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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Friday, 29.08.2014, 17:01

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Estonia to spend more than 500,000 euros on Obama’s visit

Estonia to spend more than 500,000 euros on Obama’s visit

29.08.2014

While it has not yet been calculated precisely how much Estonia will spend on organising the visit of President Barack Obama to Tallinn next week, Minister of Internal Affairs Hanno Pevkur estimated that the amount would exceed half a million euros, writes LETA/Postimees Online.

Keyword tags: Estonia, Financial Services, Legislation, Security, USA



Anti-cancer drug with active ingredient invented in Latvia approved in U.S.

Anti-cancer drug with active ingredient invented in Latvia approved in U.S.

26.08.2014

At the beginning of July 2014, the United States Food and Drug Administration authorized the use of a new anti-cancer drug in medicine, the active ingredient of which was invented and synthesized in Latvia, the head of the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Ivars Kalvins informed LETA.

US senator supports shale gas import by Lithuania

US senator supports shale gas import by Lithuania

25.08.2014

Possible shale gas import by Lithuania through the Liquefied Natural Gas terminal which is currently under construction was discussed at the meeting between President Dalia Grybauskaite and the US Congress delegation, reports LETA/ELTA.


New York Times refers to Rundale Palace as "Latvian Versailles"

New York Times refers to Rundale Palace as "Latvian Versailles"

21.08.2014

The U.S. magazine New York Times admires Latvia's Baroque-style Rundale Palace, calling it the "Latvian Versailles", cites LETA.

Estonia opens its first embassy in South America

Estonia opens its first embassy in South America

21.08.2014

Estonian foreign minister Urmas Paet opened on Wednesday together with Brazilian Foreign Minister Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado the Estonian Embassy in Brazil's capital Brasilia, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.

21.08.2014

US general praises Lithuanian transport, logistics infrastructure

At the meeting with General Paul J. Selva, Commander of US Transportation Command of the Department of Defence (USTRANSCOM), Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius urged the US to more actively employ Lithuania's transportation and logistics infrastructure, informs LETA/ELTA.

21.08.2014

Grybauskaite: large transit is beneficial for Lithuania

President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė met with General Paul J. Selva, Commander of U.S. Transportation Command of the Department of Defense (USTRANSCOM). The President and the General discussed military cooperation between Lithuania and the United States of America as well as prospects for using Klaipėda Seaport and other infrastructure in Lithuania for the transportation of military and commercial cargoes of NATO allies, reported BC presidential press service.

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