Posts published in Day: May 13, 2021

Withdrawal from the second pillar of the Estonian pension scheme has slowed up

Thursday, May 13, 2021

The pace of withdrawal from the so-called second pillar of the Estonian pension scheme has slowed up markedly since the end of March, suggesting the bulk of those wishing to take advantage of the opportunity to leave the scheme have already done so. While a small number (relative to the whole) of people seem to have rethought their original decision to leave – a period of grave in which to…

Estonia becomes centre stage of anti-Russia military exercises

By Paul Antonopoulos on Thursday, May 13, 2021

800 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army departed from Fort Bragg in North Carolina last Friday morning for a Swift Response exercise. They were dropped into Estonia in a “joint forcible entry” operation in the early hours of Saturday. The airborne exercise is designed to test the fast response capabilities of the U.S. to defend Estonia in case of a hypothetical war with Russia. It is also…

Bolt launches e-scooter service in several Estonian towns

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Estonian ride-sharing app firm Bolt has launched its electric scooter service in the Estonian towns of Rakvere and Viljandi, bringing the total number of towns covered to nine. Spokesperson for the company’s e-scooter component, Aleksandr Lilišentsev, said: “We are delighted that, at last, residents of Viljandi will also have the opportunity to ride comfortable and economical scooters.” “We have worked very well and closely with the city authorities, so that…

Vaccinated people will not have to self-isolate after arriving to Latvia

Thursday, May 13, 2021

People who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 will be allowed to disregard self-isolation after their entry to Latvia from European countries. As a result of the Government’s decision, it will be possible to avoid self-isolation by vaccinated persons traveling from the EU, the countries of the European Economic Area, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The changes to the rules will take effect as soon as they are published on the…

Lighter restrictions planned for vaccinated people in Latvia

Thursday, May 13, 2021

The Ministry of Health plans step-by-step relief for individuals who have been vaccinated against Covid-19. Relief is proposed to be introduced in four phases. The Ministry shall offer 4 steps of restriction relief for vaccinated persons. The first step has been implemented in May already, namely, vaccinated persons no longer have mandatory Covid-19 screening tests at work, and if the vaccinated person has been identified as a contact for Covid-19 patients,…

National Alliance offers to manage post of Latvian Economics Minister

Thursday, May 13, 2021

The National Alliance will invite the Prime Minister and all coalition partners to agree on changes to the coalition agreement, providing for the possibility that NA advance the new Economics Minister, said Raivis Dzintars, chair of the NA faction. Dzintars said he understood the Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš  issuing the order of resignation of the Economics Minister Jānis Vitenbergs and that Kariņš had acted “to the letter” with the coalition…

Zelensky invites Lithuanian speaker to take part in celebration of Ukraine’s independence

Thursday, May 13, 2021

President Volodymyr Zelensky considers the visit of Speaker of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen to Ukraine as evidence of the high dynamics of political dialogue between the two countries. The head of state said this during a meeting with the Lithuanian speaker on May 12, the President’s Office reports. “The Ukrainian president noted the importance of the speaker’s first official visit to Ukraine as evidence of…

Latvia: Death rates in Q1 were 28% higher than in 2020

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Data published May 13 by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in the first three months of this year, 8 976 deaths were registered, which is 1 944 deaths or 28% more than in the first quarter of last year. A significant increase in mortality began in October last year, and this year the number of deaths is 9% higher than in the fourth quarter of last year. The highest number of deaths…

US Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute Honoured MP Pavilionis with International Leadership Award

Thursday, May 13, 2021

The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) hosted its virtual 17th Annual Gala & Leadership Awards: Cultivating Diversity of Thought on Wednesday, May 12, where Mr Žygimantas Pavilionis, Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Lithuanian Seimas, was honoured with international leadership award, according to a press release from the Seimas. Each spring, CHLI’s Annual Gala brings together an influential and diverse audience of elected and appointed officials, civic, corporate,…

President of Lithuania comes to Chisinau: The program of the visit

Thursday, May 13, 2021

The President of Lithuania, Gitanas Nauseda, pays an official visit to the Republic of Moldova on May 13-14, at the invitation of President Maia Sandu. This is the first visit of a Lithuanian head of state to our country in the last six years. On the morning of Friday, May 14, the Lithuanian leader will meet with the President of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu. The two heads of…