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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 30.09.2014, 12:47

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Common security challenges and risks in the EU-Ukraine relations

Common security challenges and risks in the EU-Ukraine relations

30.09.2014

Starting from the beginning of 2014, both the EU and Ukraine have been facing many common challenges related to their respective border, energy and defense security.

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Ukraine urges Latvia to participate in court proceedings against Russia as a third party

Ukraine urges Latvia to participate in court proceedings against Russia as a third party

30.09.2014

Ukraine plans to officially turn to Latvia requesting it to get involved, as a third party, in three cases that Ukraine has filed against Russia in the European Court of Human Rights, Ukrainian Justice Ministry announced on Monday, reports KORRESPONDENT/LETA.

Latvian MFA: goal to reduce emissions by 40% is "ambitious"

Latvian MFA: goal to reduce emissions by 40% is "ambitious"

30.09.2014

The goal to reduce emissions by 40% is ambitious, therefore, it is important to consider how this venture will affect each member state individually, Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Unity) said during the European Union's (EU) General Affairs Council in Brussels yesterday, cites LETA.


EU's policy framework for climate and energy discussed in Brussels

EU's policy framework for climate and energy discussed in Brussels

30.09.2014

At the EU's General Affairs Council meeting on 29 September in Brussels, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Rolandas Krisciunas called for the timely adoption of decisions concerning the EU's energy security, informs LETA/ELTA the MFA.

Estonian Air starts flying to Bromma Stockholm Airport

Estonian Air starts flying to Bromma Stockholm Airport

30.09.2014

On 29 September 2014, Estonian Air starts flights between Tallinn and Bromma Stockholm Airport. The flights are operated twice a day on weekdays from 29 September to 19 December 2014 and from 26 January to 19 June 2015, reports BC Estonian Air’s press service.

30.09.2014

EBRD: Citadele could halt non-resident deposit business in favor of small-business loans

Citadele Bank could shun the non-resident deposit business in favor of small-business loans, Jean-Marc Peterschmitt, managing director for Eastern Europe at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, which owns a 25% stake in Citadele, told the Bloomberg news agency, cites LETA.

30.09.2014

Riigikogu Committee doesn’t support reducing number of seats for Estonia in EU committees

The Riigikogu European Union Affairs Committee (EUAC) does not support the draft initiated by the European Commission on reducing the number of seats in the Committee of the Regions and the Economic and Social Affairs Committee by one per Member State; the reduction is to start with the least populous Member States, i.e. Estonia, Luxembourg and Cyprus, reports LETA.

30.09.2014

New website launched to help Latvian voters abroad locate closest polling station

A new website, kurbalsotarzemes.lv offers voters abroad the opportunity to find the closest polling station so they could vote in the 12th Saeima elections, the Foreign Ministry's press secretary Karlis Eihenbaums announced during a joint press conference of the Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Central Election Commission yesterday.

30.09.2014

Ambassadors of EU countries, Lithuanian MFA discuss relevant issues

Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius met with ambassadors of the European Union member states residing in Lithuania and discussed regional security, international policy and other most important issues of the EU, reports LETA/ELTA.

29.09.2014

EY lowers Estonia's economic growth forecast for 2014

Ernst & Young lowered in the fresh Eurozone economic forecast the economic growth forecast for Estonia and the Eurozone as a whole, reports LETA.

29.09.2014

Eurozone's Economic Sentiment Indicator drops to 10-month low in August

The eurozone's Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) fell to 99.9 in September, as compared to 100.6 in August 2014, the European Commission said on Monday, cites LETA/DPA.

29.09.2014

Chemicals in cosmetics for kids and women under EU’s control

European Commission further strengthened the protection of consumers, in particular babies and young children. It adopted two measures restricting the use of three preservatives in cosmetic products; new rules apply to products in shops after April and July 2015.

29.09.2014

Xinhua launches news app for Europe

Xinhua News Agency's Europe Regional Bureau on Thursday launched a mobile app – Xinhua Europe – in a bid to strengthen China's media coverage of Europe and help people in Europe know more about China.

29.09.2014

Lithuanian expert: grain price may continue to slump

Grain market analyst Tadas Povilauskas of the Lithuanian agricultural companies' Group Litagra says that grain price may continue to fall due to both a record harvest and competition of alternative cultures grown by Australian and South American cultivators, informs LETA/ELTA.

29.09.2014

Latvian and Romanian officials discuss Eastern Partnership

On 25 September in Riga, officials from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Latvia and Romania held consultations on the Eastern Partnership. For the Latvian side, the consultations were chaired by the Head of the Bilateral Relations Directorate, Ambassador Einars Semanis, and Juris Poikāns, Ambassador-at-Large for the Eastern Partnership, informs Latvia MFA.

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