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Friday, 30.01.2015, 20:32
On Friday, the Committee on Economics, Energy and Innovations of the Baltic Assembly (BA) held a sitting at the Seimas in Lithuania to discuss transport and infrastructure projects, further cooperation of Baltic and Nordic countries in energy security, energy supply and economy, reports LETA/ELTA.
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2014 was marked by the abundance of records set in Klaipeda Seaport. The year has been considered to be the record year both due to received revenue and the record throughput of fertilizers, containers, grain and ore and the impressive number of passengers calling the Seaport, reports BC port’s press service.
On Thursday, January 29th 2015, Lithuanian Chancellor of the Government Alminas Maciulis met with the Minister of Finance of Turkmenistan Mukhammetguly Mukhamedov to discuss the bilateral cooperation in trade, agriculture, education and science, health care, as well as partnership opportunities in transport and energy sectors, reported BC the Government's press service.
Estonian government’s traffic commission concluded on Thursday that the road traffic situation has not in essence improved in recent years and is still unsatisfactory in 2015, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
Latvian Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss (Unity) has invited Finland to take active part in implementation of the standard-gauge railroad Rail Baltica project and in the work of the Rail Baltica joint venture, taking into consideration the project's importance for the entire Nordic-Baltic region, LETA learned from the Transport Ministry.
In January-December 2014, the overall cargo handling in the Baltic Eastern Coast Seaports totalled 122 216 490.8368 161,5 thou. tn; the year-on-year change is +3,6% or +8 12 681,6 thou. tn, reports BC Klaipeda port’s press service.
Estonian national carrier Estonian Air said that the Latvian airBaltic’s robust expansion in Tallinn will not make them add new routes for now, but it will bring down the prices of the tickets, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Member of the European Parliament Valentinas Mazuronis together with Slovakian MEP Richard Sulik have asked to include in the European Parliament's plenary sitting agenda the issue of Germany's protectionist actions limiting competition between road carriers, informs LETA/ELTA.
On 27 January 2015, the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the Europeans Throughout The World (ETTW) jointly organised a conference entitled "Basic European Right to Free Movement Under Threat", reports BC Latvian MFA.
The Government of Lithuania for the meantime does not see any need to introduce the so called ecology tax on old vehicles, says Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius, reports LETA/ELTA.
Lithuanian Railways (AB Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai) is analysing electric locomotives currently available on the market and is consulting with manufacturers. Some of them, like Siemens (Germany) and Skoda (the Czech Republic), have already introduced their products. Meetings are planned with manufacturers from France, Poland and other countries, reports LETA/ELTA.
The European Commission has required that Klaipeda Port would terminate the privilege to lease land to companies without a tendering procedure if a company has purchased buildings or other structural objects, reports LETA/ELTA.
Municipal public transportation company Rigas satiksme carried 150,526,484 passengers in 2014, which is 0.3% more than in 2013, the company informed LETA.
For the summer season, the Latvian national airline airBaltic will launch its third direct route from Tallinn, Estonia, linking the city with Vienna, Austria, and significantly strengthening its position in the Baltic region, reports BC Janis Vanags.
Estonian Defence Minister Sven Mikser together with the Chief of Defence Forces, Major General Riho Terras, the Finnish Defence Ministry Chancellor, Lieutenant General Arto Räty and the radar post Commander, Lt. Kalle Oruaas opened the new Estonian Air Force radar post in Tõikamäe, Valgamaa on Tuesday, with the help of which, Estonia and the surrounding airspace is covered by a single radar image, informs LETA.