Wed, 11 Jan 2012: Russians swarm Lithuanian malls and resorts…

What is a surprise is the Easterners’ increasing appetite for luxury items, marking the guests’ rebounding financial situation. Renata Jakubcioniene, a representative of Akropolis, t...

Wed, 31 Aug 2011: What to expect from the new Organization of Islamic Cooperation?…

Along with the problem of the so-called “Arab revolution,” the member countries discuss the Arab-Israeli conflict, the internal disputes among the political forces of Palestine, and, a...

Wed, 29 Jun 2011: SCO approached 10 year anniversary with good results…

It is sufficient to remember Kazakhstan’s chairmanship in the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) last year. The chairmanship has been historic in the sense that it ha...

Wed, 8 Jun 2011: Lukashenko defiant amidst crisis…

The size and maturity of a package from the Washington-based lender “will be determined by the country’s financing needs and its balance of payments.” The Russian-led Eurasian E...

Thu, 10 Feb 2011: Kazakhstan as a nexus between civilizations…

First, as far as I remember, there was no row, and second, Kazakhstan’s mission in the OSCE can be called anything but ineffective. By common consensus, Kazakhstan was a qualified mediator, ...

Thu, 8 Jul 2010: Aerodium juggling customers…

“The agreement for the creation of the Latvian pavilion was signed too late, and we were physically unable to build a new tunnel in the [limited] time period, so we took a unit that was almo...

Thu, 27 May 2010: Russian influence in near abroad…

Initiatives include Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s proposal to unify Ukraine’s state energy company with Moscow-based Gazprom, discussed during talks last week in Kiev. Russia also ...

Wed, 30 May 2007: Snaige sale rumors intensify…

Sestokas said that sooner or later the household appliances manufacturing sector would consolidate, which would boost competitiveness amid growth in raw material prices. He expressed confidence ...

Wed, 5 Jul 2006: Grain operator miffed at port administration…

Ventspils port manger Imants Sarmulis said that the rental had been raised because VGT had failed to ensure the planned cargo turnover and, as a result, the port had not been able to recover the ...

Wed, 28 Jun 2006: Kazakhs eyeing state’s stake in Ventspils oil terminal…

Azerbaijani, Georgian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian ports were in the focus of Kazakh interest. Kazakhstan has already built a grain-reloading terminal, Ventspils Grain Terminal, in the Latv...

Wed, 31 May 2006: PKN Orlen to purchase Mazeikiu Nafta from Yukos for $1.5 billion…

These shares would be sold for $278 million if the Polish concern uses the option within a five-year period, or $284.5 million if within three. The government approved the deal on May 29 and ask...

Wed, 12 Apr 2006: Still no light at end of tunnel leading to Mazeikiu refinery…

But Yukos, once Russia's largest oil producer but now a shadow of its former self, appears to be holding out for a better offer given the intense interest from KazMunayGaz, a state-owned company...

Wed, 22 Feb 2006: Yukos, Lithuanian government fail to bridge differences…

Two weeks ago Prime Minister Algirdas Brazauskas had expressed hope that the government would receive a response to its latest proposals by last week, though no information was forthcoming. The go...

Wed, 1 Feb 2006: PKN Orlen, KazMunayGaz place second bid for Mazeikiu Nafta…

On Jan. 27 Poland's PKN Orlen and Kazakhstan's KazMunayGaz confirmed that they had submitted final bids for the stake in the Baltics' only refinery. According to unconfirmed information, the Poles...

Wed, 25 Jan 2006: Electronic recycler expands successfully…

EMP recycled around 2,000 tons of waste last year, including 1,500 tons of electronic waste. That was down from 2,000 tons of electronic waste it recycled in 2004. "With a new recycling requiremen...

Wed, 25 Jan 2006: Kazakhs mulling refinery in Latvia?…

The president met with Latvian PM Aigars Kalvitis just two weeks ago in Astana during the former's inauguration, and Latvian government ministers are perennially talking about reviving the Great S...

Wed, 18 Jan 2006: Talks with Yukos on refinery about to begin amid rising stakes…

Bidders include Poland's PKN Orlen, Kazakhstan's KazMunayGaz, Russia's Lukoil and TNK-BP.The government, however, will try to persuade Yukos to sell the stake back to the state, which will then tu...

Wed, 30 Nov 2005: Yukos removes favorites TNK-BP, Lukoil from list of potential Mazeikiu b…

He said the government was shocked by Yukos' move. The embattled Russian company owns 53.7 percent of the refinery, the only one in the Baltics and Lithuania's largest enterprise. "We think it isn...

Wed, 12 Oct 2005: New pipeline dreamed tup for Baltics…

The minister said that top state officials in both Georgia and Azerbaijan had supported construction of such a pipeline.Karins accompanied President Vaira Vike-Freiberga on her tour to the Caucasu...

Thu, 20 Nov 2003: Sale of Ventspils Nafta closer to reality…

Earlier reports said that the company had been negotiating with and was waiting for a response from KazakhOil, Kazakhstan's state-owned oil company, while Russia's state-owned oil company Rosneft ...

Thu, 4 Sep 2003: Latvian agency wins main ad prize…

Among the festival laureates were advertising agenciesfrom Ukraine, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Lithuania, Estoniaand Latvia.This year 124 advertising agencies from 18 countries subm...

Thu, 5 Jun 2003: In Brief - 2003-06-05…

according to the company's 2002 annual report to the Lithuanian Securities Commission. Kraft Foods Lietuva's products – Estrella potato chips, Karuna confectioneries and semifinished confectionery...

Thu, 24 Sep 1998: Don’t risk the whole enchilada…

Besides Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, other Zone B countries are generally those in the former Soviet bloc and in Asia and Latin America, including Russia, Brazil, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, ...
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