Date: 07.06.2017.

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 27.06.2017, 10:09

Lithuania to bar access for Astravyets electricty after declaring it a threat

Lithuania to bar access for Astravyets electricty after declaring it a threat

07.06.2017

Lithuania will be able to prepare for imposing an embargo on Belarusian electricity once its parliament declares the nuclear power plant under construction in Astravyets, a mere 50 kilometers from Vilnius, a threat to national security, Energy Minister Zygimantas Vaiciunas said LETA/BNS on Wednesday.

Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Belarus, Lithuania, Nuclear power plant



Central Election Commission asked to annul local election results in 38 polling stations in Riga

Central Election Commission asked to annul local election results in 38 polling stations in Riga

07.06.2017

Riga City Council lawmaker Valdis Gavars (Unity) has asked the Central Election Commission to annul local election results in 38 polling stations in Riga, the commission’s spokeswoman Kristine Berzina reported LETA.

Analysis foresees larger than expected freight volume for Rail Baltic in Estonia

Analysis foresees larger than expected freight volume for Rail Baltic in Estonia

07.06.2017

Initial results of the analysis of the Muuga multimodal cargo terminal carried out by consultation company Civitta and DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, show a larger freight volume for the Estonian part of the Rail Baltic railway than previous analyses have indicated, informed LETA/BNS.


High school students in Latvia could be denied opportunity to choose the language of their exams

High school students in Latvia could be denied opportunity to choose the language of their exams

07.06.2017

igh school students could be denied the opportunity to choose the language of their exams, and only take exams in Latvian, according to amendments to the regulations on centralized exams drafted by the Education and Science Ministry, reports LETA.

Lithuania's Energijos Tiekimas will first enter Poland's wholesale market

Lithuania's Energijos Tiekimas will first enter Poland's wholesale market

07.06.2017

Energijos Tiekimas (Energy Supply), an independent electricity supplier that is part of the state-run Lietuvos Energija (Lithuanian Energy) group, is entering the Polish market. After officially founding the company Geton Energy earlier this week, the company hopes to form a team and start producing electricity by the end of the year, reports LETA/BNS.


07.06.2017

Riga Airport Passenger Figures Grow by 7.4%

In May this year, Riga International Airport handled over half a million passengers, which is an increase of 10.8% as compared to May 2016, reaching a new passenger traffic record in May, Riga Airports representative announced.

07.06.2017

Citadele launches contactless mobile payments in Latvia

Around 80% of Latvian smartphone users will soon have the opportunity to pay via their mobile phones in shops, restaurants, and other establishments that accept cards by simply holding their mobile device near the card reader. Citadele Bank in partnership with Mastercard is the first bank in the Baltics to develop this solution, and it will become publicly available this summer on all Mastercard cards, Citadele bank`s representative informed BC.


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