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Friday, 04.09.2015, 06:48
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On September 1st, 2015, the Latvian airline airBaltic launched a new route between Riga and Radom, Poland, reported BC Janis Vanags.