Posts tagged as Baltic

Baltic and Nordic foreign ministers agree to continue cooperation on climate change

Friday, September 13, 2019

On Wednesday and Thursday, in Borgarnes (Iceland), the Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics took part in the annual meeting of the Baltic and Nordic (NB8) Foreign Ministers, LETA was informed by the Foreign Ministry. During the meetings, Rinkevics expressed the view that, being aware of the importance of climate change, the EU should present itself as a leader setting ambitious goals in climate change mitigation. The ministers agreed on the…

Estonian formin to attend meeting of Nordic, Baltic formins in Iceland

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu is to attend a meeting of Nordic and Baltic foreign ministers (NB8) in Borgarnes, Iceland, on Wednesday and Thursday. The main items on the agenda of the two-day meeting include the state of the Arctic and oceans, rule of law, security issues, cyber and hybrid threats and climate change, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. Reinsalu is also scheduled to meet with his Icelandic counterpart…

Importance of Baltic navies ensuring Baltic Sea security

By James Foggo on Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Throughout history, the Baltic Sea has been home to great naval fleets. Naval strength is vital to achieving maritime security, which is an essential component for stability in a region and a thriving economy. Indeed, the Baltic Sea remains a critical artery of commerce, with up to 15 percent of the world’s cargo traffic transiting the region. Throughout history, the Baltic Sea has been home to great naval fleets. Naval…

Watch Russia keeps RAF Typhoons busy in the Baltic

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Russia has kept the Royal Air Force’s Typhoons  busy in the Baltic – prompting the RAF to make 21 interceptions of 56 Russian aircraft. The Typhoon jets have now returned to their Lincolnshire base, after completing a NATO Baltic Air Policing mission and handing over to Gripen aircraft from the Czech Air Force – and the RAF has released a ‘highlights’ video of the four month mission. A spokesperson for…

Plant health laboratories of Nordic, Baltic countries exchanging experiences

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Workers from the plant health laboratories of the Nordic and Baltic countries and Poland are meeting at the Estonian Agricultural Research Center in Saku not far from Tallinn on Wednesday and Thursday to exchange experiences. The host of the once-yearly meeting is the Estonian Agricultural Research Center, which set off the tradition of such meetings 13 years ago. “Estonia is a participant in international trade, therefore we must take into…

Baltic Exchange starts tracking shipping emissions

Thursday, August 1, 2019

In a huge departure from its 265-year heritage of providing freight rate data, the Baltic Exchange is partnering with a spatial big data company to create a platform with an initial focus on shipping emissions. The London institution, now owned by the Singapore Exchange, is teaming up with GeoSpock to build what is claimed in a release will be “the world’s most advanced global maritime spatial database”. “As the global…

Baltic electricity prices rise 7% w/w – Elektrum Lietuva

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Electricity market prices in the Baltic countries jumped by 7% on average last week to cross the 55-euro mark, Elektrum Lietuva said LETA/BNS. The average electricity price in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia rose by 7% to 55.70 euros per megawatt-hour (MWh), the independent electricity supplier said in a press release. The average price across the Nord Pool power exchange edged up by 1 percent to 38.02 euros per MWh, it…

US refused to protect Baltic countries

By Vairis Godmanis on Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Unfortunately, it is high time for humanity to accept the fact that in the modern world both oral and written agreements do not work. Anyway, every state entering the NATO alliance will act in accordance with its own interests only. After all, many people know how the League of Nations failed to cope with its duties and shamefully allowed Hitler to attack Europe. And after that the organization simply dissolved…

Baltic presidents meet and discuss climate change, digital era and security

Thursday, July 11, 2019

On his first official foreign visit, Latvia’s President Egils Levits met with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid. The two discussed climate change, challenges of the digital age and security affairs. Leaders of the two countries agreed that Baltic and Nordic states should cooperate in climate change matters and agreed that climate change is a priority for Europe and the rest of the world. The two also stressed that Latvia and Estonia…

Baltic power synchronization is one of key projects for Europe

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The disconnection of the Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian power systems from the Moscow-controlled BRELL ring and their synchronization with the electricity network of continental Europe is a priority project, Dominique Ristori, director general of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Energy, says. Awarded for merits to Lithuania by President Dalia Grybauskaite on Saturday, Ristori told BNS Lithuania that very important steps had been made as part of the synchronization project…