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The Estonian government to begin planning state budget strategy this week

Monday, April 9, 2018

The Estonian government will on Thursday travel to Sagadi in Lääne-Viru County, where it will dedicate two days to discussing the state budget strategy. “The government will on Thursday conduct its regular meeting and press conference, after which they will travel to Sagadi Manor, where they will begin discussing the state budget strategy,” Director for Government Communication Urmas Seaver told ERR’s online news portal. The discussion to take place at…

LCCI invites businessmen to develop cooperation with countries part of New Silk Road

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Latvia’s Chamber for Commerce and Industry invites businessmen to use the opportunities provided by China’s New Silk Road initiative and commence exporting goods to China. Transport channels have already been established to ensure this. Intergovernmental cooperation agreements have also been signed in relation to investments and other important matters. «Latvia is one of the most active participants of the project. LCCI also contributes to establishing cooperation with the eastern country.…

Estonian EU presidency cost EUR 68.1 mln

Saturday, April 7, 2018

“We can say today that the organization of the EU presidency cost 68.1 million euros and 10.7 million euros was saved compared with the initial budget,” Piret Lillevali, head of the Estonian EU presidency organizing team, said in a press release. The planned budget of the presidency for 2014-2019 was 74.8 million euros, not including an additional 4 million euros for the organization of a summit. Lillevali said that a noticeable…

The President will make a working visit to France

Saturday, April 7, 2018

President Dalia Grybauskaitė is going on a working visit to Paris where she will meet with President Emmanuel Macron of France for bilateral talks at the Élysée Palace. The President of Lithuania will also attend a meeting between the three Presidents of the Baltic states and the President of France. In the evening, the Presidents will open an exposition dedicated to Baltic Symbolism at the Musee d’Orsay. Dalia Grybauskaitė will…

Ignalina NPP receives a visit by a delegation from the EP’s Committee on Budgetary Control

Saturday, April 7, 2018

On April 5, Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) received a visit by a delegation from the Committee on Budgetary Control of the European Parliament (EP). The purpose of the visit of the delegation was to assess the progress in INPP decommissioning and efficiency of the use of financial support from the European Union (EU). According to Lina Sabaitienė, Vice Minister of Energy, the visit is an important opportunity for Lithuania…

Supreme Allied Commander Europe visited the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Lithuania

Saturday, April 7, 2018

On April 4 Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) General Curtis M. Scaparrotti paid a visit to Lithuania. General came to meet with soldiers deployed with the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group (eFP BG), view their service conditions and familiarise with specifics of combat training here. General C. M. Scaparrotti visited the Mechanised Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf in Rukla to which the NATO eFP Battle Group Lithuania is assigned, met…

East Capital’s third Baltic fund acquires logistics complex in Latvia

Friday, April 6, 2018

East Capital’s third Baltic fund has acquired a logistics complex in Latvia from developer Piche. The emerging and frontier markets focussed asset manager said East Capital Baltic Property Fund III bought P5, a newly built logistics and industrial park in Riga, for €10.6m. The transaction was financed by SEB. P5 is a 13,800sqm logistics complex consisting of two multi-let and multifunctional buildings. The complex is fully leased. Madis Raidma, the…