Posts published in Day: May 7, 2021

Tartu to spend €200,000 to attract space tech startups

Friday, May 7, 2021

Tartu City Government is proposing to spend €200,000 to attract eight startups to the city to support the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Estonian business incubator ESA BIC Estonia. “There are very good opportunities in Tartu to develop and put on the market space technologies, as the Tartu Observatory of the University of Tartu has transformed Tartu into a center for the development of space science and space technologies, and the…

‘Senior hour’ to be introduced at vaccination centers

Friday, May 7, 2021

As of May 10, a ‘senior hour’ will be introduced at vaccination centers, LETA reported May 7. From 9 AM to 10 AM, people over 60 years of age will be able to go and get their jab without booking a time and place in advance. Seniors will be able to come to any working vaccination center and line up during this hour. Since May 3, the possibility of vaccination…

Tartu northern bypass to be completed by 2029

Friday, May 7, 2021

An estimated €100 million northern bypass is planned to be built around Tartu by 2029, diverting traffic from the city center, the Transport Board has said. Currently, when traveling from the north along the Tallinn-Tartu highway it is not possible to avoid driving through Tartu city center to cross the Emajõgi River. The Transport Department plans to start the construction of the Kärevere bypass road, the expansion of the Kardla-Tartu…

‘I am a European’ project shares youthful migration experiences

Friday, May 7, 2021

As part of Democracy Week and Europe Day (May 9), youth organization Club “The House – Youth for a United Europe” is launching a new project titled “I am a European”, which is also being implemented in seven other European Union countries and will take place in Latvia for the first time this year. “The aim of the project is to promote a more open and inclusive environment and increase the understanding of…

Pharmacies planned to be distributed more evenly throughout Latvia

Friday, May 7, 2021

The Health Ministry (VM) has proposed changes in the Cabinet regulations which provide that new pharmacies will not be able to open close to an existing one, according to a release by the ministry May 7. The new arrangements proposed by the Ministry foresee that a new pharmacy may not open within a 500-meter radius of an existing one. Similarly, the VM proposal provides that one pharmacy be opened in areas…

UN Science, Technology and Innovation Forum wraps up with Latvian help

Friday, May 7, 2021

On 4–5 May 2021, the United Nations Science, Technology and Innovation Forum convened in a virtual session co-chaired by the Permanent Representative of Latvia to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Andrejs Pildegovičs, and the Chargé d’Affaires of the Permanent Mission of Indonesia to the United Nations,   Ambassador Mohammad Koba, the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a release.  The Science, Technology and Innovation Forum brought together representatives from governments,…

More than 1,000 new Covid-19 cases on Friday in Latvia

Friday, May 7, 2021

On Friday, May 7, Latvia recorded more than 1,000 new cases of Covid-19 infection for the first time since February 20. 1,036 new cases of Covid-19 were registered during the previous 24 hours, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 122,545. Of 18,511 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 5.6% were positive,…

Latvia’s Saeima notes Ottoman genocide against Armenians

Friday, May 7, 2021

On Thursday, May 6, the Latvian Saeima adopted a  declaration  on the Armenian genocide carried out during the time of the Ottoman Empire, honoring the memory of all the victims of the Armenian genocide and paying tribute to the survivors. The Saeima emphasizes that Latvia condemns all crimes against humanity and is aware of its obligation to recognize and commemorate these crimes in order to prevent their recurrence. The Saeima…

State family benefit to increase from next year in Latvia

Friday, May 7, 2021

The amount of the state family benefit for the first child in the family is currently EUR 11.38 per month. For the second child in the family, it is EUR 22.76 per month and EUR 34.14 per month for the third child and more. The arrangements and extent for granting state family benefits will be changed from 2022, the Saeima decided in the final reading May 6. The amount of the…

Outdoor cafes will be open until 9 PM in Latvia

Friday, May 7, 2021

Outdoor terraces will resume work on Friday and will have to meet strict epidemiological safety requirements, including working hours set until 21:00, the Cabinet decided May 6. When providing public catering services in outdoor areas, the service provider must comply with the following conditions: In order to avoid crowding in the late hours of the evening, there is a limit on the working hours of public catering: they may  open at…