Posts tagged as cities

Five Lithuanian cities to acquire electric buses

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Lithuania’s authorities are considering providing another 30 million euros in EU money to Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Panevėžys and Šiauliai to help them purchase electric buses. If the Cabinet gives the go-ahead, the money will be allocated from the already-provided European Regional Development Fund. Some 22.9 million euros were spent on environment-friendly buses in 2018 and 2019. Last year, five small electric buses were purchased by Vilnius and three by the…

Estonian ForMin expresses protest to Russia over planned fireworks show

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed its protest to the embassy of the Russian Federation in Estonia in relation to a fireworks show to be held in Moscow on the anniversary of the capture of Tallinn by Soviet forces in 1944. The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday summoned a representative of the Russian embassy and expressed protest in connection with the staging of a fireworks show…

Transport in the Baltic States’ cities: reducing air pollution

Thursday, February 21, 2019

EU legislative institutions (the Parliament and the Council) agreed on a stricter air pollution control in the cities. For the first time in the EU’s history, the states are forced to reduce CO2 emissions by 30%, compared with 2019 level. The states will make city’s air quality better excluding polluting transport in cities by 2030. Already during 2017, the EU institutions adopted several measure to reduce transport pollution, so-called “mobility…