Date: 07.02.2017.

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Rail Baltic seeking EUR 313 mln in EU funds

Rail Baltic seeking EUR 313 mln in EU funds

07.02.2017

The application filed by the Rail Baltic joint venture RB Rail for financing from Connecting Euruope Facility (CEF) this week is for funds in the amount of 313.3 mln euros

Keyword tags: Construction, EU – Baltic States, Funds, Railways, Transport



Ventspils port boasts 40% rise in cargo turnover in January

Ventspils port boasts 40% rise in cargo turnover in January

07.02.2017

The terminals based in the north-western Latvian port of Ventspils reloaded 2.5 mln tons of cargo in January this year, which is a growth by 40% compared to January 2016, writes LETA.

ASF found in second pig farm operated by Ancers company

ASF found in second pig farm operated by Ancers company

07.02.2017

he Latvian Food and Veterinary Service today received the results of the laboratory tests confirming that African swine fever (ASF) had been found also in Bunci farm in Salaspils region in central Latvia. About 10,000 pigs are kept in the farm and will now have to be culled, writes LETA.


Latvia and Russia can expand practical cooperation

Latvia and Russia can expand practical cooperation

07.02.2017

Regardless of different positions in important international policy matters, Latvia and Russia can expand practical cooperation, Latvian President Raimonds Veonis said during the accreditation ceremony of the new Russia ambassador to Latvia, Yevgeny Lukyanov.

EC doubtful about development of Lithuanian Energy holding's power plants

EC doubtful about development of Lithuanian Energy holding's power plants

07.02.2017

The European Commission (EC) has expressed doubts about the plans of the Lietuvos Energija (Lithuanian Energy) state holding to build two new waste-burning cogeneration power plants in Vilnius and Kaunas, which, according to the EC, may keep the population from recycling, reports LETA/BNS.


07.02.2017

Duklavs expects further developments concerning Latvian crab trawler's arrest in Norway

Regarding the situation with the the arrest of the Latvian crab trawler Senator in Norway's Arctic archipelago of Svalbard (Spitsbergen), Latvian authorities will conduct negotiations with Norway to secure the vessel's release and the rights to fish in the disputed territory, but if the talks fail a lawsuit will be considered, Agriculture Minister Janis Duklavs told journalists after today's Cabinet meeting writes LETA.

07.02.2017

Rietumu Bank Starts Cooperation with the Association of Startups

Continuing its policy of supporting startups operating in the field of financial technologies, Rietumu Bank has started cooperation with the StartinLV Association, which unites several dozens of prospective Latvian startups

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