Posts published in Day: June 6, 2019

“Latvian Railways” chief convinced board will continue

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The board of the State JSC “Latvian Railways” will continue its work, said Edvīns Bērziņš, the chairman of the board of the company, speaking about the anticipated council meeting, in which the dismissal of two board members – Aivars Strakšas and Ainis Stūrmanis – was to be discussed. Currently, the board of “Latvian Railways” consists of its chairman Edvīns Bērziņš, together with board members Aivars Strakšas, Ēriks Šmuksts and Ainis Stūrmanis. Bērziņš and…

President Vējonis says “Three Seas Initiative” is worthwhile

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis said June 6 that the little-known “Three Seas Initiative” is a worthwhile one. The three seas in question are the Baltic, the Adriatic and the Black. Speaking during a visit to Slovenia which included a summit of Three Seas Initiative leaders, Vējonis said: “The Three Seas Initiative gives countries in the region the opportunity to develop connectivity, which is a key factor for economic growth, especially…

Roshen cuts production

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Lithuanian subsidiary of former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s confectionary giant Roshen slashed down production and laid off two-thirds of its workforce as it continued to operate at a loss last year. “The Klaipeda factory is part of the international group Roshen’s network of factories, and production at the corporation is planned at the group level,” it quoted Roshen Nord CEO Zilvinas Urbonas as saying. “Last year, it was decided…

German-capital road infrastructure company established in Lithuania

Thursday, June 6, 2019

A German-capital road infrastructure company, Saferoad Baltic, has been established in Lithuania. Saferoad Baltic was established on June 5 and is led by Marcin Baginski, according to the Lithuanian Center of Registers. Its authorized capital amounts to 500,000 euros. Saferoad Baltic’s sole shareholder is the company’s Polish branch Saferoad RRS Polska. According to Saferoad’s website, the company provides safe transport infrastructure solutions. Saferoad was established in 2011 following a merger of Bongard &…

Estonia, Finland, Russia jointly rehearsing maritime rescue

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Personnel of the Estonian, Finnish and Russian border guards are rehearsing rescue at sea as part of an exercise held in the Gulf of Finland. With the international sea exercise Dunlin, participants are to practice rescue operations and first aid following a collision between two ships, the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board said. Participants in the exercise from Estonia include the Rescue and Coordination Center, a pollution control ship General Kurvits and a…

Poland to not support Lithuania’s president as Tusk’s successor in European Council

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Poland has announced that it will not support Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė as a candidate for the post of president of European Council, Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita reports. Grybauskaitė is considered too big a personality, which does not allow her to become the region’s candidate, the newspaper’s sources say. Still, Lithuania’s departing president meets other criteria. She was a member of the European Council for eight years. She had also served as European…

European Commission urges Latvia to cut taxes for poor people

Thursday, June 6, 2019

In its latest recommendations European Commission (EC) urges Latvia to reduce the tax burden for people with low income, resolve problems of social exclusion, increase housing and transport accessibility, as well as perform other important improvements. EC recommends reducing tax burden for people with low income by diverting it to other sources, specifically capital and property and improving compliance with tax commitments. EC also reminds that Latvia needs to adopt…

Watch: Trump & Macron meet during D-Day 75th anniversary commemorations

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Presidents Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron joined the thousands of people gathered at the Normandy American Cemetery to honour D-Day veterans and remember the thousands who died in the seaborne invasion that marked the beginning of the end of World War II. You can watch footage of a meeting between the pair in the video player, above. Addressing the crowd, Trump said: “Today we remember those who fell and we…

Mike Pompeo: the US “has not been treated fairly” by Europe

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Darren McCaffrey spoke to Mike Pompeo on a number of issues regarding the US and Europe. Trade tensions have risen ever since the Trump administration put tariffs on European steel and aluminium exports. The American president has been a vocal supporter of Brexit – something clearly damaging to the European Union. He’s also directed European countries to reject business from Huawei, the Chinese tech giant. On top of all this…