Posts published in Day: May 17, 2021

Estonian hospitals to receive almost €25 million

Monday, May 17, 2021

The Ministry of Social Affairs has sent to a round of approvals support conditions under which altogether nearly €25 million is to be allocated for investments in hospitals’ infrastructure in order to improve preparedness for health care crises. “We are investing in the modernization of infrastructure of the hospitals in the hospital network development plan to improve the health care system’s capability to react to crises and ensure the functionality…

JKP proposed Gatis Eglītis as candidate for Economics Minister

Monday, May 17, 2021

Latvian Radio reported May 17, that New Conservative Party (JKP) has joined the race for management of Economics Ministry and has advanced Saeima deputy Gatis Eglītis for the position. JKP is currently the biggest faction in the Saeima with 15 seats in the parliament. Gatis Eglītis is now a candidate alongside  businessman Pēteris Šmidre advanced by National Alliance and former Economics Minister Jānis Vitenbergs (NA). Last week, after  dismissal of Economics Minister…

Sixteen and seventeen-year-olds can apply for their Covid-19 jab in Latvia

Monday, May 17, 2021

According to Latvian Health Ministry, starting Monday, May 17, sixteen and seventeen-year-olds can apply for their Covid-19 jab. Young people will receive the vaccines developed by Pfizer/BioNTech. Applications are open on manavakcina.lv or phone 8989, or family doctor’s practices, if the particular office has the Pfizer vaccine available. According to the Central Statistical Bureau, there are 36,226 people of sixteen and seventeen years of age in Latvia. In accordance with…

Tālis Juhna to contribute expertise to United Nations

Monday, May 17, 2021

According to a release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Tālis Juhna, Vice-Rector of Riga Technical University has been appointed to the United Nations high-level group supporting the Technology Facilitation Mechanism. ” On 4 May 2021, the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), António Guterres, appointed the Vice-Rector of Riga Technical University (RTU),   Tālis Juhna, and nine other experts from various countries to a group of high-level experts to support the UN…

Israel launches new strikes on Gaza as calls for ceasefire grow

Monday, May 17, 2021

Israel conducted dozens of air strikes on the Gaza Strip on Monday, after Palestinian militants fired barrages of rockets at southern Israeli cities. The pre-dawn raids on Gaza were some of the heaviest seen since the fighting began a week ago. Israel said it hit facilities belonging to the militant group Hamas and several commanders’ homes, but main roads and power lines were also damaged. Meanwhile, international calls for a…

One-fifth of the Latvian population received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine

Monday, May 17, 2021

According to the National Health Service, at least one-fifth of the Latvian population have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. On Saturday, 9,967 persons were vaccinated against Covid-19. According to updated data, 16,041 people were vaccinated against Covid-19 on Friday, 17,888 on Thursday, 19,645 on Wednesday, 16,356 on Tuesday and 8,883 on Monday. However, the number of people vaccinated in recent days could increase, as not all doctors…

Non-partisan businessman Peteris Smidre proposed for the post of Latvia’s next economics minister

Monday, May 17, 2021

KPV LV party during a meeting with Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) and his New Unity party on Friday proposed non-partisan businessman Peteris Smidre for the post of Latvia’s next economics minister, Maris Mozvillo, chairman of the KPV LV group in the Saeima informed. In accordance with the coalition agreement, the prime minister is supposed to present Smidre’s candidacy to the Saeima, the KPV LV leader said. Mozvillo indicated…

Uyghur issue: Nordic, Baltic countries express ‘grave concern’

Monday, May 17, 2021

As many as eight  Nordic and Baltic countries issued a joint statement which said they are “gravely concerned” about the situation of the Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslim minorities in China’s Xinjiang region, media reports said. The statement was presented at a United Nations high-level virtual event on the situation of the Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslim minorities in Xinjiang on Wednesday on behalf of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia,…

Azerbaijan’s SOCAR to supply Rosneft’s oil products to Baltic states, Ukraine and Poland

Monday, May 17, 2021

SOCAR has signed an agreement on the right to export Rosneft’s oil products to Ukraine, Poland, and the Baltic states, Russian media sources reported with the reference to the company’s Deputy Head of Public Relations Ibrahim Ahmadov. Earlier, Ukraine’s media sources reported that the Swiss office of Socar Trading will supervise sales and communication with Ukrainian counterparties. The company’s top management representatives visited Kyiv earlier this week to meet with…

GB arrive In Latvia for World Championship

Monday, May 17, 2021

Great Britain have arrived in Latvia ahead of the World Championship which gets under way at the weekend. Following a two-week camp in Coventry, GB left the UK for their flight to Riga. The team bus – decorated with a GB jersey – met the party at the airport for the short ride to the hotel. Upon arrival, everyone undertook a covid test and will now be confined to their…