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Tuesday, 28.11.2023, 21:31
The recommendations of the European Commission for the coordination of travel restrictions between states are insufficient and are undermining tourism, the Estonian Travel and Tourism Association (ETFL) finds, informs LETA/BNS.
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Accordingly data of the Central Statistical Bureau, in August 2020 the number of foreign and resident visitors comprised 300.2 thousand, which is 22.7 % less than in August 2019. As compared to August of the previous year, the number of nights spent by visitors has reduced by 27.6 % and comprised 535.7 thousand nights.
The Riigikogu on October 15th adopted the Railways Act, whereby European Union directives are transposed into Estonian law, the structure of the law that has been repeatedly amended is better organized and a number of provisions are specified, informs LETA/BNS.
The Freeport of Riga Authority has started the navigation canal cleaning project to accommodate capesize vessels (load capacity above 150,000 tons) at the Port of Riga already in the near future, informed Freeport of Riga.
A new commercial bank has launched operation in Lithuania: PayRay will strengthen its business services15.10.2020
PayRay, a Lithuanian financial sector company, has started a new page of its business service activities. It has now begun operating as a bank and will soon start collecting deposits, as well as further focusing on developing capital financing solutions for businesses, PayRay`s representative informed BC.
Finland and Latvia together with Patria, have signed a research and development (R&D) agreement for a common armoured vehicle system. This agreement is a next step in this collaborative programme after the countries last spring signed a joint technical arrangement (TA), Patria group`s representative informed.
LTG Cargo, the freight transportation subsidiary of Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, LTG), expects that its annual freight volumes will be lower in 2020 than last year but will exceed its earlier released optimistic forecasts, informs LETA/BNS.