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Friday, 27.11.2015, 19:13
The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry on November 24th sent a note to the Russian Foreign Ministry over a levy imposed on heavy trucks for using the country's roads, reports LETA.
Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Legislation, Lithuania, Russia, Transport
The Estonian parliament on November 25th evening concluded the first reading of the bill on the ratification of the Estonian-Russian border treaty and the treaty on the delimitation of maritime areas, informs LETA/BNS.
Latvian MFA: shooting down of Russian warplane over Turkey will escalate tensions between NATO and Russia25.11.2015
The downing of a Russian military aircraft over Turkish territory will certainly escalate the overall tension in relations between NATO and Russia, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics told Latvian Television this morning, informs LETA.
Reacting to the statement of the Baltic justice ministers about the need to calculate damages from the Soviet occupation and to seek compensation from Russia, lawmakers of the Russian State Duma have decided to demand USD 30 billion from Latvia as a compensation for the Duchy of Courland, Russian news portal "Izvestia" reported, cites LETA.
The promises made by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to Russian President Vladimir Putin to “be a helpful partner” in the efforts to resume trade with Russia is not the shared stance of the European Union (EU) but his personal opinion, says Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius, cites LETA.
An increase in Russian highway toll rates will not affect Estonian carriers to the extent that they will give up transporting to Russia or that traffic will cease altogether, the Association of Estonian International Road Carriers (ERAA) believes, cites LETA.
The family of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's press secretary Natalya Timakova has bought EUR 1.3 million-worth property in Jurmala that once belonged to the granddaughters of the first President of Latvia Janis Cakste, TV3 television reports, cites LETA.