Posts published in Day: May 24, 2021

Vaccinated population in Latvia differs from rest of Europe

Monday, May 24, 2021

Although the Covid-19 vaccination rate is growing and finally reaching over 100 thousand jabs per week, Latvia looks quite different from other European countries, not only in terms of the slow pace, but also with population that has been reached, Latvian Television broadcast “De facto” reported May 23. In Latvia, the age group over 60 has a higher percentage of vaccinated people than other groups, but this is insufficient on the overall background.…

Pandemic has changed sources and proportions of municipal waste

Monday, May 24, 2021

The sources of waste generated have shifted during the pandemic, both in Latvia and the European Union as a whole, EURANET PLUS reported May 24. For some time, the European Union has defined the green course, or the move towards a more environmentally friendly continent, as one of its main priorities. One of the very important elements of the green course is waste management and the so-called circular economy, which on…

Thousands of pupils face failing the school year

Monday, May 24, 2021

Thousands of pupils could face a prolonged school year, repetition of the year or expulsion from school, as the grades in remote learning are slipping, Latvian Television reported May 23. “Let’s say, those students who have an unsatisfactory level of grades, we have 98 of them right now throughout the school. These are pupils who have some kind of learning difficulties. Either there are n/v grades [unmarked – evaluation given…

Airlines should stop using Belarus’ airspace said Foreign Minister Rinkēvičs

Monday, May 24, 2021

Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs told Latvian Television May 24 that airlines should stop using the airspace above Belarus, among other steps to be taken. The minister said the first step would be broader sectoral economic sanctions, the second step – to stop using Belarusian airspace for international flights, but the third step could be to stop servicing and hosting Belarusian airlines, particularly the national airline Belavia. Rinkēvičs said that on…

Latvia’s exports growth predicted to continue

Monday, May 24, 2021

Latvia’s export volumes increased sharply in March. According to the Central Statistical Bureau, the value of goods exports increased by 20.6% compared to a year earlier, reaching EUR 1.34 billion. What are the reasons for the increase in exports and how long will this continue? Latvian Radio spoke to experts May 23. Producing industry is recovering rapidly around the world, as Covid-19 restrictions are diminishing. Citadele economist Mārtiņš Āboliņš explained that…