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Wednesday, 07.10.2015, 05:30
Guntis Macs, CEO of the rail transport company LDz Cargo, believes he could lose his job already today, informs LETA.
Keyword tags: Latvia, Legislation, Railways, Transport
After a meeting with Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov on October 2nd, Latvian Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss confirmed that Russia has not made any restriction on transit cargo through Latvia, and that the rumors expressed in the media are false, reports LETA.
Directive 2004/49/EC requires the European Union's (EU) member-states to establish a safety authority, to establish an independent accident and incident investigation body, and to define common principles for the management, regulation and supervision of railway safety. Lithuania, the European Commission (EC) says, had failed to correctly transpose the Directive at a national level, informs LETA/ELTA.
The construction of the Rail Baltica line will affect less than 1,000 properties in Latvia, this according to RB Latvija representative Neils Balgalis during the conference "Top Rail Baltica dzelzceļš" (Creating the Rail Baltica Line), cites LETA.
The Government of Lithuania has decided to pass over the state owned shares of PC Lithuanian Shipping Company – 46.953,531 ordinary registered non-material shares to the state company Lithuanian Railways, informs LETA/ELTA.
During a joint meeting of the Latvian and Lithuanian governments on September 18th 2015, the two sides agreed to strengthen energy security in the region, informs LETA/ELTA.
Like the most of Latvian inhabitants for me it is hard to judge about the real reasons of “loud” story regarding ex-director of LDz (Latvian Railroads) Ugis Magonis. As an expert in jurisprudence, taking into account experience of economic development specialist, I could make some conclusions and draw parallels, which set thinking about our future very seriously. Unfortunately the conclusion is unfavourable – our economy (already quite weak) is to brake soon. We are destroying ourselves! And we are doing it very fast!