Posts tagged as capacity

Latvian PM wants to boost Covid-19 testing capacity

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

“Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš wants to increase the testing capacity of Covid-19 and ensure comprehensive and regular testing of risk groups, said  the Prime Minister’s press secretary Sandris Sabajevs February 8” – reported by LSM.LV Kariņš said that “the Covid-19 pandemic will have a relatively long impact on society, and therefore it is necessary to increase Covid-19’s testing capacity, and to ensure regular, comprehensive testing of risk groups” . In order…

Lithuania plans to up capacity of Latvia gas pipeline

Monday, February 3, 2020

Lithuania plans to increase the capacity of the gas pipeline going to Latvia, with the start of the construction work planned for the middle of this year. Lithuania’s natural gas transmission company Amber Grid called a tender last week for the design of the capacity expansion of Kiemenai Gas Metering Station and the gas interconnection near Panevezys Compression Station. According to Amber Grid, the two countries’ join investment into the…

Baltic Security Foundation established to promote regional defense synchronization

Friday, July 12, 2019

The Baltic Security Foundation (BSF) was officially established this week with the goal to promote and foster Baltic regional defense and security, BSF representatives informed LETA. Olevs Nikers, president of the BSF, is an analyst at the Jamestown Foundation, and Otto Tabuns is the BSF director. The BSF has been established on the basis of the Baltic Security Strategy Project, which was led by Nikers and Tabuns. The objectives of…

New Greek government faces swift test from creditors

Monday, July 8, 2019

Conservative party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis was sworn in as Greece’s new prime minister Monday, a day after his resounding win over left-wing Alexis Tsipras, who led the country through the tumultuous final years of its international bailouts. Mitsotakis, 51, was elected on a pledge to cut bailout-era taxes and ease draconian budget targets set by Greece’s creditors during the years of financial rescue — commitments that could be put to…

Russia Launches Plant to Reduce Kaliningrad’s Reliance on EU Grid

By Anastasia Lyrchikova on Saturday, March 9, 2019

Russia launched a new power plant on Wednesday to help make its Kaliningrad exclave in Europe self-reliant, as its European Union neighbors seek to unplug their power grids from Russia. Kaliningrad has no border with mainland Russia and has relied on its neighbor Lithuania, which in turn imports power from mainland Russia. But Lithuania, along with fellow European Union member states in the Baltic, Estonia and Latvia, plans to unplug…

Kaunas, whole Lithuania will have new stadium in 20 months

Monday, June 18, 2018

Kaunas, Lithuania’s second-largest city, will start the reconstruction of its Darius and Girenas Stadium in early July after the city signed a contract with contractors. Kaunas should have a new stadium in 20 months, the city’s mayor says. “We believe Kaunas and the whole of Lithuania will have a stadium in 20 months,” Visvaldas Matijosaitis told a press conference on Friday. Representatives of Kaunas authorities say the stadium will be…