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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 20.06.2018, 14:35

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Cargo transportation volume up 16.3% in Lithuania in Q1

Cargo transportation volume up 16.3% in Lithuania in Q1

20.06.2018

The volume of goods transported in Lithuania by all means of transport rose to 35.7 million tons in the first quarter of 2018, up 16.3% from the same period last year, new figures from the Statistics Lithuania show, cites LETA/BNS.

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Latvia awards funding to 7 development projects in EU's Eastern Partnership countries, Central Asia

Latvia awards funding to 7 development projects in EU's Eastern Partnership countries, Central Asia

20.06.2018

Following the assessment of project applications submitted to the grant competition "Support for development cooperation project in recipient countries selected by the Republic of Latvia", the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has awarded funding (grants) to seven development cooperation projects to be carried out in Central Asian countries – Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan – and the countries of the European Union's Eastern Partnership – Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine, informs LETA.

Persona non-grata list submitted by Russia includes several MPs, journalists from Latvia

Persona non-grata list submitted by Russia includes several MPs, journalists from Latvia

20.06.2018

Several of those included on the persona non grata list submitted yesterday by Russia have revealed their inclusion on the list, and include MPs, journalists and other activists, according to their posts on social media, informs LETA.


Aeroflot to increase number of weekly Vilnius-Moscow flights

Aeroflot to increase number of weekly Vilnius-Moscow flights

18.06.2018

Russia's largest airline company Aeroflot plans to increase the number of weekly flights between Vilnius and Moscow from two to three, state-run company Lithuanian Airports reports LETA/BNS.

Estonia leads among Baltics in World Press Freedom Index 2018

Estonia leads among Baltics in World Press Freedom Index 2018

18.06.2018

Lithuania ranks 36th in the annual World Press Freedom Index 2018, produced by Reporters Without Borders, unchanged from last year. Neighboring Latvia comes in 24th in the index, Estonia is 12th, reports LETA/BNS.


15.06.2018

Avia Solutions Group buys Ukrainian company

Avia Solutions Group, a Lithuanian capital group indirectly owned by businessman Gediminas Ziemelis, has acquired a Ukraine transport lease company, reports LETA/BNS.

15.06.2018

Finesse with competition on gas market

The laws govern the rights, duties and liability within the issuing country. They are binding for all parties implementing their rights or duties in the particular country and such parties are also subject to liability specified there. Consequently, a party is responsible for its activities in the territory of the particular country in accordance with legal regulation of such country.

13.06.2018

Moving to Riga: the city among the Top 5 best cities for relocation

Furnished apartment search engine, Nestpick, has released a study revealing the first month living costs involved with relocating to 80 cities around the globe. From years of experience helping individuals to move, Nestpick knows that the initial costs involved with relocation can vary widely depending on location. To help those looking to move, the furnished apartment and room aggregator decided to investigate the general costs that a person might incur during their first month in a new city. The index is designed to be an indicator of the cost of relocating to some of the world’s most in-demand cities, and therefore a useful tool for the increasing numbers of digital nomads, millennials, students and expats who are seeking work and life opportunities abroad.

12.06.2018

Baltic States score high in National Cyber Security Index 2018

Latvia has received the highest score in the National Cyber Security Index for its cybersecurity policy and analysis of cyber threats, representatives of the Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry told LETA.

08.06.2018

Nord Stream 2 receives construction permit in Russia

Nord Stream 2 AG, the developer of a pipeline to supply Russian natural gas to the EU market through the Baltic Sea, today received the construction permit for the Russian section of the planned pipeline. The permit has been issued by the Russian Ministry of Construction and Utilities in line with the established procedure, reported BC Nord Stream’s press service.

06.06.2018

In April, 3% fewer tourists stayed in Estonian hotels

According to Statistics Estonia, in April 2018, domestic and foreign tourists staying in accommodation establishments numbered 251,000, which is 3% less than in April 2017. The number of foreign tourists decreased, while the number of domestic tourists stayed at the level of the previous year.

06.06.2018

Latvia, Belarus exchange additional permits for truckers

Considering the growing trade volumes between Latvia and Belarus, both countries will exchange additional permits for truckers, the joint Latvia-Belarus commission decided, cites LETA.

06.06.2018

Latvia ranks 31st in 2018 Global Peace Index

Latvia ranks 31st in the 2018 Global Peace Index, climbing one position from last year, and still slightly higher than its Baltic neighbors, according to the Global Peace Index released annually by a global think tank, the Institute for Economics and Peace, cites LETA.

01.06.2018

US Carggo to move unit from Moscow to Vilnius

US-based e-logistics company Carggo is moving its software development center from Moscow to Vilnius, with plans to hire up to 65 specialists in the Lithuanian capital by the end of the year, Invest Lithuania said on May 31dt, cites LETA/BNS.

31.05.2018

Rosatom, MG Baltic have joint interests in Ignalina NPP tender

Russian nuclear energy construction giant Rosatom and Lithuania's MG Baltic business group, owned by Darius Mockus, have joint interests in the upcoming multimillion project on the construction of Ignalina nuclear plant's disposal facility, the Lithuanian Seimas' Committee on National Security and Defense states after investigating business groups' influence on politics, cites LETA/BNS.

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