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Lithuania turns to EU Court of Justice over place of hearing of flyLAL and AirBaltic dispute

Lithuania turns to EU Court of Justice over place of hearing of flyLAL and AirBaltic dispute

12.01.2017

The European Union's (EU) Court of Justice has been asked to specify whether the claim filed by bankrupt company flyLAL-Lithuanian Airlines (flyLAL) against Latvia's Air Baltic and the Riga Airport can be heard in Lithuanian courts, reports LETA/BNS.

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Two dead as truck driven by Polish citizen collides with passenger car

Two dead as truck driven by Polish citizen collides with passenger car

12.01.2017

Two people died in a traffic accident on the Bauska motor road this morning, LETA was told at the State Police.

Corruption watchdog wants Latvian ombudsman to retract his derogatory remarks

Corruption watchdog wants Latvian ombudsman to retract his derogatory remarks

11.01.2017

The Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) wants Latvian Ombudsman Juris Jansons to make a public apology for his derogatory remarks about the judiciary and the KNAB and to retract those remarks, writes LETA.


Handover of Toosi wind farm plot is lawful

Handover of Toosi wind farm plot is lawful

11.01.2017

According to Estonian Finance Minister Sven Sester the government's decision to hand over the Tootsi wind farm plot to the state-owned energy group Eesti Energia corresponds with the current laws, reports LETA/BNS.

Latvian Customs Police seize 5.2 kilos of marijuana from Belarus car

Latvian Customs Police seize 5.2 kilos of marijuana from Belarus car

11.01.2017

The Latvian Customs Police of the State Revenue Service on December 7, 2016, seized 5,213 grams of marijuana from a Volkswagen Passat car driven by a Belarus citizen. A criminal procedure has been launched, reports LETA.


09.01.2017

Lithuania's tax chief suspected of illegally helping MG Baltic and Vilniaus Prekyba

Dainoras Bradauskas, head of the Lithuanian State Tax Inspectorate (VMI), is suspected of exerting illegal influence on financial inspections of the country's largest business groups, MG Baltic and Vilniaus Prekyba (VP), carried out by the tax authority, BNS/LETA sources said.

04.01.2017

Loginovs and his deputy Pecaks acquitted on abuse of power charges

The Riga Northern District Court today completed review of a criminal case against the Freeport of Riga CEO Leonids Loginovs and his deputy Aigars Pecaks, acquitting both, reports LETA.

04.01.2017

Estonia's Edelaraudtee turns down EUR 2.1 mln compensation

The privately owned operator of passenger trains Edelaraudtee, for whom a court has awarded 2.1 mln euros in damages due to premature termination of a contract by the Estonian government, is not satisfied with the size of the compensation and will appeal the decision, LETA/BNS reports.

04.01.2017

Leedo owes govt EUR 1 mln in port fees

The companies Saaremaa Laevakompanii and Vainamere Liinid belonging to Estonian businessman Vjatseslav Leedo have failed to pay the state-owned operator of regional ports AS Saarte Liinid approximately 1 mln euros in port fees, reports LETA/BNS.

04.01.2017

Extortionists behind series of bomb hoaxes targeting shopping centers in Latvia and other countries

omb hoaxes targeting shopping centers before Christmas were arranged by a group of extortionists, who had demanded money from the retailers, if they wanted to avoid damage to their business from evacuation of their stores which is the usual response of the authorities to any bomb threats, reports LETA.

29.12.2016

Vilnius Energy co asks Stockholm arbitration to appoint valuers of heating grid

Vilniaus Energija (Vilnius Energy), Lithuania's biggest district heating supplier controlled by France's Veolia, has asked the Stockholm arbitration to appoint an independent asset valuer in protest of the valuers selected by the municipal company Vilniaus Silumos Tinklai (Vilnius Heating Grid, VST ), reports LETA/BNS,

23.12.2016

Estonian Police checking Prisma supermarkets following bomb threat

The police are checking stores of the Prisma chain across Estonia after receiving on Friday night an e-mail which said that there could be a bomb in one of the stores, writes LETA/BNS according to the Postimees Online information.

23.12.2016

Lithuanian court upholds EUR 36 mln fine for Russia's Gazprom

Russian gas concern Gazprom must pay Lithuania a fine of 35.651 million euros, which was imposed two years ago for refusing to sign a gas exchange deal with Lithuania's state-owned electricity production group Lietuvos Energijos Gamyba (Lithuanian Energy Production, LEG) formerly known as Lietuvos Energija, the Supreme Administrative Court ruled on Thursday, writes LETA/BNS.

20.12.2016

Police start criminal process on violations during construction of Prisma supermarket in Riga

The State Police have started a criminal process on gross violations during the construction of the Prisma supermarket in Riga's Plavnieki neighborhood. At the moment, there are no suspects in the case, the State Police's spokesman Dairis Anucins told LETA.

19.12.2016

Tartu Mill denies involvement in EUR 1.2 mln VAT fraud

The grain processing company Tartu Mill that was on Monday charged with participation in a 1.2 million euro VAT fraud finds the charge unjustified, saying that only a former employee was involved in it, reports LETA/BNS.

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