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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Saturday, 31.10.2020, 06:19

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Lithuania hands note to Belarus in protest over border closure

Lithuania hands note to Belarus in protest over border closure

30.10.2020

Vilnius has handed a diplomatic note to Minsk after the neighboring country partially closed its border with Lithuania on Thursday, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, October 30th, informs LETA/BNS.

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Belarus closes border for private and passenger transport

Belarus closes border for private and passenger transport

29.10.2020

Belarus on Thursday closed its border for private and passenger transport arriving from Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine, Tut.by web portal reported, cites LETA/BNS.

Belarusian-founded EPAM Systems to hire 600 IT engineers in Vilnius

Belarusian-founded EPAM Systems to hire 600 IT engineers in Vilnius

29.10.2020

EPAM Systems, a Belarusian-founded, US-based global provider of digital platform engineering and software development services, is opening a new office in Vilnius, with plans to hire about 600 highly qualified IT engineers in the next five years, Invest Lithuania said.


Lithuania, Latvia to continue EU-funded cross-border cooperation program without Belarus

Lithuania, Latvia to continue EU-funded cross-border cooperation program without Belarus

29.10.2020

Lithuania and Latvia will continue to carry out projects under the EU-funded cross-border cooperation program without Belarus, at least for now, Interior Minister Rita Tamasuniene said LETA/BNS.

Astravyets NPP's partner from Russia also supplies power cables to Lithuania

Astravyets NPP's partner from Russia also supplies power cables to Lithuania

28.10.2020

Lithuania's energy system is also supplied with power cables by Belarusian producer Energokomplekt which is a partner of Russia's Rosatom that is building the Astravyets nuclear power plant, the lrt.lt news website reports, cites LETA/BNS.


27.10.2020

Astravyets NPP to start power production in November

Lithuania's power transmission system operator Litgrid said on Monday it had been informed by Belarusian operator Belenergo that power production at the Astravyets nuclear power plant would be launched on November 1-10, informed LETA/BNS.

23.10.2020

Zygimantas Vaiciunas: Baltic electricity trade with Russia to decrease after Belarus' N-plant launch

The Baltic countries' agreed new methodology will ensure that the volume of electricity trade with Russia will decrease after Belarus launches its Astravyets nuclear power plant, Energy Minister Zygimantas Vaiciunas said on Wednesday, citing calculations by Lithuania's power transmission system operator Litgrid, writes LETA/BNS.

19.10.2020

Owner of Estonian IT company arrested in Belarus

Vladislav Herchykau, CEO and one of the owners of Estonian IT company Bamboo Group OU, was among the 40 people arrested by the authorities of Belarus during the traditional women's and students' march in the country's capital Minsk on Saturday, Belarus media reported cites LETA/BNS.

19.10.2020

Tikhanovskaya, Canadian MFA discuss possibility to relocate ice hockey championship

Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has raised the issue of relocating the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, scheduled to be co-hosted by Minsk, to step up pressure on Belarus' authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, her spokeswoman confirmed to BNS on October 17th, informs LETA/BNS.

15.10.2020

In August, Latvian hotels visited by twice as many tourists from Estonia and Lithuania

Accordingly data of the Central Statistical Bureau, in August 2020 the number of foreign and resident visitors comprised 300.2 thousand, which is 22.7 % less than in August 2019. As compared to August of the previous year, the number of nights spent by visitors has reduced by 27.6 % and comprised 535.7 thousand nights.

15.10.2020

LTG Cargo on track on exceed its optimistic forecasts in 2020

LTG Cargo, the freight transportation subsidiary of Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, LTG), expects that its annual freight volumes will be lower in 2020 than last year but will exceed its earlier released optimistic forecasts, informs LETA/BNS.

14.10.2020

Uzbekistan elected to UN Human Rights Council for the period 2021-2023

169 countries voted for Uzbekistan to join the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), reports IA “Dunyo” correspondent from New York.

14.10.2020

Tallinn not creating separate scholarship for Belarusian students

Tallinn city authorities did not support the Reform Party's initiative to create a scholarship fund for supporting Belarusian students' studies in Tallinn University and the Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech).

13.10.2020

Foreign tourist numbers in summer drop threefold in Estonia

Three times less foreign tourists than last year stayed at the accommodation establishments of Estonia in the three summer months of June, July and August 2020, Statistics Estonia said on Tuesday, cites LETA/BNS.

13.10.2020

We could hardly call relations between Latvia and Russia as satisfactory

Relations between Latvia and Russia have not gone through the best times in recent years, and they can hardly be described as satisfactory, the Russian Ambassador to Latvia Yevgeny Lukyanov said in an interview with the Russian language newspaper Segodnja, cites LETA.

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