Energy

Latvian PM expects Baltics’ power grid synchronization to be completed in 2025

Synchronization of the power grids of the Baltic States with the continental Europe must be completed in 2025 as it was agreed earlier, Latvia’s Prime Minister Arturs Krisjanis Karins said Friday during his visit to Lithuania. […]

Blockchain Centre Vilnius CEO Justas Šireika
Economy

Blockchain Centre Vilnius to be headed by Justas Šireika

Technology companies from 14 countries around the world, including Australia, China, Canada, Switzerland and others have established partnership with Blockchain Centre Vilnius (BCV), which was founded just a year ago. In an annual event hosted by the centre on January 23, blockchain technology experts from the World Trade Organisation, European Commission and Parliament, as well as Lithuanian institutions gathered to discuss the application of blockchain technology in international trade. During the event, Justas Šireika was introduced: he will be taking charge of the BCV, as well as a new start-up financing fund, according to a Blockchain Centre Vilnius press release. […]

Politics

Lithuanian party membership conditions to be eased for EU citizens

On Tuesday, the Seimas passed amendments to the political party law prepared by the Ministry of Justice. The amendments will allow EU member state citizens living in Lithuania to easier become members of Lithuanian political parties, lrt.lt writes. […]

Mindaugas Jurkynas
CORPORATE

Mindaugas Jurkynas. Not waiting for Godot: Lithuania and Poland tomorrow

Last month, the seventh Lithuanian and Polish policy and foreign affairs expert meeting was held in Birštonas. […]

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Economy

Baltic States seek a single regional assessment

Ministers of finance of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, the European Commission and NASDAQ appealed to the global provider of equity indexes MSCI for a possibility of assessing the Baltic states not individually, but as a single region in using an industry classification system. The aim is to start a debate with MSCI for a possibility of improving the equity index of the countries. The appeal to MSCI has been initiated together with European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). MSCI is one of the most important forefront index constructors, whose indexes are followed by the largest global investors, a press release from the Lithuanian Finance Ministry states. […]

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Foreign affairs

At A. Guoga’s initiative, 27 MEPs urge Amazon Inc. to halt sales of Soviet symbols

At the initiative of MEP Antanas Guoga, 27 MEPs have called on the CEO of Amazon Inc. Jeff Bezos in an open letter, urging to cease sale of goods featuring Soviet symbols on the Amazon online shopping platform. The appeal was signed by MEPs from Lithuania, Poland, the Netherlands, Germany, Croatia, Latvia, the UK, Slovakia, Estonia, Finland, Portugal, Hungary and Spain, who represent the main political groups. […]

Angela Merkel
Foreign affairs

MEPs call on Merkel to change policy on gas pipeline with Russia

Some members of the European Parliament have called on German Chancellor Angela Merkel to change her government’s policy on Nord Stream 2, a new gas pipeline from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea. […]