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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Friday, 29.04.2016, 15:04

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Grybauskaite-Malstrom: free trade with the United States benefits Lithuania

Grybauskaite-Malstrom: free trade with the United States benefits Lithuania

29.04.2016

President Dalia Grybauskaite met with Cecilia Malmstrom, EU Commissioner for Trade, to discuss the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations between the EU and the United States and the EU’s relations with the Eurasian Economic Union, reported BC presidential press service.

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Latvian PM Kucinskis met PM of Lower Saxony

Latvian PM Kucinskis met PM of Lower Saxony

29.04.2016

On Thursday, 28 April, Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis met Stephan Weil, Prime Minister of Lower Saxony in Hannover, informed BC press secretary to the Prime Minister Andrejs Vaivars.

Government supports Estonia's UN campaign, renovation of Moscow embassy

Government supports Estonia's UN campaign, renovation of Moscow embassy

29.04.2016

The Estonian government on April 28th endorsed the budgetary strategy for 2017-2020, according to which in the next few years Estonia's UN Security Council campaign would be supported as well as the reconstruction and restoration of the building complex of the Estonian embassy in Moscow, reports LETA/BNS.


Politico: Estonia is 21st most influential among 33 EU members

Politico: Estonia is 21st most influential among 33 EU members

28.04.2016

According to an analysis drawn up by news site Politico, Estonia ranks 21st based on the country's influence among 33 countries that are European Union members or membership candidates, informs LETA/BNS.

Estonian Railways not to get budget support to make up for reduction in transit

Estonian Railways not to get budget support to make up for reduction in transit

28.04.2016

The government does not plan to support the state-owned railway infrastructure company Estonian Railways from the state budget to compensate for the fall in transit traffic, because the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications has sufficient resources of its own, Finance Minister Sven Sester said on April 27th, cites LETA/BNS.

28.04.2016

Lithuanian MFA: Moldova's government has to be given a chance for reforms

Moldova's government has to be given a chance to carry out reforms that are necessary in the country, which is facing political, economic and financial difficulties, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius, on a visit to Chisinau, said on April 27th, cites LETA/BNS.

27.04.2016

Baltic states to test isolated power system performance by 2018

The date of tests of isolated operations of the Baltic electricity system should be set in a year. CEO Lithuania's power transmission system operator Litgrid says testing operations without importing electricity from neighboring states is necessary for synchronization with continental Europe, informs LETA/BNS.

27.04.2016

Austria's AMIC takes over Lukoil's filling stations in Lithuania

Austria's AMIC Energy Management has taken over the chain of filling stations in Lithuania operated by the Russian oil concern Lukoil, informs LETA/BNS.

27.04.2016

CEO of Russian Railways: state guarantees important in business cooperation with Latvia

The new CEO of Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov has expressed interest in promoting ''economically justified cooperation'' with Latvian partners, but added that state guarantees are also very important in business cooperation, the CEO of Latvian Railways (Latvian Railways, LDz) Edvins Berzins said after a meeting with his Russian counterpart in Moscow.

27.04.2016

125 participants of Chernobyl rescue works from Latvia receive commemorative badges

Remembering the 30th anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident in the former Soviet Union, 125 people from Latvia who took part in rescue works in the wake of the disaster received special commemorative badges in a ceremony at the Interior Ministry on April 26th, cites LETA.

26.04.2016

Latvian broadcasting watchdog wants to punish Rossiya RTR TV channel

The Latvian National Electronic Mass Media Council by deciding to impose a six-month ban on Russian television channel Rossiya RTR in Latvia's territory does not want to achieve that the TV channel is not watched in Latvia, but that the TV channel is punished for its violations, said the broadcasting watchdog’s chairman Aija Dulevska, informs LETA.

26.04.2016

Ambassador: Lithuanian sentenced in Russia for spying won't appeal ruling

Yevgeny Mataitis, a Lithuanian citizen sentenced by a Russian court to 13 years in prison for spying, will not appeal the ruling, Lithuania's ambassador to Moscow said, cites LETA/BNS.

25.04.2016

In 2015, the number of foreign travellers in Latvia increased by 9.5%

Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in 2015, 6.8 mln foreign travellers visited Latvia, which is 9.5% more than in 2014. Last year foreign travellers spent EUR 742.2 mln in Latvia (excluding transport costs), which is EUR 73.7 mln or 11% more than in 2014.

25.04.2016

A new “union” is born: the need for a “unified” security policy among EU-28

The Commission prepared a package of legal drafts concerning the most pressing challenges the EU as a whole presently faces, i.e. security, migration and Ukraine. First of all, the package aims at more coordinated and more “unified” security policy: in Commission’s words, “we need to move towards a genuine and effective Security Union”.

25.04.2016

Head of Estonian Lutheran church announces fundraising campaign for Narva church

Archbishop of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church (EELK) Urmas Viilma announced on Monday a fundraising campaign to support the bankrupt St. Alexander's congregation of Narva and salvage its assets, informs LETA/BNS.

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