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2017 11 16
Baltic transport ministers meet in Vilnius to discuss the common objectives of the Baltic States

The ministers of communications of the three Baltic States – Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia – are meeting today in the capital of Lithuania. At the annual meeting, the ministers will discuss issues vital for the three countries and for the first time test a driverless car on city streets in Lithuania.

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2017 10 10
The Prime Ministers’ agreement on “Rail Baltica” has been ratified: by 2026 Tallinn and Warsaw to be linked by train

On 10 October, the Seimas ratified an agreement on the implementation of the “Rail Baltica” project signed by the Prime Ministers of Baltic countries in January. This agreement confirmed the aim to implement the project in 2025 and to start operating the new gauge in 2026.

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2017 10 02
EC decision leads Lithuanian Railways to strive for minimal negative impact

The state-owned company Lithuanian Railways will conduct a thorough assessment of the decision published today by the European Commission regarding the Rengė stretch, and decide on how to proceed further. Regardless of the decision, however, future activities of the company will be focused on minimising negative impact.

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2017 09 21
Lithuania calls on to launch direct flights to all EU capital cities by 2020

„Good air connectivity is vital for the economic growth, business development, mobility and tourism. Successful European integration would be hardly possible without reliable and well-functioning airlines operating in the European Union as well as third countries. Lithuania calls on to achieve a feasible target – to launch direct flights between all...

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2017 09 18
Lithuania suggested Turkey joining the international “Viking Train” project

The increasing volume of carriage of goods between Lithuania and Turkey, the necessity to solve the problems that are relevant to carriers and to more efficiently use the opportunities provided by the container train “Viking” project – these were among the major issues of road transport discussed at the meeting of the Lithuanian-Turkish joint...

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2017 09 18
Lithuania and the Czech Republic to strengthen partnership in the field of road transport

Lithuania’s carriers receive good news from the Czech Republic. A bilateral meeting of road transport experts held in Prague resulted in the agreement that Lithuania’s carriers would be additionally issued 200 authorisations for the transport of goods to/from third countries by the Czech Republic in 2017. Both parties also reached a...

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2017 08 10
Lithuania and Ukraine have common plans to liberalise carriage of goods

Lithuania and Ukraine continue bilateral partnership in the area of road transport and have agreed on the quotas for authorisations of carriage of passengers and goods which will stay valid until 1 February 2018. Upon the request of Ukrainian delegation, the Ukrainian carriers of goods by motor vehicles have been additionally issued 5 000 universal –...

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2017 07 10
Modern Area Control Centre to go up next to Vilnius Airport

A new Area Control Centre, which will be one of the most modern in Europe, has begun to be built not far from Vilnius Airport. Construction is expected to be completed in 2018.

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2017 06 21
Lithuania achieves the biggest reduction in road deaths among European countries

Lithuania, which reduced the number of road deaths by 22.3 % last year, has achieved the best result among 32 countries participating in the Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) programme. It was announced by Antonio Avenoso, Executive Director of the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), at the 2017 Road Safety Performance Index...

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2017 06 14
Driverless vehicles, the future transport, are establishing themselves in Lithuania

The Lithuanian government approved amendments to the Law on Road Traffic Safety. The amendments were necessitated by constantly advancing technologies in the transport field. The draft law provides for the definition of a driverless car – a future means of transport – and establishes the main principles of the participation of driverless...

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2017 05 24
Members of the European Parliament assess Lithuania’s Rail Baltica progress

During a visit in Lithuania, the members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism have praised the progress achieved by Lithuania in the implementation of the Rail Baltica project. “The project is making good progress in Lithuania,” concluded the head of the delegation Wim van de Camp.

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2017 04 24
Rail Baltica project to boost Baltic economies

Today at the forum ‘Rail Baltica – Building a New Economic Corridor’ the Lithuanian Minister of Transport and Communications Rokas Masiulis emphasised Lithuania’s determination to be actively involved in the building of a new European gauge railway.

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