Posts published in Day: May 10, 2021

Lithuanian president uses HBO’s Chernobyl to warn EU leaders of Belarus nuclear plant

Monday, May 10, 2021

Lithuania’s President Gitanas Nauseda plans to warn EU leaders about the dangers supposedly posed by Belarus’ recently built nuclear power plant by handing out copies of the hit HBO series ‘Chernobyl’. “The president’s gesture is a simple, non-traditional way to draw the EU leaders’ attention to the danger posed by the Astravyets nuclear power plant in Belarus not only for Lithuania, but for the whole EU,” a presidential administration official…

Vilnius authorities invite people over 35 to get AZ jabs over the weekend

Monday, May 10, 2021

The Lithuanian government is planning to launch mass vaccination in late May and is currently still giving jabs to people over 65 and those in priority groups. With some 6,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine shots remaining unused, Vilnius authorities have invited people over 35 to register for jabs over the weekend. Jabs will be offered to younger people in order to use up the supplies of AstraZeneca vaccines. People over…

Plant wonders: Sweet peas are difficult to breed, but the results are charming

Monday, May 10, 2021

Latvians like to think they are more in tune with the seasons than most, and there may be something to it. With that in mind, we’ll be guiding you through the next few months with this series on some of the plants you can encounter from summer onwards, how and where they grow, with expert advice. The fragile and heady-scented sweet peas flower throughout the summer until, in case they’ve been…

Archbishop to consider the robots in webinar meditation

Monday, May 10, 2021

On May 12, several well-known figures from the Baltics will answer what it is claimed is a “momentous question – should robots be fought, or are we better off exploiting them for our benefit?” Titled “Robots are here. Are they friend or foe?” the discussion event is run by Digital Mind, a business technology company, so it seems unlikely the conclusion will be that robots are our implacable enemies and therefore…

‘Bank of Mom and Dad’ remains open for business across Baltics

Monday, May 10, 2021

A new survey conducted by Citadele bank and the Norstat research agency suggests 80% of Lithuanian, 56% of Latvian and 55% of Estonian parents support their children financially even after they reach adulthood. Among the Baltic countries, there are interesting differences in how parents and children support each other financially. 32% of Latvians admit that their parents help or have helped them cover their everyday expenses. Furthermore, almost a fifth had…

Infectologist Dumpis: vaccination effect will show around Midsummer

Monday, May 10, 2021

The effect from vaccination against Covid-19 could be seen around Midsummer, infectologist Uga Dumpis, told Latvian Television May 10. Asked about the recent rise in Covid-19 morbidity, the infectologist said that the population was apparently meeting more and gathering: “The more people are meeting with each other, the more chances of becoming infected.” The infectologist estimated that Covid-19 vaccination effect could be seen around Midsummer. “We’re all running a single track, and…

Production in wood manufacturing went up in March

Monday, May 10, 2021

In March 2021, the total production of industrial enterprises increased by 2 percent year on year, data from Statistics Estonia shows. Production increased by 9 percent in the energy sector and by 2 percent in manufacturing, but decreased in mining by 26 percent. Industry is the largest sector of the economy and an important driver of economic growth. The index of industrial production covers the economic indicators of three industrial…

One in five adults have had the first Covid jab

Monday, May 10, 2021

311,220 or 20.4% of the adult population of Latvia have received a Covid-19 vaccine, Ministry of Health said May 9. Of that number 232,730 people have got one jab and 78,500 people have completed the vaccination cycle. The population is most active with jabs in Kurzeme, where 23.7% of the adult population have received the vaccine, while fewer people have been vaccinated in Latgale — 10.7% of the adult population. In Rīga and…

May 9 event gathers thousands by Soviet memorial

Monday, May 10, 2021

Like every year, a lot of people arrived at the Uzvaras Monument on May 9 to commemorate the so-called Victory day. As reported, this year the gathering was controlled by police to guard Covid-19 spread. The event passed without major incidents, Latvian Radio reported.  Since Saturday, May 8, a vast area around the monument at Uzvaras Park was cordoned off with yellow police fences. Seats on benches or lawns in the immediate vicinity…