The Latvian Agriculture Ministry has completed analysis of incoming data about winter crops destroyed by the snowless winter and decided to turn to the European Commission, asking it to help Latvian farmers, reports LETA. Starting April 9, farmers may apply for area payments in 2015 via the Rural Support Service’s Electronic Application System. In order to increase the farmers’ amount of current assets, the Rural Support Service will provide faster payment of state aid: already in May and not July, as was the original plan. The Rural Consulting and Education Center said previously that 70 percent of winter crops in Latvia had been destroyed or badly damaged due to very little snow this past winter, and a spell of very cold weather.
Starting in mid-April, a bilateral code share agreement between Estonian Air and Aeroflot was established on Tallinn-Moscow flights, the Estonian national carrier announced, reports LETA. Up to now, only Estonian Air flights on the Tallinn-Moscow-Tallinn route were operated under the code share agreement with Aeroflot. From now on, also Aeroflot flights on the Moscow-Tallinn-Moscow route will be operated under the code share agreement with Estonian Air. The bilateral cooperation is widening collaboration between the two airlines, simplifying the purchase of combined flight tickets and widens the current sales network. Estonian Air operates, between Tallinn and Moscow, seven flights a week. From June 26 to Aug. 29, Estonian Air will be operating nine flights a week on this route.