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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 18.06.2019, 08:21

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Balticconnector undersea gas pipeline reaches land in Estonia

Balticconnector undersea gas pipeline reaches land in Estonia

17.06.2019

Following an operation that lasted almost 24 hours, the end of the undersea pipeline of the Estonia-Finland gas interconnection Balticconnector reached land at Pakrineeme on Pakri peninsula in northwestern Estonia on Monday morning, informed LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Energy, Estonia, EU – Baltic States, Good for Business



Circular economy’s priority in the 10th EUSBSR Forum

Circular economy’s priority in the 10th EUSBSR Forum

15.06.2019

The EU’s “macro-regional” cooperation “units regional authorities in quicker and efficient solution of local issues having “European dimension”. The EU strategy for the states around the Baltic Sea area was the first one adopted a decade ago. The jubilee’s Forum motto: “reduce, reuse and rethink” provided a platform for discussions on present and perspective regional authorities’ planning on sustainable and circular economy issues.

Nord Stream 2: The Russian gas pipeline splitting the European Union in two

Nord Stream 2: The Russian gas pipeline splitting the European Union in two

14.06.2019

The dogs may bark, but the caravan moves on. Russia’s state-owned gas company Gazprom gave an update on progress of the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in early April.


Latvia elected to UN Economic and Social Council

Latvia elected to UN Economic and Social Council

14.06.2019

Latvia was elected a member of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for the term of 2020–2022 at the plenary session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York on Friday, the Latvian Foreign Ministry informed LETA.

Two Rail Baltica contracts signed in Vilnius

Two Rail Baltica contracts signed in Vilnius

14.06.2019

A contract on the detailed technical design of the European standard-gauge railway Rail Baltica's section from Ramygala to the Lithuanian-Latvian border has been signed in Vilnius on Fridau, RB Rail, the pan-Baltic company behind the project, announced, informed LETA/BNS.


14.06.2019

Eurogroup reaches agreement in principle on Stability Mechanism amendments

The finance ministers of the euro area, or the Eurogroup, reached an agreement for the most part on amendments to the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) agreement in Luxembourg, informed LETA/BNS.

14.06.2019

LMT and Lufthansa Systems are working on development of drone traffic management platform

Latvia's mobile operator Latvijas Mobilais Telefons (LMT) and German aviation company Lufthansa Systems are working on development of drone traffic management platform in Latvia, LMT spokeswoman Elina Lidere reported.

13.06.2019

GET Baltic is expanding regional gas exchange operations to Finland from 2020

Regional Gas Exchange GET Baltic, operating in Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian market areas is prepared to expand geographical coverage to other Northern Europe countries by launching new market area in Finland, and contributing to deeper integration of the Finnish and Baltic gas markets from 1st January 2020, informed Get Batlic rerpresentative.

13.06.2019

Finnish shipper Viking Line to add departures on Tallinn-Helsinki route from Friday

Starting from Friday, Finnish ferry operator Viking Line is to add departures on the Tallinn-Helsinki route for the summer period, reported LETA/BNS.

13.06.2019

Ian Brown appointed new EBRD Head of Baltics

The EBRD has appointed Ian Brown to lead its operations in the Baltics. He will follow Matti Hyyrynen as the Head of Office in Vilnius and assume his post in August 2019, EBRD representative informed BC.

13.06.2019

Global Peace Index: average level of global peacefulness improved

The results this year show that the average level of global peacefulness improved very slightly in the 2019 GPI. This is the first time the index has improved in five years, informed Institute of Economics and Peace.

12.06.2019

Latvia ranks 17th in EU Digital Economy and Society Index

Latvia this year ranked 17th in the EU Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) among all 28 EU member states, lagging behind Lithuania and Estonia, the European Commission announced today.

12.06.2019

Estonian funding and trading platform Funderbeam raises USD 4.5 mln

Funderbeam, global funding and trading platform based in Estonia, has raised 4.5 mln US dollars in Series A funding to develop its secondary market offering as well as expand into markets in Asia and continental Europe, informed LETA/BNS.

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