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Thursday, 23.05.2013, 06:27
The Estonian Riigikogu foreign committee was given an overview of the results of the Estonian-Russian border agreement consultations so far; the 2005 agreement text has been supplemented with two sentences by now, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
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The third round of border consultations between Estonia and Russia takes place in Moscow on Wednesday, LETA/Postimees writes.
XI Moscow International Energy Forum and Exhibition “Russian Fuel & Energy Complex in the XXI Century” (MIEF-2013) have completed its work. More than 1600 delegates participated in the Forum, among them were the foreign representatives and diplomatic missions’ staff from 18 countries, official delegations from 40 regions of the Russian Federation, as well as 250 Russian and foreign journalists.
Latvian Constitutional Protection Bureau: attention must be paid to Russia's new foreign policy concept17.04.2013
After a Saeima National Security Committee meeting today, outgoing Constitutional Protection Bureau director Janis Kazocins told members of the press that Latvia must pay attention to Russia's new foreign policy concept of increasing its influence by using ''soft power'', informs LETA.
The influential British business newspaper The Financial Times reports that amid the rush from rival banking nations to attract Russian cash stuck on the stricken island of Cyprus, one name stood out: Latvia. Cypriot lawyers with Russian customers say Latvian banks contacted them within hours of the announcement of a bailout for the Mediterranean island, writes LETA.
The Russian Prime Minister, Dmitri Medvedev, said at a press conference on Friday in St. Petersburg, before meeting with the Estonian Prime Minister, Andrus Ansip, that he believes the two states can improve relations, LETA/Delfi reports.
It is important to achieve "mutual chemistry" in today's meeting of Latvian and Russian prime ministers in St Petersburg, since it will determine the outcome of further talks, Latvian Ambassador to NATO Maris Riekstins told the LNT morning show "900 sekundes" today, writes LETA.