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Saturday, 25.04.2015, 03:20
Wizz Air, the largest budget airline in Central and Eastern Europe, from 24 April 2015 opens flights from Riga International Airport to Lübeck (Germany), reports BC airport’s press service.
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On May 4, 2015, the moorage of the Costa Pacifica cruise ship in the Old City Harbour will officially open the summer cruise season in Tallinn. The season will last until October 17, 2015, reports BC port’s press service.
At the meeting in Warsaw on April 22nd, Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus and Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna discussed the European security situation, preparations for the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit and other current issues in the European Union and NATO. They also discussed bilateral relations and further development of regional cooperation, reported BC the Estonian MFA.
On 23 April 2015, the EU Heads of State and Government met in Brussels at the emergency European Council, where they agreed on joint action to prevent the massive losses of refugees' lives and to provide support to Member States having to cope with the stream of refugees, reported BC press secretary to the Latvian Prime Minister Aiva Rozenberga.
Dr Jonas Milius, Director of Lithuania's State Food and Veterinary Service (VMVT), says that Norway's salmon consignment which was stuck at the border with Russia and now is returned back to Lithuania should have been checked more carefully in Lithuania, re[orts LETA/ELTA.
Estonian transit businesses, which are attending the TransRussia 2015 fair in Moscow, miss support of Estonian government representatives, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite is leaving to Brussels for an extraordinary meeting of the European Council on Thursday and says that Lithuania is ready to provide technical and expertise assistance for search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea, reports LETA/ELTA.
On 22 April 2015, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Keit Pentus-Rosimannus, who came to Lithuania for a working visit. The meeting focused on bilateral relations between Lithuania and Estonia, the security situation in Europe, the situation in Ukraine, relations with Russia, as well as cooperation in the implementation of strategic energy and transport projects, reports BC the Lithuanian MFA.
Global player in industrial logistics and European leader in Automotive logistics, the GEFCO Group generated a turnover of € 4.1 billion in 2014, up 1.5 % compared with the same period in 2013. The current operating profit stands at € 105 million, up 10.5 % compared with 2013, reported BC Dita Bukovska.
Baltic Aviation Academy, aviation training centre based in Central Europe expands its training capabilities in Asian market by establishing BAA Singapore training base. In cooperation with partners, China-based aerospace company Haite Group, BAA Singapore is ready to provide Pilot Type Rating, Cabin Crew and Ground Handling training to Asia, Pacific and MENA markets, reports BC Academy’s press service.
Wizz Air, the largest budget airline in the Central and Eastern Europe, from 22 April 2015 is opening flights from Riga International Airport to Stavanger (Norway). Flights on the route Riga-Stavanger-Riga will take place twice a week – on Wednesdays and Sundays – on the aircraft Airbus A320, reported BC Riga Airport.
Riigikogu Social Democratic Party (SDP) faction chairman Andres Anvelt said if the planned excise tax increase, that has been met with a lot of opposition, was to be cancelled, a new coalition agreement should be compiled and such rhetoric should not be rushed, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
The company Baltic Post, a subsidiary company of Lithuania Post providing LP EXPRESS courier services, says that the number of items delivered during Q1 of the current year has increased by 17% if compared with the same period of 2014. The most considerable growth, namely 2.5 times, has been recorded in deliveries performed using the self-service parcel terminals LP EXPRESS 24, reports BC post’s press service.
Finnish fuel company Neste Oil has opened two new automatic gas stations in Riga, thus increasing its network of gas stations in Latvia to 64, the company informed LETA.
Estonian leasing market new sales volume reached, according to the Estonian Leasing Companies' Association, in the first quarter of 2015 to 195 million euros, an increase of 2% compared to the same period last year, LETA/Postimees Online reports.