Survey finds Lithuanians to be happiest in Baltic statesFREE

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 lensFREE

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 lawsFREE

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 saleFREE

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 - EnergMinFREE

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.

Lithuania will have to improve its reputation in Rail Baltica projectFREE

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 16:26
Lithuania will have to improve its reputation that has been harmed by the country's inability to find common ground with its partners in Rail Baltica and to prove that it is not holding back the European standard-gauge railway project, Rokas Masiulis, the new transport minister, said.

Sweden suspects Lithuanian citizen of spyingFREE

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 00:12
Sweden has detained a Lithuanian citizen on suspicions of spying, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry confirmed on Monday.

Lithuania buying air defense system simulators from SwedenFREE

Monday, December 12, 2016 13:25
Swedish soldiers
Sputnik/Scanpix
Lithuania's Defence Ministry has signed a contract with Swedish company SAAB Dynamics on the purchase of the RBS70 simulators, which will be used to train troops.

Half-hearted reforms won't raise competitiveness of the Baltic Region - SwedbankFREE

Thursday, December 8, 2016 12:34
Russia has exited recession and now all the Baltic Sea region (BSR) economies are expanding, but growth is expected to be modest. The global rise of populism and anti-establishment moods, although promising fiscal expansion that may boost short-term growth, builds up risks of protectionism with a negative impact on long-term growth, Swedbank writes in its annual Baltic Sea Region Report.

New Seimas speaker off to Latvia on 1st foreign visitFREE

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 09:56
Viktoras Pranckietis is going on Tuesday to Latvia on his first foreign visit as speaker of the Lithuanian parliamentary.

New Seimas speaker going to Riga on 1st foreign visitFREE

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 11:18
Lithuania's new Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis will make his first foreign trip to Latvia.

Lithuania expects that 'uncertainty period' in Estonia won't last longFREE

Thursday, November 10, 2016 15:00
Lithuanian experts say that the pro-Russian Centre Party may come to government in Estonia after Prime Minister Taavi Roivas on Wednesday lost a confidence vote in parliament. Lithuanian politicians, meanwhile, expect that the government crisis in the Baltic country will be resolved soon.

Riga Conference 2016 – a reflectionFREE

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 14:00
Riga
M.Greičiuvienės nuotr.
Every year Latvia hosts what is called The Riga Conference. This year was no different. Held in the National Library across the river from the Old Town, invited delegates from the world of diplomacy, think tanks, academia, the military, and political life, gathered to listen and take part in a series of talks focussing on European foreign policy and security.

KS Holding acquires Atrium Azur Shopping Centre in RigaFREE

Monday, October 31, 2016 17:21
KS Holding has acquired SIA MD Galerija Azur, the holding entity for the Riga Shopping Centre Atrium Azur, from Atrium European Real Estate Limited for €12.5 million. The new owner is planning to invest additional €16 million into redeveloping the shopping centre the holding reported in a press release.

Lithuanian president off to FinlandFREE

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:43
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė is leaving on Tuesday for Finland for a two-day official visit to discuss the security situation in the region, nuclear safety and topical EU issues with the country's leaders.

Why relations between Lithuania and Latvia aren’t all that fraternal (1)FREE

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 11:47
Lithuania and Latvia have much in common on a strategic level. Yet relations between the two aren’t especially brotherly. That’s how political expert Linas Kojala put it on LRT.lt. In his opinion it is difficult to pin down a special closeness between the two countries with actual examples. Vytautas Magnus University Professor Alvydas Butkus notes that representatives of the two countries’ governments would seemingly like to communicate but there aren’t close ties between the two societies.

Russia transporting Iskander missile system to Kaliningrad (1)FREE

Friday, October 7, 2016 16:31
Iskander-M in Kaliningrad region already?
"Propagandos detektyvai" nuotr.
According to a government source known to ERR’s Estonian news portal, the Russian Baltic Fleet is moving an Iskander-M missile system from Ust-Luga to Kaliningrad on a civilian vessel, ERR News reported.

Estonian formin expects Rail Baltica agreement to be signedFREE

Thursday, October 6, 2016 14:56
Estonian Foreign Minister Jurgen Ligi believes that the Baltic countries will soon to finalize the signing of an agreement on a procurement model for the 5-billion-euro European standard-gauge railway project Rail Baltica.

Experts and colleagues: Kaljulaid will be a bold president of EstoniaFREE

Monday, October 3, 2016 18:44
Estonia's President-elect Kersti Kaljulaid will be a bold head of state, Lithuanian experts and her former colleagues said.