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2020 09 16
Economic infrastructure improvements to increase the railway traffic safety and environmental protection

In the coming years, as part of the broader economic infrastructure improvements, the Lithuanian railway network will be upgraded by installing the traffic safety and environmental protection measures as well as intelligent transport systems. This project was proposed by the Ministry of Transport and Communications...

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2020 09 15
Baltic states and Poland will strengthen collaboration in installing 5G networks

Lithuanian Minister of Transport and Communications Jaroslav Narkevič, Latvian Minister of Transport Talis Linkaits, Estonian Minister of Economy and Transport Taavi Aas and Polish Minister of Digital Affairs Marek Zagorski electronically signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the development of the fifth-generation mobile...

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2020 09 04
Ministry: legal interests of the owners have to be protected when the land is expropriated for public needs

The Ministry of Transport and Communications has prepared and submitted to the Government for consideration the package of 9 draft laws, the purpose of which is to ensure protection of the legal interests of persons, when the State is implementing projects of special national significance, and to create legal...

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2020 09 02
Lithuania to refer to the Court of Justice of the European Union because of harmful provisions of the Mobility Package

In order to defend national economic interests and to protect the carriage business from unequal competitive conditions, Lithuania is going to refer to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) asking to annul the Mobility Package that was adopted this year. The Government approved this...

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2020 07 17
Rail Baltica receives an extra 606 million euro in funding from the EU

The European Commission has finished evaluating applications as per the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), and the Rail Baltica project in the Baltic States and Poland has received significant extra funding – over 606 million euro. In Lithuania, the allocated financing will be used for preparing plans for the European standard gauge Rail Baltica railway and...

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2020 07 09
Provisions of the controversial Mobility Package are discussed

Following the final approval of the controversial Mobility Package by the European Parliament, the Ministry of Transport and Communications is taking measures to ensure the streamlined operation of Lithuanian carriers. Among the measures under consideration is a joint action with other countries before the European Court of Justice.

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2020 06 30
Lithuanian ministers together with their counterparts from eight member states call on MEPs to amend Mobility Package

On 29 June, Lithuania, together with Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Cyprus and Malta, issued a joint letter signed by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs/European Affairs and Transport. The letter addressed to Members of the European Parliament calls on the recipients to assess...

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2020 06 03
Lithuania approved the 5G Development Guidelines for 2020-2025

Today the Government approved the 5G Development Guidelines of Lithuania for 2020-2025, initiated by the Ministry of Transport and Communications. Their purpose is to safeguard gradual and controlled development of 5G connection through effective legal and investment environment in Lithuania.

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2020 05 14
Travel restrictions regarding Covid-19

The tertiary (absolute preparedness) level of the civil protection system and quarantine on the territory of the Republic of Lithuania declared on March 14, 2020. The  quarantine   regime is effective from 16 March 2020, 00:00, until 31 May 2020, 24:00 .

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2020 05 13
Vilnius Airport implements necessary safety measures and is ready to resume passenger flights

Vilnius Airport will see the first post-pandemic passenger flight on May 13 th . Germany’s national carrier Lufthansa will perform the first renewed flight between Frankfurt am Main and Vilnius. Lithuania’s largest airport is fully ready to resume passenger flights. The airport has implemented necessary health safety measures...

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2020 05 05
EU Ministers of telecommunications discuss possibilities of digital solutions to overcome COVID-19 crisis

Today, the ministers of the European Union, responsible for telecommunications, discuss possibilities of digital solutions to overcome crisis caused by COVID-19. It is planned to discuss use of mobile applications and impersonalized data to overcome the crisis, importance of digital solutions for restoration of...

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2020 04 29
Issues of solution of COVID-19 crisis to be discussed in the video conference of the EU Ministers of Transport

With regard to the crisis caused by COVID-19, the Ministers of Transport of the European Union are going to hold a video conference today to discuss possibilities of implementation of new measures of COVID-19 in the transport area, additional urgent means, how to control the present situation, and future...

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