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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 21.05.2019, 05:58

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Lithuanian refinery returns 2 shipments of tainted Russian crude

Lithuanian refinery returns 2 shipments of tainted Russian crude

16.05.2019

Polish-owned Lithuanian crude refiner Orlen Lietuva has returned two shipments of Russian oil contaminated with chlorine compounds, according to the Verslo Zinios reported LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Energy, Lithuania, Oil, Port, Russia, Transport



Putin endorses annual Victory Day payout to veterans in Russia, Baltics

Putin endorses annual Victory Day payout to veterans in Russia, Baltics

25.04.2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a regulation under which a payout of 10,000 rubles (EUR 138) will be made to veterans of World War II living in Russia and the three Baltic countries prior to the Victory Day of May 9 every year starting from 2019, writes LETA/BNS/Interfax.

Russia's Pskov Oblast wants 3-day visa freedom fro residents of Estonia, Latvia

Russia's Pskov Oblast wants 3-day visa freedom fro residents of Estonia, Latvia

24.04.2019

The Russian government received a proposal from the governor of Pskov Oblast to implement a three-day visa freedom for foreign tourists within the governor's area of administration, reported LETA/BNS.


Lithuania may blacklist Russian singer Leps

Lithuania may blacklist Russian singer Leps

24.04.2019

The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry proposes to blacklist Grigory Leps, a popular Russian singer allegedly linked to the Russian mafia, informed LETA/BNS.

Belarus looking for Latvian, Lithuanian port terminals for oil imports

Belarus looking for Latvian, Lithuanian port terminals for oil imports

24.04.2019

Belarus has voiced interest in port infrastructure in the Baltic states for alternative oil supplies by sea, according to the Interfax information informed LETA/BNS.


23.04.2019

Belarus suspends exports of light oil products to Ukraine, Poland, Baltic states

Belarus has been forced to suspend exports of light oil products to Ukraine, Poland, and the Baltic states due to its receipt of low-quality Russian oil, the deputy head of BelOil, Sergei Grib, told journalists in Minsk on Tuesday, citing LETA/BNS according to Interfax.

18.04.2019

Kaljulaid to speak with Putin in Estonian

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid and Russian President Vladimir Putin will speak respectively in Estonian and Russian at their meeting that is due to take place in the Kremlin on Thursday afternoon, according to the Postimees said LETA/BNS.

17.04.2019

Lithuanian govt moves to introduce quotas for foreign workers

The government proposed on Wednesday that the Seimas adopt a law introducing quotas for third-country nationals coming to work in Lithuania, informed LETA/BNS.

16.04.2019

Kazakhstan continues working to attract foreign investments

In the modern world, business is associated with certain risks and difficulties. Typically, entrepreneurs look for reliable ways to develop and strengthen their businesses. Investment is a kind of long-term business plan bringing good income for many years under proper approach.

16.04.2019

Russia, Belarus to make efforts to sell nuclear power to Baltics - Lithuanian minister

As Lithuania is taking steps to block electricity imports from the Astravyets nuclear power plant in Belarus, the country's Energy Minister Zygimantas Vaiciunas is convinced that Russia and Belarus will make special efforts to circumvent these barriers to export the plant's electricity to the Baltic countries, informed LETA/BNS.

16.04.2019

Tartu County Tourism Foundation developing St. Petersburg-Riga tourism route

A tourism project called Via Hanseatica Plus initiated by the Tartu County Tourism Foundation is to focus in the coming two years on expanding the St. Petersburg-Riga route towards Rakvere in North Estonia and the southern town of Viljandi, as well as to the Russian towns of Vyborg and Pskov, reported LETA/BNS.

12.04.2019

Klaipeda businessman named among donors of army cathedral in Russia

Vladimir Stefanov, a businessman from Lithuania's Klaipeda, is a financial donor of a Russian Armed Force's Orthodox cathedral under construction near Moscow, according the 15min.lt news website reports LETA/BNS.

11.04.2019

Tallinn city council elects Mihhail Kolvart mayor

As expected, the city council of Tallinn on Thursday elected Mihhail Kolvart, who had until now been serving as chairman of the city council, as the city's mayor, informed LETA/BNS.

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