Posts published in Day: June 7, 2019

Russia Didn’t Receive Request for S-400 Air Defence Systems From Iran

Friday, June 7, 2019

Russia has not received any requests from Iran for delivering its S-400 air defence systems, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov told on Friday. “No,” Borisov said when asked whether Moscow had received a relevant request from Iran. “Let them continue spreading [fake news],” Borisov said when asked to comment on the media speculations. “Everything goes as it goes,” the minister commented on cooperation between Russia and Iran. In late-May, Bloomberg…

Artur Kazaritski to represent Estonia at top European competition

Friday, June 7, 2019

Chef Artur Kazaritski, who works at Copenhagen’s three-star Michelin restaurant Geranium is to represent Estonia in the prestigious European Bocuse d’Or culinary final next year. Kazaritski booked his spot on the European level after wining the Estonian round of the Bocuse d’Or competition. The European final is to be held in Tallinn in 2020, for the first time ever. At the Estonian round, chefs were given five-and-a-half hours to complete…

Schroeder says U.S. pressure on Denmark the main reason for Nord Stream 2 delay

Friday, June 7, 2019

U.S. political pressure on Denmark is the main reason for delays on construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Europe, project chairman Gerhard Schroeder said on Friday. The project has come under fire from the United States and several eastern European, Nordic and Baltic Sea countries, which fear that it will increase the European Union’s reliance on Russian gas. Former German chancellor Schroeder said that U.S. gas is…

Estonian Prime Minister to discuss transport, energy with Lithuanian counterpart

Friday, June 7, 2019

Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas embarked on a visit to Vilnius on Thursday to discuss with his Lithuanian counterpart Saulius Skvernelis the two states’ transport and energy cooperation as well as topics relating to the European Union. Estonia and Lithuania are close friends with shared objectives in NATO and the European Union, working in close regional cooperation, the prime minister said according to spokespeople. “We both wish for the European…

German factory production, exports drop in weak Q2 start

Friday, June 7, 2019

German factory production has fallen more strongly than expected in April and exports have dropped sharply in a weak start to the second quarter in Europe’s largest economy. The Federal Statistical Office reported Friday that industrial production dropped 1.9% over March in seasonally adjusted figures. Economists had predicted a 0.5% decline. Exports also dropped 3.7% on the previous month while imports fell 1.3% on March, widening the trade surplus to…