Ukraine: British billionaire Branson shows interest in Hostomel airdrome reconstruction

Richard Branson, a British billionaire and founder of Virgin Galactic, has visited the city of Hostomel, Kyiv region, where fierce battles with Russian invaders were raging in late February. The relevant statement was made by Hostomel Military Administration Head Taras Dumenko on Telegram. According to Dumenko, Branson is continuously showing support for Ukraine, its sovereignty…

Moldova: Road Fund Board discusses optimizing processes of road rehabilitation and construction

The stage of the fulfillment of the tasks of the Road Fund Board was considered at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita, the government’s communication and protocol department reported. The Infrastructure and Regional Development Ministry (MIDR) and the State Administration of Roads (ASD) presented the activity plan for 2021, as well as for…

Lithuania: leaders discuss sanctions on Kaliningrad transit

On June 27, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda and the country’s leadership agreed on “key principles” for consultations with the European Commission on Kaliningrad transit sanctions. “There was unanimous agreement today on the key principles and provisions Lithuania should follow in order to clarify certain points to the European Commission,” presidential adviser Kestutis Budrys told reporters…

Lithuania: acute shortage of bus drivers looming

There is a shortage of around 1,000 bus and trolleybus drivers across Lithuania. With few new drivers entering the labour force, the problem is expected to get worse. “This is a shortage of public transport drivers everywhere – in all companies, in all regions, in all municipalities,” Gintaras Nakutis, head of the Passenger Transport Association,…