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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Friday, 03.07.2015, 20:20

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Manabalss.lv portal launches signature drive for "returning" Palanga to Latvia

Manabalss.lv portal launches signature drive for "returning" Palanga to Latvia

03.07.2015

A signature drive has been initiated at the manabalss.lv portal of public initiatives, claiming that Palanga "region and maritime territory be returned to the Republic of Latvia", reports LETA.

Keyword tags: Internet, Latvia, Legislation, Lithuania, Technology, Tourism



Tallink registers 2% decrease in passenger numbers in June y-o-y

Tallink registers 2% decrease in passenger numbers in June y-o-y

03.07.2015

Estonia's biggest passenger shipping company AS Tallink Grupp informed the Tallinn stock exchange that in June 2015, it transported 882,635 passengers, which is almost a 2% decrease compared to June 2014, informs LETA.

Ryanair launches European wide petition to keep Europe's skies open

Ryanair launches European wide petition to keep Europe's skies open

02.07.2015

Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, on July 1st 2015 launched an EU wide online petition to prevent Europe’s consumers having their travel plans disrupted or holidays cancelled by tiny groups of Air Traffic Control (ATC) unions going on strike and closing skies over Europe, reports BC Elina Hakkarainen.


Tallinn-Moscow train likely to start operating again

Tallinn-Moscow train likely to start operating again

01.07.2015

The Moscow-Tallinn passenger train that stopped operating in May 2015 will start operating again on 10 July 2015, but this time the line goes through St. Petersburg, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

Tallink signs loan agreement for LNG powered fast ferry

Tallink signs loan agreement for LNG powered fast ferry

30.06.2015

Estonia's biggest passenger shipping company AS Tallink Group informed the Tallinn stock exchange that it has signed a loan agreement for building a new LNG powered fast ferry, reports LETA.

30.06.2015

Lithuanian tourist flights to Tunisia cancelled until autumn

Taking into consideration a difficult situation in Tunisia, the Lithuanian tour operator Novaturas UAB has cancelled the planned flights to Tunisia as of Monday, 29 June until 10 September, the Lithuanian State Tourism Department (VTD) said, cites LETA/ELTA.

29.06.2015

Cargo handling in the Eastern Coast Baltic Seaports in January – May decreased by 0.1%

In January-May 2015, the overall cargo handling in the Baltic Eastern Coast Seaports totalled 155 316,1 thou. tn; the year-on-year change is -0.1% or -207,1 thou. tn, reports BC Klaipeda port’s press service.

29.06.2015

25 years passed from re-establishing ferry connection between Estonia and Sweden

Tallinn-Stockholm shipping line had an anniversary on June 17th 2015 – on the same date 25 years ago in 1990 with the first trip of the ferry Nord Estonia the regular ferry connection between Estonia and Sweden was re-established after a pause of 50 years, reported BC the port’s press service.

29.06.2015

In 2014, inbound overnight trips grew by 2.5% in Lithuania

In 2014, compared with 2013, the number of inbound tourists arriving for overnight trips grew by 2.5%, from 2 to 2.1 million. Meanwhile, the number of inbound tourists arriving for same-day trips fell by 3%, from 3.3 to 3.2 million, writes LETA/ELTA.

15.06.2015

airBaltic launches direct flights between Riga and Pisa

The Latvian airline airBaltic on June 13, 2015, launched a new route between Riga and Pisa, Central Italy, adding yet another popular summer destination to airBaltic’s route map, reports Vice President of Corporate Communications Janis Vanags.

12.06.2015

airBaltic launches flights between Riga and the island Rhodes

The Latvian airline airBaltic today launched a new route between Riga and the Greek island of Rhodes, informed BC the vice president of corporate communications at airBaltic Janis Vanags.

11.06.2015

In April, the number of accommodated tourists stayed on the previous level in Estonia

According to Statistics Estonia, 209,400 tourists used the services of accommodation establishments in April 2015. The number of foreign tourists decreased and the number of domestic tourists increased.

09.06.2015

Tallink pays nearly a half of its 2014 profit as dividends

Estonia's biggest passenger shipping company AS Tallink Grupp shareholders decided at their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday to pay 13.4 million euros as dividends, the company informed the Tallinn Stock Exchange, cites LETA.

09.06.2015

Vilnius Sports Palace reconstruction named the project of national importance

The Government of Lithuania has decided to recognise the reconstruction of Vilnius Palace of Concert and Sports as a project of national economic importance. The goal is to establish a new centre for congresses, conferences and cultural events; to promote business and conference tourism seeking to increase Lithuania's competitiveness and visibility and to create conditions to attract investment, reports LETA/ELTA.

08.06.2015

Tallinna Sadam passenger number rose in May, trade volume dropped

The ports of the Estonian state-owned port operator Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) serviced in May 2.05 million tonnes of cargo and 892,892 passengers, the company announced, cites LETA.

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