What Latvian farmers should do with the spare milk?
The Baltic Course
Monday, August 11, 2014
Due to Russia's ban on import of food products, there is now overproduction of dairy products, while procurement prices for milk are falling and many Lithuanian dairy companies have terminated their contracts with Latvian dairy farms, therefore the state should provide support for not only specific companies, but also for dairy farms, experts told the business portal Nozare.lv.
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.