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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Friday, 25.09.2020, 13:52

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New rules to apply in travel from Estonia to Finland starting September 28th

New rules to apply in travel from Estonia to Finland starting September 28th

25.09.2020

Due to the increase in the coronavirus infection rate in Estonia, new regulations will start to apply in travel from Estonia to Finland starting from Monday, Sept. 28, the Estonian Foreign Ministry said, cites LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Covid-19, Estonia, EU – Baltic States, Legislation, Tourism, Transport



Lithuanian Transport Minister: Rail Baltica's joint management model poses threat to its continuity

Lithuanian Transport Minister: Rail Baltica's joint management model poses threat to its continuity

25.09.2020

The joint management model of the European standard-gauge railway project Rail Baltica is already posing threat to the project's continuity, Lithuanian Transport Minister Jaroslav Narkevic said on Thursday after hinting about the possibility of building the railway independently without Estonia and Latvia, referred LETA/BNS.

IATA Calls for Systematic COVID-19 Testing Before Departure

IATA Calls for Systematic COVID-19 Testing Before Departure

24.09.2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for the development and deployment of rapid, accurate, affordable, easy-to-operate, scalable and systematic COVID-19 testing for all passengers before departure as an alternative to quarantine measures in order to re-establish global air connectivity. IATA will work through the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and with health authorities to implement this solution quickly.


Xfly breaks into top 10 of Estonian exporters

Xfly breaks into top 10 of Estonian exporters

24.09.2020

In the Entrepreneurship Awards 2020, Nordica’s subsidiary Xfly was named one of the 10 most successful Estonian companies in terms of boosting its exports, BC informed Nordica`s representative.

Tallink starting negotiations to reduce port fees in Riga

Tallink starting negotiations to reduce port fees in Riga

24.09.2020

At the beginning of October 2020, listed Estonian shipper Tallink will start negotiations with the representatives of the port of Riga (Latvia's capital) on reducing port dues, the "Aktuaalne kaamera" evening news program of public ETV reported on September 23rd, cites LETA/BNS


24.09.2020

Estonian EconMin agrees to issue bus operator Flixbus permit for Tallinn-Vilnius route

The Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications has granted approval to the Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration to issue a Tallinn-Vilnius route permit to Flixbus Estonia OU, writes LETA/BNS.

24.09.2020

Lithuania considers building Rail Baltica on its own

As the three Baltic countries continue to disagree on how to carry out the Rail Baltica project more rationally and quickly, Lithuania is considering building the European standard-gauge railway on its territory on its own, Transport Minister Jaroslav Narkevic said.

23.09.2020

Latvian, Estonian road authorities launching EUR 2.6 mln cooperation project

The road administrations of Latvia and Estonia are launching a EUR 2.6 million cooperation project aiming to make traffic on the international route safer and smoother and achieve driving time savings, informs LETA/BNS.

23.09.2020

Baltic Survey: Lithuanians Support the Use of Electric Cars More than Latvians and Estonians

Within the next few years, the number of electric cars on Latvian roads will increase significantly. Within five years, almost a quarter of people, or 23%, plan on purchasing an electric vehicle, while the leader in electric car use in the Baltics could be Lithuania, where there is the greatest public support, with 92% of the public rating the use of electric cars favourably, according to a survey of residents of the Baltics by Citadele Bank and Norstat.

23.09.2020

Throughput at Butinge crude terminal fell by 19% in Jan-Aug

Orlen Lietuva's Butinge crude terminal handled 5.152 million tons of oil in January through August 2020, down 19.4% from 6.393 million tons a year ago, reports LETA/BNS.

23.09.2020

Grains push Klaipeda port cargo volumes up 11% in August

The Lithuanian seaport of Klaipeda handled 30.2 million tons of cargo in January-August, 2020, down of 3.5% year-on-year, the port authority said on Wednesday. In August alone, handling volumes increased by 11%, reports LETA/BNS.

23.09.2020

Number of railway passengers on local routes down 18% in summer in Lithuania

The number of railway passengers went down 17.7% past summer 2020, compared last year, but the drop was not radical, taking into account challenges induced by the coronavirus, says LTG Link, the passenger transportation arm of Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways), Lithuania's state-owned railway company, cites LETA/BNS.

23.09.2020

4 customs officers, 3 drivers detained as part of EUR 2.5 mln smuggling probe in Lithuania

Lithuania's Customs Criminal Service has reported about a bold smuggling scheme and detention of four customs officers from the Raigardas road checkpoint, three drivers and seizure of cigarettes worth around 2.5 million euros, informs LETA/BNS.

23.09.2020

Google: coronavirus has no major impact on Lithuanians' mobility

The recently growing number of coronavirus cases has barely affected mobility of Lithuanian residents, with their movement having even grown in some directions, based on Google's publicly accessible human mobility data, cites LETA/BNS.

22.09.2020

London, Moscow, Oslo were most popular destinations from Riga in eight months

London, Moscow, and Oslo were the most popular destinations from Riga airport in the first eight months of this year, according to information published by the airport LETA writes.

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