Ukraine: Wizz Air opens base in Lviv

The Hungarian low cost airline Wizz Air has opened the second base in Ukraine at Lviv International Airport. According to the press service of the Infrastructure Ministry of Ukraine, in July the company will operate five new flights from western Ukraine, in particular, from Lviv to Billund (Denmark), Tallinn (Estonia), Lisbon (Portugal), Hamburg (Germany) and…

Georgia: inflation up in June 2020

The prices of clothing and footwear and healthcare have increased in Georgia, according to the latest inflation data from the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat). The prices in the group of clothing and footwear increased by 5.6% in June. The prices went up for both clothing (+2.8%) and footwear (+11%). Health-related costs went up…

Ukraine: Motor Sich cancels Zaporizhzhia-Minsk flights

Motor Sich Airlines has announced it cancels flights between Zaporizhzhia and Minsk from July 17 till July 31 due to the difficult epidemiological situation. “Due to the continuing complicated epidemiological situation caused by the spread of acute respiratory disease COVID 19/SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, Motor Sich Airlines changed the flights schedule. Flights between Zaporizhzhia and Minsk were…

Latvia: GDP to decline in 2020

Latvia’s gross domestic product (GDP) will decline by 7.3% this year. Next year the country’s economy will grow by 4.7%, according to international ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. (Moody’s). According to Moody’s estimates, Latvia’s credit rating, which is at A3 level, is supported by three main factors – flexible and relatively varied economy, the…

Ukraine: shadow economy down in 2019

Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture says the share of the shadow economy in 2019 fell by 3% against 2018, from 31% to 28% of the country’s official GDP. The figures are mentioned in the report titled “General Trends of the Shadow Economy in Ukraine”, which was posted on the ministry’s website. The…