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Tuesday, 21.10.2014, 22:54
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.
Keyword tags: Energy, EU – Baltic States, Legislation, Lithuania, Security
European Union (EU) states decided to uphold sanctions on Russia and to better co-ordinate their response to the Ebola crisis at a meeting of foreign ministers in Luxembourg on Monday, informs EUOBSERVER/LETA.
Today the government of Latvia approved of the Welfare Ministry's proposal that, starting from 2017, a new level of minimum monthly income will be adopted, which will be used in calculating, for instance, the minimum welfare amount, non-taxable income, and various benefits, informs LETA.
Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas discussed the security situation on the Baltic Sea, positions for the upcoming European Council meeting and economic co-operation with the Swedish colleague Stefan Löfven, reports LETA, referring to the Government Press Office.
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.
On Tuesday, Estonian Riigikogu adopted the legislative amendment that provides regulations for issuing digital ID cards to e-residents, writes LETA/National Broadcasting.
During EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Luxembourg yesterday, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Unity) urged EU members to show clearer and stronger support for the Eastern Partnership initiative countries.
Fisheries and environmental experts and authorities from the Baltic region start today a 2-day meeting with key focus on a mature draft for a new HELCOM Recommendation on aquaculture which, once adopted, will help cultivate fish in a more balanced and environmentally sustainable way, informs professional secretary at HELCOM Dmitry Frank-Kamenetsky.
In his meeting with Lithuanian economic diplomats and representatives of Enterprise Lithuania (Versli Lietiva), Lithuania's Minister of Economy Evaldas Gustas presented the challenges posed to Lithuania by the Russian embargo and urged them not to give in in their search for new export markets for Lithuania's produce, informs LETA/ELTA.
There is no doubt that corrupt "tigers and flies," cadres from the top to bottom ranks, are the losers in China's anti-corruption drive. But who are the winners?
The Board of the national electricity generation company Lietuvos Energijos Gamyba, implementing the strategy of the company and taking into account the opinion of the Supervisory Board, has decided to decommission units 1, 2 of the Lithuanian power plant (the Elektrenai Power Plant) owned by the company starting from 1 January, 2015, reports LETA/ELTA.
The "Riga 2014" Foundation is urging the government to make a decision on the future of the Corner House or the former KGB building at 61 Brivibas Street in Riga – an architectural edifice that "stood empty and deserted in the very center of Riga for more than six years," as "Riga 2014" public relations officer Martins Dregeris told LETA.
It has been determined that in 2011-2013 Lithuanian electricity distribution operator Lesto has included certain costs into distribution services which it had no right to include. Therefore, at the expense of consumers it accrued around LTL 137 million (EUR 39.7 million) in extra profit, informed LETA/ELTA, referring to Vakaro zinios.
The ruling coalition parties in Latvia denied support for a motion on hiking monthly salaries for Cabinet ministers, submitted by one of their own – the Finance Ministry's parliamentary secretary, MP Lolita Cigane (Unity), reports LETA.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius met with the Ambassador of Germany to Lithuania Jutta Schmitz on 17 October and discussed prospects for deepening bilateral cooperation, reports BC Lithuanian MFA.