Posts tagged as agreement

Estonia and Latvia sign agreement for joint offshore wind farm plan

Friday, September 18, 2020

Estonia and Latvia signed a memorandum of understanding to develop an offshore wind farm this week, the first agreement of its kind in the region. Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Taavi Aas (Center) and Latvian Minister of Economic Affairs Janis Vitenbergs digitally signed the memorandum which marks the first steps taken towards the project and carrying out a cost-benefit analysis. After the states have carried out the necessary studies…

Baltic states update mutual consular assistance agreement

Thursday, July 2, 2020

On 2 July 2020, a renewed Agreement on Consular Assistance and Co-operation between Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania comes into force. The document supersedes the agreement on consular assistance and co-operation between the Government of the Republic of Latvia, the Government of the Republic of Estonia and the Government of the Republic of Lithuania signed in Vilnius on 5 February 1999, the provisions of which “can be considered outdated and had come into conflict with…

Lithuania, Belarus sign nuclear incident notification agreement

Monday, May 25, 2020

Lithuania and Belarus have on Monday signed an agreement on early notification of a nuclear accident and exchange of information on nuclear facilities and activities. Lithuania’s State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate (VATESI) said it had signed the agreement with the Belarusian Ministry of Emergency Situations. “Despite this agreement, all environmental and nuclear safety issues being raised by Lithuanian remain. Lithuanian wants the Belarusian nuclear power plant not to be launched…

Agreement for honoring the dead not an obstacle for studying Estonia wreck

Friday, February 14, 2020

Legal representative of the loved ones of victims of the ferry MS Estonia Piret Blankin says that the aim of the agreement for not disturbing the site of the shipwreck is to protect it from looters and that it does not prohibit investigations. Blankin appeared on the “Otse Postimehest” webcast yesterday. Why is further investigation into the causes of the shipwreck necessary? I would turn that question around: Why shouldn’t…

EU signs visa agreement with Belarus, ending decade-long deadlock

Friday, January 10, 2020

European Union has signed a visa facilitation agreement with Belarus in Brussels on Wednesday, concluding talks that began in 2011. “They will improve mobility of our citizens in a well-managed and safe environment and will help build tighter connections between the European Union and Belarus,” said European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson, according to the Belarusian state news agency BelTA. The visa facilitation agreement will decrease the cost for…

EU-Singapore free trade agreement to open up new opportunities for Estonia

Monday, November 25, 2019

The free trade agreement between the European Union and Singapore, which entered into force last week, will strengthen trade between the Union and Singapore and also open up new opportunities to Estonian entrepreneurs, farmers, workers and consumers, MEP Urmas Paet said. “The agreement will serve as a gateway for Europe to Southeast Asia as a whole,” Paet, member of the committee on international trade of the European Parliament, said. Paet…

Member states and EU Parliament reach agreement on 2020 EU budget

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The European Union’s member states and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on the 2020 EU Budget on Monday evening, shortly before the deadline of the conciliation period, ending at midnight, diplomats and MEPs informed. The preliminary figures are EUR 168.7 billion in commitment appropriations and EUR 153.6 billion in payment appropriations. Detailed figures will be available later, the European Parliament said. MEPs fought for and obtained better support…

There’s no agreement on all ministerial candidates, Lithuanian president says

Monday, August 5, 2019

There’s no agreement on all ministerial candidates yet but time is ticking, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda says. “There’s no agreement on all ministers but if all sides find good will and see a clear goal of what we want with the formation of this government, then it’s possible to find solutions,” Nauseda told journalists in Ariogala, central Lithuania, on Saturday. “There’s no solution on certain people, a small number of…

Estonia has joined the SPIKE missile Family

Thursday, July 25, 2019

In a ceremony last week in Tallinn, Estonia, the Estonian MoD signed a 40M Euro Framework agreement with Eurospike (a European Joint Venture between Rafael Advanced Defence Systems, Diehl Defence and Rheinmettal Defence) for the supply of SPIKE LR ATGM’s, launchers and associated maintenance and training.  The contract included ICLU (Integrated Control Launch Units) launchers and live SPIKE rounds. SPIKE is a cutting-edge precise, multi-platform, multi-mission and multi-range electro-optical missile Family,…

Brexit withdrawal agreement is balanced and will ensure UK-EU cooperation – Barnier

Friday, July 19, 2019

The Brexit withdrawal agreement is balanced and will ensure cooperation between the United Kingdom and the European Union also in the future, the EU’s chief negotiator for the UK’s exit from the bloc Michel Barnier told journalists following his meeting with Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity). Karins told representatives of the media that when it comes to Brexit, Latvia and the EU have the same interests – if…