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Prosecutors probe possible violation EU sanctions on Russia by Lithuanian firms

Prosecutors probe possible violation EU sanctions on Russia by Lithuanian firms

21.08.2017

Prosecutors have launched a probe into whether some Lithuanian companies violated the European Union's sanctions against Russia, reports LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Legislation, Lithuania, Markets and Companies, Russia



Russian TV channels back on radar of Lithuanian media watchdog

Russian TV channels back on radar of Lithuanian media watchdog

21.08.2017

Russian-language TV channels broadcasted in Lithuania are back on the radar of the country's media watchdog over alleged violations, informs LETA/BNS.

Court orders Vdovin's shares in Bank M2M Europe arrested

Court orders Vdovin's shares in Bank M2M Europe arrested

21.08.2017

A court has ordered Andrey Vdovin's shares in Bank M2M Europe arrested, LETA found out earlier on August 18th.


Border guards uncover illegal channel for Tajiks into Lithuania

Border guards uncover illegal channel for Tajiks into Lithuania

21.08.2017

Lithuanian border guards have uncovered an illegal channel for Tajik nationals into Lithuania and have found that the alleged organizers and perpetrators of the trafficking of migrants also forged documents for arriving foreigners, the State Border Guard Service informed LETA.

EVR Cargo okays continuing with Russia freight car business

EVR Cargo okays continuing with Russia freight car business

18.08.2017

The supervisory board of the Estonian state-owned rail cargo operator EVR Cargo on August 17th approved the plan of expanding its freight car business in Russia and the company is planning to move forward with the business once the Estonian government has agreed to it, the daily Postimees writes, cites LETA/BNS.


18.08.2017

Ambassador Riekstins: relations between Latvia and Russia are not easy

Relations between Latvia and Russia are not easy but it is a diplomat’s mission to talk and seek common ground, Latvian ambassador-designate to Russia Maris Riekstins said in an interview with LNT commercial TV channel this morning, cites LETA.

17.08.2017

Lithuanian PM: exporting oil products via Russia dangerous for Belarus

If Moscow forced Minsk to export its oil products via Russian railways and ports, that would be economically unviable and dangerous for Belarus, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on August 17th, cites LETA/BNS.

17.08.2017

USAID: viability of Estonian civil society declined in 2016

Estonia once again tops the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Sustainability Index for Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia for 2016 published by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), although this time Estonia is among the countries where after years of fast development a setback can be seen, writes LETA/BNS.

17.08.2017

Potential investors in KVV Liepajas Metalurgs steelworks are from third countries

Potential investors in insolvent KVV Liepajas Metalurgs steelworks are from third countries, said Latvian Economics Minister Arvils Aseradens (Unity) in an interview with the Latvia public television, writes LETA.

16.08.2017

Russia's Sistema buys stake in Lithuanian Laserpas

A company of Russia's investment group Sistema has purchased a 50% stake in Lithuania's commercial drone operator Laserpas from Avia Solutions Group, the business daily Verslo Zinios reported on August 16ht, cites LETA/BNS.

16.08.2017

Latvia and Russia reach agreement on freight transportation, historians' meeting

Latvia and Russia on August 15th agreed to step up cooperation in transport and ensure uninterrupted freight transportation, as well as to organize a meeting of the two countries’ historians by the end of this year, Latvian Transport Minister Uldis Augulis (Greens/Farmers), who co-chaired a meeting of the Latvian-Russian intergovernmental commission in Riga, told reporters after the talks, writes LETA.

16.08.2017

Latvia, Russia agree on exchange of additional 3,000 universal permits for truckers

Latvia and Russia have agreed on exchange of additional 3,000 universal permits for international cargo transportation and truckers will be able to receive them starting from September 2017, the Latvian Road Transport Directorate’s representative Zane Plone reported LETA.

15.08.2017

Nordecon to build EUR 3.4 mln office building in tech park in Kiev

Eurocon Ukraine TOV, a Ukrainian subsidiary of the listed Estonian construction group Nordecon, and Kyiv Standartbud TOV have signed a contract for the construction of a seven-story office building in the Unit City technology park in Kiev for 3.4 million euros, reports LETA/BNS.

15.08.2017

Latvia favors constructive cooperation with Russia in a number of areas

Latvia favors constructive and practical cooperation with Russia in a number of areas, Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) said yesterday during a meeting with Russian Transport Minister Maksim Sokolov who co-chairs the Latvian-Russian intergovernmental commission, informs LETA.

15.08.2017

Cargo transportation by road has been growing steeply in 2017 in Latvia

Cargo transportation by road has been growing steeply this year, Transport Minister Uldis Augulis (Greens/Farmers) said in an interview with Latvian Television this morning, cites LETA.

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