Latvia: railway cargo decline significant

Latvia’s railway system is inefficient and needs to be changed so that it is possible to compete with other countries, because the tariffs Latvia has now are too high, said Baltic Association – Transport and Logistics President Inga Antane. Antane mentions experience of her colleagues: “Our colleagues in Germany made a very important political decision…

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Ukraine: 16 FTA deals signed with 45 states over years of independence

Ukraine has concluded 16 free trade agreements over the years of independence, covering 45 countries, according to a report posted on Facebook by Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade and Ukraine’s Trade Representative Natalia Mykolska. The most extensive free trade agreement was concluded between Ukraine and the European Union (Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade…

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Kazakhstan: another airline authorized to fly to Europe

One more Kazakhstani air carrier will fly to Europe after obtaining a TCO authorization, the Civil Aviation Committee under the Ministry for Investment and Development of Kazakhstan has reported. The committee confirmed that Kazakhstani airline Comlux-kz LLC had received the TCO authorization from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and become the authorized third-country (non-EU)…

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Belarus: 2 million tons of grain harvested

Belarusian agrarians have already cropped over 2 million tons of grain, the Agriculture and Food Ministry reported. As of August 6, Belarus’ grain harvest exceeded 2.1 million tons. Brest region harvested 684,700 tons, Gomel region – 480,800 tons. Minsk region and Mogilev region cropped 427,400 and 185,900 tons each. The harvest of Grodno region reached…

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Kyrgyzstan: electricity consumption up in July 2017

Electricity consumption increased in Kyrgyzstan in July, the National Electric Networks of Kyrgyzstan JSC reported. According to it, the electricity consumption in the country’s power system for July amounted to 813.03 million kilowatt-hours, and the daily maximum power consumption reached 1,521 megawatts. For comparison, in July 2016, this figure was 751.96 million kilowatt-hours, the daily…

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