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Monday, 22.09.2014, 21:16
Eesti Transiidikeskus (Estonian Transit Centre) Manager Erik Laidvee said that reductions in automotive production in Russia have not yet had an impact on the container train that transports details from Muuga to the Mitsubishi assembly plant in Kaluga, Russia, every other day, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
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"A lot was done in order to establish new guidelines for the Trans-European Transport network that will strengthen the economic and social cohesion of the Member States", Rimantas Sinkevicius, the Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania said at the Informal Transport Ministerial Council held in Milan.
Latvijas Dzelzcels (Latvian Railroad, LDz) has lost about half a million tons of freight due to the Ukrainian crisis, LDz President Ugis Magonis said in an interview with the Latvian Television show "Rita panorama" today, cites LETA.
Estonian rail freight volumes will decrease by almost a quarter in 2014, which also means that a big part of railroad usage charges will not be collected either, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
A joint Rail Baltica Memorandum on founding of the company shall be signed in October. Urve Palo, Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure, assured Lithuanian Transport Minister Rimantas Sinkevicius at the Informal Transport Ministerial Council held in Milan that the deadline on the establishment of Rail Baltica Joint Venture will not be delayed, reported BC Lithuanian transport ministry.
President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite is submitting legislative amendments under which investment in strategic economy sectors and territories in the vicinity of strategic objects would be permitted only following an extensive assessment whether the activities of the potential investor do not pose a threat to the national security, informs LETA/ELTA.
Due to objections from Latvian politicians and diplomats, the Russian company "Russian Railways" and its leader Vladimir Yakunin, a long-time ally of President Vladimir Putin, have still not been included on the European Union's (EU) list of sanctions, the TV3 show Neka personiga reported on Sunda, cites LETA.