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Thursday, 23.10.2014, 23:36
Electricity prices for households could grow up to 15-30% after January 1, 2015, Deputy State Secretary of the Economy Ministry Jurijs Spiridonovs said in a press conference today, cites LETA/Nozare.lv.
Keyword tags: Energy, Latvia, Legislation
Meeting in Tallinn with Norwegian Minister for EAA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that hopefully in the future, Norway will contribute to Baltic Air Policing from the Ämari Air Base, informed BC Estonian MFA.
In the Nordic electricity bourse Nord Pool Spot (NPS) Estonian price region, the average electricity price was 42.97 EUR per MWh in September 2014, by 9.9% higher than in August 2014, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
On 27 October, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite will attend the welcoming ceremony for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage vessel Independence in Klaipeda. The LNG terminal will ensure Lithuania's energy independence and competitive prices for consumers, reports BC the presidential press service.
EBITDA LIFO result of Orlen Lietuva in the third quarter of 2014 amounted to USD 54 million and was higher by USD 58 million (year-on-year), supported by favourable macroeconomic environment in this period, informs LETA/ELTA.
Estonia wants that during the European Council meeting this week developments of the European domestic energy market and desynchronization of the Baltic countries' power systems from Russian and Belarusian networks would be supported, reports LETA/Postimees.
Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas said in the parliament information hour on Wednesday that the main challenge of the oil shale industry is still the price of oil and Estonia cannot unfortunately influence that with environmental fees, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
Media reports that Latvia has withdrawn from the talks on buying German company E.ON Ruhrgas 47.32% stake in the Latvijas Gaze gas supply company are not correct, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) told reporters Tuesday night, cites LETA/Nozare.lv.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius met with the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and the Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedjarov in Baku on 21 October, and discussed ways to further strengthen bilateral relations and development of the EU Eastern Partnership, reports BC, referring to Lithuania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite met with the heads of 18 major Norwegian businesses and investment funds to discuss the investment climate and business opportunities in the country, reports BC presidential press service.
The European Commission's latest proposals regarding greenhouse gas reductions is absurd, as far as Latvia is concerned, because for Latvia it will mean return to the Stone Age, Economy Minister Vjaceslavs Dombrovskis (Reform Party/Unity) told reporters after the Saeima Economic Committee's meeting yesterday, informs LETA/Nozare.lv.
On 21 October, the EU General Affairs Council convened for a meeting in Luxembourg. The central item on its agenda was preparation for the European Council meeting on 23-24 October. The Ministers also had a thematic debate on “Europe of Freedom, Security and Justice”, one of the priorities of the EU's strategic agenda, reports Latvian MFA.
The government today tasked the Interior Ministry to prepare a humanitarian aid shipment to Ukraine made up of nine generators, which will be transported to the country by the State Fire and Rescue Service, reports LETA.
President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite met with Sweden's new Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. During a working lunch, the President and the Prime Minister discussed bilateral relations between Lithuania and Sweden, security situation in the region, implementation of common energy projects, and cooperation in international organizations, informed BC presidential press.service.
The state cannot afford to buy E.ON Ruhrgas 47.23% stake in the Latvijas Gaze gas supply company, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) said in an interview with the Latvian State Television this morning, reports LETA.