Posts published in Day: February 20, 2021

No lab-confirmed flu cases this season in Latvia

Saturday, February 20, 2021

February is always the peak of the flu season in Latvia. However, this year there have been no laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza, Latvian Television broadcast 4.studija reported February 19. Every autumn, medics called on everyone to be vaccinated against the flu. Although influenza is a nasty infectious disease which is not easy to overcome and which tends to lead to complications from which patients even die, by the fall of last…

London fintech players eye edge in Baltic shift

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Lithuania has become the go-to destination for many British fintech businesses in search of greener post-Brexit pastures, the head of online banking service ConnectPay said. While London remains a leader in attracting fintech investment, Marius Galdikas, chief executive officer of ConnectPay, believes Lithuania is shaping up to be the next top destination for businesses due to its rapidly growing fintech sector. Since the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union,…

Latvia: Saeima approves one-off childcare benefit payment

Saturday, February 20, 2021

On February 18, Saeima approved the one-off payment for families with children previously supported by government, EUR 500 for each child. EUR 500 will be paid for each child under 15 years of age, those children aged 15 to 20 who are studying and dependent, and children who will be born until April 6, 2021. April 6 is the day the state of emergency in Latvia is currently set to expire. This…

Warmhearted Formality: being an exchange student in Latvia

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Danish exchange student Linus Folke Jensen tells LSM what it’s like to find yourself in the middle of the mainstream Latvian educational system as a foreigner. I had no idea what to expect from the Latvian state school system when I first landed at Riga Airport last August. I had thrown myself head-first into the challenge of leaving behind my safe bubble of friends and family in my home country of Denmark,…