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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 16.01.2019, 16:39

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Direct Vilnius-Tbilisi flights to be launched in spring

Direct Vilnius-Tbilisi flights to be launched in spring

14.01.2019

Direct flights between Vilnius and the Georgian capital of Tbilisi will be launched in April following a break of ten years, informed LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Airport, Baltic States – CIS, Lithuania, Tourism, Transport



Baltic, Polish, Swedish formins to look at situation in Mariupol

Baltic, Polish, Swedish formins to look at situation in Mariupol

11.01.2019

Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser and his Latvian, Lithuania, Polish and Swedish counterparts are set to visit the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol on Tuesday, where Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin will introduce to them the situation in the Ukrainian port towns on the Sea of Azov, reported LETA/BNS.

WHITE SQUARE festival presented its brand new identity

WHITE SQUARE festival presented its brand new identity

11.01.2019

International festival of creativity, communications and marketing WHITE SQUARE has opened the call for entries for the new season 2019 – online on official website adfest.by. The organizers are expecting over 1000 entries from 30 countries of Europe and the CIS.


Lukashenko beefing up negotiating position against Moscow, Lithuanian parlt rep

Lukashenko beefing up negotiating position against Moscow, Lithuanian parlt rep

11.01.2019

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is only trying to beef up its negotiating position against Moscow, Virgilijus Poderys, chairman of the Lithuanian Seimas' Energy Commission said on Thursday after the Belarusian leader once again spoke about the possibility to find an alternative to Russian oil via the Baltic states, informed LETA/BNS.

Gas transit to Kaliningrad hasn't stopped, Lithuanian energmin says

Gas transit to Kaliningrad hasn't stopped, Lithuanian energmin says

08.01.2019

Lithuania has a contract with Russian gas giant Gazptom on gas transit to Kaliningrad until 2025 and it has not been breached, Energy Minister Zygimantas Vaiciunas says, adding that statements on alleged halt of transit were sparked by a temporary drop in the volume of transported gas as Kaliningrad is testing a LNG terminal, reported LETA/BNS.


08.01.2019

Elering CEO: Withdrawal from Russian energy ring to not raise network fees in Estonia

While Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that withdrawal of the Baltic states from the Russian energy ring will create an additional tax burden on their citizens, CEO of Estonian transmission system operator (TSO) Elering Taavi Veskimagi said LETA/BNS that network fees will decrease as several investments can be made with the support of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

08.01.2019

Russia sends gas transit message to Lithuania, Belarus with new LNG terminal, expert says

By launching a liquefied natural gas terminal in Kaliningrad, Russia is sending a message to Lithuania and Belarus that it might cut or stop gas transit via these countries altogether, says Ramunas Vilpisauskas, director of the Institute of International Relations and Political Science at Vilnius University, reported LETA/BNS.

27.12.2018

Lithuania will watch Kaliningrad's isolated energy system testing

Russia's Kaliningrad region will perform its power networks' isolated operation testing in May, which will take place around two weeks before a similar test in the Baltic states, necessary for the planned synchronization of the Baltic states' grids with that of continental Europe, informed LETA/BNS.

26.12.2018

Solution to the Syrian Issue

The H-hour is coming for Syria, for the country is reaching the stage of post-conflict peace-building and is preparing for processing the new Constitution. The members of the UN hope that the first meeting of the constitutional committee of Syria is going to take place before the end of the year. But the USA demand speeding the process up and issued the ultimatum to the UN. Otherwise Washington is going to insist on bringing both Astana and Sochi peace-building processes down. What is the threat of this?

20.12.2018

The 15th Anniversary forum “YugTrans-2019”

We are glad to announce the 15th Anniversary International Transport Forum YugTrans-2019! Forum is being organized in Gelendzhik (Kempinski Grand Hotel 5*) on March 21- 22, 2019.

20.12.2018

Lithuanian government to draft bill on freezing of Russian oligarchs' assets

The government said on Wednesday it will itself draft a bill providing a legal basis for freezing assets of Russian oligarchs and officials on Lithuania's "blacklist" and restricting their economic and financial activities in the country, reported LETA/BNS.

19.12.2018

Estonian citizenship taken more often than citizenship of Russia

More residents of Estonia acquire the citizenship of Estonia than of Russia during a year, it appears from figures published by the authorities this week, referred LETA/BNS.

19.12.2018

Appeals court doubles jail sentence for former railway employee convicted of spying for Russia

On hearing an appeal lodged in the spying case of Aleksandrs Krasnojorovs, a former employee of Latvian national rail company Latvijas Dzelzcels (LDz), Zemgale Regional Court on Tuesday extended the jail sentence given to him by the court of first instance, LETA was told at the court.

18.12.2018

Russian ambassador: Relations between Estonia, Russia not in best state at present

Estonia's current relations with Russia, like those of all European Union and NATO member states, are relatively bad, the Russian ambassador to Estonia said LETA/BNS.

18.12.2018

Estonia: Over 1,100 warning signs to be installed on eastern border

Over 1,100 warning signs will be installed on Estonia's border with Russia in order to prevent illegal border crossings caused by mistakes, informed LETA/BNS.

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