Posts published in Day: March 22, 2021

Protesters blocked roads in Estonia

Monday, March 22, 2021

A demonstration took place in several Estonian cities on Saturday that caused traffic violations and congestion in places, the Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) communicated. The police have brought misdemeanor proceedings against one of the organizers. The police brought misdemeanor proceedings against the man who organized the protest in Tallinn. PPA operations chief Marko Ild said that the organizers did not notify the authorities of the demonstration or its…

How politics influences Lithuanian health system

By Adomas Abromaitis on Monday, March 22, 2021

The news that Lithuanian government suspends use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from March 16 as “a precaution” until the European Medicines Agency gives a final evaluation of its safety, made citizens nervous. It happened just some hours after Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė categorically told the public broadcaster her government would not suspend use of the vaccine, saying the harm due to the disruption to vaccination would be worse. Thus,…

NATO invites Poland to vaccinate HQ staff

Monday, March 22, 2021

Poland has received an official invitation from NATO to carry out coronavirus vaccinations at the military bloc’s headquarters in Brussels, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced on Sunday. In a Facebook post, Morawiecki said that Poland has been officially invited by NATO “to carry out vaccinations in the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels by Polish medical teams.” “It is an important mission, because NATO is an organisation that ensures the security of…

Ukraine joins NATO Energy Security Center of Excellence

Monday, March 22, 2021

Ukraine has joined the NATO Energy Security Center of Excellence, the Energy Ministry’s press service said on March 18. According to the report, the corresponding technical agreement was signed by head of the ministry Yuriy Vitrenko during the visit of President of the Republic of Lithuania Gitanas Nauseda. “From now on, Ukraine will have the same access as NATO member states to opportunities to support NATO’s potential development processes. We…

Donald Trump plans social media comeback

Monday, March 22, 2021

Former US President Donald Trump will soon return to social media “with his own platform”, his adviser has said. “I do think that we’re going to see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months,” Jason Miller told Fox News. He said the platform “will be the hottest ticket in social media” and would “completely redefine the game”. Mr Trump was suspended from Twitter and…

Electricity had biggest impact on producer price index in February in Estonia

Monday, March 22, 2021

In February 2021 the producer price index of industrial output increased by 1.0 percent compared to January and by 4.1 percent compared to February 2020. Electricity had the biggest impact. The index shows the changes in the producer prices of industrial goods manufactured in Estonia for the domestic market and for export. Eveli Šokman, leading analyst at Statistics Estonia, said compared to January, the producer price index was affected the…

Possibility of flying Covid-19 positive passengers to Latvia from third countries is relatively small

Monday, March 22, 2021

According to Latvian Radio, Since Wednesday, following permission of flights from and to third countries, there have been three such flights, Rīga International Airport spokeswoman Laura Kulakova told on March 21. Kulakova said that the possibility of flying Covid-19 positive passengers to Latvia from third countries is relatively small. A total of 92 passengers arrived on three flights, of which 40 persons were required to perform the Covid-19 test. Other passengers…

Fitch affirms Estonia credit rating at AA-stable

Monday, March 22, 2021

International credit rating agency Fitch has affirmed Estonia’s long-term sovereign rating at AA-stable, the finance ministry announced Friday. Estonia’s economy was less severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic than some other countries in the same rating bracket, Fitch says, though reducing the national debt burden once the virus starts to recede will be key to future development, the agency says. The rating is backed by Estonia’s strong institutions, EU and…

Lithuania supports subsidizing renewable energy projects in Georgia

Monday, March 22, 2021

Numerous Lithuanian institutions took part in the development cooperation activities with Georgia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of the Republic of Lithuania told Trend . “Over 0.5 million euros were allocated for development cooperation with Georgia in 2019,” the ministry said. According to the source, majority of the support was provided by the Ministry of Environment to subside renewable energy projects in Georgia. “Lithuania supports Georgia by strengthening its…

Caverion completed a new project for Thermo Fisher Scientific in Lithuania

Monday, March 22, 2021

Caverion completed a new project for Thermo Fisher Scientific in Lithuania – in just four months Caverion implemented a turnkey project for a new building of the biotechnology company Thermo Fisher Scientific Baltics. The project was implemented in Vilnius, Lithuania, in just four months with a total area of 5,500 square meters. Caverion was responsible for the Design&Build phases for all technical building solutions. The project also included class C and D cleanroom facilities of 2,300…