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Monday, 20.02.2017, 12:53
Alongside Gazprombank-controlled Cryogas, which supplies LNG to Eesti Gaas, LNG Gorskaya, a relatively small privately-owned Russian energy company, is entering the Baltic LNG sector with plans to build small-scale LNG terminals around the Baltic Sea to deliver fuel to ships sailing in the sea, the business daily Verslo Zinios reported on Friday writes LETA/BNS.
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A Vim Airlines charter flight from the Russian city of Ufa got into an accident at Riga International Airport today when the aircraft started skidding on the runway before takeoff, the airport’s representatives informed.
The Russian food safety and veterinary authority Rosselkhoznadzor has restored the export permits of those Estonian food industry companies that had not exported to Russia in the last three years or longer, writes LETA/BNS,
Belarus for the first time has purchased a batch of oil from Iran, and possibly it might be delivered via Latvia’s Ventspils port, Reuters learned from unofficial sources, writes LETA.
On Friday, the Russian national award for achievements in business aviation – the Wings of Business – will be held in Moscow for the first time. Rietumu Bank is the general sponsor of this event.
In 2016, 2.3 mln visitors were hosted at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments, which was 7.7% more than the year before. According to the latest data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), the respective indicator has increased by 75 % from the 1.3 million hosted in 2010. As compared to 2015, the number of nights spent by visitors has increased by 7.5%. The average duration of a visitor's stay at an accommodation establishment was 1.9 nights.
Russian veterinary and phytosanitary surveillance service Rosselkhoznadzor has banned 21 Latvian companies from exporting their products to Russia by removing them from the list of companies permitted to export their products to Russia. Another 44 Latvian companies have been temporarily banned from exporting their products to Russia, which is due to a new procedure for registration of exporters to Russia, Rosselkhoznadzor explained LETA.
Spending by foreign visitors at Lithuanian retail stores fell by 11% in 2016 compared with 2015 and the value of the average shopping basket was down by 5%, the business daily Verslo Zinios reported on Tuesday, citing data from the tax refund company Global Blue Lietuva, writes LETA/BNS.
A member of the Russian group of hackers, Shaltai-Boltai, who is in Estonia said he is to apply for asylum this week, writes LETA/BNS.
The freight terminals of Transiidikeskuse AS handled 255,916 tons of cargoes in January, 18 percent more than in the same month in 2016, writes LETA/BNS.
Orkla Confectionery&Snacks Latvija after a two-year break will again participate in Russia’s largest food fair Prodexpo, displaying products of Laima sweetmaker, informs LETA.
The threat of a direct Russian military attack on NATO member state is low in 2017, but it cannot be ruled out, Mikk Marran, the director general of Estonian Information Board (EIF), Estonia's foreign intelligence service, said LETA/BNS.
FL Technics has commenced operation of its third line maintenance station in Georgia by opening a new center at Batumi International Airport, reports FL technics.
According to Foreign Minister Sven Mikser Estonian authorities are to conduct the proceeding of the asylum request of a member of the Russian group of hackers, Shaltai Boltai, as usual, reports LETA/BNS.