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Wednesday, 01.10.2014, 08:58
While attending the 10th informal Arraiolos Group meeting in the Portuguese city of Braga, Latvian President Andris Berzins pointed out that the arrival of U.S. companies into the European energy market will help stabilize the situation and lessen concerns about one monopoly energy supplier.
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Starting from the beginning of 2014, both the EU and Ukraine have been facing many common challenges related to their respective border, energy and defense security.
Latvian airline airBaltic together with its consortium partners AirbusProSky and Latvijas Gaisa Satiksme completed the AMBER project under the Atlantic Interoperability Initiative to Reduce Emissions (AIRE)., reported BC vice president of corporate communications at airBaltic Janis Vanags.
The goal to reduce emissions by 40% is ambitious, therefore, it is important to consider how this venture will affect each member state individually, Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Unity) said during the European Union's (EU) General Affairs Council in Brussels yesterday, cites LETA.
At the EU's General Affairs Council meeting on 29 September in Brussels, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Rolandas Krisciunas called for the timely adoption of decisions concerning the EU's energy security, informs LETA/ELTA the MFA.
Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius met with ambassadors of the European Union member states residing in Lithuania and discussed regional security, international policy and other most important issues of the EU, reports LETA/ELTA.
The collection of VAT among companies who are registered as liquid fuel operators in Estonia has increased this year by 30 million euros, or 38%, said the Tax and Customs Board, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
As the Lithuanian Ministry of Energy reviewed the final Ignalina nuclear power plant (NPP) decommissioning plan, it turned out that the closing price will stand at EUR 2.6 billion at least, while the closing deadline has been extended for 9 years, informs LETA/ELTA.
Lithuanian Government has approved of the updated regulations of the Hydrocarbon Resource Usage Competition, drafted by the Ministry of Environment, reports LETA/ELTA.
On Friday, the transaction was completed, which made AS Alexela Energia the sole owner of AS Gasum Eesti, LETA/Delfi reports.
Over 150 specialists, investors and port representatives gathered on the 25th of September at the international LNG seminar to discuss over the development of LNG infrastructure in the Baltic Sea ports. The seminar, which took place in Estonia, in Muuga Harbour, was organized by Baltic Ports Organization (BPO) and Port of Tallinn, reports BC port’s press service.
Natural gas company JetGas installed an LNG gas storage unit in the Saaremaa dairy industry, which the company says is the only one of its kind gas terminal in the Baltic States, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
Since the ceasefire agreement in Ukraine was reached at the beginning of September, the situation in the country has improved, however, it remains tense, Latvian Ambassador to Ukraine Argita Daudze believes, cites LETA.
The main political problem in Ukraine at the moment is energy supplies, and it needs to be solved before the arrival of winter, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said during a meeting with President Andris Berzins in the New York yesterday, informs LETA.