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Friday, 13.12.2019, 16:34
In a reversal of its earlier decision, a special government commission has ruled that Lithuania's railway and seaport cargo handling group Kamineros Grupe meets national security interests, giving the green light its expansion at the port of Klaipeda, informed LETA/BNS.
Keyword tags: Cargo, Good for Business, Lithuania, Port, Transport
US President Donald Trump offered to nominate Mira Ricardel as ambassador to Estonia after she was forced to leave the position of deputy national security adviser, but Ricardel turned down the posting to the Baltic state, Bloomberg reported citing unnamed sources, referred LETA/BNS.
The Latvian airline airBaltic has carried 3 553 386 or 18% more passengers during the first ten months of 2018 than in the same period last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. In October 2018, 384 493 passengers or 21% more than last year travelled with airBaltic, informed airBaltic.
In 2018, Tallinn as a destination welcomed a record number of cruise passengers again. A total of 635 thousand guests from 170 countries chose to explore what our Hanseatic capital has to offer, with every second visitor coming from either Germany or the United States, informed Port of Tallinn.
Law-enforcement bodies suspect Romas Miksys, Siauliai Airport's former longtime director who is in private business now, of attempting to bribe a Lithuanian Air Force officer, according to information available to LETA/BNS.
In the third quarter, the number of employed persons in Latvia increased by 10.5 thousand quarter-on-quarter, while that of unemployed decreased by 6.6 thousand. Employment expanded not only on account of declining unemployment, but also as a result of the formerly inactive population entering the labour market.
The provider of international money transfer services Transferwise has completed a 65 million pound or approximately 74 mln euro syndicated debt facility, while the Estonian bank LHV is also participating in the syndicate, informed LETA/BNS.