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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 25.04.2018, 06:05

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Lithuania's Init facing huge fine for broadcasting Russian TV channel RTR Planeta

Lithuania's Init facing huge fine for broadcasting Russian TV channel RTR Planeta

25.04.2018

The Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania (RTCL) is considering issuing a huge fine to TV company Init for its failure to adhere to the RTCL's order to strop broadcasting of Russian TV channel RTR Planeta and its other versions, informs LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Legislation, Lithuania, Markets and Companies, Russia, Telecomunications



Advisor to Nord Stream 2: the Norwegian gas can not be separated from the Russian one, the gas must flow in both directions

Advisor to Nord Stream 2: the Norwegian gas can not be separated from the Russian one, the gas must flow in both directions

23.04.2018

Some recent articles have created the impression as the Nord Stream 2 pipeline would jeopardize the interests of consumers in EU. This concern is not justified on today's EU gas market, the situation is the opposite.

US criticizes Syria, Russia, China in annual report on global human rights

US criticizes Syria, Russia, China in annual report on global human rights

23.04.2018

The U.S. Department of State released its annual report on global human rights on Friday, naming Syria, Russia, China and Iran among the countries with the worst human rights practices, informs LETA/DPA.


Ukraine to launch train from Riga via Vilnius, Minsk to Kiev

Ukraine to launch train from Riga via Vilnius, Minsk to Kiev

23.04.2018

As Ukraine plans to soon launch a Kiev-Minsk-Vilnius-Riga passenger train, Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways) says negotiations on the matter are still underway, informs LETA/BNS.

Latvia-Russia border demarcation documents take effect

Latvia-Russia border demarcation documents take effect

23.04.2018

April 21, 2018 sees the coming into force of the Latvia-Russia border demarcation documents, reports LETA.


22.04.2018

Latvian lady tennis players beat Russia to advance to Fed Cup World Group

Latvia’s top-ranked tennis players Alona Ostapenko and Anastasija Sevastova secured victories in second-day matches of the Federation Cup on Sunday, advancing Latvia to World Group II with a 3-1 win over Russia, reports LETA.

21.04.2018

Snaige: the loss due to doubtful debt provisions

Snaige, the only refrigerator manufacturer in the Baltics, says that its 12.616-million-euro loss for 2017 was due to 12.2 million euros worth of loans to the Polair Group's companies having been set aside as doubtful debt provisions, reports LETA/BNS.

20.04.2018

Cargo handling at Riga port might drop by 4 mln tons in 2018

Cargo handling at the Riga port this year might shrink by about four million tons, said Riga vice mayor Andris Ameriks in an interview with the Latvian public television on April 20th, cites LETA.

20.04.2018

Fox retracts requirement to use Russian guidelines for Baltic translations

Fox television has retracted its requirement to translate its original programs that are broadcast in the Baltic states along guidelines that have been developed in Russia, TV3 commercial TV channel reported on April 19th, informs LETA.

19.04.2018

'No special easing' of requirements for football fans traveling to Russia via Lithuania

Lithuanian officials say that there will be "no special easing" of requirements for football fans who will travel via Lithuania to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad for 2018 FIFA World Cup matches, reports LETA/BNS.

18.04.2018

Baltic translations of Fox content being "adjusted" along Russian guidelines

The original content of Fox TV channel is translated for Baltic audiences along guidelines that have been developed in Russia and require glossing over certain topics seen as sensitive by Russian censors, informs LETA.

17.04.2018

Number of tourists stayed at Latvian hotels grew by 9% in 2 months

The number of nights spent by guests at Latvia’s hotels and other tourist facilities in the first two months of this year grew by 9% against the same period last year to 556,700, writes LETA, according to the data released by the Central Statistics Bureau (CSB).

17.04.2018

Lattelecom has limited options for restricting TV content available to viewers

Telecommunications company Lattelecom has very limited options for restricting television content available to viewers, given that TV content is often also freely available on the Internet, Lattelecom Legal Department Director Toms Meisitis said in an interview with Latvian Radio today while commenting on a recent call for agreeing on a joint plan for limiting Russian propaganda channels in Latvia, informs LETA.

17.04.2018

SCAT Airlines to launch direct Astana-Vilnius service

SCAT Airlines is set to launch in late May direct flights between Kazakhstan's capital of Astana and Lithuania's capital of Vilnius, informs LETA/BNS.

16.04.2018

STECCOM to provide premium inflight connectivity over Europe and CIS with SES Networks

Sputnik Telecommunications Entertainment Company (STECCOM), Russia’s major satellite communications operator and leading developer of VSAT-based communication systems, will elevate the passenger and crew inflight connectivity (IFC) experience across the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region and Europe by utilizing SES satellite capacity and associated services via SES Networks, announced SES today.

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