Latvian company won the tender to reconstruct Palanga Airport runway

A Latvian company A.C.B., which already has similar experience in reconstructing Vilnius Airport runway in 2017, won the contract for reconstruction of Palanga Airport runway in the call for tenders that was issued in autumn of the last year. During this project, one taxiway and some parts of the apron are also planned to be reconstructed, and airport operations are likely to be suspended in autumn for the shortest required period, which is for 45 days.

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Environmentalists file EUR 48 mln lawsuit against Grigeo Klaipeda

Lithuania's Environmental Protection Department has filed a 48 million euro civil lawsuit against Grigeo Klaipeda, a Klaipeda-based cardboard producer that is part of the Grigeo group, for the pollution of the Curonian Lagoon with untreated waster water, according to the department's director Olga Vebriene.

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Delfi offers its business customers new digital communication services

Banners, specialized content products, and other traditional methods of advertising on websites have become a staple in the digital age, but in order to boost the most effective of advertising campaigns and maximise the ability to reach your target audience, unconventional methods or combinations of tools are also required. With this in mind, Delfi is now offering advertising services on the Google Ads platform and social media.

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Lithuania and Sweden are to coordinate actions in implementing Green Deal and transport innovations

During the remote conversation Minister of Transport and Communications of Lithuania Marius Skuodis proposed Minister of Infrastructure of Sweden Tom Eneroth to hold regular virtual meetings of the two ministries for transport and coordinate ministerial actions in implementing the European Green Deal and introducing transport innovations. Ministers also discussed electrification of the transport sector, investments in infrastructure projects and roll-out of 5G network in the Region.

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Lobbyist seeks EUR 228,000 from state over law-enforcement actions

Andrius Romanovskis, president of the Lithuanian Business Confederation (LBC), has filed a lawsuit against the state, seeking more than 200,000 euros for what he sees as illegal actions by law-enforcement officials.

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Klaipėda FEZ joins the civic air quality monitoring initiative

Klaipėda Free Economic Zone (FEZ) has installed the air monitoring hardware and software, integrated with the city’s community information platform www.klaipedoskvapas.lt. This solution will contribute to a cleaner, more sustainable environment as well as the wellbeing of Klaipėda’s residents. It will also facilitate more accurate identification of odour sources.

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Lithuanian Airports review: the year 2020 of the biggest challenges for aviation

In 2020, 1.8 million people travelled through all three Lithuanian Airports, which is 72% less compared to 2019, and 30 thousand flights were served at the airports, which is 52% less compared to 2019. According to the forecasts of Lithuanian Airports, in 2021 the enterprise will manage to restore about half of the passenger traffic of 2019.

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Paysera expands to Spain: company established, to be followed by a client service network

The Lithuanian-born e-payment network Paysera is expanding to Spain, where the company Paysera España was established in the city of Valencia. Paysera, the payment processor of the majority of Baltic e-shops, is starting its business in Spain with local partners.

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Novaturas to relaunch trips from Baltics to Tenerife, Egypt in February

Novaturas, a leading Baltic tour operator, is set to relaunch charter flights to resorts in Tenerife and Egypt in February, in what it says marks the first signs of recovery in the Baltic tourism market.

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Ryanair halts flights from Vilnius

Ireland's budget carrier is temporarily suspending all flights to and from Vilnius and Palanga due to the pandemic and travel restrictions, leaving Kaunas-Dublin as the only route it will operate to and from Lithuania in the next few months.

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BaltCap to acquire leading ticketing company in the Baltics and Belarus

BaltCap Private Equity Fund III (BPEF III) acquires majority in Baltic Ticket Holdings OÜ to further back the growth of the ticket selling network in the Baltics and beyond. A minority share is acquired by co-investor Sven Nuutmann, who will serve as group CEO. The current management team will continue with the company. The transaction is subject to competition clearance.

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Lithuanian startup raises 285,000 EUR to expand AI-powered pre-launch design analytics

Lithuanian company Attention Insight, which is developing an AI-powered pre-launch design analytics platform for website and advertising campaign testing, has received 285,000 euros in bridge investment from Lithuanian and Polish venture capital funds, in addition to a further 421,000 euros in financing from the Lithuanian Business Support Agency (LVPA) for the development of innovative technologies. This is the second stage of investment attracted by the Lithuanian startup.

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Delfi’s Lie Detector – the best fact-checking success story in Europe, to be introduced at international Facebook event

Delfi team from the project Lie Detector, which fact-checks the content distributed on social networks, has exposed a Russian propaganda network, through which disinformation and false facts about the Baltic states and the Western world are disseminated in a coordinated manner.

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Grigeo Klaipeda faces fine up to EUR 5 mln

A year after Grigeo Klaipeda, a Klaipeda-based cardboard producer that is part of the Grigeo group, found itself at the center of a Curonian Lagoon pollution scandal, prosecutor says the pre-trial investigation is nearing the finish line.

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Minister says temporary economic difficulties due Belarus sanctions 'justified'

Lithuanian Economy and Innovation Minister Ausrine Armonaite says that temporary economic difficulties due to sanctions against the Belarusian regime are justified because human rights are a fundamental value.

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US institutions' probes of commercial banks come into Lithuanian lawmakers' focus

Lithuanian lawmakers vow to look into the situation around US institutions' alleged investigations against Scandinavian banks operating in Lithuania.

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MP: Belarusian spa's workers must understand the risks

Employees of Belorus, a Belarusian state-owned spa whose bank accounts have been frozen due to EU sanctions, must understand the risks they take by getting employed in such an enterprise, the chairman of the parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday.

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Vilnius building firm fined for illegally employing Ukrainians

The Lithuanian State Labor Inspectorate has slapped a fine of 17,360 euros on a Vilnius building company for illegally employing workers from Ukraine.

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Police to monitor shops on New Year's Eve

In a bid to prevent crowding on New Year's Eve, Lithuanian police will monitor not only public spaces, but also shopping centers to see how shoppers are following the lockdown rules.

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Swedbank freezes accounts of Belarusian sanatorium due to EU sanctions

Swedbank has frozen the accounts of a sanatorium in Lithuania's southern town of Druskininkai, which belongs to the State of Belarus, citing the sanctions introduced by the European Union.

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