduced an…

Latvian pupil triumphs at European informatics competition

Monday, September 7, 2020

For the first time, a pupil from Latvia has won a gold medal in the European youth olympiad in informatics, said  the National Center for Education September 7. Druva Secondary School ninth-grader Ansis Gustavs Andersons has come seventh and won the gold medal at the European Junior Olympiad in Informatics. Last year, Ansis Gustavs won a bronze medal in this competition. “I liked the tasks, and they were well constructed, but they were difficult enough and I…

Drink producers worried about deposit system competition

Monday, August 24, 2020

The State Environmental Service (VVD) will choose the operator of the packaging deposit system at the end of September. Producers of beverages are concerned about putting the system in the hands of an uncontrolled merchant, since the competition places little role on the operator being a producer of beverages, Latvian Radio reported August 21. VVD is still working on the procedures for evaluating applicants for the deposit system operator, which is scheduled…

Latvian Solfeg.io app wins international competition

Monday, June 8, 2020

Over the first week of June, the winners of the “Midemlab 2020” music industry technology competition were announced. An app from Latvia, Solfeg.io, won the “Music Creation and Education” category, representatives said on June 8. More than 200 applications from 49 countries, including a company from Latvia for the first time, had been submitted for the competition, which so far had been won by widely known industry representatives such as Soundcloud, Kickstarter, The Echo Nest. Solfeg.io is a music education platform designed to be used…

Latvian Players Won Medals at international youth table tennis competition

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Sabina Musajeva and Daniels Kogans won medals in “Riga City Council’s Cup 2020”, international youth table tennis competition, which took place from February 14th to 16th in Riga, bringing together more than 400 players from 17 countries. On first day, February 14th, Azerbaijan representatives triumphed between athletes born on 2008 and younger, with Marziyya Nurmatova becoming the girls champion and Adil Ahmadzada winning the boys competition. On February 15th, the…

Competition: Flixbus will find the Baltic market difficult

Friday, February 14, 2020

Competitors believe Europe’s largest coach operator Flixbus will have a hard time on the Baltic market as international lines have to compete with cheap airline tickets. Operators have dialed back Tallinn-Berlin lines as they have not proved profitable. Flixbus founded Flixbus Estonia OÜ in December of last year. The company is run by Michal Jakub Leman and Nikolai Alexandrovic Voitiouk-Blum. Flixbus plans to launch long-distance lines from Tallinn to Central…

Young rural entrepreneurs invited to take part in business competition

Friday, January 3, 2020

The competition is the continuation of the training cycle, which was completed at 26 LLKC offices throughout Latvia in December. More than 200 young entrepreneurs learned business and marketing basics, developed business ideas, did market analysis and made financial calculations during the training program. The competition is being held for the eighth year and LLKC Rural Development Department Director Elīna Ozola said that on average 50 – 60 entrepreneurs participate.…

Spanish design wins competition for Vilnius’ Concert Hall

Monday, September 23, 2019

Arquivio Architects from Spain were chosen from around 250 architectural firms to build the National Concert Hall in Vilnius on Tauras Hill, according to a press release. The design incorporates several structures on Tauras Hill interconnected by an open ground floor, creating a “green corridor”, and setting up a large and a small concert halls in the building. “The idea for a ‘Home of a Nation’, envisioned by [Lithuanian] state…

Open arms for Lidl – Estonian competition watchdog predicts lower prices

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Expecting the entry of the German supermarket chain Lidl on the Estonian market, the country’s Competition Authority expects healthier competition and lower prices. Estonian public broadcaster ERR reports on Thursday, July 18, that Katrin Tasa, deputy director of the Supervisory Department of the Estonian Competition Authority said in an interview with Vikkerraadio that currently, 70 percent of Estonia’s retail market is controlled by four retail chains. «The retail market is…

The Baltics buy gas from Russia, despite Washington’s discontent

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, June 28, 2019

The European Union has decided to extend the economic sanctions imposed on Russia until January 31, 2020.According to the EU Council, it was decided on 27 of June to extend the economic sanctions imposed on Russia in certain sectors until the end of January next year. Moreover, all the deputies from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on 25 of June opposed the…