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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 14.08.2018, 11:31

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Ukraine hoping to extend Kiev-Riga train route to Tallinn

Ukraine hoping to extend Kiev-Riga train route to Tallinn

10.08.2018

The Ukrainian state-owned railway company Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways) is planning to extend the Kiev-Riga route soon to be opened to Tallinn.

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Russian billionaire Abramovich visits Vilnius

Russian billionaire Abramovich visits Vilnius

09.08.2018

Russian billionaire and owner of London Chelsea football club Roman Abramovich visited Vilnius this week, according to the 15min.lt news website reports LETA/BNS.

Passenger bus headed to Estonian capital crashes in Belarus

Passenger bus headed to Estonian capital crashes in Belarus

03.08.2018

A passenger bus on its way from the Ukrainian capital Kiev to the Estonian capital Tallinn early on Thursday morning crashed and rolled into a ditch in Belarus with 12 people taken to the hospital, the local police said Interfax, citing LETA/BNS.


Latvian national who fought against pro-Russia separatists killed in Ukraine

Latvian national who fought against pro-Russia separatists killed in Ukraine

31.07.2018

A Latvian national who had been fighting in Ukraine against pro-Russia separatists has been killed, according to unconfirmed information obtained by LETA.

IT company MERA to open branch in Vilnius

IT company MERA to open branch in Vilnius

26.07.2018

MERA, a Russian-capital software services provider, has announced plans to open a branch in Vilnius. Over the course of several years, the company plans to employ over 200 software engineering professionals, informs LETA/BNS.


24.07.2018

Latvia wants to develop cooperation with Azerbaijan in food, pharmaceutical and agricultural sector

- Azerbaijan is an important economic cooperation partner of Latvia, Economics Minister Arvils Aseradens said during a meeting with Azerbaijan's Deputy Economics Minister Sahib Mammadov today, adding that Latvia is interested in developing cooperation with Azerbaijan in the food, pharmaceutical and agricultural sectors informed LETA/BNS.

24.07.2018

Helicopter from Belarus to join firefighting operation in Valdgale on Wednesday

On Wednesday morning, July 25, a helicopter from Belarus will be involved in the ongoing firefighting operation in the western Latvian county of Valdgale where rescuers have been battling a major forest and peat fire for a week already, Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis (Unity) told journalists following today’s government meeting, citing LETA,

23.07.2018

EBRD loans EUR 20 mln to Lithuania's SBA for Belarusian expansion

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has issued a seven-year loan of 20 million euros to the Lithuanian business group SBA for the expansion of its Mebelain furniture production facility in Belarus, informs LETA/BNS.

23.07.2018

Lithuania's ForMin to renounce commercial visa intermediaries in Russia

Lithuania's visa services will stop cooperation with commercial intermediaries selling travel organization services in Russia while issuing Schengen visas as of February, according to an order signed by Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius, cites LETA/BNS.

19.07.2018

Lukashenko might visit Latvia in foreseeable future

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko might make a visit to Latvia in a foreseeable future, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Unity) said today following a meeting with Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei, citing LETA.

18.07.2018

Latvia ready to provide further assistance to Uzbekistan's reforms

atvia is prepared to further provide assistance to Uzbekistan’s reforms, both bilaterally and as part of cooperation between the European Union and Uzbekistan, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Unity) said during a meeting with Uzbekistan’s Ambassador to Latvia Badriddin Abidov.

18.07.2018

Passenger train route Kyiv-Minsk-Vilnius-Riga to be opened in the fall

Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) plan to test a new passenger route from Kyiv to Riga via Minsk and Vilnius. The company plans to launch the new train in late September, and trains will initially run once a week, according to the Lithuanian Ministry of Transport reports.

16.07.2018

Civinity real estate management group to sell all its shares in Civinity Ukraine

Lithuania's Civinity, one of the largest business groups for the management of residential and commercial properties in the Baltic states, is withdrawing its expansion plans in Ukraine, informs LETA.

12.07.2018

Baltic states to test desynchronization from BRELL in 2019

The Baltic states will test their planned desynchronization from the Russian-Belarussian power system (BRELL) next year, representatives of Augstsprieguma Tikls transmission operator told LETA.

11.07.2018

Udovickij renounces oil business plans in Lithuania's port of Klaipeda

Businessman Igor Udovickij, the owner of Biriu Kroviniu Terminalas handling Belarusian fertilizers in the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda, is renouncing his plans to start an oil business in the port, informs LETA/BNS.

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