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Sunday, 20.04.2014, 23:54
President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite met with U.S. Republican Senators John McCain, John Barrasso and John Hoeven. The main points of discussion were the situation in Ukraine and the threats it posed to the security of Europe and the Baltic region, reports BC presidential press service.
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Latvenergo Group has published its audited Annual Report for 2013 which shows profit at EUR 46 million, down 9% from 2012, as NASDAQ OMX Riga reports, cites LETA/Nozare.lv.
Estonia’s oil product terminals' operator Vopak E.O.S. announced that due to the complicated business environment, it will start cutting its general expenditures and also the number of employees, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Russian Ambassador Alexander Veshnyakov, interviewed by LTV, reassured viewers that Latvia faces no threat from Russia. He said that he realizes that Russia's operations in Ukraine have upset many people in Latvia, who are concerned about state security, informs LETA/ELTA.
Lithuania's Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius claimed he had not heard anything about the intentions of the Polish company PKN ORLEN to sell petroleum refining company ORLEN Lietuva on his visit to Mazeikiai-based company on Monday, cites LETA/ELTA.
During meeting in Luxembourg, European Union foreign ministers called for an end to the destabilization of Ukraine and decided to expand the list of restricted measures. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said at the meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Luxembourg yesterday, that the actions of separatists in eastern Ukraine in recent days are unacceptable, the Foreign Ministry of Estonia said in a statement.
Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas said during a working visit to Finland on Tuesday, at a meeting with his Finnish colleague Jyrki Katainen that the Balticconnector gas pipeline and LNG terminals need a fast agreement and the long-delayed process has to be completed, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
The Dobele gas storage facility in Latvia could serve as a regional importance gas infrastructure object and source, Economy Minister Vjaceslavs Domvrovskis (Reform Party) believes, cites LETA/Nozare.lv.
The most difficult period in the entire history of the company. Almost 100 people are planned to be dismissed and an emergency plan is prepared. Mazeikiai-based petroleum refining company ORLEN Lietuva uses only 60% of its capacities, writes LETA/ELTA, referring to Lietuvos rytas.
Though the history of LLC LatRosTrans actually started in 1963, when a decision was taken to construct a crude oil pipeline, the Latvian-Russian joint venture LLC LatRosTrans was established on 14 April 1994, informed BC LLC LatRosTrans board member Igor Stepanov.
April 14-17 is a Green Week in Tallinn University, which is a student initiative that focuses on the introduction and discussions about renewable energy, climate changes and sustainable development education, reported BC the press service of the University of Tallinn.
On Monday, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius visited Mazeikiai-based petroleum refining company Orlen Lietuva, which is experiencing its most difficult time. During his visit, it was said that according to PKN ORLEN concern, it was necessary that both the Lithuanian government and other public legal entities in cooperation with Orlen Lietuva would take immediate decision to allow the company to continue its activities, informs LETA/ELTA.
On Monday Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius will visit Mazeikiai-based petroleum refining company Orlen Lietuva, which is preparing an emergency plan and intends to make about 100 its employees redundant, LRT.lt said.
Estonian Riigikogu Member Sven Sester, who headed the Baltic Assembly energy market round table meeting that took place in Klaipeda, Lithuania, said that the Baltic states aspire for independence from Russian gas, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
On early Friday morning laying of power cables started at the shores of the Baltic sea. It is one of the fundamental construction stages of the international 450 kilometre long electricity link NordBalt, between Lithuania and Sweden, informs LETA/ELTA.