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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 26.09.2017, 15:59

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Latvian officials visit Pskov for talks on East-West Transport Corridor

Latvian officials visit Pskov for talks on East-West Transport Corridor

26.09.2017

Officials of the Latvian Transport Ministry are visiting the western Russian city of Pskov this week to discuss cooperation in the development of the East-West Transport Corridor and border crossing points, LETA was told at the ministry.

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EVR Cargo has taken delivery of 300 platforms for renting out in Russia

EVR Cargo has taken delivery of 300 platforms for renting out in Russia

26.09.2017

The Estonian state-owned rail cargo operator EVR Cargo has received the 300 container platforms it has commissioned for renting out in Russia, whereas the open wagons it intends to use for the same purpose are still under construction, informs LETA/BNS.

Estonia creates sanctions online map for all of EU to use

Estonia creates sanctions online map for all of EU to use

26.09.2017

The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the framework of the Estonian presidency of the Council of the European Union has created the EU Sanctions Map, a web environment, where all those interested can receive up to date information about the sanctions being implemented in the EU, reports LETA/BNS.


Lithuanian EduMin tightens stance on scientists' involvement in Belarus' NPP

Lithuanian EduMin tightens stance on scientists' involvement in Belarus' NPP

26.09.2017

In a reversal of its earlier position that Lithuania benefits from its scientists providing advice to Belarus on nuclear safety, the Education and Science Ministry said on Tuesday that the Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI) should not participate in the European Commission-funded international project, informs LETA/BNS.

Klaipeda remains Baltics' No 1 container port; Riga comes 2nd

Klaipeda remains Baltics' No 1 container port; Riga comes 2nd

26.09.2017

Klaipeda remained the number one seaport in the Baltic countries in terms of container handling in January through August, the port's authority said, cites LETA/BNS.


26.09.2017

Lithuanian president sees post-election Germany as key partner in Europe

After German parliamentary elections secured Chancellor Angela Merkel with yet another term in office, Berlin will remain Lithuania's most important partner in Europe, says President Dalia Grybauskaite, cites LETA/BNS.

25.09.2017

Nord Stream 2 submitted permit applications in Finland

Swiss project developer Nord Stream 2 AG has last week submitted to the competent permit authorities applications for two permits to construct the planned twin 1,200-kilometre Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipelines through the Baltic Sea in the Finnish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The pipeline will run 374 kilometres across the Finnish EEZ, which is in international waters, reported BC Nord Stream’s press service.

25.09.2017

Baltic electricity network desynchronization attempt could happen in summer 2019

According to a study by the international consultation company Tractebel Engineering, it is possible and reasonable to carry out an attempt to desynchronize the electricity network of the Baltic countries from the Soviet-era BRELL electricity ring in summer 2019, informs LETA/BNS.

22.09.2017

Skinest Group invested in Georgia nearly 60 mln euros

The Skinest Group holding company owned by Oleg Ossinovsky has invested more than 60 million euros in Georgia over the last couple of years. Recently, the Kintrishi hydroelectric power plant with a capacity of 6.6 MW was commissioned, informed BC Group's press service.

22.09.2017

Signet Global Investors Limited, Hansalink, Fin.lv acquire majority shareholding in Bank M2M Europe

A group of shareholders, including Signet Global Investors Limited, Hansalink, Fin.lv, have acquired a majority shareholding in Bank M2M Europe, LETA learned from the bank.

22.09.2017

EU Commission wants mandate from member states for Nord Stream 2 negotiations

The European Commission is to ask a mandate from the member states for negotiation with Russia on the topic of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, European Commission vice-president for energy union Maros Sefcovic said in an interview to the Aktuaalne Kaamera newscast of the public broadcaster ERR on September 20th, cites LETA/BNS.

21.09.2017

Elering: autonomous capacity of Baltic power grid should be strengthened

Although in the longer perspective the Baltic power grid has to be synchronized with European power grids, according to the Estonian transmission system operator Elering the Baltic power grid's ability to function autonomously has to be increased in the shorter perspective, informs LETA/BNS.

18.09.2017

Lithuania's ambassador in Washington: Russia aiming to intimidate Europe in energy

Russia is using energy projects, such as the Astravyets nuclear power plant in Belarus and the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, to intimidate Europe, Lithuania's Ambassador to the United States Rolandas Krisciunas said at a conference of the executive council, ministers and diplomats of the Community of Democracies on September 14th, cites LETA/BNS.

18.09.2017

Paksas defends Nord Stream 2 project in EU parliament

In a discussion at the European Parliament, Lithuanian MEP Rolandas Paksas on September 14th called on politicians to refrain from criticizing plans to expand the Nord Stream gas pipeline between Russia and Germany and to look for benefits in the project that causes concern to the Lithuanian government, informs LETA/BNS.

18.09.2017

UN Aarhus Convention: Belarus building N-plant without public consent

Parties to the UN Aarhus Convention acknowledged during their meeting in Montenegro on September 14th that in building the Astravyets nuclear power plant, Belarus had violated the right of the public, granted by the convention, to receive information and participate in environmental decision-making, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said, cites LETA/BNS.

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