Ukraine: flour exports volumes to drop

In April Ukraine supplied 24.9 thousand tons of flour to foreign markets, which became the minimum monthly value in 2017-2018 MY, as well as down by 9% YoY (27.4 thousand tons). Decreasing of the interest in Ukrainian flour from its key consumer – North Korea, which did not received the supplies in March and April,…

Estonia: local bank account for e-residents starting business not to be required

Estonia’s Ministry of Justice has introduced a bill to amend the Commercial Code to resolve an issue that has in practice inhibited foreign investors from investing in Estonian private limited companies. Currently, e-residents have either founded or are shareholders in approximately 5,600 businesses registered in Estonia. So few e-residents have registered new businesses thus far…

Belarus: trade with Israel up in 2017

In 2017 the Belarus-Israel trade rose by more than 50%, the Belarusian Embassy in Israel reported. On May 21-22 an official delegation headed by Belarus Deputy Prime Minister Mikhail Rusy visited Israel for the 6th meeting of the joint Belarusian-Israeli committee on trade and economic cooperation. “During the meeting the parties reviewed the economic cooperation…

Kazakhstan: defense industry development one of priorities

“Today’s situation in the world forces all to strengthen the country’s defense capability,” Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said opening the V International Exhibition Weapons Systems and Military Equipment KADEX-2018 in Astana. “Our country pursues peaceful policy aimed at strengthening good-neighborly relations with near and far-abroad countries. However, today’s situation in the world forces all to…

Ukraine: railway line from Kyiv to Boryspil Airport to be constructed by December 2018

The railway line connecting Kyiv’s central train station with Boryspil Airport will have been constructed by December 1, Acting Board Chairman of PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia Yevhen Kravtsov stated at a meeting with Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, the government’s press service reports. “The object will be commissioned by December 1. The construction has been launched. We’re negotiating…

Lithuania: minimum wage to increase

A proposal to increase the minimum wage by 20 euros, to 420 euros next year has reached Lithuania’s Tripartite Council, which is set to make the decision later. The proposal was submitted by Gediminas Simkus, head of the Bank of Lithuania’s Economics and Financial Stability Service. Arturas Cerniauskas, chairman of the Council, representing employees, said…

Georgia: air traffic control office and training center opens at Tbilisi airport

Georgia’s air navigation service provider Sakaeronavigatsia is marking its 25th anniversary by opening a new air traffic control (ATC) office and a training center at Tbilisi International Airport, equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili congratulated Sakaeronavigatsia officials and said this was another step forward to increase flight safety and to develop the…

Ukraine: SkyUp gets right to perform flights

The new Ukrainian low-cost airline SkyUp Airlines has received an air operator certificate that gives it the right to perform flights, the company’s press service has reported. During the first stage, SkyUp will use two 189-seat Boeing 737-800s produced in 2013 that had previously been used by Malaysia Airlines. Now these aircraft are being repainted…