Ukraine: gas imports up in Q1 2020

Ukraine’s imports of natural gas rose to 2.7 billion cubic meters in the first quarter of 2020, up by 76% YoY, according the LLC Operator of the Gas Transmission System of Ukraine (OGTSU). In particular, Ukraine’s imports from Slovakia amounted to 1.9 billion cubic meters (+99%), Hungary – 0.5 billion cubic meters (+58%) and Poland…

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Estonia: labor market deteriorating

A total of 2,059 newly unemployed persons registered with the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund (Tootukassa) last week. According to Deputy Secretary General on Labor and Employment Policy Sten Andreas Erlich, the labor market is deteriorating. 40,125 people were registered unemployed in Estonia as of March 29. The number of newly registered unemployed last week was…

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Ukraine: flour production to increase

The State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine (SFGCU) is launching flour production at four of its own enterprises to cover demand on the domestic market during the quarantine period. “SFGCU is ready to work on ensuring the country’s food security during the quarantine period amid the fight against COVID-19. As early as this week,…

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