Posts published in Day: February 16, 2021

Latvian scientists work on new biofuel synthesis

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

According to Latvian Television, Scientists of Rīga Technical University (RTU) work on new biofuel synthesis techniques, which could open up the possibility of producing such fuel in Latvia. With global warming and climate change, the world is increasingly thinking of abandoning the use of diesel and petrol in the operation of vehicles. There are two ways of doing that now: driving an electric car, which not everyone can afford at the…

Latvia is among 2021 National & Regional Awards Winners

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

The National & Regional Awards supports photographers of all abilities worldwide and celebrates their achievements. Selected from entries to the Open competition, the National Award winners are given Sony digital imaging kit plus global and local exposure, the programme has rewarded more than 500 photographers and currently operates in 51 countries. From the Latvian candidates, the award was obtained by Jānis Paļulis, Sony representatives in Latvia mentioned. Amongst 440 Latvian…

Lithuania becomes fourth country to vaccinate athletes

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Lithuania is reported to have become the fourth country to have commenced vaccination its Olympic and Paralympic athletes, coaches and support teams against the Coronavirus. It began the programme of vaccinating approximately 290 individuals with the Astra Zenica Vaccine last week and anticipated that the rollout will be completed by the end of this month. They are the fourth country to have publicly stated that they are vaccination the athletes…

Young musicians of the Baltic countries are invited for participation in the unique project

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

From February 28 till March 20  the string students of the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Academies of Music are invited to apply for the competition to participate in the Baltic Roots project. Peter Riegelbauer, long-standing double-bass player of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Head of the Karajan Academy,  explains: “The Karajan Academy is extremely pleased about the new partnership with the Baltic music academies and the related concert project with Baiba Skride at the Philharmonie…

Record gas deliveries for Baltic Sea pipeline

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Nord Stream AG transported 59.2 bcm of gas to consumers in Europe last year through the Nord Stream pipeline. Nord Stream AG transported 59.2 bcm of gas to consumers in Europe last year through the Nord Stream pipeline. This was the highest annual figure since the start of operations in 2011 for the system, which transports Russian gas across the Baltic Sea to northern Germany. By the end of 2020, the…

New Estonian Foreign Minister plans his first visit to Latvia

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

On 17 February 2021, the Latvian Foreign Minister, Edgars Rinkēvičs, meets with the new Estonian Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets. The Ministers will be discussing bilateral relations, questions of regional cooperation, and the situation in Belarus and Russia. During her working visit, the Estonian Foreign Minister will also be meeting with the President of Latvia, Egils Levits, and the Speaker of the Latvian Parliament (Saeima), Ināra Mūrniece. Eva-Maria Liimets became the…

Latvia stands firmly against the use of arbitrary arrests and detentions in State-to-State relations

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

On 15 February 2021, the Parliamentary Secretary of the Latvian Foreign Ministry, Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica, participated in a live-streamed event organised by Global Affairs Canada (the Canadian Foreign Service) in order to launch the Declaration Against the Use of Arbitrary Detention in State-to-State Relations. Marc Garneau, the Canadian Foreign Minister, opened and chaired the event. During her address to participants at the meeting, Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica commented positively on the Canadian initative and welcomed…

China’s MGI Tech helps Latvia combat COVID-19 by providing testing equipment

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic in Latvia, Chinese companies have been helping the Baltic country to fight COVID-19 by supplying equipment for automated sample extraction and gene sequencing. When the second COVID-19 wave hit Latvia last autumn, the country’s testing capacity proved insufficient. To help solve this problem, China’s MGI Tech Co., Ltd. provided BIOR, Latvia’s Institute of Food Safety, Animal Health and Environment, with smart automated DNA…

Lithuania expects to start mass vaccination against COVID-19 in spring

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Lithuania expected to start mass vaccination against COVID-19 as early as this spring if vaccine producers can guarantee a stable supply, according to an updated vaccination plan by the country’s Health Ministry on Monday. All residents over 65 years will be vaccinated in the first quarter if stable vaccine deliveries are ensured, according to the plan. The ministry had updated the public vaccination plan after taking into account the vaccine…

February 16 greetings to Lithuania from all over the world

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Foreign leaders extend congratulations to President Gitanas Nausėda and the Lithuanian people on February 16, the Day of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania, wishing happiness and prosperity to all. Pope Francis sends cordial greetings and best wishes, commending the nation to the providence of Almighty God and praying that all may enjoy the blessings of harmony, well-being and prosperity. President Joe Biden writes that as he begins his…