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Thursday, 28.07.2016, 11:33
Talks between the Polish-owned oil company Orlen Lietuva and the state railway company Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, or LG) on railway tariffs, which broke down in May, will be resumed, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius said LETA/BNS on Monday.
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An agreement on where the route of the Rail Baltic high-speed rail line through Salacgriva Region will be constructed was not reached today between the Salacgriva Regional Council, the Transport Ministry and the Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry, as no compromise was reached between the sides, informs LETA.
Latvian Transport Minister Uldis Augulis (Greens/Farmers) and Ning Jizhe, Vice-Chairman of China’s National Development and Reform Commission, have approved a draft memorandum on comprehensive Latvian-Chinese cooperation in transport and logistics that is to be signed during the 16+1 summit of the heads of government of China and 16 Central and Eastern European countries in Riga in November this year, according the Latvian Transport Ministry information writes LETA.
Latvijas Dzelzcels signs protocol of intent on cooperation in development of rail traffic from China to Latvia12.07.2016
Joint-stock railroad company Latvijas Dzelzcels President Edvins Berzins and China Railway Corporation General Manager Sheng Guangzu have signed a protocol of intent on cooperation in the development of China Railway Express from China to Europe, LETA learned from the Transport Ministry.
In January-June 2016, freight shipping by rail in Latvia dropped by 19.8% from the same period a year ago to 24.1 mln tons compared to the respective period last, the state-owned Latvijas Dzelzcels railway company reported, cites LETA.
Estonian millionaire Oleg Ossinovski does not admit his guilt in the Latvian Railways (Latvijas Dzelzcels, LDz) corruption case, but does not deny that he gave money to Ugis Magonis, the Latvian rail company’s former CEO.
The Latvian Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) on Monday said it had asked the Prosecutor General's Office to prosecute Ugis Magonis, a former head of Latvian Railways (Latvijas Dzelzcels, LDz), for accepting a bribe of 500,000 euros, and charges have probably been also moved against Estonian railway businessman Oleg Ossinovski, informs LETA/BNS.