Estonia: more foreign workers needed

Estonia needs several times more foreign workers than are currently entering the country, Toomas Luman, president of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and chairman of the supervisory board of listed construction company Nordecon, declared. “Currently we have problems with unregistered Ukrainian construction workers on construction sites,” Luman said. “We predicted a long time…

Belarus: plans to set up light industry joint ventures discussed with Uzbekistan

Representatives of the Belarusian state light industry concern Bellegprom and the light industry association of Uzbekistan have discussed the establishment of joint ventures, according to the Bellegprom website. A Bellegprom delegation led by the concern’s Chairman Nikolai Yefimchik is in Uzbekistan on a visit. The delegation held negotiations with members of the Cabinet of Ministers…

Ukraine: An-188 co-production talks with Turkey advance

Turkish and Ukrainian aerospace and procurement officials made “notable progress” in negotiations for the co-production of the Antonov An-188 military cargo aircraft, an advanced version of Ukraine’s An-178, Turkish officials said. “This is a complex program for which both sides are keen,” said one Turkish aerospace official. “We are positively discussing several aspects of an…

Latvia: construction costs up in June 2018

Compared to May the level of construction costs in Latvia grew by 0.4% in June. Labor remuneration of workers grew by 0.6%, prices of building materials – by 0.5%, but maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment – by 0.1%. In June the average level of construction costs was mostly affected by an increase…

Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia raises UAH 3.5 billion from tariff indexation directed to investments

PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia has invested into the development of the company almost UAH 3.5 billion raised this year from the indexation of tariffs for freight, Acting Head of the Board of Ukrzaliznytsia Yevhen Kravtsov stated at a meeting with representatives of shipping companies, the press service of Ukrzaliznytsia reports. “Ukrzaliznytsia, as promised, fulfills its obligations to…

Belarus: export of medical services to increase following extension of visa-free entry program

Belarus’ Health Ministry expects an increase in the export of medical services in the wake of the extension of visa-free entry, Dmitry Kalistratov, head of business, pricing and state property at the Health Ministry, reported. According to him, the export of medical services increased significantly once the country launched a five-day visa-free program. In some…