Polish airlines to launch San Francisco flights next year

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Nord Stream 2 will boost Russian influence on the EU

Slovenian 2020 and 2021 budgets with surplus

Poland

In 2020, the Polish flag carrier LOT will begin flights to San Francisco. The route will be operated four times a week, Polskie Radio informed. The dicission of opening a new route coincides with Poland being added to the USA’s visa waiver program. LOT CEO, Rafal Milczarski said: “We believe that now Poles will be more willing to travel to the United States for both tourist and business purposes.”

Together with the San Francisco service, LOT will offer a total of 11 direct routes to American destinations from Warsaw, Krakow, Rzeszow, and Hungarian capital Budapest.

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Lithuania

“Russia’s Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream natural gas pipeline projects may increase Moscow’s political influence in Europe and leave it vulnerable to supply disruptions,” the US Energy Secretary Rick Perry said in Vilnius, Lithuania. “Along with the TurkStream it would enable Moscow to end gas transit through Ukraine by the close of the decade,” Mr. Perry added.

The US energy secretary also said that his country would strengthen ties with Central and Southeast Europe countries in the area of energy and added that American LNG could bolster Europe’s energy security.

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Slovenia

Slovenian government presented the 2020 and 2021 draft budgets. Despite the expected slowdown of economic growth, the budgets would see a surplus, and that more money would be available for spending than earlier. Healthcare, science, economy and security are the priorities, STA news agency informed.

According to Finance Minister Andrej Bertoncelj Slovenia’s public debt will fall to 58.6 per cent of GDP in 2021, below the EU’s target threshold of 60 per cent. In 2018 it was 70.4 per cent.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) increased from 9441.52 index points Friday, October 4th to 9526.88 index points Monday, October 7th. It’s up 0.79 per cent d/d and up 11.8 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) decreased from 39826.51 index points Friday, October 4th to 39804.00 index points Monday, October 7th. It’s down 0.06 per cent d/d and up 8.26 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) decreased from 1037.72 index points Friday, October 4th to 1028.94 index points Monday, October 7th. It’s down 0.85 per cent d/d and up 4.88 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) decreased from 1237.55 index points Friday, October 4th to 1233.88 index points Monday, October 7th. It’s down 0.30 per cent d/d and up 1.69 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) increased from 690.36 index points Friday, October 4th to 690.52 index points Monday, October 7th. It’s up 0.02 per cent d/d and up 2.41 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) decreased from 1004.56 index points Friday, October 4th to 1000.53 index points Monday, October 7th. It’s down 0.40 per cent d/d and down 8.66 per cent y/y.

RTS (of Moscow) increased from 1311.65 index points Friday, October 4th to 1320.25 index points Monday, October 7th. It’s up 0.66 per cent d/d and up 14.0 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) increased from 343.74 index points Friday, October 4th to 346.53 index points Monday, October 7th. It’s up 0.81 per cent d/d and up 5.17 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) increased from 563.02 index points Friday, October 4th to 563.10 index points Monday, October 7th. It’s up 0.01 per cent d/d and down 8.96 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) increased from 1526.26 index points Friday, October 4th to 1535.41 index points Monday, October 7th. It’s up 0.60 per cent d/d and down 8.50 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) increased from 2121.16 index points Friday, October 4th to 2121.87 index points Monday, October 7th. It’s up 0.03 per cent d/d and down 4.60 per cent y/y.

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