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2016 08 19
High-level officials met in Riga to discuss Rail Baltica Intergovernmental Agreement

High-level officials from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on 11th of August met in Riga to discuss the Intergovernmental Agreement between the states on Rail Baltica railway project implementation. It was the second round of consultations, after the first on held at the beginning of June.      

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2016 08 08
Ministry of Transport and Communications Launches Development of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Together with the Lithuanian Road Administration, the Ministry of Transport and Communications has drawn up a project with about EUR 3 million of EU funding for the development of the electric vehicle infrastructure along the national main roads and in cities. The objective of this project is to promote the use of electric...

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2016 08 02
Lithuanian Airports: annual passenger traffic growth of 14.6 percent

After a record-breaking year of 2015 when Lithuanian Airports serviced 4.2 million passengers and operated 50,000 flights, Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga airports have no intention to stop. The 6-month statistics show that over the period from January through to June, Lithuanian Airports already serviced 2.2 million passengers, i.e. 14.6 percent more than over...

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2016 07 07
Lithuania moves up in the Logistics Performance Index

Lithuania has been ranked in 29th place in the Logistics Performance Index (LPI) 2016 released by the World Bank, by jumping up from 46th place in 2014 and overtaking its closest neighbours.   

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2016 06 23
At ministerial meeting in Mexico OECD members and Lithuania discuss digital economy

On June 22–23, a Lithuanian governmental delegation led by Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Arijandas Šliupas is taking part in an OECD ministerial meeting arranged by the OECD Committee on Digital Economy Policy. The meeting held in Cancún, Mexico will address the challenges and possibilities of digital economy, its further...

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2016 06 22
Lithuania to receive about €191 mln to proceed with Rail Baltica works

The Rail Baltica project is gathering pace. On Tuesday (June 21) Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and the project’s coordinator Catherine Trautmann in Rotterdam signed a joint declaration on the implementation of the Rail Baltica project. There is also good news about the project’s funding: in the near future Lithuania will receive another €191...

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2016 06 16
Vital transport issues discussed at international conference in Vilnius

Lithuania which holds the presidency of Euro Contrôle Route (ECR) in Vilnius hosted the international conference “The synergy of the European Commission and ECR in shaping the future of road transport”. The conference was aimed at bringing together those responsible for making and implementing decisions in the field of international road transport,...

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2016 06 08
Lithuanian Minister of Transport and Communications supports the concern of EU countries about possible restriction of competition for carriers

Lithuanian Minister of Transport and Communications Rimantas Sinkevičius has signed a letter initiated by transport ministers of the Visegrad Group (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia). In the letter addressed to EU transport commissioner Violeta Bulc, the...

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2016 05 23
Vilnius Airport to launch investment project for aviation business development

VNO Industrial Area is an investment project launched at Vilnius Airport. An 8 ha territory located in the area of Vilnius Airport is designated for specific companies providing small aircraft maintenance, repair and operations (MRO), air freight transport, business and general aviation services. Vilnius Airport is ready to invest EUR 7m in the...

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2016 05 18
"Rail Baltica": essential decisions should be taken jointly by Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia

High-level transport ministries representatives of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have agreed for closer political level cooperation on "Rail Baltica" railway project in the meeting of 16 May in Riga.

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2016 05 13
Vision and strategy of European airports development – at the aviation conference in Vilnius

On May 12-13 Vilnius hosts ACI EUROPE’s Regional Airports’ Conference and Exhibition, an event organised by the Airports Council International (ACI), which is held in a different country every year. At the conference, about 200 aviation experts – CEOs, commercial, finance and strategic development executives of European and...

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2016 05 10
Minister of Transport and Communications: Lithuania should not remain a “transport island”

“Lithuania should not remain a “transport island” in the European Union; we must become part of the European transport network,” Lithuanian minister of transport and communications Rimantas Sinkevičius stated during his meeting with Flemish (Belgium) Prime Minister Geert Bourgeois when speaking about a section of the railway...

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