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Friday, 22.08.2014, 16:43
On 21 August, 2014, the first charter flight from Japan landed at Tallinn Airport. This is the first charter service of its kind to bring Japanese tourists straight from Osaka to Tallinn, reports BC airport’s press service.
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Robust customs risk management is essential to protect the safety and security of business and citizens in the EU, as well as the interests of traders and financial services, while at the same time enabling the smooth flow of trade. A new strategy to improve customs risk management, together with a detailed action plan, was adopted by the Commission.
The Seimas Ombudsman in Lithuania Augustinas Normantas identified significant human rights violations in Švenčioniai, G. Žagunis, Dievenišikiai, Pavoverė, Adutiškis, Tverečius and Puškai Frontier Stations of Vilnius and Ignalina Frontier Districts. However, a Commander of the State Boarder Guard Service assured that the vast majority of them will be eliminated utill the end of the year 2014, reported BC the Seimas Ombudsmen’s office press service.
Lorry drivers carrying fruit and vegetables from Lithuania have to be prepared for the worst at the Belarusian border post. Although some more persistent drivers managed to bring cargo into Belarus, yet, most of them were forced to turn back and wait for the situation to clear up, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Lietuvos rytas.
The National Vessel Traffic Monitoring Information System (NVTMIS) was implemented by Lithuanian Maritime Safety Administration. The system will help better secure maritime environment by preventing situations that can pose a threat to the safety of people at sea, the Ministry of Transport and Communications announced.
The Finnish Pohjola Bank subsidiary in Latvia has signed an agreement with Riga International Airport for a EUR 13 million loan to expand the airport's passenger terminal, informs LETA.
The Estonian government gave the Economy and Infrastructure Minister Urve Palo powers to set up a Rail Baltica holding company in Estonia and acquire a 1/3 stake in the Rail Baltica international joint venture, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Despite tougher competition, Estonian national carrier Estonian Air improved its half year net result by 18%, the company announced, cites LETA.
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) supply and natural gas trading company Litgas, a part of energy company group Lietuvos Energija, will sign an agreement of strategic importance with Norwegian company Statoil, informs LETA/ELTA.
On Wednesday, lorries carrying goods from Russia and Belarus through Lithuania were lining up in Kybartai, the town on the border with Kaliningrad Region, informs LETA/ELTA, referring to Lietuvos zinios.
At the meeting with General Paul J. Selva, Commander of US Transportation Command of the Department of Defence (USTRANSCOM), Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius urged the US to more actively employ Lithuania's transportation and logistics infrastructure, informs LETA/ELTA.
As biofuel boiler houses in Lithuania prepare for the heating season, specialists forecast that in winter 2014-2015 the average biofuel price will be by LTL 30 (EUR 8.7) lower than last winter and will stand at LTL 657 (EUR 190) per tonne of oil equivalent (toe), reports LETA/ELTA.
President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė met with General Paul J. Selva, Commander of U.S. Transportation Command of the Department of Defense (USTRANSCOM). The President and the General discussed military cooperation between Lithuania and the United States of America as well as prospects for using Klaipėda Seaport and other infrastructure in Lithuania for the transportation of military and commercial cargoes of NATO allies, reported BC presidential press service.
The Financial and Capital Market Commission has completed a probe into suspected harmonization of actions taken by the joint-stock company Rigas kugu buvetava (Riga Shipyard, RKB) shareholders, and ordered the company's shareholders – Vasilijs Melniks and joint-stock company Remars-Riga – to pay the maximum applicable fine of EUR 14,200 each for making no mandatory share redemption offer to the other shareholders in the company, informs LETA.
EUR 158 million that the government allotted to improve air-surveillance and anti-aircraft capabilities in Latvia, will be spent in a period of eight years in Latvia, the Defense Ministry's press service informed LETA.