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Friday, 31.10.2014, 16:52
Irish low-fare airline Ryanair hopes to serve 2.3 million passengers in the Baltics in 2014, the airline informed LETA.
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The euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.5% in September 2014, stable compared with August 2014, but down from 12.0% in September 2013, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union informs, cites LETA/ELTA.
The extension of European Union sanctions by another years against Belarus was an expected decision, Foreign Ministry press secretary Karlis Eihenbaums told LETA.
Estonian Minister of Economy and Infrastructure Urve Palo, Elering’s CEO Taavi Veskimägi and the Vice President of the Finnish Wärtsilä Group are inaugurating Elering’s emergency reserve power plants on Friday, Elering announced, cites LETA.
On October 30th, airBaltic launched a new direct route linking Vilnius and Amsterdam. The flight, which will operate three times a week, offers convenient connections between the two capitals, linking Vilnius via Amsterdam to the rest of the world, and linking Amsterdam to the Baltic Region and beyond through airBaltic’s connections to Scandinavia and the CIS, informed BC Janis Vanags.
In a time period between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2013, a total of 21,168 citizens of Latvia were registered in Latvian consular representations in the European Union, European Economic Area, and Switzerland, the European Latvians Association (ELA) informed LETA.
Ahlstrom, a high performance fiber-based materials company Ahlstrom, celebrates the inauguration of its Service Center in Vilnius, Lithuania, reports LETA/ELTA.
Without the EU enlargement, Russia’s appetite, today, would not focus on Ukraine, but on Bulgaria and the Baltic states, outgoing Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso told reporters at his last press conference yesterday, cites LETA/EURACTIV.
On 28 October 2014, the representatives from Baltic States signed a landmark agreement which will launch the project Rail Baltica and bring the Baltic region closer to the Western Europe. By terms of the agreement, a joint Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian venture responsible for the Rail Baltica project will be set up in Riga, informed BC Lithuanian Transport Ministry.
Tallinn Airport is among the best airports in Europe, based on the overall airport experience determined by travellers who had taken the site’s 2014 airport survey, reported LETA/Baltic Business News.
Infortar, major shareholder of Estonian passenger shipping company Tallink, is interested in buying the whole of Estonian national carrier Estonian Air, Infortar's head Ain Hanschmidt said at a press conference on Wednesday, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Irish low-fare airline Ryanair launched its new Riga-Cologne service today, the Riga International Airport informed the business information portal Nozare.lv, cites LETA.
Estonian company-owned cargo ship Kertu, which was on its way to Kokkola, Finland, is in danger of sinking in the Stockholm archipelago in Sweden, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
The Financial Crime Investigation Service in Lithuania (FNTT) has unmasked an international organised mob which was engaged in the shadow trade of luxury mobile phones Vertus and precious metals in the European Union (EU) and the Eastern countries, informs LETA/ELTA.
Stockmann has announced plans to cut some 380 jobs at its Seppala retail chain, Yle/LETA reports.