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Friday, 07.03.2014, 12:10
The discussion of the common Baltic railway project Rail Baltica is reaching a dead end since the Lithuanian delegation lacks a mandate to discuss proposals for joining Vilnius with the speed railway, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
Keyword tags: Estonia, EU – Baltic States, Legislation, Lithuania, Railways, Transport
The cargo volume transported by the Estonian state-owned railway cargo transport company EVR Cargo reached 1.42 mln tonnes in February 2014, which is by 5.4% less than at the same time last year, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
The preliminary sales revenues of SC Klaipedos Nafta during two months of 2014 comprise LTL 20.1 million (EUR 5.8 million) and are lower by 28.7% compared to the same period of 2013 (LTL 28.2 or EUR 8.2 million), informs LETA/ELTA.
From March 22 onwards, the citizens of Latvia will be able to travel visa-free to the United Arab Emirates, the Foreign Ministry's Press and Information Division informed LETA.
In February 2014, Estonia's national carrier Estonian Air carried 32,152 passengers while in the same month last year, it carried 32,613 passengers, the company announced, cites LETA.
The Estonian government approved at its Thursday session of the bill of ratification of Estonian-Russian border agreements, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
In connection to events in Ukraine, under Section 61 Paragraph two of the Immigration Law, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Reform Party) has adopted a decision on including, for an indefinite period of time, 18 persons in the list of foreign nationals banned from entering the Republic of Latvia.
In 2014, Vytautas Magnus University is celebrating its 25th anniversary of restoration. To mark this occasion, Lithuania Post is going to release the new stamp under the title 25th Anniversary of Vytautas Magnus University Restoration. The stamp will be released on Saturday, March 8, informed BC post’s press service.
On 3 June 2014, Latvian airline airBaltic will launch a new route between Riga and the Romanian capital of Bucarest, informed BC Janis Vanags, vice president of corporate communications at airBaltic.
The Freeport of Ventspils handled 5.9 million tons of cargo in January-February 2014, an 8% increase on the respective period in 2013, Freeport of Ventspils Board Chairman Aivars Lembergs (For Latvia and Ventspils) informed LETA.
The Estonian Car Sales and Servicing Companies Union AMTEL data indicates that 1,389 new cars were sold in Estonia in February 2014 versus 1,345 at the same time last year, informs LETA.
Estonia’s largest passenger shipping company AS Tallink Grupp told NASDAQ OMX Tallinn that in February 2014, it transported 643,788 passengers which is nearly a 2% increase compared to February 2013, informs LETA.
In February 2014, the Estonian state-owned port management company AS Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) handled 2.6 million tonnes of cargo, which is at the same level as last year while passenger number grew by 6%, the company announced LETA.
The Board of the Lithuania-based shipment company Lithuanian Shipping Company (LSC) had income in amount of 92.3 million litas (26.7 million euros) during January-December, 2013, and, if compared to the income of year 2012 – 83.9 million litas (24.3 million euris), it increased by 10%, the company informed LETA.
On Tuesday, Lithuania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) presented the list of the 18 Ukrainian government's officers to whom Lithuania's sanctions will be imposed. The 18 Ukrainian government's officers will be prohibited to arrive in Lithuania, informs LETA/ELTA.