Posts published in Day: May 3, 2021

Lithuania to become ESA Associate Member state

Monday, May 3, 2021

Lithuania signed an Association Agreement with ESA on 28 April 2021. This Association Agreement between ESA and the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, builds on the successful results achieved under the previous frameworks of cooperation and will enter into force for a duration of seven years. Comprising 18 Articles and two Annexes, it orchestrates the strengthening of Lithuania’s relations with ESA. Ms Aušrinė Armonaitė, Minister of Economy and Innovation,…

Three Lithuanians stopped by Norwegian police after crossing the border on foot

Monday, May 3, 2021

On Saturday afternoon, the police stopped a car with four people. They allegedly crossed the Swedish border on foot, reaching Halden. “We got a tip from the public that four people came walking through the forest from Sweden with bags. This was in the area between Prestebakke and Berby. We moved out and eventually stopped the car they had gotten into,” police operations manager Svein Walle told newspaper Halden Arbeiderblad.…

PMs Morawiecki and Šimonytė sign Polish Culture House brief of foundation

Monday, May 3, 2021

PM Mateusz Morawiecki and his Lithuanian counterpart Ingrid Šimonytė signed the brief of foundation that will see the redevelopment of the Polish Culture House, which is also where Poland’s public broadcaster TVP will locate its Vilnius channel’s HQs. “Now we understand the challenges of the future much better than we did in the past. We are searching for the common denominator wherever possible and we are more and more successful…

Estonian state budget strategy only interim document

Monday, May 3, 2021

While the state budget strategy for 2022-2025, which austerity measures totaling cuts of €61 million in a year, may have passed government approval this week, the document is interim in nature and unlikely to form a solid basis for government activities going forward, senior ERR journalists Anvar Samost and Toomas Sildam say. “For these cuts to total €61 million in a year seems artificial and pointless in the extreme,” Anvar…

Estonian unemployment fund proposes extending wage compensation scheme

Monday, May 3, 2021

The wage compensation scheme should be extended to cover salaries in May, the Unemployment Insurance Fund (Töötukassa) has said. The Fund believes extending the measure under the same conditions is justified and will make the proposal to the government. Applications for compensation for May’s salary will be accepted from June 1. ERR News previously reported the conditions for wage support and they can beseen here . Read more: ERR.EE

Baltic experts to discuss possibilities for ‘travel bubble’ next week – foreign ministry

Monday, May 3, 2021

Baltic experts will next week discuss the possibility of restoring a “travel bubble” between Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, adding that borders could first open to people with immunity from COVID-19. The Baltic countries have been in close touch with each other on pandemic management issues, including possibilities for restoring a “travel bubble” that worked well last year, the ministry told BNS. Vaccine delivery…