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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 29.06.2017, 06:57

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Latvia fails to meet certain minimum standards in elimination of human trafficking - U.S. report

Latvia fails to meet certain minimum standards in elimination of human trafficking - U.S. report

28.06.2017

Regardless the robust efforts of the Latvian government, the country still does not meet the minimum standards in several key areas, according to the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report released by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, writes LETA.

Keyword tags: Crime, EU – Baltic States, Lithuania, Society, USA



Helsinki and Tallinn – happy siblings of the Baltic Sea

Helsinki and Tallinn – happy siblings of the Baltic Sea

28.06.2017

The development of Helsinki–Tallinn cooperation has long been a subject of study in official working groups. But in practice, people have already voted with their feet: the cities are already one extensive urban area. In 2016, the Gulf of Finland was crossed almost 9 mln times. Breakfast in Helsinki and lunch in Tallinn. Shopping in both. Museum visits. Such is everyday life in an extensive urban cluster - cheerful cultural relations.

Viking Line carries 30% more passengers between Estonian and Finnish capitals in June

Viking Line carries 30% more passengers between Estonian and Finnish capitals in June

28.06.2017

The Finnish shipper Viking Line said on Wednesday that passenger numbers for June increased by as much as 30% year over year on its Tallinn routes.


Estonian carrier Nordica launches third daily flight on Tallinn-Warsaw route

Estonian carrier Nordica launches third daily flight on Tallinn-Warsaw route

28.06.2017

The Estonian state-owned airline Nordic Aviation Group operating under the Nordica trademark as of this week added a third daily flight on the Tallinn-Warsaw route, reports LETA/BNS.

EU extends Russia economic sanctions

EU extends Russia economic sanctions

28.06.2017

The European Union on Wednesday formally rolled over damaging economic sanctions against Russia for another six months, saying Moscow had failed to live up to its Ukraine ceasefire commitments, reports LETA.


28.06.2017

Refugee and migrant integration center set to open in Kaunas

he Lithuanian Red Cross Society's refugee and migrant integration center is opening in Lithuania's second-biggest city of Kaunas on Wednesday, reports LETA/BNS.

27.06.2017

Latvia unaffected by latest European-wide ransomware attack for now

For the time being there are no reports suggesting that Latvia, too, has been hit by the latest ransomware attack that it affecting computers across Europe, Svetlana Amberga, a representative of the Latvian Information Technology Security Incident Response Institution Cert.lv, told LETA.

27.06.2017

Regional Jet has leased 2 jets to serve SAS routes

Regional Jet OU, joint venture of the Estonian state owned airline Nordica and Poland's LOT, has signed a lease for two ATR aircraft to operate routes of the Scandinavian carrier SAS out of Copenhagen under a six-year agreement that will start in August, informed LETA/BNS.

27.06.2017

CERN membership opens opportunities for Lithuanian science and businesses

Lithuania's membership of the Council of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is opening up great opportunities for the country's scientists and businesses, the organization's director-general said LETA/BNS.

27.06.2017

Estonia's top court: Same-sex couples have right to family life protection

The Estonian Supreme Court in a decision made on Tuesday clarified courts' jurisdiction in the matter of applying initial legal protection in living permit disputes, saying that same-sex couples also have a right to the protection of family life, reports LETA/BNS.

26.06.2017

PRFoods to buy 2 UK fish processing cos for EUR 15.4 mln

RJ & PRF Limited, a company belonging to the PRF consolidation group, on Monday executed a share purchase agreement under which it acquired majority shareholdings in John Ross Jr. (Aberdeen) Limited (JRJ) and Coln Valley Smokery Limited (CVS), both located in the United Kingdom, reports LETA/BNS.

26.06.2017

European directors and experts of better regulation to meet in Estonia

irectors and experts of better regulation from EU member states and institutions are to gather in Tallinn on Tuesday to discuss the principles of the field as well as successes and shortcomings, reports LETA/BNS.

26.06.2017

EUR 7.8 mln to be made available for construction of multimodal transport hub in Tornakalns

Funding worth EUR 7.8 mln will be made available to Latvia for the planned construction of a multimodal transport hub in Tornakalns, Riga, LETA was told at the Central Financial and Contracting Agency.

26.06.2017

Lithuania's avg electricity market price falls 21% w-o-w

The average price of electricity in Nord Pool Spot's Lithuanian bidding area dropped by 20.9 last week from a week earlier to 32.09 euros per megawatt-hour, Litgrid said on Monday.

26.06.2017

More than half of Latvians believe that globalization increases social inequalities

More than a half or 58% of Latvia's population believe that globalization increases social inequalities, according to the Eurobarometer survey carried out in April this year.

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