Posts published in Day: April 27, 2021

Justice minister: EU funding could lead to overheating in 2024-2025

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Minister of Justice Maris Lauri (Reform) said Estonia is set to receive so much in investments from the European Union in 2024-2025 that Estonia’s own spending must be reduced to avoid overheating in sectors such as construction. Lauri told ERR that there is a clear danger of overheating in the construction sector if the Rail Baltic project and three main highways will be under development concurrently. What should Estonia’s budgetary…

Estonia: Road building in next few years to be based largely on EU funds

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The government has not found additional funds in its state budget strategy for the construction of roads, including the much-vaunted widening of existing highways from two to four lanes, over the period 2022-2025. Only European Union funding of €159 million earmarked for this use, ETV news show “Aktuaalne kaamera” (AK) reported Monday night. The announcement follows claims that in any case, should too much in the way of domestic funding…

Over 15,000 Rīga households do not have connection to central sewer system

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

In Riga, nearly 15,500 households are managing sewers locally instead of connecting to the central sewer system, Latvian Radio reported April 27. Many want to connect to the centralized sewer, but it cannot be done because of different circumstances: many homes are too far away from it. Moreover, there are residents who don’t have the money to do it, but there is no local government support. “Last Street of Rīga!” – says resident…

T1 Mall of Tallinn to go bankrupt

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The T1 Mall of Tallinn will go bankrupt after the Supreme Court rejected an appeal by AS Tallinna Moekombinaat contesting the termination of reorganization proceedings. The Supreme Court decided to reject an appeal by AS Tallinna Moekombinaat, the owner of T1 Mall of Tallinn, contesting the ruling of the Harju County Court to terminate the reorganization proceedings of AS Tallinna Moekombinaat. In connection with this, the court order terminating the…

President Levits urges annual language report to parliament

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Latvian President Egils Levits on April 26 released the text of a letter he has written to the government demanding more action to promote the use of the Latvian language and repeatedly reiterating that it is the only language in which official business should be carried out. While signing into law amendments to the Law on Higher Education Institutions adopted by the Saeima that allow greater use of the official European Union…

Register your bicycle, police remind

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

As the new bicycle season starts, the State Police (VP) reminds everyone to think about the safety of their vehicles. It is important not only to keep the bicycle in safe places and lock it but also register it with the Road Traffic Safety Directorate (CSDD). “We call that care be taken of your iron horse and to use the possibility of registering it in the Road Traffic Safety Directorate database, thereby…

Take extra care during forest fire season

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Despite generally damp conditions, April 26 brought the start of the annual forest fire risk season across Latvia, when special care must be taken in public forests and open spaces so as not to cause a potentially disastrous conflagration. During this period, a number of conditions must be met, not only for forest owners, but also for every visitor to the forest, said state-owned forestry company Latvia’s State Forests (LVM). “In…

TechChill startup event gives out a few more details

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

This popular TechChill startup and business event returns for a tenth time later this month and organizers have now announced the names of some participants and the running order. According to Annija Mežgaile, TechChill CEO, this will be “the only major startup ecosystem event in the Baltics in 2021.” On May 20-21, TechChill will be held digitally, and “will be made up of 10 side events, workshops, roundtables, a pitch battle, and…

Center MP takes up Tallinna Vesi supervisory board post

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The City of Tallinn has appointed Center MP Andrei Korobeinik as member of the supervisory board of listed water company AS Tallinna Vesi. Korobeink’s term will run from Monday to April 25 2024, BNS reports, and he replaces Toivo Tootsen, whose term expired earlier this month. Tootsen had been a member of the supervisory board at Tallinna Vesi since April 2011. Tallinna Vesi’s majority shareholder, U.K. firm United Utilities Tallinn B.V.,…

Fewer marriages and divorces in 2020 in Latvia

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The number of marriages and divorces during the pandemic year shows a negative trend, Latvian Radio reported April 27. In 2020, the number of marriages reduced by 16%. The number of divorces also show a slight decrease. Last year and the year before, marriage statistics were supplemented by senior marriages, since a rule was adopted on giving the possibility for the spouse to inherit their pension. Deputy Director of the…