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Wednesday, 04.05.2016, 20:21
The municipality of Kaunas decided on May 3rd to provide 500,000 euros to the low-cost airline Wizz Air to help it operate more flights from Lithuania's second-biggest city, reports LETA/BNS.
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Altogether 704,642 passengers passed through the ports of Estonia's state-owned Port of Tallinn in April 2016, 1.4% less than in April 2015, informs LETA/BNS.
On Thursday, 28 April, Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis met Stephan Weil, Prime Minister of Lower Saxony in Hannover, informed BC press secretary to the Prime Minister Andrejs Vaivars.
The Tallinn administrative court on April 27th, 2016 did not allow an appeal submitted by Taco Express OU in connection with a decision of the Tallinn city government to impose economic activity restrictions on bars mainly situated on Suur- Karja Street in the Old Town, informs LETA/BNS.
Lithuania's Curonian Spit resort Neringa will charge an entry fee of 20 euros per car in the summer peak season, reports LETA/BNS.
Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in 2015, 6.8 mln foreign travellers visited Latvia, which is 9.5% more than in 2014. Last year foreign travellers spent EUR 742.2 mln in Latvia (excluding transport costs), which is EUR 73.7 mln or 11% more than in 2014.
The Blue Flag international jury has decided that this year the Blue Flag will be awarded to 17 beaches and two marinas in Latvia, as Ieva Gedzuna, a representative of Zemes Draugi environmentalist NGO reported LETA.
Nordic Star festival to be held in Jurmala on April 27-30th. Many say that Jūrmala resort town is the pearl of the Baltics. Jūrmala in springtime is like a vitamin of good mood and bright sunlight. A magic potion for the northern soul, to wake you up from winters sleep.
Representatives of Estonia and Belarus on April 20th signed an agreement in Minsk, which will allow Estonian citizens to stay longer in Belarus with a visa, informs LETA.
Over three million persons visited accredited museums in Latvia in 2015, which was the largest ever, informs LETA.
The Estonian bus operator Lux Express on April 18th replaced all the buses serving the Tallinn-Tartu route with brand new Scania Irizar i8 buses, introducing a new concept involving a lounge section with 15 seats in the 2+1 arrangement, informs LETA/BNS.
14 clinics of the healthcare alliance Baltic Care in Latvia had 8,868 patients from abroad in 2015, which is 10.5% more than in 2014, while the total amount of services provided by the clinics increased 6.5% to EUR 1.346 million.
The Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications finds that it isn't possible to ensure a service of satisfactory quality on the ferry line between the mainland and Saaremaa Island with two ferries in the summer and wants to charter a third vessel for 920,000 euros to operate the route during two months in summer 2016, informs LETA/BNS.
During the first quarter of 2016 cargo handling at the southwestern Latvian port of Liepaja picked up 5.8% year-on-year to 1,444,553 tons, according to the data provided by the Liepaja Special Economic Zone (SEZ). The port’s administrator Guntars Krievins told LETA that the cargo flow at the port is stable with a positive trend, but the port and stevedores have to work on attracting more cargoes.
Altogether 741,099 passengers passed through the ports of Estonia's state-owned Port of Tallinn in March 2016, 13.3% more than in March 2015 and the biggest number of all time for March, reports LETA/BNS.