Posts published in Day: February 11, 2021

No more curfew on weekends in Latvia

Thursday, February 11, 2021

The government has decided not to continue the curfew set for Friday and Saturday nights, Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts told Latvian Television February 11.   The curfew was introduced as a safety measure on the New Year’s holidays and then continued over the weekends. It was in effect on Fridays and Saturdays from 22:00 to 5:00. ❗ LTV: No rītdienas tiek atcelta mājsēde. Tā šodien slēgtā sēdē lēmusi valdība.  pic.twitter.com/4QFXeujsf1   —…

Egils Levits and Krišjānis Kariņš roll up their sleeves for vaccination

Thursday, February 11, 2021

According to LSM, Latvian President Egils Levits and Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš rolled up their sleeves Thursday, February 11 to receive their first doses of Covid-19 vaccine. Unusually, this routine medical procedure was broadcast on the LTV news department’s Facebook page, and you can watch it above if you are so inclined. The procedure, beamed live from the Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital, unfolded precisely as you might imagine. Neither man passed…

Environment minister: Estonia cannot drop oil shale until supply is secured

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Minister of the Environment Tõnis Mölder (Center) told ETV’s political discussion show “Esimene stuudio” that oil shale production in Ida-Viru County will not be given up on until Estonia’s energy supplies are secured. Mölder said the government’s plan tostop the production of oil shale powerby 2035 will not happen overnight and the drastic step will be calculated. “That we have established long-term goals in the coalition agreement is not incorrect,…

Supreme Court sends Swedbank land investment complaint back to county court

Thursday, February 11, 2021

The Supreme Court has declined to hear a complaint surrounding Scandinavian-owned Swedbank, relating to a long-running land investment scheme in Romania in which around 200 investors lost money over allegedly inflated land prices, compounded by a collapse in the real estate market in that country 10 years ago. The case has bounced up and down all three tiers of Estonia’s court system. The ruling means the case will be heard…

Digital 2021: Lithuania

Thursday, February 11, 2021

This report contains all the latest internet stats, mobile stats, and social media stats for Lithuania, but read on below for essential insights into digital use in Lithuania in 2021. Lithuania’s population Lithuania had a population of 2.71 million in January 2021. Lithuania’s population decreased by 35 thousand (-1.3%) between January 2020 and January 2021. 53.7% of Lithuania’s population is female, while 46.3% of its population is male [note: the United Nations…

Latvian Interior minister to propose lifting curfew

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Interior Minister Sandis Girgens (KPV LV) on Thursday, February 11, will propose to the Cabinet of Ministers to lift curfew, and use the resources for monitoring restriction during daytime and at weekends, LETA learned from the Interior Ministry. “We should revise usefulness of curfew hours because such restrictions were introduced initially to prevent people’s traditional mass gatherings during Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The goal was achieved,” the minister said.…

European Union Approves 23 More Exports of Covid-19 Vaccines

Thursday, February 11, 2021

The European Union said it has approved a further 23 requests to ship Covid-19 vaccines to other parts of the world under the bloc’s new export-licensing regime, bringing the total to 27. The disclosure on Wednesday by the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, follows its announcement last week that it had endorsed four vaccine shipments from the bloc — two to Canada and one each to Japan and the…

Change of command took place at the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group at Rukla

Thursday, February 11, 2021

On February 10 the change of command ceremony of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group (eFP BG) in Lithuania took place at Rukla. The incoming eFP BG Lithuania Commander Lt Col Sebastian Hebisch from  the 93rd Panzer Battalion of the German Armed Forces took over the duties from the outgoing LT Col Peer Papenbroock.  The high-readiness multinational eFP BG capability of the Alliance was deployed in Lithuania four years ago as…

Woman who committed series of offenses in UK deported to Latvia

Thursday, February 11, 2021

A Buxton woman who was the subject of a criminal behaviour order has been deported to Latvia after being released from prison. Buxton Police Safer Neighbourhood Team said Kristina, Sliskova, 30, formerly of Park Road Buxton, was jailed after breaching a restraining order in August 2020. She was also handed a Criminal Behaviour Order in December 2020 due to numerous offences including assault, public order, criminal damage and drug possession.…

Economic activities discussed in Lithuania

Thursday, February 11, 2021

On 10 February, the first meeting of the new leadership of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with heads of Lithuania’s diplomatic missions on economic diplomacy discussed economic activities carried out by the bilateral missions, priorities of economic diplomacy, measures, and the role of diplomacy in strengthening Lithuania’s economic competitiveness. “After comparing economic indicators of countries of similar size in 2019 – export capacities, attracted foreign direct investment, and the number…