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Wednesday, 25.11.2015, 10:11
The Estonian ministries of social affairs and interior are preparing for several tenders aimed at finding providers of services to the refugees about to arrive in Estonia under the European Union refugee relocation scheme, reports LETA.
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Litgas and Norway’s Statoil have “entered the home stretch” in establishing a joint venture, CEO of the Lithuanian gas trade company has said, adding that the negotiators have already agreed the text of the shareholders’ agreement, which may be signed by the end of the year 2015, informs LETA/BNS.
According to the provisional data of Statistics Lithuania, in III quarter 2015, accommodation establishments accommodated by 7.3% more guests than in the same quarter of 2014 and received 894.6 thousand tourists.
According to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) in the 3rd quarter of 2015, 543.5 thsd foreign visitors stayed in Latvian accommodation establishments, which is 3.6% more than in the 3rd quarter of 2014; in turn the number of nights spent by foreign visitors in accommodation establishments dropped by 3.3%.
The Estonian Prosecutor General's Office has filed suspicions against two managers of a Polish shipbuilding company as part of the corruption investigation relating to the state owned company Port of Tallinn, spokespeople for the chief prosecutor's office said on Tuesday, informs LETA.
The list of companies interested in small-scale trade in liquefied natural gas (LNG) through the Lithuanian LNG terminal in Klaipeda is not limited to just Germany’s Bomin Linde LNG, Norway’s Statoil and Litgas, Energy Minister has said without disclosing the firms, informs LETA.
On Tuesday, November 24, in Tallinn, the European Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) and RB Rail AS, a joint venture between the three Baltic States, signed an agreement on the European Union’s grant for the development of the first phase of the Rail Baltic/Rail Baltica high speed railway. The grant agreement was signed by RB Rail AS CEO Baiba Rubesa and Dirk Beckers, Director, INEA, informed BC Arnis Lapiņš.
Since 1999 the annual BDF Summits have provided a meeting place for top representatives from business, politics, academia and civil society, offering a high-level and well-known platform for policy formulation, business matchmaking and cross-sectorial dialogue among the Baltic Sea Region’s states. BDF Summit has attracted about 400 participants from all Baltic Sea Regions’ most important decision-making bodies.
The planned expansion of Russia's Nord Stream gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea is an expensive project that is not needed in Europe, which will have an excess supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the near future, Ashna Rahman of ICIS Energy-RBI said in Vilnius on Tuesday, cites LETA/BNS.
Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas on Tuesday met with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang to discuss economic cooperation between the two states as well as Estonian entrepreneurs' access to the Chinese market and cooperation in the fields of logistics, food industry, tourism and oil shale technologies, informs LETA/BNS.
There are many construction companies registered in Latvia, which provide the services on renovation and improvement of the energy performance of apartment buildings. Self-administrations as well as all the participants of the renovation process should work throughly in order to develop the construction industry and manufacture of construction materials, create new jobs, decrease energy consumption of the state and make the Latvian secondary housing stock safe and high-quality.
According to the Estonian Ministry of Rural Affairs the genetically modified (GM) salmon created by U.S. company AquaBounty Technologies which grows twice as fast as regular salmon will not be imported to Estonia, while the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service has said that the GM Atlantic salmon is safe and nutritious, informs LETA.
Econdo Production, a Norwegian-owned Lithuanian manufacturer of prefabricated wooden houses, is looking to acquire land to build a new factory as it is planning to expand production amid stable revenue growth, the business daily Verslo Zinios reported on Tuesday, cites LETA/BNS.
First State of the Energy Union Report shows the progress made since the adoption of the Energy Union Framework Strategy in February 2015. The Report identifies key action areas for 2016 and provides policy dimensions’ conclusions. The Baltic States still have much to do in fundamentally rethinking EU energy efficiency goals.
Germany's Strabag Wasserbau (former Josef Mobius Bau) will not receive 511,500 euros in penalties from the Lithuanian seaport of Klaipeda over a quay construction contract, informs LETA/BNS.