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Thursday, 26.11.2015, 02:16
Russia's gas giant Gazprom will from January 2016 pay less for the transit of gas via Lithuania to Russia's Baltic Sea exclave of Kaliningrad after Lithuania's energy market regulator on Wednesday approved new tariffs for Amber Grid's transmission services, informs LETA/BNS.
Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Energy, Gas, Legislation, Lithuania
Klaipedos Nafta (Klaipeda Oil), the Lithuanian petroleum product terminal operator, has resumed the reloading of vacuum gasoil from the Mozyr oil refinery after a nearly decade’s break and hopes that the flow of this type of cargo from Belarus will become regular, informs LETA/BNS.
The Tallinn city government has come up with a draft decision of the council by which the Tallinn Russian Museum will be reorganized into a unit within the structure of the Tallinn City Museum as of January 1, 2016, informs LETA/BNS.
Gazprom has contested the decision by the Vilnius Regional Administrative Court upholding a fine of almost 36 million euros imposed by Lithuania’s competition watchdog on Russia’s gas giant in 2014, informs LETA/BNS.
Latvian MFA: shooting down of Russian warplane over Turkey will escalate tensions between NATO and Russia25.11.2015
The downing of a Russian military aircraft over Turkish territory will certainly escalate the overall tension in relations between NATO and Russia, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics told Latvian Television this morning, informs LETA.
Stevedoring companies active in the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda fear that they may lose some of their cargoes if Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways) were to increase its rail freight rates, in particular as Latvia’s freight carrier by rail has decided to lower its rates, the Verslo Zinios business daily reports on Wednesday, cites LETA/BNS.
According to the provisional data of Statistics Lithuania, in III quarter 2015, accommodation establishments accommodated by 7.3% more guests than in the same quarter of 2014 and received 894.6 thousand tourists.
According to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) in the 3rd quarter of 2015, 543.5 thsd foreign visitors stayed in Latvian accommodation establishments, which is 3.6% more than in the 3rd quarter of 2014; in turn the number of nights spent by foreign visitors in accommodation establishments dropped by 3.3%.
The Lithuanian industrialists' Confederation (LIC) says that the country's manufacturers are recovering from losses suffered in the wake of Russia's embargo and US companies are becoming their strategic export partners, the daily Lietuvos Zinios reported on Tuesday, cites LETA/BNS.
Latvian, Ukrainian experts will work on defining cooperation directions between both countries in order to assist Ukraine in sooner implementation of forestry policy reforms, representatives of the Latvian Agricultural Ministry informed LETA.
A working meeting of presidents of the Baltic States in Palanga, Lithuania on November 20th focused on the refugee crisis, combating international terrorism and security, the Estonian president's office reported BC.
Reacting to the statement of the Baltic justice ministers about the need to calculate damages from the Soviet occupation and to seek compensation from Russia, lawmakers of the Russian State Duma have decided to demand USD 30 billion from Latvia as a compensation for the Duchy of Courland, Russian news portal "Izvestia" reported, cites LETA.
Latvia's national carrier airBaltic has not yet made a decision on purchase of Russian-made Sukhoi jets, Transport Ministry state secretary Kaspars Ozolins told the press after the government meeting on November 19th, cites LETA.
The promises made by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to Russian President Vladimir Putin to “be a helpful partner” in the efforts to resume trade with Russia is not the shared stance of the European Union (EU) but his personal opinion, says Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius, cites LETA.
Hanner, a leading Lithuanian property development group with operations in Lithuania, Ukraine, Russia, Latvia and Romania, plans to spin its cash flow generating projects off into a new company named Hanner RE in an effort to streamline its business, reports LETA/BNS.