NORDIC / BALTIC

Latvian economics minister to discuss key energy projects with Lithuanian counterparts

Thursday, April 20, 2017 11:51
Latvian Deputy Prime Minister and Economics Minister Arvils Aseradens is to meet with the Lithuanian energy and economy ministers to discuss the countries' key energy projects and efforts to restrict imports from the Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus, and to visit the Klaipėda liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal.

There's consensus on Baltic grids' synchronization via Poland, but details not yet clear

Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:26
There is a consensus among member countries of the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan (BEMIP) that the Baltic power grids have to be synchronized with the Western European system via Poland, but details, such as the need for a second LitPol Link, remain to be worked out.

Latvian citizen busted in Lithuania with 2 Syrian citizens en route to Western Europe

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 16:50
Border guards of Kalvarija, southwestern Lithuania, have detained a Latvian citizen transporting to Western Europe a Syrian father and son who had applied for asylum in Latvia. The driver faces criminal charges, while the Syrian citizens will be sent back to Latvia.

Russian actions harm Lithuania's logistics business, may divide Baltic states

Monday, April 3, 2017 14:47
Klaipėda port
Asmeninis archyvas
Lithuania's State Security Department (VSD) has warned that Russia's protectionist policies and aims to restrict cargo flows harm Lithuania's transport business and energy and, furthermore, can divide the three Baltic states.

NATO, Nordic, Baltic air force commanders meeting in Lithuania to discuss security

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:45
NATO flag
Augustas Didžgalvis
NATO's Allied Air Command (AIRCOM) commander is meeting with commanders of the Air Forces of the Nordic and Baltic states and Poland in Lithuania on Wednesday to discuss the regional security situation, military cooperation and share the latest information about the national air forces.

Lithuania, Latvia to jointly purchase pneumococcal vaccine

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 09:19
Lithuania and Latvia have issued a joint international tender to purchase a pneumococcal vaccine, the Lithuanian National Health Insurance Fund said on Tuesday.

Baltic formins to meet with Tillerson in Washington next weekFREE

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 09:45
The Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian foreign ministers are to meet with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington next week.

Lithuania #1 among Baltic States by number of tourist overnight stays

Thursday, March 16, 2017 14:54
Tourists spend more nights in Lithuania than in Latvia or Estonia. According to EUROSTAT, the official statistical office of the European Union, in 2016 the number of overnight stays of tourists (local as well as foreign) who stayed in Lithuanian accommodation establishments, including rural tourism, was the largest in the Baltic states and comprised 7 million, while in Estonia and Latvia this number amounted to 6.2 million and 4.4 million respectively, the State Department of Tourism reported in a press release.announced in a press release.

Estonians inviting developers of autonomous vehicles to Estonia

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 12:35
Vice-President of the Riigikogu and former Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas, and the Deputy Chairman of the E-Estonia Support Group and the Environment Committee Kalle Palling sent a letter to five leading manufacturers of autonomous cars on March 7. In their letter, they are inviting major international companies to invest in the development projects of autonomous cars in Estonia.

Lithuanian, Swedish PMs to mull energy, investments in Stockholm

Monday, March 6, 2017 10:39
Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis is leaving for Sweden on Monday on a brief visit to discuss energy and investment matters with the country's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven.

Estonian MFA: Estonia continues to be a very pro-enlargement country

Friday, March 3, 2017 11:22
Exclusive interview with Sven Mikser, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, which is due to assume Presidency over the Council of the EU in July 2017.

Lithuanian police to wear uniforms modeled on those of Estonians (2)

Friday, February 24, 2017 10:21
Stop Police
Policijos departamentas
Lithuanian police will at the end of this year start wearing new uniforms modeled on those worn by their counterparts in Estonia, the Police Department said.

Estonia invites Lithuania to begin consultations on communist crimes tribunal (1)

Friday, February 24, 2017 09:49
Lithuanian Justice Ministry has received a proposal from the Estonian Justice Ministry to begin consultations on the establishment of an international body to investigate crimes perpetrated by communist regimes, the daily Lietuvos Žinios reported on Friday.

Minister of Energy to ask about Latvian stance on Astravyets

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:05
Building site of the Astravyets Nuclear site
Ramūnas Bogdanas
Amid the discussions in Lithuania on ways to halt the construction of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) in Belarus, Lithuania's Energy Minister Žygimantas Vaičiūnas is addressing the issue in Latvia on Wednesday.

Latvia's reluctance to block Belarus' N-plant may be due to economic reasons - MP

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:50
Ventspils port
G.Katino nuotr.
Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says that economic reasons could be behind Latvia's apparent reluctance to take a tougher stance toward the Astravyets nuclear power plant that Belarus is building close to its border with Lithuania.

