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Thursday, 23.10.2014, 21:32
Lithuanian Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Arijandas Sliupas together with the leaders of Lianyungang region (People's Republic of China) opened The China (Lianyungang) Silk Road International Logistics Expo and marked the symbolic beginning of the New Silk Road initiative, reports BC the ministry.
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Meeting in Tallinn with Norwegian Minister for EAA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that hopefully in the future, Norway will contribute to Baltic Air Policing from the Ämari Air Base, informed BC Estonian MFA.
On 27 October, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite will attend the welcoming ceremony for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage vessel Independence in Klaipeda. The LNG terminal will ensure Lithuania's energy independence and competitive prices for consumers, reports BC the presidential press service.
Ten tourism companies from Pärnu County have sent a plea to the Association of Local Authorities of Pärnu County and Pärnu County Governor, asking for the renovation of Pärnu airport, writes LETA, referring to Estonian Public Broadcasting.
EBITDA LIFO result of Orlen Lietuva in the third quarter of 2014 amounted to USD 54 million and was higher by USD 58 million (year-on-year), supported by favourable macroeconomic environment in this period, informs LETA/ELTA.
The Lithuanian airline Air Lituanica expands its business in Belarus with agency Ticketing Airport Services Belarus becoming the official commercial representative of the company. The agency will be responsible for the distribution of Air Lituanica flight tickets on the Belarusian market and represent the company in terms of marketing and the market of tourism, the airline said in a statement, cites LETA/ELTA.
Next week liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier Independence will arrive to Lithuania, it will ensure Lithuania's energy freedom, says Jovita Neliupsiene, Chief Advisor on Foreign Affairs to President Dalia Grybauskaite, cites LETA/ELTA.
Based on preliminary unaudited data, in the first half of 2014, normalised earnings of state-owned enterprises (SOE) in Lithuania totalled LTL 262.8 million (EUR 76.1 million), by 1.2% more year-on-year, informs LETA/ELTA.
Cargo turnover at the Baltic countries' ports increased by 1.1% in the first nine months of 2014, amounting to 106.78 million tons, as compared to the respective period of 2013, according to information provided by portal "RZD Partner", cites LETA/Nozare.lv.
Lithuanian and Kazakh representatives agreed over more active co-operation in order to boost cargo volumes transported between the two countries, including co-ordinated actions seeking to attract transit cargo from China, informs LETA.
During a meeting on October 17th with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on the sidelines of the EU-Asia Summit, President Andris Berzins proposed to expand the scope of economic cooperation, as well as strengthen cooperation in transportation and logistics, as well as in food exports, LETA was informed by the Presidential Press Service.
Lithuanian Minister of Energy Rokas Masiulis has said that the incident in the Swedish waters should not hamper Lithuania's Liquefied Natural Gas terminal project, reports LETA/ELTA.
During 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan, Italy yesterday, Latvian President Andris Berzins commended transit and logistics opportunities offered by Latvia.
Lithuania’s Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius who is attending the 10th Summit of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan has talked at the first session on Thursday about promotion of financial and economic growth by enhancing co-operation between Europe and Asia, informs LETA/ELTA.
The Ministry of National Defence is procuring additional Javelin advanced medium range anti-tank guided missile systems for the value of USD 20 million to strengthen national defence capabilities and increase the Lithuanian Armed Forces' stock of medium-range anti-tank weaponry, reports LETA/ELTA.