Posts tagged as Baltic

Urals oil exports from Baltic ports June 1-5 set to fall 22pc mth/mth

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Combined Urals exports from the ports of Primorsk and Ust-Luga will decline by 22% in June 1-5 compared to May 1-5, Reuters calculations showed. Russian Urals oil exports from Baltic ports are set to decline to 700,000 tonnes for June 1-5 from 900,000 million tonnes for May 1-5, a schedule seen by Reuters showed. Combined Urals exports from the ports of Primorsk and Ust-Luga will decline by 22% in June…

Uyghur issue: Nordic, Baltic countries express ‘grave concern’

Monday, May 17, 2021

As many as eight  Nordic and Baltic countries issued a joint statement which said they are “gravely concerned” about the situation of the Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslim minorities in China’s Xinjiang region, media reports said. The statement was presented at a United Nations high-level virtual event on the situation of the Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslim minorities in Xinjiang on Wednesday on behalf of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia,…

Plant wonders: Summery lilies tough but worthwhile to grow in Latvian climes

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Latvians like to think they are more in tune with the seasons than most, and there may be something to it. With that in mind, we’ll be guiding you through the next few months with this series on some of the plants you can encounter from summer onwards, how and where they grow, with expert advice. Lilies are among the most popular flowers in Latvia. Beloved for their big, vivid flowers…

Baltic experts to discuss possibilities for ‘travel bubble’ next week – foreign ministry

Monday, May 3, 2021

Baltic experts will next week discuss the possibility of restoring a “travel bubble” between Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, adding that borders could first open to people with immunity from COVID-19. The Baltic countries have been in close touch with each other on pandemic management issues, including possibilities for restoring a “travel bubble” that worked well last year, the ministry told BNS. Vaccine delivery…

Baltic birdsong for Spring: Yellowhammer, Blackbird, White Wagtail

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

The days are longer and everything is waking up after a long, hard winter. Spring is also the time when migratory birds return to Latvia. But which ones, and how can you recognize their songs? Here’s another selection of the original twittersphere’s greatest hits so that by the time you’re swinging lazily in a sun-drenched hammock you won’t even need to open your eyes to know what’s up in the branches above.…

Baltic birdsong for Spring: Chiffchaf, Wood Pigeon, Wren

Thursday, April 1, 2021

The days are longer and everything is waking up after a long, hard winter. Spring is also the time when migratory birds return to Latvia. But which ones, and how can you recognize their songs? Here’s another selection of the original twittersphere’s greatest hits so that by the time you’re swinging lazily in a sun-drenched hammock you won’t even need to open your eyes to know what’s up in the branches above.…

Baltic parliaments’ foreign affairs committee chairs confirm solidarity with people of Belarus

Sunday, March 28, 2021

In their joint declaration on the 103rd anniversary of the declaration of independence of the Belarusian People’s Republic, the chairs of the foreign affairs committees of the parliaments of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania confirmed full support to the people of Belarus and condemned the continuing repressions and violence of the Belarusian security forces. Chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the Estonian parliament Marko Mihkelson said that the international community…

Nordic waste communication benefits Baltic citizens

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Today, waste communication varies from country to country and in some cases from munici-palities to municipalities. This can create confusion among citizens, and ultimately lead to ineffective waste management. Therefore, The pictogram system has been develop in Denmark with the aim to guide citizens where to drop their waste. Now this best practice initia-tive is promoted in the Baltic countries. – This project is an excellent example of how a…

European Commission extends Baltic rail freight corridor to North Sea Port

Thursday, February 25, 2021

The European Commission is to extend the rail freight corridor connecting the North Sea and the Baltic Sea to the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal Zone. The European Commission is to extend the rail freight corridor connecting the North Sea and the Baltic Sea to the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal Zone. The decision is a response to the North Sea Port’s (NSP) request to extend the corridor. The NSP is already a part of the…

London fintech players eye edge in Baltic shift

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Lithuania has become the go-to destination for many British fintech businesses in search of greener post-Brexit pastures, the head of online banking service ConnectPay said. While London remains a leader in attracting fintech investment, Marius Galdikas, chief executive officer of ConnectPay, believes Lithuania is shaping up to be the next top destination for businesses due to its rapidly growing fintech sector. Since the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union,…