Baltic countries agree to facilitate movement of NATO troops (1)

Friday, February 17, 2017 10:49
NATO HQ
Organizatorių archyvas
Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia agreed on Wednesday to facilitate the movement of allied forces in the region as NATO's multinational battalions are being deployed to the Baltic countries, the Lithuanian Defence Ministry said.

Geopolitical situation may affect Rail Baltica funding (1)

Friday, February 3, 2017 10:59
Baiba Rubesa
Bendrovės nuotr.
Tense geopolitical situation in the European Union over Brexit, refugee crisis and security matters may after 2020 reduce the European support to the European-gauge railway project Rail Baltica estimated at billions of euros, Baiba Rubesa, board chairperson of the joint Baltic enterprise, has said in Vilnius.

Baltic PMs don't fear lower Rail Baltica funding

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 16:25
Rail Baltica
E.Digrytės nuotr.
After signing the agreement on development of the European-gauge Rail Baltica railway in Tallinn on Tuesday, prime ministers of the three Baltic states do not fear that the European Union (EU) may slash support to the project after 2020.

Baltic PMs sign agreement on Rail Baltica

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 14:34
Baltic PMs in Tallinn signed an agreement on the development of the railway Rail Baltica
Facebook nuotr.
The three Baltic prime ministers signed in Tallinn on Tuesday an agreement on the development of the European standard-gauge railway Rail Baltica, expressing their political to implement the project by 2026.

PM to meet Estonian leaders, sign Rail Baltica deal in Tallinn

Monday, January 30, 2017 10:06
Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis is going to Tallinn on Monday to meet with the country's leaders and sign the agreement on European-gauge Rail Baltica railway.

Finland, Sweden to consider training along with NATO force

Friday, January 27, 2017 14:22
Swedish soldiers
Sputnik/Scanpix
Finland and Sweden will consider the possibility of their troops training along with NATO forces being deployed to Lithuania, the country's chief of defense said.

Govt approves Baltic agreement on Rail Baltica

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 15:52
Rail Baltica
E.Digrytės nuotr.
The Lithuanian government approved on Wednesday an agreement between the three Baltic countries on the development of the European standard-gauge railway Rail Baltica.

Lithuania plans to sign Rail Baltica agreement

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 13:38
Lithuania plans to sign in late January an agreement with Latvia and Estonia on the development of the European standard-gauge railway Rail Baltica.

Lithuanian spending on purchases lowest in Baltics but catching up with Latvia

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:39
The spending of Lithuanian households on essential goods remains the lowest in the Baltic states, however, is rapidly catching up with Latvia, shows an index of household spending published by the research company Baltic Market Insights (Baltmi). According to the survey, Lithuanians spend an average of nearly 2 euros more than Latvians during a single visit to the store, however, are still behind Estonia.

Survey finds Lithuanians to be happiest in Baltic states

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:17
Residents of Lithuania are happier than Latvians and Estonians, however, all in all, people of all three Baltic states are not as happy as the world population, shows a World Barometer published by Win/Gallup International and Baltic Market Insights.

PM - Other countries view Belarus' N-plant project through economic lens

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 10:22
Other countries view Belarus' Astravyets nuclear power plant project through an economic lens, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Tuesday, commenting on the Latvian foreign minister's words that his country is not considering restricting electricity imports from the facility under construction just 50 kilometers from Vilnius.

Latvian minister: We grasp Astravyets concerns, don't plan embargo laws

Monday, January 16, 2017 10:18
The Latvian government supports the Lithuanian position to demand the highest security standards at the Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus, however, does not consider any laws to restrict electricity imports from the utility, says Latvia's Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs.

How a Lithuanian company became successful in Baltic Sea region?FREE

Friday, January 6, 2017 14:42
Startup DealLink.biz, a Lithuanian-built B2B open procurement platform, has successfully expanded into the Finnish and Polish markets, it announced. The company also confirmed it will start operations in Sweden in January 2017, in Denmark in March, and in Norway in May.

Seimas speaker, security chief alarmed over TV3 sale

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 10:04
Lithuania's Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis and State Security Department chief Darius Jauniškis on Tuesday discussed the possible plans of the Swedish media concern Modern Times Group (MTG) to sell its business in the Baltic states, including the TV3 television group.

EU aid for Klaipėda FSRU purchase to depend on Latvia, Estonia - EnergMin

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 16:16
Independence, Klaipeda LNG terminal's floating storage and regasification unit
DELFI (E.Skardžiaus nuotr.)
Lithuania's talks with the European Commission on EU funding for the acquisition of the Klaipėda liquefied natural gas ( LNG) terminal's vessel will depend on whether Latvia and Estonia recognize it as a regional facility, Energy Minister Žygimantas Vaičiūnas said.