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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 12.12.2018, 01:25

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Estonia posts additional visa officials in Moscow, St. Petersburg for run-up to holidays

Estonia posts additional visa officials in Moscow, St. Petersburg for run-up to holidays

05.12.2018

The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has temporarily posted two additional visa officials to the country's missions in Russia to help cope with increased workload during the run-up to the year-end holiday, reported LETA/BNS.

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Russia's Aeroflot ranks as No 1 user of Lithuanian airspace in November

Russia's Aeroflot ranks as No 1 user of Lithuanian airspace in November

03.12.2018

Russia's Aeroflot operated the largest number of flights in Lithuanian airspace in November, the state-owned air navigation service provider Oro Navigacija (Air Navigation) said LETA/BNS.

Ukrainians tell Lithuanian businesses not to worry about martial law

Ukrainians tell Lithuanian businesses not to worry about martial law

29.11.2018

Ukrainian business representatives say Lithuanian businesses operating in Ukraine should not worry, at least not yet, about the martial law introduced in the country, accordging to the business daily Verslo Zinios reported on Thursday writes LETA/BNS.


Estonian ForMin issues standstill warning to those travelling to Ukraine by car

Estonian ForMin issues standstill warning to those travelling to Ukraine by car

28.11.2018

The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a warning regarding possible standstills at border crossing points to those travelling to Ukraine by road, informed LETA/BNS.

Talks on extending Kiev-Riga train route to Tallinn to begin soon

Talks on extending Kiev-Riga train route to Tallinn to begin soon

27.11.2018

The Ukrainian state-owned railway company Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways) considers the launch of the Kiev-Riga route successful and will begin talks in December with Estonia's national rail company Estonian Railways (Eesti Raudtee) to extend the route to Tallinn, reported LETA/BNS.


23.11.2018

Statistics on accommodation services in Lithuania

According to Statistics Lithuania, in III quarter 2018, the country’s accommodation establishments (excluding rural tourism farmsteads) received almost 1.2 mln tourists, or by 13.1% more than in III quarter 2017. Compared to III quarter 2017, the number of overnight stays grew by 12% and totalled 2.7 mln. One guest stayed in an accommodation establishment for, on average, 2.4 nights.

20.11.2018

Russia's Curonian Spit disconnection has nothing to do with Baltic synchronization – CEO

Russia's recent decision to disconnect its part of the Curonian Spit from Lithuania's power system is aimed at bolstering its power distribution network and increasing reliability of power supply to the Kaliningrad region, Daivis Virbickas, CEO at Lithuania's power transmission operator Litgrid, says LETA/BNS.

16.11.2018

Tighter rules for Russia haulers might reduce jams on Belarusian border

Traffic jams on the Belarusian border might be reduced by tightening the rules for issuing freight transport permits for Russian haulers, Olegas Tarasovas of the Lithuanian national road carriers association LINAVA told the Lietuvos Rytas daily, referred LETA/BNS.

14.11.2018

Conexus appeals regulator's decision on shareholders' conflict of interest

Latvian natural gas transmission and storage operator Conexus Baltic Grid (Conexus) has lodged an appeal against the Public Utilities Commission’s (regulator) decision to certify the operator on conditions the company’s shareholders – Russian gas giant Gazprom and Luxembourgian investor Marguerite Fund - are expected to meet by 2020, Conexus spokeswoman Dace Baltabola told LETA.

12.11.2018

Amber Beverage Group buys vodka distillery in Russia

Alcohol producer, distributor and retailer Amber Beverage Group has acquired a 90% stake in Russian vodka distillery Permalko, which is one of the oldest alcohol producers in Russia, informs LETA referring to the group’s representatives.

09.11.2018

Bank of Lithuania to share good practices with Astana Financial Services Authority

The Bank of Lithuania and Astana Financial Services Authority (Kazakhstan) have agreed to strengthen cooperation in the field of FinTech and work together in promoting FinTechs in both countries by offering them consultations on financial regulatory issues, informed Bank of Lithuania.

08.11.2018

Latvian enterprise’s GIGkarts opened manufacturing plant in Uzbekistan

The official opening ceremony of the Latvian enterprise’s GIGkarts manufacturing plant took place on 6 October in Chirchiq city, Uzbekistan, informed Embassy of Latvia in Uzbekistan.

08.11.2018

Lithuania: Karbauskis' firm buys fertilizers from Russian under intl sanctions

Agrokoncernas, a company owned by Ramunas Karbauskis, leader of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU), imports fertilizers from Minudobreniya, a Russian company whose majority shareholder is under international sanctions, according to the Lithuanian Radio and Television (LRT) information LETA/BNS reported on Thursday.

07.11.2018

Klaipeda councilor to attend economic forum in Crimea

Viaceslav Titov, a member of the City Council of Klaipeda, plans to attend next year's Yalta International Economic Forum in Crimea, informs LETA/BNS.

05.11.2018

Estonian PM, business delegation visiting Kazakhstan

Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas on Sunday embarked on a visit to Kazakhstan and will be accompanied by representatives of 25 Estonian enterprises, who are seeking cooperation opportunities in Kazakhstan in the fields of transport and logistics, waste treatment and e-services, reported LETA/BNS.

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