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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 23.10.2014, 09:39

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Air Lituanica expands business in Belarus

Air Lituanica expands business in Belarus

22.10.2014

The Lithuanian airline Air Lituanica expands its business in Belarus with agency Ticketing Airport Services Belarus becoming the official commercial representative of the company. The agency will be responsible for the distribution of Air Lituanica flight tickets on the Belarusian market and represent the company in terms of marketing and the market of tourism, the airline said in a statement, cites LETA/ELTA.

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Portal Meduza blocked in Kazakhstan

Portal Meduza blocked in Kazakhstan

22.10.2014

Already on the second day the online media site Meduza was launched in Latvia, the portal was blocked in Kazakhstan, according to a post in the project's "Twitter" profile, cites LETA.

Lithuania seeks to strengthen economic ties with Azerbaijan

Lithuania seeks to strengthen economic ties with Azerbaijan

22.10.2014

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius met with the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and the Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedjarov in Baku on 21 October, and discussed ways to further strengthen bilateral relations and development of the EU Eastern Partnership, reports BC, referring to Lithuania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Saeima committee conceptually approves proposal to suspend issuing of temporary residence permits to Russians

Saeima committee conceptually approves proposal to suspend issuing of temporary residence permits to Russians

22.10.2014

Saeima's Defense, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee in Latvia decided today to approve in principle before the first reading All for Latvia!-For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK's (VL-TB/LNNK) proposal to suspend issuing of temporary residence permits to Russian citizens for the purchase of real estate in Latvia, informs LETA.

Latvia to send nine generators to Ukraine

Latvia to send nine generators to Ukraine

22.10.2014

The government today tasked the Interior Ministry to prepare a humanitarian aid shipment to Ukraine made up of nine generators, which will be transported to the country by the State Fire and Rescue Service, reports LETA.

21.10.2014

EU to uphold sanctions on Russia

European Union (EU) states decided to uphold sanctions on Russia and to better co-ordinate their response to the Ebola crisis at a meeting of foreign ministers in Luxembourg on Monday, informs EUOBSERVER/LETA.

21.10.2014

PM: State cannot afford to buy Latvijas Gaze shares from E.ON Ruhrgas

The state cannot afford to buy E.ON Ruhrgas 47.23% stake in the Latvijas Gaze gas supply company, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) said in an interview with the Latvian State Television this morning, reports LETA.

21.10.2014

Premier Li's visit injects new vitality into China-Europe relations

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's just-concluded visit to Germany, Russia and Italy proves to be a successful tour injecting vigor and vitality into the development of China-Europe relations.

21.10.2014

Latvian MFA urges clearer and stronger support to Eastern Partnership initiative countries

During EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Luxembourg yesterday, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Unity) urged EU members to show clearer and stronger support for the Eastern Partnership initiative countries.

21.10.2014

Timchenko officially launches project Meduza in Riga

Former chief editor of the Russian news site Lenta.ru, Galina Timchenko, officially launched her project Meduza on October 20th. The project is registered in Latvia to avoid Russia's censorship, informs LETA, referring to DOZHD/FORBES.

21.10.2014

Lithuanian EcoMin tells diplomats not to give in to Russia's economic pressure

In his meeting with Lithuanian economic diplomats and representatives of Enterprise Lithuania (Versli Lietiva), Lithuania's Minister of Economy Evaldas Gustas presented the challenges posed to Lithuania by the Russian embargo and urged them not to give in in their search for new export markets for Lithuania's produce, informs LETA/ELTA.

21.10.2014

Units 1, 2 to be decommissioned at Lithuanian Elektrenai Power Plant

The Board of the national electricity generation company Lietuvos Energijos Gamyba, implementing the strategy of the company and taking into account the opinion of the Supervisory Board, has decided to decommission units 1, 2 of the Lithuanian power plant (the Elektrenai Power Plant) owned by the company starting from 1 January, 2015, reports LETA/ELTA.

21.10.2014

Latvian government urged to decide fate of former KGB building

The "Riga 2014" Foundation is urging the government to make a decision on the future of the Corner House or the former KGB building at 61 Brivibas Street in Riga – an architectural edifice that "stood empty and deserted in the very center of Riga for more than six years," as "Riga 2014" public relations officer Martins Dregeris told LETA.

21.10.2014

Russian culture minister: "New Wave" could exit Jurmala

Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky, visiting Riga Saturday, told TASS that the "New Wave" Festival could be relocated from Jurmala to Russia, citing as the reason Latvia's blacklisting three Russian pop musicians, reports LETA.

20.10.2014

Lithuania: cooperation with Germany in security, economy and culture extremely important

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius met with the Ambassador of Germany to Lithuania Jutta Schmitz on 17 October and discussed prospects for deepening bilateral cooperation, reports BC Lithuanian MFA.

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