Lithuania: parliament rejects car tax

The Seimas of Lithuania has rejected a proposed new tax on polluting cars with a majority of several votes and returned the bill to the Ministry of Environment for improvement. Thirty lawmakers voted in favor of accepting the bill for consideration, 36 were against and 34 abstained. The parliament then voted to return the bill…

Ukraine: peas exports down in 2018-2019

In 2018-2019 MY Ukraine decreased the export volumes of peas by 21%, to 687 thousand tons, due to the reduced production of the crop and changes in the export geography, as well as the significant difficulties with the supply to the sales destination. In the season the downward trend in the supplies to the Asian…

Latvia: Liepaja Prison’s construction seen as public and private partnership

Justice Minister Janis Bordans allows for the possibility of constructing Liepaja Prison using a public and private partnership model, as confirmed by the city council after meeting with Liepaja Prison Administration and the minister. The ministry’s representatives were shown city’s development trends and socio-economic situation in Liepaja, ports, airport development and topical developments in entrepreneurship.…