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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 22.02.2017, 10:23

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Klaipeda lags behind Riga in container traffic in January

Klaipeda lags behind Riga in container traffic in January

21.02.2017

Klaipeda lagged behind Riga in terms of container traffic in January, the Lithuanian seaport's authority said LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Baltic, Containers, Latvia, Lithuania, Port, Transport



Electricity consumption in Lithuania: highest in a quarter of a century

Electricity consumption in Lithuania: highest in a quarter of a century

21.02.2017

In 2016, the final electricity consumption in Lithuania totalled 10.47 kilowatt hours (or 10.47 terawatt hours, TWh). A record growth in the consumption was observed last year: residents, businesses, agriculture and transport used 4.5% more electricity compared to 2015. The growth rate in agriculture was as high as 8.4%, service sector 5.7%, residents 4.3%, and transport sector 4%. The lowest year-on-year growth rate (3.5%) was recorded in the industrial sector.

Honda to recall 4,800 cars in Estonia

Honda to recall 4,800 cars in Estonia

21.02.2017

Honda Baltic is to recall around 4,800 of Honda's 2004-2010 models in Estonia which might have problems with airbags.


Russian startup aims to build small-scale LNG terminals around Baltic Sea

Russian startup aims to build small-scale LNG terminals around Baltic Sea

17.02.2017

Alongside Gazprombank-controlled Cryogas, which supplies LNG to Eesti Gaas, LNG Gorskaya, a relatively small privately-owned Russian energy company, is entering the Baltic LNG sector with plans to build small-scale LNG terminals around the Baltic Sea to deliver fuel to ships sailing in the sea, the business daily Verslo Zinios reported on Friday writes LETA/BNS.

Lithuanian move to ban RTR Planeta broadcast in line with EU law

Lithuanian move to ban RTR Planeta broadcast in line with EU law

17.02.2017

The Lithuanian decision to ban broadcasts of the Russian television channel RTR Planeta for instigation of hatred is not in violation of the European Union's (EU) law, the European Commission said on Friday, writes LETA.


17.02.2017

Optimism of Estonian SMEs has waned

Small and medium-sized enterprises of the Baltic states are less optimistic than previously in their outlooks for the new business year and even 31% of Estonian SMEs expect turnover to fall in 2017, SEB's annual Baltic business barometer survey showed.

16.02.2017

89% of Latvian residents support the Rail Baltica project

According to a survey on the attitudes residents have regarding the Rail Baltica high-speed rail project, 89 percent of Latvian residents support the project, which is three percentage points more than a year ago, the head of communications at SIA Eiropas Dzezlcela Linijas Rita Voronkova told LETA.

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