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Wednesday, 22.05.2013, 01:36
Nord Stream conducts an extensive environmental and socio-economic monitoring programme in relation to the construction and operation of the natural gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea. Reports are published aligned to national legislations in each country through whose waters the pipeline passes. At the beginning of July, the results of the monitoring during construction of Line 2 and seabed recovery in German waters were reported to the relevant German permitting and environmental authorities.
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Latvian President Andris Berzins is confidant that a solution to the speed-camera issue will be found.
In July 2012, Lithuanian new passenger car market grew by nearly 1% to reach 1,200 cars sold. In July 2011, a total of 1,191 new cars was registered.
In seven months of 2012, Riga International Airport served 2.75 million passengers, which is 6.7% less than in the same period in 2011.
The Commission adopted (Brussels, 31 July 2012) a proposal for a Quick Reaction Mechanism (QRM), that would enable EU states to respond more swiftly and efficiently to VAT fraud. The proposal provides that member states would be able to apply a "reverse charge mechanism" which makes the recipient rather than the supplier of the goods or services liable for VAT.
Due to climate change, the British islands, as well as the Baltic Sea region, could become one of Europe's most popular tourism destinations, Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Center chief meteorologist Andris Viksna said in an interview to the magazine Lietiska Diena.
The year 2011 was the first time when more than 500 cars per one thousand residents were registered, writes LETA/Postimees Online.