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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Friday, 25.05.2018, 23:38

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Estonian police support Ukrainian colleagues in many fields

Estonian police support Ukrainian colleagues in many fields

25.05.2018

Estonia has been providing support to the law enforcement agencies of Ukraine already for many years, spokespeople for the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board have said, cites LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Corruption, Estonia, Financial Services, Legislation, Ukraine



Lithuanian ex-EnMin: Gazprom to keep its dominance if Nord Stream 2 is built

Lithuanian ex-EnMin: Gazprom to keep its dominance if Nord Stream 2 is built

25.05.2018

The binding obligations imposed by the European Commission on Gazprom to prevent its dominance in Central and Eastern Europe will prove pointless if a second Nord Stream gas pipeline is built, Arvydas Sekmokas, a former Lithuanian energy minister, said on May 24th, cites LETA/BNS.

Nord Stream 2 releases 90,000 young atlantic salmon as the compensation Measure in Russia

Nord Stream 2 releases 90,000 young atlantic salmon as the compensation Measure in Russia

24.05.2018

Nord Stream 2, the developer of the twin pipeline to supply Russian natural gas to the EU market through the Baltic Sea, released 90,000 young Atlantic salmon into rivers in the Russian part of the Gulf of Finland as compensation for potential temporary damage to fisheries during construction of the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline in Russian waters. This initiative is part of the complex Environmental and Community Initiatives Strategy developed by Nord Stream 2 for Russia, and is being implemented in cooperation with FGBU Glavrybvod and under the control of the Northwest branch of the Federal Fishery Agency.


In Q1, Lithuanian hotels received 546.4 thousand tourists

In Q1, Lithuanian hotels received 546.4 thousand tourists

24.05.2018

According to Statistics Lithuania, in I quarter 2018, the country’s accommodation establishments received 546.4 thousand tourists, or by 7.3% more than I quarter 2017. Compared to I quarter 2017, the number of overnight stays grew by 3.8%. One guest stayed in an accommodation establishment for, on average, 2.2 nights.

EU reaches deal with Gazprom in anti-trust case

EU reaches deal with Gazprom in anti-trust case

24.05.2018

The EU on May 24th settled a high-stakes anti-trust case against Gazprom, the Kremlin-backed energy giant, over claims it abused its dominant position as a gas provider in eastern Europe member states, informs LETA/AFP.


23.05.2018

Latvia stands for safeguarding special status of Neighborhood Policy for financing external action

On May 22nd, Foreign Ministry Parliamentary Secretary Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica, took part in the meeting of the European Union (EU) Foreign Affairs Council on development cooperation, which followed a discussion in the trade ministers’ format, informs LETA.

23.05.2018

EnMin: EC's Gazprom probe's significance to Lithuania decreased

As the European Commission plans to announce about an amicable agreement with Russian gas giant Gazprom over its activity in eastern Europe, Lithuania's former and incumbent energy ministers say the Russian company's potential commitment are no longer significant for Lithuania after it diversified its gas supplies, informs LETA/BNS.

22.05.2018

US considering sanctions on Nord Stream 2 firms: report

An American official has said that the United States is considering imposing sanctions on multinational corporations taking part in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, according to a report, cites POLSKIE RADIO/LETA.

21.05.2018

Work-related immigration in Lithuania more than doubles

The number of foreigners coming to Lithuania to work has more than doubled in 2018, new figures show, amid the government's plans to introduce restrictions on work-related immigration, reports LETA/BNS.

18.05.2018

Jurmala sees 23% rise of tourists in Q1

The Latvian sea-side resort town Jurmala saw the number of tourists to grow 23 percent in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2017, the Jurmala City Council said, citing the latest figures from the Latvian Central Statistical Bureau.

18.05.2018

Estonian MEP Kelam emphasizes importance of fundamental cohesion of EU, US

The European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs held a public discussion in Brussels on the current situation of the relations between the European Union and the United States, in which Estonian MEP Tunne Kelam emphasized that the tactical differences in the behavior of the EU and the U.S. cannot change the fundamental cohesion of both sides, informs LETA/BNS.

16.05.2018

Nord Stream 2 receives positive conclusion of state expertise in Russia

The Main Department of State Expertise (MSE), the federal autonomous institution under the Russian Ministry of Construction responsible for state expert review of design documentation of major infrastructure projects, has issued a positive conclusion on the project documentation and engineering survey results for the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline in Russi, reported BC Nord Stream’s press service.

16.05.2018

Ukrainian real estate portal: highest real estate prices of Baltics in Tallinn

According to the Ria.com Marketplace real estate portal operating on the Ukrainian market, the highest average price of real estate per square meter across the capitals of the Baltic countries is in Tallinn, informs LETA/BNS.

16.05.2018

Bill about TV content in EU languages aimed at restricting Russian propaganda to be rewritten

A working group of the parliamentary committee on human rights and public affairs will rewrite the draft legislative amendments aimed at restriction of the Russian propaganda in Latvia and requiring that at least 90 percent of the content in the cable TV basic packages should be in the languages of the EU member states.

15.05.2018

Number of tourists hosted at Latvian hotels rose by 15.3% in Q1

Latest data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that 454.2 thousand visitors stayed at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments in the 1st quarter of 2018, which is 14.3% more than in the 1st quarter of 2017. Compared to corresponding period of the previous year, the number of nights spent by visitors increased by 12.8%, reaching 885.2 thousand. The average length of stay comprised 1.9 nights.

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