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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 17.06.2019, 10:12

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Baltic states still at risk of Russian money laundering - Europol

Baltic states still at risk of Russian money laundering - Europol

14.06.2019

The risk of Russian money laundering is still present in the Baltic states, Pedro Felicio, who is responsible for fighting money laundering at European police agency Europol, according to the Reuters. information writes LETA.

Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Banks, EU – CIS, Financial Services



Latvia: About 150 people in picket by Russian embassy demand release of detained Russian journalist Golunov

Latvia: About 150 people in picket by Russian embassy demand release of detained Russian journalist Golunov

11.06.2019

About 150 people, including media representatives, have gathered in a picket by the Russian embassy in Riga, demanding release of journalist Ivan Golunov who has been detained in Russia, LETA observed.

Private company to accept Lithuanian visa applications in 53 countries

Private company to accept Lithuanian visa applications in 53 countries

11.06.2019

An external service provider will accept visa applications in 53 countries where there are no Lithuanian diplomatic representations or consular institutions, informed LETA/BNS.


Businessmen winning Russia's state tenders work for Lithuania's strategic companies

Businessmen winning Russia's state tenders work for Lithuania's strategic companies

10.06.2019

Businessmen from Lithuania's port of Klaipeda, who win state tenders in Russia, also receive orders from Lithuania's strategic companies and the army, the investigation team from Lithuania's public broadcaster LRT has discovered, referred LETA/BNS.

Edgars Rinkevics: We wish to sustain the positive trend of economic relations with Russia

Edgars Rinkevics: We wish to sustain the positive trend of economic relations with Russia

03.06.2019

On 3 June 2019, during the concluding high-level meeting of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) in Jūrmala, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, met with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Alexander Pankin.


03.06.2019

Lithuanian businessman charged with large-scale fraud in Russia

Lithuanian businessman Vidmantas Kucinskas says he has no knowledge of large-scale fraud charges against him in Russia. Russia's Alfa Bank is trying to recoup a debt of around 20 million euros from Kucinskas through courts, and the latter believes the bank might try to employ such tactics to bolster its position during the negotiations on the their dispute's out-of-court settlement, launched some six months ago, reported LETA/BNS.

03.06.2019

Latvian court awards asylum to Jehovah's Witness from Russia

The Administrative District Court in Riga has granted refugee status to a Russia woman who was persecuted in her homeland for her religious views and had unsuccessfully applied for asylum at the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs, the court ruling shows, informed LETA/BNS.

31.05.2019

Estonian econmin to meet with Russian transport minister at St. Petersburg economic forum

Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Taavi Aas is to attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) to be held from June 6 to 8 and meet with the Russian Minister of Transport Yevgeny Dietrich, informed LETA/BNS.

30.05.2019

Estonia's economics minister, delegation to discuss logistics cooperation in Uzbekistan

Estonia's Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Taavi Aas and a business delegation are about to visit Uzbekistan on Thursday to discuss cooperation in logistics, ICT and education with officials and business executives in that country, reported LETA/BNS.

30.05.2019

Illegal workers from Ukraine, Belarus hired for works on Vilnius' Gediminas Hill

Investigators suspect that illegal workers from Ukraine and Belarus were hired for reconstruction works on Vilnius' landmark Gediminas Hill, the Financial Crime Investigation Service (FNTT) said LETA/BNS.

29.05.2019

New Klaipeda-Kiev container train service to be launched

LG Cargo, the freight transportation subsidiary of the state railway company Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways), is set to launch a new container train service between Klaipeda and Kiev in June.

28.05.2019

Lithuania bars entry to Sputnik Lietuva editor Kasems

Lithuanian border officials on Tuesday barred Russian news website Sputnik Lietuva (Sputnik Lithuania) editor Marats Kasems from entering the country, informed LETA/BNS.

22.05.2019

Survey: Nord Stream 2 major infrastructure project has a total economic benefit to the EU of €9.9 bn

The second part of a recent report from Arthur D. Little (ADL) – “Nord Stream 2 economic impact in the construction phase” – analyzes the economic effects (job creation and GDP) of the ongoing project to build two new gas pipelines from Russia to Germany. The report, which is a follow-up to an earlier report created in 2017, analyzes the current status of project investment and concludes that the total economic benefit to the European Union (EU) represents 9.9 bn EUR for building the pipelines, BC learned from the ADL.

22.05.2019

Stability as a Distinctive Feature of the Political Transformation in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is now undergoing some significant political events related to the unexpected-for-many-people resignation of its President Nursultan Nazarbayev as well as holding of early elections on June 9 this year.

22.05.2019

Lithuania watches as Kaliningrad starts power grid isolated operation test

Lithuania says it is watching the process after a scheduled three-day test of isolation operation of the electricity system was launched in Russia's Baltic Sea exclave of Kaliningrad on Wednesday, several days earlier than previously announced, write LETA/BNS.

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