Posts tagged as Baltic Sea

Danish navy escorts Iranian warship entering Baltic Sea

Friday, July 23, 2021

An Iranian warship was spotted in the English Channel and escorted through Danish waters on its way to Russia, where Iran will take part in a military parade this weekend. Marine trackers showed the intelligence-gathering vessel Makran, which belongs to the Iranian navy, sailing off Britain’s south coast. In satellite photos obtained by the US Naval Institute, the Makran and the Iranian destroyer Sahand were seen heading towards the Channel…

German-Estonian defence industry cooperation is bearing fruit

Thursday, July 22, 2021

German-Estonian defence industry cooperation is bearing fruit in the form of world class technological developments, defense minister Kalle Laanet (Reform) said during a recent, official two-day visit to Germany which included a meeting with his German counterpart Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU). Laanet said that: “Estonian defense industry firms currently find themselves in a rapid phase of development and are actively seeking cooperation opportunities in foreign markets.” “The strengths and competitive advantages…

Countries in violation of Baltic Sea convention, polluting marine environment

Monday, May 31, 2021

The countries around the Baltic Sea do not respect their binding international agreement to reduce agricultural pollution of the marine environment. Despite farming activities being the single most important source of nutrient pollution to the Baltic Sea. An international research team presents evidence on these circumstances in a recent scientific article in the journal Ambio, published by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The countries made a commitment 20 years ago…

Chemical weapons in Baltic Sea an ‘urgent threat’

By Benas Gerdžiūnas on Thursday, March 18, 2021

A group of MEPs has called on Brussels to take action to tackle the issue of the chemical and conventional weapons laying dormant on the Baltic seabed. “We express our deep concern about the threat that is still posed by chemical and conventional weapons sunk into the Baltic Sea after World War II,” 39 MEPs said in a letter addressed to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. The letter was initiated…

Record gas deliveries for Baltic Sea pipeline

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Nord Stream AG transported 59.2 bcm of gas to consumers in Europe last year through the Nord Stream pipeline. Nord Stream AG transported 59.2 bcm of gas to consumers in Europe last year through the Nord Stream pipeline. This was the highest annual figure since the start of operations in 2011 for the system, which transports Russian gas across the Baltic Sea to northern Germany. By the end of 2020, the…

Poland adopts Offshore Wind Act paving the way to develop Baltic Sea projects

Friday, January 15, 2021

Paving the way for Poland to develop offshore wind in the Baltic Sea, the country’s Parliament unanimously adopted Poland’s first Offshore Wind Act on January 14. The Act will enter into force on February 1 after it’s been signed by the President of Poland. The Act sets out the rules and regulations that will apply to the development of offshore wind, WindEurope said, adding that it defines the volumes Poland…

Is US about to finance a motorway linking the Baltic and Black Seas?

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Romania’s less-than-discerning press corps last week reported with barely-disguised joy that the United States had announced plans to finance – to the tune of seven billion US dollars – the construction of a motorway linking the Baltic and Black Seas. What’s more, a railway would be built alongside the motorway. It didn’t take long for maps of this as yet imaginary infrastructure bonanza to appear, optimistically showing potential routes linking…

As ‘dead zones’ grow, can the Baltic Sea be saved?

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

One of the youngest seas in the world is catching up with ecological consequences caused by the decade-long mismanagement of the fishery, pollution, and accelerating global warming. Will the Baltic Sea survive? In a recent picture by NASA, the Baltic Sea looks like a mystical nebula with the blue-green algae bloom between two Swedish islands of Öland and Gotland. The spirals and vortexes, of phytoplankton spreading for dozens and even…

Watch future of Baltic Sea being debated

Monday, September 28, 2020

The Baltic Sea is severely affected by general threats like biodiversity loss and climate change, and by specific local pressures such as eutrophication, overfishing, elevated levels of contaminants such as pharmaceuticals, and litter, in particular plastic waste. Concerned by the poor state of the Sea and its marine environment, EU Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius has organising a high-level conference on possible actions to redress the situation,…

Baltic Sea Docs film festival goes live

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

From September 1 to 6, the film screening of the annual Baltic Sea Docs Forum will takes online free of charge, Latvian Television reported September 1. On September 1, Baltic Sea Docs film festival began at the cinema “K Suns”. Another live screening will take place in the Spīķeri square on Saturday evening. But from September 1 to 6, all films are going online free at set times on the portal  filmas.lv.   The…