Posts published in Day: May 18, 2021

Classes can be held outside in groupsof up to 20 people

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Different classes, including fitness, will be allowed to be held outside with participation of up to 20 people, the government decided Tuesday, May 18.  It was previously stipulated that there may be 10 people in one group. The changes will apply to both formal and non-formal education, rehearsals and fitness classes. The Ministry of Education and Science (IZM) stated in the amendment annotation that there is naturally sufficient air circulation outside, as…

Joint Statement by Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Lublin Triangle

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Joint Statement by Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Lublin Triangle – Ukraine, the Republic of Lithuania and the Republic of Poland – dedicated to the 77th anniversary of the deportation of Crimean Tatars from Crimea by the authorities of the Soviet Union directed by Stalin On this mournful day, on behalf of Ukraine, the Republic of Lithuania and the Republic of Poland, we express our deepest condolences to the…

EU citizens living in Rīga invited to join ‘Open2Vote’ initiative

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

European Union citizens living in Rīga are being offered the chance to get involved in municipal governance issues via an online platform. The Open2Vote.eu platform is an initiative that tries to make it easier for EU citizens from other countries living in Latvia to exercise their right to participate in the life of the local government, including by running in local and European elections. According to organizers, the language barrier, a lack of information, and missing…

Belarus Prosecutor General’s Office set to be after ‘still living Nazi criminals’ in Poland, Lithuania

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Belarusian investigators got information about hundreds of previously unknown places of slaughtering the country’s population during the Second World War, Prosecutor General Andrey Shved told TV station Belarus 1. According to him, Belarusians send letters containing data about the developments of those days and appear at the proper bodies’ departments to give their testimony. Tough work on processing the information received, detecting mass execution sites, estimating the total number of…

Average speed control systems will be installed on 16 roads in Latvia

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

LVC said May 18 that “Latvian State Roads” (LVC) specialists have identified road sections in which average speed control systems will be installed. A total of 16 sections have been identified, while the exact number of sections on which the system will be installed will be known after the procurement results have been announced, LVC said. Road accident statistics for the last three years were selected as a basis for…

Larger and faster ferries will run from Liepāja

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

The company “Stena Line” has announced that soon larger and faster ferries will run from Liepāja. During the pandemic, cargo ferry traffic between the ports of Liepāja in Latvia and Travemunde in Germany is experiencing stability and even growth. While the route is primarily used for cargo, with trucks and their drivers able to roll on and roll off at each end, the ferries also serve passengers on the 24-hour…

Estonia needs to restore budget buffers

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Estonia should support the economy while exiting the crisis, after which the country needs a concrete plan to gradually restore budget buffers. According to both the IMF and the Bank of Estonia, Estonia has been generally successful in navigating the coronavirus pandemic, although the second wave put a significant halt to the economy’s recovery. The state should support the economy’s recovery from the…

Great Britain head coach Pete Russell not joining players in Latvia

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

GREAT BRITAIN head coach Pete Russell will not be joining up with his players for the World Championships in Latvia for family reasons. Assistant coaches Adam Keefe and Corey Neilson, who have been working with the players since their training camp started almost two weeks ago in Coventry, will instead preside over the GB campaign which gets underway against Russia this Saturday. Having spent the past nine months away in…

First NATO’s Baltic Air Policing intercept by Italian F-35A fighters

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

On May 14, 2021, an Antonov An-12 turboprop belonging to the Russian Air Force was intercepted near the Estonian coast by two Italian Lockheed-Martin F-35A Lightning II fighters carried out the mission. It is the first time that the fifth-generation stealth fighter jet carried out a mission on behalf of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission. An aircraft, flying from the Russian airspace to the Kaliningrad enclave with its transponder off,…

Estonian Prosecutor’s office to file charges against seven in Erial case

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

The Office of the Prosecutor General filed charges on Sunday against seven people and two businesses in a criminal case in which an investigation was conducted into suspected investment fraud and embezzlement by the founder and managers of Estonian savings and loan association Erial. According to the statement of charges, the founder of Erial, Ilya, and a member of the management board, Daniela, and the company Delkona OÜ committed investment…