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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Friday, 04.09.2015, 06:48

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Port of Tallinn undergoes special audit, gets new board

Port of Tallinn undergoes special audit, gets new board

03.09.2015

The council of Estonian state-owned port operator Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) convened for an extraordinary meeting on Thursday and decided to announce a competition to find two new members of the management board; before that, the company will undergo a special audit, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.

Keyword tags: Corruption, Estonia, Legislation, Port, Transport



Tallink records 7% increase in passenger numbers in August

Tallink records 7% increase in passenger numbers in August

03.09.2015

Estonia's biggest passenger shipping company AS Tallink Grupp informed the Tallinn stock exchange that in August 2015, it transported 936,247 passengers, which is 7% increase compared to August 2014, reports LETA.

Volkswagen still leads new car market in Latvia

Volkswagen still leads new car market in Latvia

03.09.2015

The various models manufactured by Volkswagen remain in top position with most sold according to statistics in the second quarter of the year. Latauto.lv is quick to add that on the heels of the Germans are the Japanese – "Toyota" and "Nissan", writes LETA.


In H1, number of passengers carried by public transport in Latvia reduced by 2.3%

In H1, number of passengers carried by public transport in Latvia reduced by 2.3%

02.09.2015

According to the data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), in the first half of 2015 the total number of passengers carried by public transport decreased by 2.3%.

EUR 17 mln to be spent on creating Latvian-Russian border-zone

EUR 17 mln to be spent on creating Latvian-Russian border-zone

02.09.2015

EUR 17 million will be spent on creating a border-zone on the border with Russia as well as building fences in some areas, State Border Guard spokeswoman Jevgenija Poznaka told LETA.

02.09.2015

Huge quantity of smuggled cigarettes detained near Vilnius

Lithuania's border with Belarus remains one of the hottest zones of the fight against smuggling: On August 28th, customs officers at the Salcininkai road post caught a large quantity of smuggled cigarettes. The illegal tobacco worth EUR about 350,000 was attempted to be brought under a cover load, i.e. metal pipes, reports BC Lithuanian Customs.

02.09.2015

Demand of self-service parcel terminals in Lithuania is growing in 2015

Self-service parcel terminals LP EXPRESS 24 usage continues to grow rapidly in Lithuania. Only this year (from January to July 2015), demand for self-service parcel terminals LP EXPRESS 24 has doubled compared with 2014, reported BC press service of Lietuvos pastas.

02.09.2015

Liepaja Mayor points out to problems in relations between Latvia and Lithuania

In an interview on ''Rietumu radio'' today, Liepaja Mayor Uldis Sesks (Liepaja Party) said that one President Raimonds Vejonis and the Foreign Ministry's main tasks is to form good relations with all of the country's neighbors, however, problems in relations with Lithuania have been observed for several years already, reports LETA,

02.09.2015

Ryanair’s traffic grew by 10% in August

Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, on September 2nd released traffic statistics for August 2015. Traffic grew by 10% to 10.4 mln customers, reports BC Ryanair’s press service.

02.09.2015

Second pedophile scandal involving Rigas satiksme

The man, who was detained in May 2015 for gathering pornographic material of underage boys worked at the Riga municipal public transportation company Rigas satiksme, according to information obtained by LETA.

02.09.2015

Corruption Prevention Bureau has possibly asked to launch criminal prosecution against Slesers and Lembergs

The Corruption Prevention Bureau in Latvia has possibly asked the Prosecutor General's Office to start criminal prosecution against ex-politician Ainars Slesers and Ventspils Mayor Aivars Lembergs, both implicated in the so-called "oligarch affair", reports LETA.

02.09.2015

Remontowa shipyard in Poland was searched in connection with Port of Tallinn corruption case

According to the information available to the Delfi Ärileht news portal, a search took place on September 1 in the Remontowa shipyard in Gdansk, Poland, reports LETA.

02.09.2015

Registrations of new vehicles in Lithuania grew by 24% in August y-o-y

State enterprise Regitra, engaged in vehicle registration in Lithuania, registered 1,344 new vehicles in August 2015, by 24% more year-on-year, reports LETA/ELTA.

02.09.2015

Roadworthiness tests of motor vehicles from Lithuania can be carried out in 235 German companies

Keepers of vehicles registered in Lithuania now can carry out mandatory roadworthiness tests in Germany and apply to 235 accredited inspection bodies in Bavaria, Baden-Wurttemberg, Hesse, Thuringia, Schleswig-Holstein federal states as well Zarlando, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania regions and cities of Hamburg and Niedersachsen, reported BC the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Lithuania.

02.09.2015

airBaltic launches direct flights between Riga and Polish Radom

On September 1st, 2015, the Latvian airline airBaltic launched a new route between Riga and Radom, Poland, reported BC Janis Vanags.

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