Posts tagged as agreement

Estonia to sign intent agreement to build tunnel with Finland

Friday, April 23, 2021

A protocol of common intent to build an undersea tunnel to Finland will be signed by Estonia on Monday. At a cabinet meeting on Thursday, the government consented to allow Minister of Economic Affairs Taavi Aas (Center) to sign the agreement with Finland. Its contents will be made public after signing, the government office said. The agreement of intent does not mean a tunnel will definitely be built in the…

EU reaches agreement on cross-border infrastructure funding

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Following lengthy and at times contentious negotiations, the European Parliament and Council agreed Thursday (11 March) on the Connecting Europe Facility, making available over €30 billion in funding for transport, digital, and energy projects. Prior to Thursday’s late-night agreement, negotiations had stalled over the allocation of funds for ‘Rail Baltica’, a major infrastructure project that would see high-speed rail link Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia with the rest of the EU.…

Lithuania signs agreements for development of geological repository

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

The Ignalina nuclear power plant (INPP) and the Lithuanian Geological Survey under the Ministry of the Environment have signed a cooperation agreement on the implementation of a deep burial site for radioactive waste in 2021-2030, INPP said on 12 March. This agreement provides a solid foundation for the implementation of the envisaged deep repository project as part of the Programme for the Development of the Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Facilities…

Lithuanian conservatives and liberals finalize tentative coalition agreement

Friday, November 6, 2020

The conservative Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD), the Liberal Movement and the Freedom Party have drafted a coalition agreement and expect to the deal next week. “The agreement could probably be signed on Monday,” Ingrida Šimonytė, the conservative candidate for prime minister, told reporters after the second round of coalition talks on Thursday evening. She said the negotiating teams had “almost agreed on the wording” of the agreement, but it…

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…