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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 02.07.2020, 14:45

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International passenger carrier FlixBus to launch operations in Baltics

International passenger carrier FlixBus to launch operations in Baltics

02.07.2020

FlixBus, an international passenger carrier registered in Germany, will start operating in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, the company's representatives informed LETA.

Keyword tags: Baltic, EU – Baltic States, Good for Business, Tourism, Transport



All Viking Line ships to return to service from July 2

All Viking Line ships to return to service from July 2

02.07.2020

All seven vessels of Finnish shipper Viking Line will have returned to passenger service by Thursday, July 2, while the number of departures between Tallinn and Helsinki will be higher than in previous high seasons, reported LETA/BNS.

Preliminary design of RB's Parnu passenger terminal to be completed in August

Preliminary design of RB's Parnu passenger terminal to be completed in August

02.07.2020

The preliminary design of the international passenger terminal of the Rail Baltic railway in Parnu in Estonia will be completed in August, construction is to start in 2021, informs LETA/BNS.


Air traffic between Latvia and Georgia could be resumed soon

Air traffic between Latvia and Georgia could be resumed soon

02.07.2020

According to the decisions made by the European Union (EU) and recommendations from the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC), the resumption of scheduled passenger air traffic between Latvia and Georgia is expected in the near future, Minister of Transport Talis Linkaits (New Conservative Party) posted on his Twitter account.

Lithuania's new car market shrinks 29% in H1 y-o-y

Lithuania's new car market shrinks 29% in H1 y-o-y

01.07.2020

A total of 18,503 new passenger cars were registered in Lithuania in the first half of 2020, down 29.2% from 26,152 in the same period last year, the market research company Autotyrimai said LETA/BNS.


01.07.2020

Volvo recalling thousands of cars in Estonia over seat belt cable

Swedish automobile manufacturer Volvo Cars, owned by China's Geely, announced on Wednesday it was recalling nearly 2.2 mln cars, over 4,300 of which are being recalled in Estonia, writes LETA/BNS.

01.07.2020

Mink Campers seek EUR 500k funding via Funderbeam to meehigh det the mand

Innovative Scandinavian travel company - Mink Campers - is raising capital minimum 500 000 euros on global funding and trading platform Funderbeam. The aim is to meet the growing demand for light frameless campers that fill a gap in the market for an environmentally friendly and simple alternative to traditional caravans and campervans. New financing enables the company to relocate the production from Iceland to Latvia, where the new assembly line production facility will be set up, informed Mink Campers representative.

01.07.2020

Police probe alleged falsificatiodn of ocuments in the dispute between Druzhba and LatRosTrans

Police have started a probe into allegations that some documents have been falsified to enable Polotsktransneft Druzhba win a legal dispute with LatRosTrans pipeline operator, legal representatives of LatRodTrans informed LETA.

01.07.2020

ACE Logistics launches regular freight transportation by rail from China to Lithuania

Lithuanian logistics company ACE Logistics has launched regular freight transportation by rail from China to Lithuania, informs LETA/BNS.

01.07.2020

Tallink Grupp buys ro-pax vessel from Navirail

Listed Estonian shipper Tallink Grupp on Tuesday announced to the stock exchange that it has signed a contract with Navirail OU for the purchase of ro-pax vessel MS Sailor for 8.5 million euros, informs LETA/BNS.

01.07.2020

Latvian MFA: Three Seas Initiative plays important role in strengthening the region's connectivity

On Tuesday, the ministers of foreign affairs of the Three Seas Initiative (TSI) countries met in a video-conference. Preparing for this year’s TSI Summit on October 19-20, the ministers discussed the ways to strengthen cooperation between the 12 Baltic, Adriatic and Black Sea countries in the TSI framework in order to facilitate the economic growth of the region, LETA was informed by the Foreign Ministry.

01.07.2020

Estonia's Bolt launches electric bike sharing service in Paris

The Estonian ride-hailing platform Bolt on Wednesday launched an electric bike sharing service in Paris, but the company is planning to expand the service to other European capitals as well, repoted LETA/BNS.

01.07.2020

Baltic states, other countries call on MEPs to amend Mobility Package

Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Cyprus and Malta have issued a joint letter to members of the European Parliament, urging them to amend the Mobility Package regulating the activity of truck drivers, infromed LETA/BNS.

30.06.2020

Restriction on opening airlines from Estonia extended until July 14

The Estonian government decided to extend the restriction on opening airlines from Estonia to countries with a high-risk number of daily new cases of coronavirus until July 14, reported LETA/BNS.

30.06.2020

Sweden accusing intl film crew members of disturbing grave peace of Estonia ferry wreck

In Sweden, two Swedish members of an international film crew are being accused of disturbing the grave peace of the wreck of the Estonia ferry, which sank in fall 1994, informs LETA/BNS.

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