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Thursday, 26.05.2016, 03:38
Since the establishment of BAA Training’s Ab Initio School in 2011, the company has welcomed twelve students from Ukraine for various airplane and helicopter pilot license training courses in Lithuania. Over the years, Ukrainian students have carved their way to Lithuanian aviation school, which is then followed by the successful employment at the companies of their home country or abroad.
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Latvia has proposed to Kazakhstan to work together on an offer for international transportation and logistics between China and Europe and to become strategic partners in Eurasian transport, the Latvian Transport Ministry said LETA.
Uber, a US-based international ride-sharing network that launched operations in Lithuania last fall, opened an engineering center and a ride-sharing services support unit in Vilnius on May 25th. The sum invested in the center is withheld, reports LETA/BNS.
Tallinna Linnatranspordi AS, the public transport company of City of Tallinn, received 59.6 million euros from the city for the provision of service in 2015; the company was given 56.3 million euros for the acquisition of fixed assets and its accounting profit for the period was 59.6 million, informs LETA/BNS.
The Lithuanian company Transaviabaltika has won a tender of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications to operate subsidized flights between the mainland and Estonia's large western islands, informs LETA/BNS.
The European Commission (EC), which is about to complete the investigation initiated by Poland's Orlen into the railway stretch to Renge, Latvia, dismantled by Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways) proposes two solutions, Lithuanian Transport and Communications Minister Rimantas Sinkevicius says, cites LETA/BNS.
The European Union (EU) should grant Ukraine and Georgia visa-free travels as soon as possible, Lithuania's Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius said at a meeting with Czech Parliamentary Speaker Jan Jamacek in Prague on May 24th, informs LETA/BNS.
In relation to Rail Baltica high-speed rail project, it is important that the Baltic states conclude an intergovernmental agreement as soon as possible in order to speed up the project and demonstrate that the Baltic states have a common stance. Otherwise, financing to the project might be threatened, said Dins Merirands, Transport Ministry’s deputy state secretary and a board member in Eiropas Dzelzcela Linijas (EDL, European Railway Lines), the Latvian shareholder in RB Rail that is implementing the Rail Baltica project, cites LETA.
A new recording provided by the Latvia authorities, as well as satellite pictures from NASA related to the 2010 Smolensk air tragedy could help Polish investigators shed more light into the catastrophe, the Polish Radio reports, cites LETA/BNS.
Warsaw-listed, Lithuania-based aircraft leasing company AviaAM Leasing and China's Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture for aircraft leasing, informs LETA/BNS.
Due to the long litigation process that took more than eight months during which prices have risen, Latvia's road and bridge construction company Latvijas Tilti will not sign an agreement on reconstruction of quays at the Lithuanian seaport of Klaipeda, informs LETA.
The European Union supports the Estonian government's efforts to find a bilateral solution with India to the issue of the Estonian ship security guards sentenced to five years in jail by an Indian court in January, the EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said in her response to a question from Estonian MEP Urmas Paet, informs LETA/BNS.
Problems with organizing tugboat services in the port have cost the Freeport of Riga Authority more than EUR 1 million, state auditors have established.
Estonian government rushed its decisions regarding Estonian Air and gave the airline tens of millions of euros without giving the matter enough consideration, the National Audit Office finds in its report, cites LETA/BNS.
The purchasing side in an off-exchange trade made with shares of the listed Estonian shipper Tallink Grupp on the Tallinn stock exchange on May 13 in the total amount of 18.5 million euros was Baltic Cruises Investment, the third biggest shareholder in the shipper, which increased its holding by 3.4%, informs LETA/BNS.