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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 29.01.2020, 11:42

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Renewables in EU: the Baltic States’ progress

Renewables in EU: the Baltic States’ progress

28.01.2020

The EU's target is to reach 20 per cent of its energy from renewable sources by 2020 and at least 32% by 2030. Among the EU-28 states, 12 countries have already reached a share equal to or above their national 2020 binding targets: Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Cyprus, Finland and Sweden.

Keyword tags: Analytics, Ecology, Energy, EU – Baltic States, Modern EU, Technology



Sustainability through digital means: inherent connections

Sustainability through digital means: inherent connections

27.01.2020

Modern revolution in national growth patterns, ignited by the digital agenda, affected almost all spheres of socio-economic development. Global and European actions in sustainability are playing an active role: e.g. SDGs in the UN and several EU steps including digital economy-society and sustainability strategies. These aspects of modern growth are going to define the member states’ progressive development.

Estonia: Skeleton Technologies' energy storage systems to be installed on Warsaw trams

Estonia: Skeleton Technologies' energy storage systems to be installed on Warsaw trams

24.01.2020

Skeleton Technologies, a company of Estonian origin that provides ultracapacitors and energy storage systems for transportation and grid applications, has signed an agreement with Polish power system developer Medcom for the installment of energy storage systems on electric trams in Warsaw, CEO of Skeleton Technologies Taavi Madiberk said.


Management of Rail Baltica project in Latvia not effective enough - State Audit Office

Management of Rail Baltica project in Latvia not effective enough - State Audit Office

23.01.2020

The Rail Baltica European-gauge railroad project's management in Latvia has not been effective enough, according to a report released by the State Audit Office on Thursday referred LETA.

Lithuania up to 35th place in corruption perception index

Lithuania up to 35th place in corruption perception index

23.01.2020

Lithuania went up three notches to the 35th position among 180 countries in the Corruption Perceptions Index last year after the country scored 60 out of 100 points, Transparency International said on Thursday.


22.01.2020

Tanker with oil for Belarus to enter Lithuania's Klaipeda on Thursday

A tanker bringing 80,000 tons of Norwegian oil for Belarus will not enter the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda on Wednesday due to bad weather conditions and is set to arrive on Thursday, Dovile Ringis, spokeswoman for the port of Klaipeda, said LETA/BNS.

22.01.2020

Latvia makes progress in strengthening measures to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing

Latvia has made progress in strengthening its framework to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing, finds the first enhanced follow-up report, published today by the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL).

22.01.2020

Hotels: More Russian tourists than expected arrived in Tallinn for New Year holiday

Tentative figures suggest that Russian tourists arrived in Tallinn for the past New Year holiday in bigger numbers than expected, which indicates that the popularity of Estonia as a travel destination among in Russians is on the rise, the Estonian Hotel and Restaurant Association said LETA/BNS.

22.01.2020

Estonia: PRFoods subsidiary to expand fish farm in Sweden

Overumans Fisk AB, subsidiary of listed Estonian fish products seller PRFoods AS, has obtained an approval to establish an additional fish farm in the Vasterbotten region of Sweden, PRFoods informed the stock exchange.

21.01.2020

Support will be available to Latvian small and medium companies for attracting financing in capital markets

Latvian small and medium enterprises will receive support for attracting financing in capital markets, as the government on Tuesday approved the new EU funds support program.

21.01.2020

Amber Beverage Group takes over controlling stake in Austrian company Mountain Spirits

Amber Beverage Group, producer and distributor of alcoholic beverages in the Baltic states, has acquired a controlling stake in Austrian alcoholic beverages distributor and wholesaler Mountain Spirits, the company reported.

21.01.2020

Helsinki port continued to be Europe's busiest passenger port in 2019

The port of Helsinki continued to be the busiest passenger port in Europe last year with 12.2 mln ship passengers moving via the port during the 12 months, informed LETA/STT.

21.01.2020

Norwegian Labor Inspection Authority suspends Latvian trucking company Kreiss' operations in Norway

The Norwegian Labor Inspection Authority has suspended Latvian trucking company Kreiss' operations in Norway as the company paid its truck drivers much less than stipulated by the Norwegian regulations, the Norwegian Road Haulage Association said LETA.

21.01.2020

Bolt expands to Armenia, Malta

Beginning on Tuesday, rides via the Bolt online transport platform can be ordered in Armenia and the food delivery service of Bolt Food in Malta, evgeni Belussov, executive responsible for enlargement at Bolt, said.

21.01.2020

Six Latvian architecture firms join Architects Declare movement

Six Latvian architecture firms have joined the Architects Declare climate movement, representatives of Made Arhitekts company informed LETA.

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