18 December

A selection of the day’s most important news and articles relating to the Baltic Rim

We meant the Baltic Rim

CBSS granted money from the European Social Fund for the three-year project “Baltic Sea Labour Forum for Sustainable Working Life (BSLF-SWL)”
The European Social Fund has granted 8 million SEK for the project “Baltic Sea Labour Forum for Sustainable Working Life (BSLF-SWL)”. The overarching aim of the project is to improve working life conditions and life-long learning provisions, systems and policies for elderly in order to promote active ageing and employability. Council of the Baltic Sea States

Baltic countries have to achieve higher EU co-financing for Rail Baltica project – Kucinskis
The Baltic countries have to continue their efforts to achieve that the European Union allocates maximum co-financing for the Rail Baltica project during the next EU financial framework, Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) said during the Baltic Council of Ministers’ meeting today. Baltic Times

Estonia to test e-voting, replacing candidates with Christmas gifts
The State Electoral Committee will begin public testing of its online voting environment on Monday by allowing citizens to submit season’s greetings and pick a gift using Estonia’s e-voting platform. The campaign has become a tradition and typically precedes a general election by a few months. EER News

Russia’s first FSRU to arrive at Kaliningrad to start up LNG imports source
Russia’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) is expected to dock at the port of Kaliningrad on Dec. 18, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.  Reuters

Southern Finland region trials free remote pop-ups to boost work flexibility
A region in southern Finland is piloting free computer-equipped workstations in locations such as petrol station and cafes to help promote remote working.  YLE

EU commission approves Estonia-Russia cross-border projects
The European Commission has approved five large-scale infrastructure projects of the Estonia-Russia cross-border cooperation program, including the continuation of building restoration and road works along the border in the amount of more than €20 million.  EER News

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