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Saturday, 20.12.2014, 04:59
Cargo ship Sea Wind, which is owned by AS Tallink Grupp, starts its operations on Tallinn-Vuosaari route on 8th of January 2015. The ship will be under Estonian flag and the crew will consist of Estonian seamen, reports BC port’s press service.
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The Competition Council in Latvia has decided to change several binding rules formerly imposed on broadcaster MTG Broadcasting AB (MTG), allowing the company to change cooperation terms in regard to the placement of classic advertisements by its clients.
The European Commission has confirmed its opinion on the updated draft budgetary plan of Latvia for 2015, the Finance Ministry informed the press representatives, cites LETA.
Jurgita Kazlauskiene has been selected to head the State Tourism Department (VTD). Up until now, she worked as the deputy president of the European Spas Association, also led the Lithuanian Spas Association, reports LETA/ELTA.
On the basis of the Constitution, and having regard to the decree of the President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, the Seimas has ratified the Treaty establishing the European Stability Mechanism signed by the euro area countries in Brussels in 2012 and amended in 2014, and the documents relating thereto. This Law received 82 votes in favour, with 1 vote against and 1 abstention, reported LETA/ELTA, referring to the Office of the Seimas.
French transport, infrastructure and energy giant Alstom plans to take part in Rail Baltica II project, offering infrastructure and energy solutions as well as the rolling stock, said Alstom Central and Eastern European director Valerie Chardon.
On December 18, in Brussels, the Heads of State and Government called for immediate establishment of the European Fund for Strategic Investments to fund growth of Europe, and for reaching an agreement on the most important tasks during Latvia's Presidency. Latvia has set a priority – to develop competitive, digital and engaged Europe, reported BC press secretary to the Prime Minister Aiva Rozenberga.
At the European Council meeting in Brussels, President Dalia Grybauskaite together with other EU leaders discussed topical external policy issues and the situation in Ukraine, reported BC presidential press service.
The fall of the Russian rouble is cause for concern for more than 3,000 pensioners living in Estonia who are paid pensions from the Russian Federation state budget, since the fall of the rouble means reduction in real income, LETA/Postimees writes.
The situation in the fish processing industry is tense at the moment as a result of the tumbling Russian ruble, yet there is still hope as companies are more or less successfully expanding into new markets, thus the industry is expecting improvements in the coming couple of months, as Andris Bite, a representative of the Union of Latvian Fish Processing Industry and a co-owner of Karavela fish cannery, said commenting on the information about 400 employees being laid off at Ventspils zivju konservu kombinats (Ventspils Fish Cannery), cites LETA.
State institutions have implemented at least 85% of solutions suggested by the State Audit Office in Latvia, yet a number of institutions are still reluctant to change anything, reports LETA.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite is attending a European Council meeting. The focus of the meeting is on the economic situation in the European Union and measures to foster economic growth and investments, reported BC the presidential press service.
Jurmala City Council representatives are denying the public rumors about "New Wave", "KVN", and "Comedy Club" exiting Latvia, the Jurmala City Council informed LETA.
Estonian Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus spoke during a meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Tallinn with the new Indian Ambassador to Estonia Ashok Kumar Sharma about finding a quick solution to the case of 14 Estonian citizens detained in India and said that there is no need to keep the Estonian ship guards in India, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
During a meeting with Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan Erlan Abdyldaev yesterday, Latvian President Andris Berzins emphasized that the European Union wishes to see Kyrgyzstan as a democratic country, LETA was informed by the Presidential Press Service.