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Tuesday, 27.01.2015, 10:22
Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas is of the opinion that the proposals of Greece to start negotiating its debt down are inappropriate and all that is borrowed must be paid back, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
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On 26 January 2015, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius met with UK Minister for Europe David Lidington in London and discussed possible results of the forthcoming EU's Foreign Affairs Council, reports BC press service of Lithuanian MFA.
A more active cooperation between Lithuania and Sweden encourages transport business to look for ways to improve connection between these countries. Airline Air Lituanica has decided to operate direct flights to Stockholm Bromma Airport located in the centre of Stockholm from 26 January 2015, informs LETA/ELTA.
On 19-25 January 2o15, the average electricity price in Nord Pool Spot power market Lithuanian trading zone was EUR 41.14 per megawatt hour (MWh). Milder winter in North Europe and cheaper electricity from Finland led to a 6% price drop in Lithuanian and Latvia trading zones compared to the previous week, reports LETA/ELTA.
Almost one-third or 30% of Latvians who live abroad are not planning to come back, according to a survey of 14,068 Latvians living in 118 countries, the largest such survey to date, reports LETA.
Estonian president: governments should pursue positive vision and contribute to digital development of states
Estonian President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, took part in high-level panels that focused on digital development and geopolitics at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The Estonian Head of State met with the leaders of several global technology enterprises within the framework of the World Economic Forum, such as Kudelski Group, Google and Cisco; he also met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, John Baird, reports BC presidential press service.
Netherlands-based Gestalt Communications has offered Latvia to cancel the construction of a pavilion and to replace it by a park, which would symbolize Latvia as a country rich in forests, newspaper Diena reports, cites LETA.
During an official visit to Georgia, Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius called his counterpart Irakli Garibashvili to develop closer bilateral cooperation, especially in the areas of agriculture and food technology, reports LETA/ELTA.
"Expo 2015" limited partnership may have to pay back the money it has been paid for the development of the Latvian pavilion at the "World Expo 2015" fair in Milan, Economy Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola (Greens/Farmers) told the press representatives on January 23rd, reports LETA.
The Baltic States, which have freed themselves from the Soviet rule, can help the West to better understand Russia's problems, says Lilia Shevtsova, researcher at the Carnegie Moscow Center, reports LETA.
The AS Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) commissioned mainland-islands ferries model on Friday concluded testing in Finland's Aker Arctic's unique ice pool; design company LMG Marin engineers estimated that the ship model behaved in ice better than expected, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
The European Commission is not planning on allocating any additional funds for the dairy industry due to the losses caused by the Russian embargo, as there are different interpretations of what a crisis is, Agriculture Minister Janis Duklavs said during the monthly Latvian Agricultural Organization Cooperation Council meeting on January 23rd, reports LETA.
President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite met with Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström to discuss bilateral issues, the security situation in the Baltic Sea region and energy cooperation between the two countries, reports BC presidential press service.
On Friday, January 23rdn 2015, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics, met with the Foreign Minister of Qatar, Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah, LETA was informed by the Foreign Ministry.
At its sitting on Friday, January 23rd 2015, the European Union Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu was of the opinion that in resuming the trade between the European Union and Russia, the lifting of trade barriers by states and product groups should not be supported, reports BC Riigikogu press service.