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Covid-19 crisis has created preconditions for transport industry to exit the crisis much stronger in Latvia

Covid-19 crisis has created preconditions for transport industry to exit the crisis much stronger in Latvia

21.09.2020

The Covid-19 crisis has had a serious impact on the transport industry, but it has also revealed opportunities to improve the industry's efficiency and created preconditions for the industry to exit the crisis much stronger, Transport Minister Talis Linkaits (New Conservative Party) said at European transport ministers' virtual conference today, informs LETA.

Keyword tags: Covid-19, EU – Baltic States, Forum, Latvia, Railways, Transport



Lithuanian, Belgian labor inspectors inspect company in EU4FairWork campaign

Lithuanian, Belgian labor inspectors inspect company in EU4FairWork campaign

21.09.2020

Lithuanian and Belgian labor inspectors inspected the same company in their countries at the same time as part of the #EU4FairWork Week of Action that kicked off this week, writes LETA/BNS.

Data exchange between population registers of Estonia, Finland switches to X-Road

Data exchange between population registers of Estonia, Finland switches to X-Road

21.09.2020

Data exchange between the population registers of Estonia and Finland has partially switched to the X-Road platform, the Estonian Ministry of the Interior said.


Harju Elekter in Sweden to upgrade electrical substation for EUR 3.5 mln

Harju Elekter in Sweden to upgrade electrical substation for EUR 3.5 mln

21.09.2020

The Swedish subsidiary of listed Estonian electrical equipment manufacturer Harju Elekter Group, SEBAB AB, signed a 3.5 million euro electrical project contract with the administrative body Region Stockholm, which is responsible for public transport; the contract will be the basis for the major refurbishment of the Slussen metro station's substation, informs LETA/BNS.

Estonia might become flag country for environment friendly ships

Estonia might become flag country for environment friendly ships

21.09.2020

In choosing its path of development in maritime affairs, Estonia should focus of environment friendliness and aim to become a flag country for green ships, it appears from a study to be published soon, informs LETA/BNS.


21.09.2020

Usakovs and Ameriks too voted against Nord Stream 2 resolution at EU Parliament

Not only did MEP from Latvia Tatjana Zdanoks (Latvian Union of Russians) vote against the European Parliament resolution demanding that sanctions against the Russian Federation should be strengthened and the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline should be halted over the poisoning of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny, but also MEPs Nils Usakovs (Harmomy) and Andris Ameriks (Honor to Serve Riga), informs LETA.

21.09.2020

Lithuania's COVID-19 committee to decide on measures as coronavirus cases grow

As the number of new coronavirus cases jumped over the weekend, Lithuania's COVID-19 management committee will meet to decide on measures to contain the spread of the virus, LETA/BNS informed.

18.09.2020

Investors advised by J.P. Morgan buy Nordic, Baltic energy provider Adven

Investment companies Infracapital and AMP Capital announced on Friday that they have agreed the sale of their combined ownership interest in Adven, a leading provider of energy solutions across the Nordics and Baltics, to institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, reports LETA/BNS.

18.09.2020

Estonia again bans direct flights to Sweden, Norway

Estonia has banned direct flights between Estonia and Sweden, and Estonia and Norway, effective Saturday, as the coronavirus infection rate in those countries has again climbed above 25 per 100,000 inhabitants, informed LETA/BNS.

18.09.2020

World Cleanup Day to start under Estonia's leadership on Sept 19

At midnight Estonian time on the night between Friday, Sept. 18, and Saturday, Sept. 19, the Fiji Islands in the Pacific Ocean will kick off this year's global World Cleanup Day, initiated by Estonians, writes LETA/BNS.

18.09.2020

Estonian farmers want transitional natl aid payments ensured in full permitted amount

The Estonian Chamber of Agriculture and Commerce has described it as very important that the government pay the transitional national aid to agricultural producers in the biggest permitted amount next year and in the year after that, writes LETA/BNS.

18.09.2020

Estonia, Latvia sign memorandum for joint offshore wind farm

Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Taavi Aas and Latvian Minister of Economic Affairs Janis Vitenbergs earlier this week digitally signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at the development of an offshore wind farm by the two states, informs LETA.

18.09.2020

Lithuania, US agreed to step up cooperation on the development of 5G networks

Lithuania and the United States have signed a joint declaration and agreed to step up cooperation on the development of 5G communication networks and carry out a rigorous evaluation of suppliers of hardware and software, informs LETA/BNS.

18.09.2020

Lithuania's Maxima Grupe ups revenue 6.3%

Maxima Grupe (Maxima Group), a Vilnius-based retail chain operator indirectly owned by Lithuanian businessman Nerijus Numa (formerly known as Numavicius), posted 2.05 bn euros in consolidated revenue for the first half of this year, up 6.3% from the same period last year, with the group saying that its expansion in Poland had impact on the result, informed LETA/BNS.

18.09.2020

Latvia: EUR 1.9 mln worth of EU funds spent inappropriately in H1

EUR 1.9 mln have been improperly spent from European Union (EU) funds in the first half of this year, according to a report prepared by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) on the use of EU funds.

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