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Friday, 28.10.2016, 09:18
he Indian Cabinet has given its approval for signing and ratification of an agreement between India and Estonia on the transfer of sentenced persons, the Business Standard reported on Thursday, reports LETA/BNS.
Keyword tags: EU – Baltic States, Legislation, Security, Transport
Sales of the Estonian beverage maker A. Le Coq in the first nine months of the year grew 3.7% to 61.7 mln euros and the beverages sold by the company increased 0.3% to 97 mln liters, reports LETA/BNS.
After a five-year probe into the operations of the Russian gas giant Gazprom, the European Commission is close to a settlement with Gazprom which eastern European and Baltic countries probably will not like, according to the Financial Times reports writes LETA.
The Commission Work Programme for 2017 (CWP-17) is the third on a row of “delivery attempts” on 10 priorities outlined in the initial Political Guidelines from July 2014. CWP follows European main challenges in 21 key initiatives and 18 REFIT proposals to evaluate, review and simplify EU legislation. Commission will contribute to preparation for the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome in March 2017.
The Commission outlines in a report perspective efforts in combating terrorism, organised crime and cybercrime. The report also specifies work undertaken to strengthen the EU's resilience against these threats. It also highlights the priority areas where more work is needed and sets out concrete operational measures for the months to come. These security issues are sensitive ones for the Baltic States too.
Hungary's low-cost airline Wizz Air is planning to launch flights between Vilnius and the Polish capital of Warsaw fall of 2017, informs airline.
Talks between Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, or LG) and the Lithuanian unit of the Polish oil group Orlen on freight transportation rates have broken down again, Transport Minister Rimantas Sinkevicius said, adding that the dispute is likely to be taken to court, reports LETA/BNS.
The study defines a new concept of "exploitative sham marriages" and proposes recommendations for their reduction
The results of the project "Preventing human trafficking and sham marriages: A multidisciplinary solution" (HESTIA)* were presented at the dissemination briefing organised by the Ministry of the Interior (MoI). The main goal of the project initiated in January 2015 and co-funded by the European Union (EU) "Prevention of and Fight Against Crime" programme was to seek correlations and explore the phenomenon of sham marriages in the context of human trafficking and to propose comprehensive action for their prevention.
A tax rise for the financial sector in Sweden may result in an increase in businesses' interest in relocating jobs to the Baltic countries, because the necessary competencies exist here, the Estonian financial sector body FinanceEstonia said, writes LETA/BNS.
Gas interconnector between Finland and Estonia will boost security of supply and bringing economic lift to the region. When the gas starts flowing in 2020, the project will unite the Eastern Baltic Sea region with the rest of the EU energy market. This and other project are parts of the EU’s energy union and aim at building missing energy links, improving supply and ending the energy isolation of the Baltic States.
Ramunas Karbauskis, the leader of the Lithuanian Peasant and Green Union that won a definite victory in the parliamentary elections on Sunday, has expressed certitude that President Dalia Grybauskaite understood the nation's will, reports LETA/BNS.
Enefit Outotec Technology (EOT), a joint technology development venture of the Estonian state owned energy group Eesti Energia and the listed Finnish technology services company Outotec, has recently tested oil shale from several countries, including China, Mongolia and Burma, with a view to its commercial use, reports LETA/BNS.
During the upcoming Sweden Days in Liepaja the exhibitions “AccessAbility” and “Design for Dignity” will be premiered. The exhibitions present the stories of Latvian and Swedish individuals who live with disabilities. The exhibitions will be launched in the Liepaja Latviesu Biedribas house on October 26th at 17.00 by the Swedish ambassador, Mr. Henrik Landerholm.
Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Ecuador, the City of Quito) has been truly historic: the New Urban Agenda was adopted. It also reflects the EU's vision for sustainable urban development, by calling for an integrated approach with accent on cities’ diversity and urban-rural linkages.
Overweight or obese adults make up 21.3 percent of Latvia's population, which is the second highest figure in the European Union (EU), according to the latest data from Eurostat.