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Latvia to impose curfew, state of emergency to be extended until February 7

Latvia to impose curfew, state of emergency to be extended until February 7

29.12.2020

The government in Latvia decided in principle on Tuesday to impose curfew during the coming New Year's holidays and Orthodox Christmas in order to restrict the movement of people, informs LETA.

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28.12.2020

Up to two tons of crude oil spilled on Monday from the loading buoy at the Butinge oil terminal of the Polish-owned Lithuanian oil refining and import company Orlen Lietuva, the Environment Ministry said, based on preliminary data. No oil has been detected on the Baltic Sea coast from Sventoji to Liepaja after Monday's spill at the Butinge crude terminal, the Lithuanian unit of Poland's oil group Orlen said, cites LETA/BNS.

Tartu to support students' solar car project

Tartu to support students' solar car project

28.12.2020

The Tartu city government has decided to financially support a team of Estonian students who are planning to take part in the renowned Bridgestone World Solar Challenge race of solar powered cars in Australia in 2021, informs LETA/BNS.


airBaltic to conduct repatriation flight from UK on December 28

airBaltic to conduct repatriation flight from UK on December 28

23.12.2020

Latvian national airline airBaltic will organize a repatriation flight from the United Kingdom on December 28, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics said after a video conference with his Baltic counterparts today, informs LETA.

LTG Infra gets green light to build Rail Baltica section from Kaunas to Latvian border

LTG Infra gets green light to build Rail Baltica section from Kaunas to Latvian border

23.12.2020

LTG Infra, the infrastructure subsidiary of Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, LTG), has took over the ownership of land necessary for the construction of the European-gauge railway Rail Baltica's stretch from Kaunas to the border with Latvia, informs LETA/BNS.


23.12.2020

Flying Forward 2020 starts developing air mobility of cities

Flying Forward 2020, a consortium made up of 30 partners, is about to start developing a new urban air mobility (UAM) ecosystem for the European Union, focusing primarily on drones, informs LETA/BNS.

22.12.2020

The Baltic PMs summed up the results of 2020

The Baltic states must strengthen cooperation in containing the Covid-19 pandemic and mitigating its consequences, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) said in a video meeting with Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas and Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte. 

22.12.2020

Movement of parcels between Estonia, UK suspended until New Year; Lithuanian Post warns of delays

Due to the aggressive spread of the new coronavirus strain in the United Kingdom, flights to and from the UK have been suspended and also the movement of parcels from the UK to Estonia and vice versa has been halted until the new year. Lietuvos Pastas (Lithuanian Post) also has warned of delays in parcel deliveries to and from the United Kingdom amid new transport restrictions, informs LETA/BNS.

21.12.2020

Veriff starts cooperation with Bolt

Estonian identity verification company Veriff is partnering with the Estonian mobility platform Bolt to verify their users in a number of European states, informs LETA/BNS.

21.12.2020

Baltics ban passenger traffic with UK over new Covid-19 variant

Taking into consideration reports of a new Covid-19 variant circulating in the United Kingdom, the Latvian government tonight banned passenger traffic with the UK from Monday, December 21, till January 1, State Chancellery spokeswoman Ilze Pavlova informed LETA.

21.12.2020

Stena Line to put Stena Scandica and Stena Baltica ferries on Ventspils-Nynashamn route

As of 2021, Scandinavian shipper Stena Line will be operating two ferries on the Ventspils-Nynashamn route - the Stena Scandica and the Stena Baltica, representatives of Stena Line informed LETA.

18.12.2020

Estonian MFA: Brexit bringing some important changes

Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Reinsalu said that the end of the Brexit transition period on Jan. 1, 2021, entails a number of changes that do not depend on the ongoing negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom over future relations, informs LETA/BNS.

18.12.2020

Riga Airport is certified with the 4-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating

Riga Airport has been Certified as a COVID-19 4-Star Airport, by international air transport rating agency Skytrax.

18.12.2020

Landsbergis: Lithuania to declare state of emergency if people fail to obey lockdown

The Lithuanian parliament could declare a state of emergency if people failed to follow the lockdown restrictions imposed by the government to get the spread of COVID-19 under control, Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said, cites LETA. "If it is decided, or more precisely, if there is a need, if the numbers do not fall and the public fail to come to the understanding that the situation has to be taken seriously, then the Seimas could be asked to impose additional restrictions," Landsbergis, the chairman of the conservative Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats, the biggest party in the parliament, said in an interview with BNS.

18.12.2020

In November, the volume of freight arrivals at Riga airport increases, passenger turnover decreases

Passenger turnover at Riga Airport in November this year decreased by 90.9 % compared to November 2019. The total number of flights was 1 903, that is 70.1 % less. Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that total volume of arrivals and departures of freight and mail decreased by 4.5 % (1).

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