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Tuesday, 01.09.2015, 23:19
According to the information on freight transport compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau, in the 1st half of 2015 the total volume of freights carried in main transport sectors has reduced by 1.8% as compared to the corresponding period of 2014 in Latvia.
A non-citizen from Latvia has been detained in Hungary for smuggling illegal refugees, Foreign Ministry spokesman Raimonds Jansons confirmed to LETA.
Income of the state company Lithuanian Shipping Company (LSC) during January – July of 2015 was EUR 7.4 million (in H1 0f 2014 – EUR 10.6 million) and has decreased by 31%, the company reports LETA/ELTA.
Today the Latvian airline airBaltic launched a new route between Riga and Stockholm Bromma airport, reports BC vice president of corporate communications at airBaltic Janis Vanags.
On September 1st 2015, Sulev Loo starts working as Estonia's state-owned railway company Eesti Raudtee (Estonian Railways Co) Chairman of the Board, the company announced LETA.
State company Klaipedos Nafta net profit for the 6 months of 2015 amounts to EUR 9,458 thousand and is higher by 157.7% compared to the same period of 2014 – EUR 3,670 thousand, informs LETA/ELTA.
More and more foreign passengers choose Vilnius not only as a great holiday destination but also as a first trip stop. Vilnius is increasingly popular among Lithuanian neighbours, reports LETA/ELTA.
The Norwegian company CSUB (former Sorkomp), which works with oil and gas technologies, is launching a production division in Klaipeda. In the short run, CSUB LT plans to create 50 new jobs for engineers, welders, and other specialists. The company is also considering expansion in Lithuania, reports BC press service of Invest Lithuania.
On 27 August 2015, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius began his official visit to Indonesia. In Indonesia's capital city Jakarta, Linkevicius met with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi to discuss strengthening relations between Lithuania and Indonesia, international issues and opportunities for Lithuanian entrepreneurs to work in the Indonesian market, Lithuania's MFA reports BC.
In order to reduce the number of traffic accidents, special informative displays will be set up on the most dangerous highways in Latvia, Latvijas valsts celi (Latvian State Roads) Director Janis Lange said in an interview with the LNT show "900 sekundes" this morning, reports LETA.
Sigitas Dobilinskas, director general of Lithuanian Shipping Company (LSC) AB, denies that seamen are under pressure regarding the vessel Deltuva, which arrested in Klaipeda, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Vakaru ekspresas.
According to Latvian Television's newscast ''Panorama'', investigators from the Corruption Prevention Bureau (CPB) have recorded a video where a man can be seen approaching the vehicle of former Latvijas Dzelzcels CEO Ugis Magonis and placing a bag with possible money in it in the trunk of his vehicle. The video also shows Magonis opening the trunk of the vehicle, informs LETA.
Estonian millionaire Oleg Ossinovski, who may be implicated in a bribery affair where Latvijas Dzelzcels CEO Ugis Magonis has been detained and suspended from his job, is acquainted with a number of high-ranking Latvian politicians, newspaper Diena wrote oin August 28th, cites LETA.
Public Prosecutor Laura Feldmanis gave a press conference on Friday, explaining that the investigation on alleged systemic taking of bribes by the Port of Tallinn executives is linked to Esteve terminal and HTG Invest, long-term partners of the Port of Tallinn, writes LETA/Postimees Online.
The team at Taxify have created a carpooling mobile application titled Hopp as a pilot project, writes Äripäev.ee/LETA.