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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Saturday, 25.04.2015, 21:14

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The EU’s energy agenda is transformed into a concrete Union strategy

The EU’s energy agenda is transformed into a concrete Union strategy

24.04.2015

The EU’s main concept of the Energy Union is based on providing Europeans with secure, competitive and sustainable energy. The Commission vice-president, Maroš Šefčovič describes the actions needed by the EU institutions and the member states to reach that goal.

Keyword tags: Energy, EU – Baltic States, Investments, Legislation



Common market for genetically modified products: reviewing decision-making

Common market for genetically modified products: reviewing decision-making

24.04.2015

The Commission’s review on the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) for food and feed confirms the need for changes by the national governments in accepting the use of EU-authorised GMOs for animal and/or human consumption. The Commission proposes to amend existing EU laws to confer the states more freedom to restrict, prohibit or use of EU-authorised GMOs on their territory.

Wizz Air opens flights from Riga to Lübeck

Wizz Air opens flights from Riga to Lübeck

24.04.2015

Wizz Air, the largest budget airline in Central and Eastern Europe, from 24 April 2015 opens flights from Riga International Airport to Lübeck (Germany), reports BC airport’s press service.


Costa Pacifica opens the cruise season in Tallinn

Costa Pacifica opens the cruise season in Tallinn

24.04.2015

On May 4, 2015, the moorage of the Costa Pacifica cruise ship in the Old City Harbour will officially open the summer cruise season in Tallinn. The season will last until October 17, 2015, reports BC port’s press service.

Chancellor of Lithuanian government meets with head of OECD

Chancellor of Lithuanian government meets with head of OECD

24.04.2015

Chancellor of the Lithuanian Government Alminas Maciulis met in France with Angel Gurria, Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The meeting addressed the OECD Council's invitation to Lithuania to begin OECD accession process, reports LETA/ELTA.

24.04.2015

Switzerland tops global ''happy'' index

Switzerland is the happiest country in the world, closely followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada, according to a global ranking of happiness unveiled in New York on Thursday, reports LETA/AFP.

24.04.2015

Latvian FinMin: EU working so that Greece stays in the eurozone

In an interview to Latvian Radio, Finance Minister Janis Reirs (Unity) said that none of the EU's economic or finance ministers are thinking about the worst-case scenario in regard to the Greek financial problem, and are working so that Greece remains in the Eurozone, reports LETA.

24.04.2015

UPM expands Estonian Otepää plywood mill

Finnish forest industry company UPM announced that it strengthens its position as the leading plywood manufacturer in Europe and expands the Otepää plywood mill in Estonia, reports LETA.

24.04.2015

Estonian MFA in Poland: integration with Europe must be possible for Eastern Partnership countries

At the meeting in Warsaw on April 22nd, Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus and Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna discussed the European security situation, preparations for the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit and other current issues in the European Union and NATO. They also discussed bilateral relations and further development of regional cooperation, reported BC the Estonian MFA.

24.04.2015

European leaders agree on joint action to prevent mass deaths of refugees in the Mediterranean Sea

On 23 April 2015, the EU Heads of State and Government met in Brussels at the emergency European Council, where they agreed on joint action to prevent the massive losses of refugees' lives and to provide support to Member States having to cope with the stream of refugees, reported BC press secretary to the Latvian Prime Minister Aiva Rozenberga.

24.04.2015

Citadele Banka’s capital increased by almost EUR 19 mln

Citadele Banka’s regulatory capital increased by approximately another 9 million euros additionally to the EUR 10 million invested in the bank’s capital by the EBRD and Citadele’s new shareholders. Thus the shareholders have increased Citadele Banka’s regulatory capital by almost EUR 19 million within a short time period, reported BC bank’s press service.

24.04.2015

Assessing the inclusion of agriculture and forestry in climate change policy in EU

On 22-23 April 2015, during the Latvian Presidency of the EU Council, the Latvian Ministry of Agriculture hosted a meeting of the Expert Group on Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) in Riga, reports BC ministry’s press service.

24.04.2015

Twinning project in Moldova – Lithuania's recognition in Europe

As the implementation of the project Support to the Civil Service Modernisation in the Republic of Moldova in Line with EU Best Practices of the EU Twinning Programme gathers momentum, an opening conference was held in Chisinau on 16 April 2015, reports LETA/ELTA.

24.04.2015

Grybauskaite: iIllegal immigration is not only Southern Europe's problem

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, who is currently attending an extraordinary European Council meeting in Brussels, says that all border member-states of the European Union (EU) face illegal immigration problems, reports LETA/ELTA.

24.04.2015

Lithuania guilty too for Norway's salmon consignment stuck at border with Russia

Dr Jonas Milius, Director of Lithuania's State Food and Veterinary Service (VMVT), says that Norway's salmon consignment which was stuck at the border with Russia and now is returned back to Lithuania should have been checked more carefully in Lithuania, re[orts LETA/ELTA.

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