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Tuesday, 24.01.2017, 19:18
Starting Tuesday, Jan. 24, all Tallink and Silja Line branded vessels calling in Stockholm will use the new and modern Vartahamnen harbor, which means that also the ships of the Riga-Stockholm route will relocate there from Frihamnen harbor, Tallink said LETA/BNS.
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The European Social Fund (ESF) is the EU's oldest fund, created by the Treaty of Rome in 1957, and its main tool for investing in human capital, by promoting employment and social inclusion. Helping people to get a job (or a better job), integrating disadvantaged people into society and ensuring fairer life opportunities for all, are the priorities under the Fund.
The Latvian crab trawler Senator has been arrested for fishing snow crab in Norwegian waters off the Svalbard (Spitzbergen) archipelago, Didzis Smits, a representative of the European Crabbing Association, told LETA.
European Heritage Congress, the biggest annual event of cultural heritage, is arranged in Turku in Finland on May 11-15, 2017. The highlight of the congress is the European Heritage Award Ceremony in St Michaels Church in Turku, where prizes are presented by Plácido Domingo, the president of Europa Nostra together with EU Commissioner Tibor Navracsics.
Lithuania plans to sign in late January an agreement with Latvia and Estonia on the development of the European standard-gauge railway Rail Baltica, reports LETA/BNS.
The Baltic natural gas transmission system operators have agreed to implement a so-called implicit capacity allocation model that will become the first step toward integrating the national gas markets of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, Lithuania's Amber Grid said LETA/BNS on Tuesday.
Last Christmas, 40,000 Finnish households donated the waste fat from their Christmas hams to the charity campaign "Kinkkutemppu" which literally translates into Ham Trick. From this waste ham fat, Neste produced 10,000 liters of Neste MY Renewable Diesel at its Porvoo refinery for sale at Neste stations, reports Neste representatives.
Alise Semjonova, a co-founder and UX designer of data visualization tool Infogram, NBA star Kristaps Porzingis and Sabine Pole, a co-founder of Sorry as a Service startup, have been included in the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe 2017 list, Infogram communications adviser Dagnija Lejina informed.
Swencn AB, a company of Nordecon Group, has entered into a contract with the Swedish property development company Brabo Stockholm AB for the construction of an eight-story apartment building in Upplands Vasby in Stockholm County, Sweden, informs LETA/BNS.
Janis Vucans (Greens/Farmers), the Vice-President of the Baltic Assembly and the head of the Latvian delegation to the Baltic Assembly, at a meeting in Brussels today called for swifter progress in implementation of the Rail Baltica project for construction of the European-gauge railroad through the three Baltic states, reports LETA.
Germany's consulting firm Gopa was appointed by the Stockholm arbitration court on Monday to evaluate the technical state of the Vilnius district heating system.
Germany's consulting firm Gopa was appointed by the Stockholm arbitration court on Monday to evaluate the technical state of the Vilnius district heating system, reports LETA/BNS.
Latvian militaries to make OSCE evaluation visit to Russia's 25th Independent Motor Rifle Brigade in Pskov
Two representatives of the Latvian defense sector and one Lithuanian representative will be conducting an evaluation visit to the 25th Independent Motor Rifle Brigade in Pskov, Russia, on January 24-26 under the Vienna Document of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the Latvian Defense Ministry said LETA.
On Friday, January 20, a new Chairman of the Board of the railway line Rail Baltic/Rail Baltica project coordinator, the joint venture of the three Baltic States RB Rail AS, was approved. The new chairman is Latvian representative Edvīns Bērziņš, the Chairman of the Board of Latvijas Dzelzceļš VAS, who is replacing the previous Chairman of the Board, Lithuanian representative and the Director of Rail Baltica statyba Dainius Budrys.
Developing stronger and stable capital markets in the EU and the member states is crucial for the European development. CMU gives businesses access to alternative, more diverse sources of funding. The Commission suggests new CMU’s review, which will assess the optimal ways for free capital movements across borders. Besides, it will increase the European companies’ competitive and investment opportunities.
A 15-member high-level work group to advise the European Commission on innovation includes the Estonian co-founder and CEO of the money transfer service TransferWise, Taavet Hinrikus, informs LETA/BNS.