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Thursday, 02.10.2014, 13:25
The Estonian government approved on Thursday of a bill that declares the flight rules regulations enforced in Estonia invalid and instead, from December 4, 2014, EU common aviation rules will become valid, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
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In 2014, the influential Association of German Magazine Publishers (Verband Deutscher Zeitschriftenverleger) will be giving the award of Golden Victoria for promotion of European ideas to the three Baltic States, reports LETA/ELTA.
While politicians argue that the Russian blockade will only bring minimal consequences to Lithuanian economy, the life of some of the agricultural producers and carriers has already turned into a nightmare, informs LETA/ELTA, referring to Vakaro zinios.
Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius is convinced that Lithuania will find alternative investors as the energy giant Chevron has dropped its intentions to invest in the Lithuanian shale gas sector, reports LETA/ELTA.
Estonian Interior Minister Hanno Pevkur said in national television ETV talk show "Forum" Wednesday evening that the state intends to establish a special border guard unit with two headquarters at Estonia's Eastern border in Narva and Piusa border guard station and very likely one in Tallinn, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
6,730 citizens submitted their votes for safekeeping at polling stations throughout the country for the 12th Saeima elections yesterday, Central Election Commission spokeswoman Kristine Berzina informed LETA.
The European Commission has adopted a new programme for emergency market measures for perishable fruit and vegetables in the wake of the Russian ban on imports of certain EU agricultural products, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to EC.
Parliament Speaker Loreta Grauziniene tried to calm the activists of the Lithuanian Pensioners' Party (LPP) by promising that pensions that were reduced during the crisis will be reinstated based on financial capabilities of the state, informs LETA/ELTA.
Several U.S. gas industry companies are willing to offer EUR 175 million for Latvijas Gaze shares, reports LETA/Nozare.lv, referring to the portal Pietiek.com.
During a Saeima Defense, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee meeting yesterday, the chief of the State Police's Organized Crime Department Andrejs Sinavins said that there are approximately 70 organized crime groups operating in Latvia, reports LETA.
The European Commission decided not to support Alexela Energia and Finnish energy company Gasum joint projects for building liquefied natural gas, or LNG terminals along the Gulf of Finland; both companies announced that they will continue with the terminal building plan, searching for other solutions, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
A precinct in downtown Riga for 12th Saeima elections [scheduled for Saturday] reports with surprise this evening that a line has formed with about 120 persons wanting to take advantage of the preliminary voting option yesterday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m, reports LETA.
Estonian Defence Minister Sven Mikser and Dutch Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert signed on Wednesday in Tallinn a cooperation agreement for the purchase of 44 military battle machines CV90 for the Estonian Defence Forces, which is the largest defence procurement after the restoration of independence, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
The negotiations of Finnish, Estonian and the European Commission representatives in Tallinn on Tuesday over the construction of a LNG terminal along the Gulf of Finland reached an impasse, Äripäev.ee/LETA cite Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat.
The success of the Shanghai free trade zone (FTZ) will be the number of mechanisms which are copied and promoted nationally, said Han Zheng, secretary of the Shanghai branch of the Communist Party of China.