Posts published in February 2021

Police will keep an eye on beauty salons in Latvia

Sunday, February 28, 2021

On Monday, March 1, when part of the beauty sector will start working, the State Police will have a new obligation to monitor that all safety measures in the salons are respected, LSM.LV reported. As of March 1, hairdressers, manicurists, pedicurists and podologists will be allowed to resume their work. Requirements for safe work have been specified. These regulations prescribe organization of the flow of visitors, regular ventilation of the…

SWISS to open Tallinn-Zürich direct route

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS), Switzerland’s largest air carrier, is to open a route between Tallinn and Zürich in late June. Eero Pärgmäe, commercial manager at Tallinn Airport, said the development was some long-awaited, positive news. “We are pleased to announce that, despite the difficult situation in aviation, we can also open new routes and welcome new airlines. Züich has had untapped potential so far – Estonians have been very…

Agriculture support to be increased by over 30 percent in Estonia

Saturday, February 27, 2021

The government will boost extraordinary support for agriculture by €3.8 million in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sector. Applicants will be able to start filing their requests mid-March, and the move follows a relaxation of the European Union’s state aid framework. The aid increase, approved by the cabinet Thursday after being proposed by rural affairs minister Urmas Kruuse (Reform) will bring total support for agriculture…

Man dies in Lithuania while getting vaccinated, death not linked to Covid-19 shot

Saturday, February 27, 2021

A 77-year-old man died in Lithuania minutes after being vaccinated against Covid-19. LRT.LT says his death is not related to the vaccine. “Yesterday [February 25], a death occurred immediately after the vaccination; in fact, during the vaccination,” Gytis Andrulionis, the agency’s director, told a news conference. “The fatality, a 77-year-old person, had underlying cardiovascular issues.” “The death is not related to the vaccine, which is very important,” he added. The…

Latvian Emergency team chief supports tighter restrictions

Saturday, February 27, 2021

“Liene Cipule, head of the Emergency Medical Service (NMPD), believes that even tougher restrictions should be introduced in Latvia in order to stop Covid-19”, – reported by LSM.LV Cipule said that this is the time to introduce sufficiently strict rules, including on movement. She said the restrictions should be introduced before a significant increase in coronavirus spread is noticed. However, Cipule stressed that setting limits was a matter of responsibility…

Lithuania ready to mediate in Georgia crisis

Friday, February 26, 2021

Lithuania wants to act as a mediator in resolving the crisis in Georgia, Gitanas Nauseda said on Thursday. He consults on this issue with his Polish and Latvian colleagues. The situation in Georgia and the detention of Nikanor Meliya are of concern to Lithuania. “In any case, it probably clearly shows that the European Union needs to act much more decisively in the Eastern Partnership format,” Nausėda said after a…

Lithuania calls for European vaccine passports covering everyone with immunity

Friday, February 26, 2021

According to President Gitanas Nauseda, Lithuania supports the idea of a European certificate for the Covid-19 vaccine. “I plan to take an active part in the discussion on a European vaccine certificate. We agree on this issue in Lithuania that we support the vaccine certificate idea,” Nausėda said. In Europe, the introduction of vaccine passports or immunity documents for vaccinated people and those who have become infected is being considered.…

In Estonia Industrial goods prices rise for third month in a row

Friday, February 26, 2021

The producer price index of industrial output, which expresses changes in the producer prices of industrial goods manufactured in Estonia for the domestic market and for exports, rose 2.3 percent on year to January, state agency Statistics Estonia says. The index also rose by 0.8 percent on the previous month, the agency says, which is the third row in a month they have risen,following a decline in the coronavirus-hit year…

Coronavirus update: Lithuania records 624 new cases, 13 deaths

Friday, February 26, 2021

According to the statistics office, over the past 24 hours Lithuania has registered 624 new coronavirus infections and 13 deaths from Covid-19. 196,690 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Lithuania since the start of the pandemic. A total of 3,225 people have died from Covid-19 in Lithuania. The number of deaths has reached 6,286. As of Thursday, 143,920 people had received their first coronavirus vaccine shots and 70,853 had…

Estonian president to visit Lithuania

Friday, February 26, 2021

The President of Estonia will pay a working visit to Lithuania next week, LRT.LT reports with reference to the Office of the President of Lithuania. Kaljulaid will meet with Gitanas Nauseda on Wednesday. The following issues will be discussed: the fight against the pandemic, NATO and the European Union, the situation in Belarus and Russia, regional infrastructure projects and the EU’s Eastern Partnership programme. It is planned that she will…