Posts published in Day: March 21, 2021

NHL agrees exclusive Viaplay streaming deal for the Baltics

Sunday, March 21, 2021

1,400 regular season games, plus playoffs and special NHL events all exclusive to Nent platform. Regional media giant Nordic Entertainment Group (Nent Group) has agreed an exclusive broadcast partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL) for streaming rights in the Baltic region until 2026. The deal will immediately bolster the live sports content on Nent’s €9.99 (US$12) a month Viaplay streaming service, which expanded into Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia on…

Riga invites us to rejoice Latvian folk style

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Spring equinox is known as the Great Day in this Baltic country. Depending on where you live spring might already be in the air or it may feel like it will never come but the march of time is relentless and sooner, rather than later, the spring equinox will be upon us. It turns out that this is actually a very important day in Latvian folkloric tradition – aptly named…

Estonian Minister proposes new tax to fund health care

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Minister of Health and Labor Tanel Kiik (Center) proposed an additional targeted tax during Thursday’s cabinet meeting which would be used to finance the budget of the Estonian Health Insurance Fund. Kiik said that mainly financing health care from the social taxes of working people is unsustainable as the number of people who work flexibly is growing. The new tax would take into account rental income, dividends, interest and license…

Two major and twelve smaller vaccination centers will be formed in Rīga

Sunday, March 21, 2021

According to Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts, two major and twelve smaller vaccination centers will be formed in Rīga. For the creation of major mass vaccination centers it is planned to rent premises at the International Exhibition Centre in Ķīpsala and the “ATTA Centre” on Krasta Street 60. Such a step has been taken as there are insufficient facilities at the disposal of the State and the local government. These objects have…