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Court refuses to remand Lithuanian Business Confederation's head

Court refuses to remand Lithuanian Business Confederation's head

03.06.2020

A Vilnius court denied on Wednesday the prosecution's request to remand in custody Valdas Sutkus, the president of the Lithuanian Business Confederation (LVK), informed LETA/BNS.

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Lithuania's anti-corruption officials visit Maxima in influence peddling probe

Lithuania's anti-corruption officials visit Maxima in influence peddling probe

03.06.2020

As part of their illegal lobbying and influence peddling investigation, officials from the Special Investigation Service (STT) visited on Tuesday the company that managers Maxima, one of Lithuania's leading supermarket chains, and took away certain documents, reported LETA/BNS.

Police release Latvian businessman Ivanovs

Police release Latvian businessman Ivanovs

02.06.2020

The State Police on Tuesday released businessman Igors Ivanovs who had been arrested as a suspect in the criminal case on organization of an alleged murder of lawyer Alla Jurasa. Ivanovs' lawyer Janis Davidovics told LETA that restrictive measures unrelated with deprivation of liberty have been imposed on him.


EUR 600 mln redistributed among Latvian ministries

EUR 600 mln redistributed among Latvian ministries

02.06.2020

The Cabinet of Ministers on June 2nd in Latvia decided to redistribute EUR 600 million for different initiatives of ministries, including 103.2 million to be allocated for health care infrastructure projects, informs LETA.

New passenger operators will be able to begin regional routes in June 2021 in Latvia

New passenger operators will be able to begin regional routes in June 2021 in Latvia

02.06.2020

New passenger carriers could start working on regional bus routes in June of next year, the Minister of Transport Talis Linkaits (New Conservative Party) predicted in an interview with the Latvian Television morning news program Rita Panorama on JUne 2nd, reports LETA.


01.06.2020

Lithuania allows returnees from abroad to move within 1 km from place of self-isolation

People who are required to self-isolate after returning to Lithuania from abroad will be allowed to move within a kilometer from their place of isolation, the National Public Health Center (NPHC) said on June 1st, reports LETA/BNS.

01.06.2020

Bookings at hotels are still slow in Latvia

Even though Baltic residents are free to travel for two weeks already, booking of hotels rooms are still slow, said Janis Pinnis, the president of the Latvian Association of Hotels and Restaurants, cites LETA.

01.06.2020

Lithuanian MFA cancels recommendation not to travel to some EEA countries

Lithuania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs says it's cancelling the existing recommendations against travelling to certain countries in the European Economic Area, informs LETA/BNS.

01.06.2020

Lithuania allows mass events, opens up to foreigners

Lithuania is lifting more lockdown restrictions as of Monday, June 1st, as mass events are allowed, borders are being opened to foreigners and elder schoolchildren can return to schools, reports LETA/BNS.

29.05.2020

Railway section for NATO equipment to be opened in Lithuania

The construction of the Pabrade-Pazeimene railway section of national importance was completed in Lithuania's Svencionys District earlier this month and it will be presented on May 29th, informs LETA/BNS.

29.05.2020

50-70% drop in passengers using taxi services during state of emergency in Latvia

Kristians Godins, board chairman of the Road Transport Administration, said in an interview with LETA that there has been a 50-70% drop in passengers using taxi services during the state of emergency period.

28.05.2020

Croatia reopens borders for 10 EU nations for tourism

Croatia reopened its borders without restrictions to citizens from 10 European Union countries, including the Baltic States, on Thursday as the Adriatic nation looks to salvage a vital tourism sector hit by the coronavirus pandemic, informs LETA/BNS.

28.05.2020

Estonian government eases restrictions related to COVID-19

The Estonian government on Thursday decided to ease restrictions related to COVID-19 in the field of travel, public events, the organization of sporting events, and education, reports LETA/BNS.

28.05.2020

More than 100 Lithuanians return to country from abroad via Baltic neighbors each day

Latvia’s and Estonia’s border guard services each day notify Lithuania’s institutions about more than 100 Lithuania’s nationals arriving from other countries, Lithuania's State Border Guard Service (SBGS) reported on May 28th, cites LETA/BNS.

28.05.2020

Estonia backs permitting oil shale sector to use fiscally marked diesel

he Estonian government on May 28th approved a draft legislation aimed to reduce the costs of oil shale mining companies by temporarily allowing them to use diesel fuel carrying a fiscal marker in mining operations, informs LETA/BNS.

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