Posts published in Day: June 4, 2021

Arrivals from Poland do not have to self-isolate

Friday, June 4, 2021

Arrivals from Poland do not have to observe self-isolation, according to the latest information published by the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) June 4. Other countries on the “white” list where arrivals in Latvia do not have to observe self-isolation and Finland, Romania, Monaco, Iceland, Malta, San Marino, and the Vatican.  Travelers from the EU, the countries of the European Economic Area, Switzerland and the United Kingdom who have been fully…

Court says Istanbul Convention is in line with Constitution

Friday, June 4, 2021

The provision of the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence is in line with the Constitution, the Constitutional Court (ST) concluded June 4, closing proceedings on the rest of the case. The Constitutional Court examined the compatibility of several provisions of the Istanbul Convention with the Constitution, including the Preamble of the Constitution, which refers, inter alia, to Latvia’s claimed “Christian values” (despite the state being…

Competition in retail fuel prices more open

Friday, June 4, 2021

Competition in the fuel retail market is picking up, with price wars, often based on local competition, arriving as coronavirus restrictions fall away, ERR’s online news in Estonian reports. Tarmo Kärsna, board member at fuel retailers Alexela, says prices are being influenced by fierce competition in Tallinn and other higher population-dense areas. Kärsna said: “In some cases there are fewer customers, in others, a move towards a competitor. In others…

Nurses union pay talks grind to halt without progress made

Friday, June 4, 2021

Nurses pay negotiations have broken down with no substantive result, after an intermediary in the dispute between employers and employees called time on the process. President of the Estonian Nurses’ Association Anneli Kannus said on Friday that: “We are extremely disappointed that the public conciliator did not deal with the nurses’ appeal in substance.” “For us, the conciliator’s view that the proposals put forward by nurses a year ago do…

Court says Istanbul Convention is in line with Constitution

Friday, June 4, 2021

The provision of the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence is in line with the Constitution, the Constitutional Court (ST) concluded June 4, closing proceedings on the rest of the case. The Constitutional Court examined the compatibility of several provisions of the Istanbul Convention with the Constitution, including the Preamble of the Constitution, which refers, inter alia, to Latvia’s claimed “Christian values” (despite the state being…

Estonia might lose €340 million EU funding if oil plant project goes ahead

Friday, June 4, 2021

The oil plant planned by Estonia’s state-owned energy group Eesti Energia could call into question Estonia’s eligibility for €340 million in European Union funding from the Just Transition Fund (JTF). “Negotiations are ongoing between the European Commission and Estonia on the JTF’s Territorial Fair Transition Plan for East-Viru County, in which context Estonia has not informed the Commission about a possible investment in the construction of a new shale oil…

Lithuanian President and Prime Minister argue for the European Council

Friday, June 4, 2021

President Gitanas Nausėda sent a letter to Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė, rejecting her earlier proposal to take turns, depending on the agenda of each summit. In the letter Nausėda insists he will continue to attend EU summits himself. The president writes that it is his constitutional duty to represent Lithuania. The ruling conservative Homeland Union party (TS-LKD) suggested that, since EU Council summits discuss issues pertaining to domestic policies, it…

Portugal will send troops to Lithuania

Friday, June 4, 2021

Portugal will send a rotation of troops to join the international NATO battalion based in Lithuania, and will also bolster the NATO air policing mission. In early June, 146 soldiers of the Portuguese Navy will deploy to Lithuania for three months of training. Some 140 marines and six Navy divers will be training with subordinate units of the Lithuanian motorized infantry brigade Zhemaitija. Four F-16 fighter aircraft and 85 airmen…

Coronavirus in Lithuania

Friday, June 4, 2021

Lithuania has registered 365 new coronavirus infections and seven deaths from Covid-19 over the past 24 hours. Some 15,558 molecular (PCR) tests for Covid-19 and 6,197 antigen tests have been performed in the last 24 hours. Lithuania’s 14-day coronavirus infection rate currently stands at 226.9 cases per 100,000 people, and the share of positive tests over the past seven days at 2.1 percent. Overall, 275,915 people have tested positive for…

Latvia to test cultural event safety

Friday, June 4, 2021

In order to examine the safety of cultural events that are scheduled to be open for persons who are vaccinated against or have overcome Covid-19, the Culture Ministry along with health experts and event organizers are to implement pilot projects as of June 10. The selected pilot projects cover different types of public events (theater, concert, film), venues (indoor and outdoor) and audience types (only vaccinated or mixed). Pilot projects…