Date: 06.04.2020.

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 01.06.2020, 19:06

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Covid-19: Government plans to extend state of emergency by a month

Covid-19: Government plans to extend state of emergency by a month

06.04.2020

The government plans to extend the state of emergency, declared in Latvia because of the Covid-19 crisis, by a month informed LETA.

Keyword tags: Covid-19, Crisis, Good for Business, Latvia



This week a kilometre-long train from China will cross Latvia’s territory

This week a kilometre-long train from China will cross Latvia’s territory

06.04.2020

This week an especially long assembly of cargo train will be transported, using railway infrastructure maintained by SJSC “Latvijas dzelzceļš” (LDz), that, continuing the cooperation with the Russian Railway company and based on the agreement signed between both companies in late February on organization of transportation of especially long cargo trains, is transported from China to the Kaliningrad region.

An unexpected shutdown of Balticconnector is to result in millions in losses

An unexpected shutdown of Balticconnector is to result in millions in losses

06.04.2020

Estonian and Finnish energy companies submitted a joint appeal to the governments and national system operators to postpone for one year the almost complete shutdown of the transnational gas pipeline Balticconnector that is planned for a month. Otherwise, the shutdown will result in several million euros of losses and also endanger the reliability of Balticconnector in the future, BC learned from the Elenger Oy.


The design works to start for the whole Rail Baltica main line in Latvia

The design works to start for the whole Rail Baltica main line in Latvia

06.04.2020

The joint venture of the Rail Baltica project RB Rail AS, on behalf of the Ministry of Transport of Latvia, has concluded two contracts for the design and design supervision services for the remaining two sections of the Rail Baltica main line in Latvia. Both winners were selected based on the most economically advantageous proposal and proposed price is within the planned budget for these key activities.

Transport cos: Estonia's low diesel fuel levy optimizing competition in Baltics

Transport cos: Estonia's low diesel fuel levy optimizing competition in Baltics

06.04.2020

Lowering the excise duty on diesel fuel would help Estonian road transport operators survive the crisis and remain in competition with Latvian and Lithuanian businesses, Estonian transport companies said. LETA/BNS.


06.04.2020

Levira advises Estonians to watch TV using digital over-the-air network

Estonian broadcast transmission provider Levira recommends residents to watch TV over the digital over-the-air network during the emergency situation to reduce the burden on mobile internet, informed LETA/BNS.

06.04.2020

Estonian Hotel, Restaurant Association: EUR 25 mln won't save sector that has stalled

Chairman of the management board of the Estonian Hotel and Restaurant Association Peter Roose said that the sector, which brought 160 mln euros in tax revenue to the state last year, has come to a complete standstill, and although businesses are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the 25 mln euros from the supplementary budget, this is far from the solution, informed LETA/BNS.

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