Posts tagged as infrastructure

Three Seas Parliamentary Forum takes place

Thursday, June 3, 2021

The First Three Seas Parliamentary Forum, where the Speakers of the Parliaments of the Three Seas Initiaitive ( 3SI ) countries will discuss in virtual format the topics of energy, transport, and digital sector infrastructure, will be held June 3 with Latvia participating in the form of Saeima speaker Ināra Mūrniece. Host of the Forum and President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Jüri Ratas said: “Cross-border cooperation is essential for achieving the 3SI…

Estonian hospitals to receive almost €25 million

Monday, May 17, 2021

The Ministry of Social Affairs has sent to a round of approvals support conditions under which altogether nearly €25 million is to be allocated for investments in hospitals’ infrastructure in order to improve preparedness for health care crises. “We are investing in the modernization of infrastructure of the hospitals in the hospital network development plan to improve the health care system’s capability to react to crises and ensure the functionality…

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.…

Russian hackers exploit Lithuanian infrastructure

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Hacker groups linked to Russian intelligence conducted cyber-attacks against top Lithuanian officials and decision-makers last year and used the Baltic nation’s technology infrastructure as a base to hit targets elsewhere, a report by Lithuania’s intelligence service said Thursday. The annual national security threat assessment report claimed that, among others, the Russian cyber-espionage group APT29 with alleged links to Russia’s intelligence services “exploited” Lithuania’s information technology infrastructure “to carry out attacks…

U.S. agenda in Baltics (Video)

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Wednesday, February 17, 2021

The Baltic States remain highly dependent on the US foreign policy. Therefore, the leadership of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia anticipated the results of the presidential elections with impatience and trepidation. Obviously, Trump’s rhetoric was troubling for countries on NATO’s Eastern frontier. On the contrary, new elected Biden took over the presidency with more personal knowledge of foreign policy and a competent team. What Biden’s election means for the Baltics? Firstly,…

Baltic countries aim for unity and synchronised infrastructure

Friday, January 29, 2021

Newly elected Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas has called for unity among the Baltic States, which should be manifested in synchronised infrastructure projects not only between the three countries but also with a view to Central Europe. Kallas underlined in a video meeting with Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš that the Baltic States are always stronger together than individually, the Estonian governments’ press office reported. More concretely, such unity should…

Lithuania to construct the biggest American training area in Europe

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Wednesday, January 13, 2021

On January 4 the Colors Uncasing Ceremony where 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, U.S. Army, officially began an eight-month mission in Lithuania took place, focused on deterring Russian aggression in the Baltic region. The U.S. troops deployed from their home base at Fort Hood, Texas, with their own weaponry and equipment: Abrams tanks, Bradley armoured vehicles, etc. They have already begun cooperation activities with soldiers of the Lithuanian Armed Forces…

Finance ministry opens new Estonian-Russian infrastructure project tenders

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Ministry of Finance is waiting for ideas for large-scale infrastructure projects in the Estonian-Russian cross-border cooperation program. The finance ministry says it is awaiting proposals for large-scale, cross-border projects on Estonia’s eastern frontier. The time-frame is 2021-2027 and projects much have a cross-border impact affecting both Russia and Estonia, for instance environmental activities, the ministry says. The program is set for the years 2021-2027 lena Musthallik, ministry adviser, told ERR:…

Rail Baltica infrastructure project at Rīga airport completed

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

The project for the Rail Baltica station and related infrastructure at Riga International Airport has been completed, said project implementer Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas (EDL) November 3. The Rail Baltica line is planned to connect the capitals of the Baltic States once every two hours. Every 30 minutes, a shuttle train will connect the airport and Central Station in Riga. It will allow travelers to get from the airport in the capital’s center…