Posts published in Day: August 22, 2019

Lithuanian energy minister to discuss synchronization progress with Polish government official

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Lithuanian Energy Minister Zygimantas Vaiciunas is meeting with Piotr Naimski, a Polish government official in charge of strategic energy infrastructure, to discuss the progress on the Baltic power grid synchronization project. “The meeting will focus on the progress on the synchronization of the Baltic power grids via Poland and the main tasks for the near future as well as issues regarding the implementation of the submarine Harmony Link between Lithuania and Poland,” Aurelija…

Finance Ministry cuts Latvia’s economic growth forecast for 2020

Thursday, August 22, 2019

The Finance Ministry has left Latvia’s GDP growth forecast for this year unchanged at 3.2% but has revised downwards its economic growth forecast for 2020, the ministry’s representatives informed the government. As it is starting work on Latvia’s 2020 budget and the medium-term budget framework, the Finance Ministry has updated its macroeconomic and budget forecasts for 2020-2022. According to the ministry’s latest prognosis, the Latvian economy will growth by 3.2%…

Ratas, Kaljulaid discuss closer cooperation with India during VP visit

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Prime Minister Jüri Ratas and President Kersti Kaljulaid met on Wednesday with Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to discuss strengthening Indian-Estonian relations. Naidu first met with the President where they discussed deepening political and economic relations, as well as cooperation in ICT, higher education and e-governance. Kaljulaid said: “Estonia has been building its digital state for three decades and keeps providing its citizens with new e-services. That is why I…

Welcome Week for Intl Students Begins Aug. 26th

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Monday, August 26th, 2019, Welcome Week events for MRU International students will kick off and take place all week. Introductory lectures, tours of the campus, ethics, migration info and introduction to e-Services of MRU Library will be some of the events held for the almost 180 Erasmus+ and international students that begin studies at MRU this fall. August 26th, as students begin arriving, team building activities will begin at 15:00…

Klaipeda port’s Jan-Jul cargo traffic grows 5.3%

Thursday, August 22, 2019

The Lithuanian port of Klaipeda handled 27.414 mln tons of cargo in January through July 2019, up 5.3 percent from 26.03 mln tons in the same period last year. The growth was mostly due to an 8.5% increase, to 11.964 mln tons, in bulk cargo volumes. General cargo volumes rose by 4.8% to 9.29 mln tons and liquid cargo volumes edged up by 0.3% to 6.16 mln tons. The total…

Trump and Macron willing to readmit Russia to G7 despite Crimea annexation

Thursday, August 22, 2019

The leaders of France and the United States have expressed their backing to readmitting Russia to the G7 conference of world powers in 2020, despite Ukraine’s Crimea still being held by Moscow, CNN reports. Russia was asked to leave the group of the largest industrialised economies in 2014 after it annexed the Crimean Peninsula with force from neighbouring Ukraine. Russia has voiced no intention of ending its control of the…

Estonian minister: Changes made to conscript service have proven justified

Thursday, August 22, 2019

The changes made to conscript military service in Estonia in recent years have proven to be justified, Defense Minister Juri Luik said in his presentation to the government of a report on the fulfilment of the goals related to persons liable to the national defense obligation, conscripts, active-service military and reservists last year. “The program of extensive renovation of the infrastructure of the training centers of the defense forces launched…

Lithuanian president calls on Moldova to continue European integration, reforms

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda called on Moldova to continue its European integration process and the necessary reforms as he met with the country’s prime minister, Maia Sandu, on Thursday. “The president expressed hope that the new ruling coalition (of Moldova) would remain committed to the European integration and continue implementing reforms that would contribute to the welfare of people of Moldova,” Nauseda’s office said in a press release. “According to…

Around 350 people take part in protest demo in Dundaga

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Around 350 residents of the western Latvian municipalities of Dundaga and Kolka took part in a demonstration staged on Thursday in protest to the Dundaga regional council’s management style and to demand Aldis Pinkens’ reinstatement as head of the Kolka municipal administration, Mara Abaja, a representative of the protest’s organizers, told LETA. The protest march to the Dundaga council hall was joined by people of all ages, from babies in…

Human chain reminded world about Baltic striving for freedom – Levits

Thursday, August 22, 2019

30 years ago, the human chain that stretched from Tallinn via Riga to Vilnius reminded to the whole world about the Baltic striving for freedom, said Latvian President Egils Levits at the special event dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way during which airBaltic presented its aircraft painted in the national colors of the three Baltic states. “Thirty years ago, in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and everywhere in the…