Posts tagged as Open

Lithuania keeps Kaliningrad transit open albeit tightened

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Lithuania has tightened transit between Russia and its Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad, but the scheme will remain in place throughout the coronavirus quarantine, Foreign Minister Linas Linekvičius said. “We are trying to preserve that transit in principle, but certainly it has been restricted: the number of trains has been limited and up to 100 passengers […] are allowed per train,” Linkevičius said at a news conference on Wednesday. “It takes…

Lithuania to open embassy in Australia in July

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Lithuania will open the country’s embassy in Australia’s Canberra in July. Based on the official 2016 census figures, over 16,000 people of Lithuanian descent reside in Australia. According to unofficial estimates by the Lithuanian community and the foreign ministry, the actual number could be over 50,000 people. Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said on Wednesday the embassy will “properly protect our country’s interests, develop political contacts, maintain relations with the diaspora,…

Estonia to open embassies in South Korea and Singapore

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

At its meeting on 30 January, the Estonian government approved the plan to open Estonian embassies in the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Singapore. “Opening an embassy in Seoul is important for bilateral relations with South Korea and the Asian region in general,” the Estonian foreign ministry said in a statement. “One of the main reasons for opening an embassy in Singapore is boosting business ties and supporting…

US company NBC Security plans to open production facility in Lithuania

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Headquartered in Great Falls, Virginia, NBC Security has subsidiaries in Europe and Eastern Europe, and serves a wide range of customers in the military, law enforcement and defense agencies across the US, Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, and Africa. Announcing NBC Security’s decision, Nacer Benzekri, CEO, NBC Security  revealed he was interested in Lithuania since visiting the country for the first time in 2004. “After Lithuania joined the EU, I started watching the…

Turkey threatens to open gates for Syria refugees to go West

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to allow Syrian refugees to leave Turkey for Western countries unless a so-called “safe zone” inside Syria is established soon. Erdogan made the threat in a speech to his ruling party officials on Thursday. He also said Turkey was determined to create the safe zone and would do it alone if there’s no deal with the U.S. by the end of the month.…

Open arms for Lidl – Estonian competition watchdog predicts lower prices

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Expecting the entry of the German supermarket chain Lidl on the Estonian market, the country’s Competition Authority expects healthier competition and lower prices. Estonian public broadcaster ERR reports on Thursday, July 18, that Katrin Tasa, deputy director of the Supervisory Department of the Estonian Competition Authority said in an interview with Vikkerraadio that currently, 70 percent of Estonia’s retail market is controlled by four retail chains. «The retail market is…

EU seeks to deescalate Persian Gulf tensions

Monday, July 15, 2019

European Union nations were looking to deescalate tensions in the Persian Gulf area on Monday and call on Iran to stick to the 2015 nuclear deal, despite the pullout of the United States from the accord and the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions on Tehran. Dutch foreign minister Stef Blok said that “it is still not too late, but Iran really has to stick to its obligations.” Iran recently begun surpassing…

China says higher 2019 budget deficit will spur growth, won’t open floodgates

Thursday, March 7, 2019

China’s decision to increase its budget deficit ratio to 2.8 percent this year from 2.6 percent in 2018 is appropriate for the economy, and leaves room for policymakers to maneuver, Finance Minister Liu Kun said on Thursday. But a proactive fiscal policy does not mean China will open the floodgates for stimulus, Liu said at a news conference on the sidelines of the annual parliamentary meeting in Beijing, reiterating past…