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EU refuses to recognize Lukashenko as Belarus president

EU refuses to recognize Lukashenko as Belarus president

24.09.2020

The European Union refuses to recognise Alexander Lukashenko as Belarus president after his inauguration that lacked "democratic legitimacy" and Brussels is reviewing its relations with Minsk, the EU's diplomatic chief said on September 24th, informs LETA/AFP.

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4 customs officers, 3 drivers detained as part of EUR 2.5 mln smuggling probe in Lithuania

4 customs officers, 3 drivers detained as part of EUR 2.5 mln smuggling probe in Lithuania

23.09.2020

Lithuania's Customs Criminal Service has reported about a bold smuggling scheme and detention of four customs officers from the Raigardas road checkpoint, three drivers and seizure of cigarettes worth around 2.5 million euros, informs LETA/BNS.

Lithuanian Seimas adopts resolution on Belarus' threat to nuclear safety in Europe

Lithuanian Seimas adopts resolution on Belarus' threat to nuclear safety in Europe

22.09.2020

The Seimas of Lithuania has on Tuesday adopted a resolution stating that the Astravyets nuclear power plant in Belarus, now nearing completion, poses a threat to nuclear safety of the whole of Europe, therefore preparatory work for its operation, which is absolutely unacceptable due to the existing political instability, should be immediately suspended, informs LETA/BNS.


Litgrid: Kaliningrad power system's isolated operation test went smoothly

Litgrid: Kaliningrad power system's isolated operation test went smoothly

22.09.2020

The Kaliningrad power system's isolated operation test did not cause any problems over the weekend, Lithuania's power transmission system operator Litgrid said, cites LETA/BNS.

Usakovs and Ameriks too voted against Nord Stream 2 resolution at EU Parliament

Usakovs and Ameriks too voted against Nord Stream 2 resolution at EU Parliament

21.09.2020

Not only did MEP from Latvia Tatjana Zdanoks (Latvian Union of Russians) vote against the European Parliament resolution demanding that sanctions against the Russian Federation should be strengthened and the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline should be halted over the poisoning of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny, but also MEPs Nils Usakovs (Harmomy) and Andris Ameriks (Honor to Serve Riga), informs LETA.


18.09.2020

Russian ForMin requests presence of Estonian ambassador to clarify IT company CEO case

Estonian Ambassador Margus Laidre visited the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which was interested in the circumstances of the escape to Estonia of Aleksandr Litreev, a cyber security specialist and activist under criminal investigation, according the Estonian daily Postimees inforation writes LETA/BNS.

17.09.2020

Saeima in Latvia approves in principle a ban on ribbons of St. George at public events

Saeima in Latvia on September 17th approved in the first reading amendments to the Law on Safety of Public Entertainment and Festivity Events and the Law on Meetings, Processions, and Pickets, which stipulate banning ribbons of St. George at public events, rallies, protests and processions, informs LETA.

17.09.2020

IIHF:Political reasons not enough to change location of World Championships

During a meeting in Zurich today, the International Ice Hockey Federation's (IIHF) Council discussed the issues submitted by the government of Latvia regarding the status of the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, scheduled to be hosted by Minsk, Belarus, and Riga, Latvia, LETA informed.

17.09.2020

Lithuanian president, Polish PM discuss Belarus situation, EU summit agenda

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda met with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in Vilnius on Thursday to discuss the situation in Belarus and sanctions against the Minsk regime, as well the planned launch of the Astravyets nuclear power plant, and the agenda of the EU's upcoming summit, reports LETA/BNS.

17.09.2020

Lithuania to ease business registration in a bid to attract Belarusian firms

Lithuania is interested in attracting Belarusian firms and is planning to simplify the registration of a business as part of measures aimed at facilitating their relocation from the political crisis-hit neighboring country, Economy and Innovation Minister Rimantas Sinkevicius said LETA/BNS.

17.09.2020

Lukashenko recalls Belarusian ambassador to Latvia

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has recalled Belarusian Ambassador to Latvia Vasily Markovich, the president's press service reported on Wednesday evening, LETA-Tut.by informed.

16.09.2020

EUR 27.9 bln surplus recorded in euro area international trade

The euro area recorded a 27.9-billion-euro surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in July 2020, compared with 23.2 billion euros in July 2019; the first estimate for euro area exports of goods to the rest of the world was 185.2 billion euros, a decrease of 10.4% compared with July 2019 while imports from the rest of the world stood at 157.3 billion euros, a fall of 14.3% compared with July 2019, figures published by Eurostat show, cites LETA/BNS.

16.09.2020

Lithuania mulls allowing third-country businesses open e-money accounts

Lithuania is considering facilitating conditions for Belarusian businesses to move to Lithuania by letting them open not only bank accounts while establishing an enterprise in Lithuania but also open accounts with e-money institutions, Vice Minister of Economy and Innovation Marius Skuodis says, adding that legal changes would be required to do so, writes LETA/BNS.

15.09.2020

EU does not recognize Lukashenko

The European Union does not recognize embattled leader Alexander Lukashenko as the legitimate president of Belarus, the bloc's diplomatic chief said on September 15th, informs LETA/AFP.

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