Latvian State Audit: Port managers have forgotten that ports are national property
Baltic News Network
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The fight between Latvian State Audit and managements of the largest Latvian ports has been going on for more than three years. The SA notes that the endless port sorting expectation continues in Latvia. In order to put an end to it, Transport Ministry must introduce regulations regarding the payment of fees for the use of port infrastructure on a legislative level.
Estonia and Lithuania have so far failed to agree on how the Baltic power grids are to be synchronized with the Western European system and a memorandum of understanding will not be signed during the EU summit on Thursday, as planned, Lithuanian Energy Minister Žygimantas Vaičiūnas said, adding that this might be done later this year.
The Baltic prime ministers say that their countries are ready for Zapad, a major military exercise to be held jointly by Russia and Belarus in September, and feel safe after NATO partners have deployed additional capabilities in the region.
Two terminals could operate on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea controlled by the three Baltic states – in Lithuania's Klaipėda and in Estonia, which could build a small terminal, Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis stated on Friday. In his words, the two terminals would supplement each other along with the Inčukalns gas storage facility in Latvia.