Posts published in Day: June 1, 2018

EUR 55 mln Rail Baltica section construction contract signed in Lithuania

Friday, June 1, 2018

Two Lithuanian companies and one German company will build a section of the European-gauge railway Rail Baltica from Kaunas’ railway station to the Kaunas Intermodal Terminal under a contract worth 54.762 million euros. The state railway company Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways) on Friday signed the contract with a consortium of Lithuania’s Hidrostatyba and Autokausta and Germany’s Leonhard Weiss RTE. “Once this strategic link is built, the Baltic countries’ largest transshipment hub for freight transported by railways of different standards…

US Carggo to move unit from Moscow to Vilnius

Friday, June 1, 2018

US-based e-logistics company Carggo is moving its software development center from Moscow to Vilnius, with plans to hire up to 65 specialists in the Lithuanian capital by the end of the year, Invest Lithuania said on May 31dt. Carggo will relocate some 35 software developers from Russia to Lithuania this coming summer, the government’s foreign investment promotion agency said in a press release. “The employees of the locally established UAB Carggo Europe will be…

More Estonian families opting for 3rd child

Friday, June 1, 2018

In the past two years, Estonia has registered a significant rise in the number of two-child families who have seen the arrival of a third child, Postimees reported citing data from Statistics Estonia. “If we look at the proportion of babies born into a family as the third child, it has been rising over the whole decade and in the last two years in particular,” Alis Tammur, senior analyst at Statistics…

Austrian President in Estonia on EU, Russia and migration

Friday, June 1, 2018

Austrian President, Alexander van der Bellen is currently on a five day visit to Estonia, and spoke to ERR’s Tarmo Maiberg on the Aktuaalne Kamera show yesterday, Thursday, on the importance of maintaining unity within the EU. Mr. Bellen explained that he hoped that, counter to the wishes and desires of populist nationalists, the rights of both citizens and minorities within EU member states would be fully understood. He stated…

Estonia cancels security certificates of 12,500 electronic ID cards

Friday, June 1, 2018

The Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) on Friday canceled the security certificates of roughly 12,500 electronic ID cards affected by a security flaw. Cards with more than three months left until their expiration date can be replaced by their owners under warranty. A total of 3,300 replacement ID cards were manufactured under warranty and dispatched to PPA offices by Friday. Holders of the affected cards who have not yet…

UK is extremely important Lithuania’s ally

Friday, June 1, 2018

“The United Kingdom is extremely important Lithuania’s ally, and the multinational Joint Expeditionary Force it leads is particularly important security and deterrence instrument to Lithuania. We need like-minded nations and high readiness forces that send a strong message that partners are ready to give a timely response to any unpredictable crises,” Vice Minister of National Defence Vytautas Umbrasas, said on May 31 at a meeting with UK Major General Stuart…

Ukraine, by faking journalist’s killing, has deceived alleged real plotter of murder

Friday, June 1, 2018

By faking journalist Arkady Babchenko’s murder, Ukraine has tricked the alleged plotter of the killing, who has now been remanded in custody British public broadcaster BBC reports that on Thursday, May 31, Babchenko revealed that pig’s blood and a make-up artist were used to carry out the stunt to make pictures of him lying on the ground in a puddle of blood that were released in the media to convince…

Anaconda 2018 is near Russia’s borders

By Jonas Dringelis on Friday, June 1, 2018

Last year, analysts claimed that ‘Zapad’ military exercises was a training for a war against Europe. However, this year NATO has decided to conduct a more ambitious and aggressive military exercises in Poland and Norway, countries adjacent to the borders of Russia. More than 100 thousand soldiers will be participating in the ‘Anaconda 2018’ in Poland and more than 45,000 soldiers will be taking part in the ‘Trident Joining’ in…