Posts published in Day: June 11, 2021

Property portal: Supply of Tallinn apartments falling, rents rising

Friday, June 11, 2021

Apartment rental supply in Tallinn has fallen in recent weeks, following a period of sustained growth which arrived with the coronavirus pandemic, according to a major national properties portal. Partly as a result of this, rents in the capital are rising. Tarvo Teslon, head of portal KV.ee said: “There are a number of factors behind the decline in rental supply. Some apartments are moving from long-term rentals back to short-term…

Survey: Most employers say plan to continue remote working post-pandemic

Friday, June 11, 2021

Remote working, far from causing issues, has increased employee satisfaction and motivation in Estonia, employers say, with 68 percent of them planning to continue with the set-up even amid falling coronavirus, and rising vaccination, rates, according to one survey. Twenty-four percent said most likely they would not continue using teleworking post-pandemic, in a survey compiled by the Salary Information Agency and job portal CVKeskus.ee. Henry Auväärt, marketing chief at CVKeskus.ee,…

‘Critical state’ Vanšu bridge could only see repairs in 2023

Friday, June 11, 2021

The rusty railings of the Vanšu Bridge in Rīga have been cordoned off for two years. However, the Rīga City Council is only planning to announce procurement for this and other bridge construction projects, meaning that real jobs could begin only in two years, Latvian Radio reported June 11. Three years ago the State Construction Control Bureau concluded that the Vanšu Bridge was in pre-emergency condition and needed immediate recovery work. Heavy corrosion…

Three for the Weekend: rural tourism, Carnival Youth, Vērmanes Garden

Friday, June 11, 2021

Whether you are out in the open, in the city center or at home, this weekend brings plenty of events to have a fun time. Open Days (Atvērtās dienas laukos) is an event of traveling around Latvia and visiting local producers, farmers, enterprises, to see what they have to offer. Participants range from accommodation services to food producers, beekeepers, farms, restaurants, castles and mansions, nature trails, and others. The list of…

Latvian central bank to issue ‘Marriage’ coin

Friday, June 11, 2021

It’s not only the Saeima and Constitutional Court who are currently pondering the meaning or meanings of the word “marriage”. Now the Latvian central bank (Latvijas banka, LB) is getting in on the act with a collector coin dedicated to matters matrimonial. “On Tuesday, 15 June, Latvijas Banka is issuing a silver collector coin “YES or YES” dedicated to marriage,” says LB.  “The authors’ concept of the coin is as follows: in marriage…

Foreign military police breaks the law in the Baltic States

By Adomas Abromaitis on Friday, June 11, 2021

Quarrels and skirmishes between local residents of the Baltic States and NATO military personnel have become common and. Public perception on how to cope with such incidents differ from how such cases are regulated by international agreements. Despite this questions over foreign troops’ unappropriated behaviour continue to arise. There was a recent fight between NATO soldiers and Estonian residents in Tapa. It is known that British troops soldiers sent to…

Tax take rises nearly 15 percent in April 2021 compared with previous year

Friday, June 11, 2021

Tax take for April stood at €670.8, a 14.9 percent rise on year, the Tax and Customs Board (MTA) says, with growth mainly fueled by the low starting point, given that April 2020 was the first full month to follow the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic. VAT receipts January to April 2021 came to €804 million, 19 percent more than in the same period in 2020, though even 5.9 percent…

Covid-19 case total rises by 178 on Friday in Latvia

Friday, June 11, 2021

On Friday, June 11, Latvia recorded 178 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 135,762. Of 10,362 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 1.7% were positive, down on Thursday’s 1.9% rate. The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants also continued to decline, from 175.7 Thursday to 166.4 Friday. Sadly…

Polish Foreign Minister Rau stops off in Rīga

Friday, June 11, 2021

On 10 June 2021, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Zbigniew Rau, for whom this was the first visit to Latvia. “During the meeting, the ministers discussed bilateral cooperation between Latvia and Poland, security and external relations issues, including the situation in Belarus and Russia, as well as latest developments in regional cooperation,” a statement from…

Vaccination pace slowed down this week

Friday, June 11, 2021

In the first four days of this week, the pace of vaccination against Covid-19 in Latvia was well below that of last week, LETA reported June 11. According to the latest data compiled by the National Health Service (NVD), 77,795 people were vaccinated in the first four days of last week and single-day vaccination records were reached, for example, on June 2, 21,816 people got a jab and on June 3, 21,635 people…