Posts published in Day: June 20, 2021

North Korea’s Kim vows to be ready for confrontation with US

Sunday, June 20, 2021

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his government to be prepared for both dialogue and confrontation with the Biden administration — but more for confrontation, state media reported Friday. It comes days after the United States and others urged the North to abandon its nuclear programme and return to talks. Kim’s statement indicates he’ll likely push to strength his nuclear arsenal and increase pressure on Washington to give up…

Container Traffic via Baltic Basin Ports in May 2021 Up 5%

Sunday, June 20, 2021

According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total container throughput via the Baltic basin ports in May 2021 increased by 5% year-on-year. Export was up 4.5%, import declined by 1.1%. Transit made 7 thousand TEU, with Kaliningrad handling the entire volume. The share of the Baltic basin in the total container traffic via all the Russian seaports in May 2021 amounted to 44.5%. Laden container throughput grew by 10.6%…

Bill regulating Huawei tech postponed until autumn session

Sunday, June 20, 2021

The adoption of a bill regulating the use of Chinese Huawei technology in Estonian network infrastructure will be postponed until the autumn, the government has decided. The Electronic Communications Act, which includes the regulation on the use of Huawei technology, was supposed to enter into law in May but was postponed after an amendment from the chancellor of justice was added. The law bans the use of non-democratic equipment and…

Young Estonians create surplus materials online marketplace

Sunday, June 20, 2021

A group of young people in Estonia have created a web platform that allows industrial companies to advertise and find surplus materials. The Materjalivoog website that is the only one of its kind in the Baltic region was created by five young Estonian women. The platform allows companies to sell their surplus materials and those looking to recycle to buy them. The aim of the project is to promote circular…