Posts published in Day: June 16, 2021

Baltic herring larvae appear earlier and grow faster due to climate change

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Data collected for over two decades shows that rising Baltic Sea water temperature is one of the main factors in the increasingly earlier appearance and faster growth of Baltic herring larvae. Baltic herring (Clupea harengus membras) is commercially the most important fish species in Finland, and an important part of the Baltic marine ecosystem. Conditions during herring spawning may have cascading effects on the whole Baltic ecosystem. According to a…

News agency: Finland opening borders to work commuters next week

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Finland is set to ease entry restrictions from next week, Finnish newswire STT reports. The move, which STT says the Finnish government will rule on on Thursday, will likely, if it goes ahead, allow Estonian citizens and residents who had been unable to commute between the two countries, as they had done in pre-pandemic times, to resume doing so. While Finland opened its borders to arrivals by air, this was…

Baltic index gains on higher rates across vessels

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The Baltic exchange’s main sea freight index rose for the fifth straight session on Tuesday, supported by stronger rates across vessel segments. The Baltic dry index, which tracks rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels ferrying dry bulk commodities, gained 81 points, or 2.8%, to 3,025. The capesize index rose by 152 points, or 4.3%, to a three-week high at 3,695. Average daily earnings for capesizes, which typically transport 150,000-tonne…

Latvian cyclists will be invited to use bike lanes or trails in places where they are available

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

On 16 and 17 June, in a campaign ‘Brauc ar galvu’ (Ride smart),  cyclists will be invited to use bike lanes or trails in places where they are available, rather than using the sidewalk or street, the campaign organizers said. In order to encourage cyclists to use their infrastructure, representatives of the Pilsēta cilvēkiem (City for People) association will address cyclists travelling on the sidewalk of Aleksandra Čaka Street after 16:00 in…

Lithuania and the U.S. discussed cooperation on issues pertaining to historical memory

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

On 14 June, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mantas Adomėnas met with the U.S. Department of State’s Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues Cherrie Daniels and Paul Packer, Chairman of the United States Commission For the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad. The meeting focused on cooperation on issues pertaining to historical memory and the preservation of Lithuania’s Jewish heritage, as well as possible joint Lithuania-U.S. projects in these areas.…

Landsbergis: Currently, a hybrid war operation is being conducted against Lithuania

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

On 15 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis held a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Greece Nikos Dendias. The Foreign Ministers discussed possibilities for strengthening bilateral cooperation, the situation in the European Union’s neighbourhood, relevant regional security issues and the EU-Turkey relations. Particular attention was paid to the situation in Belarus and the brutal violations of human rights, democratic and international norms in that country.…

Lithuanian President leaves for an official visit to Sweden

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

On June 15-16, President Gitanas Nausėda is leaving on an official visit to Sweden. During his visit, the President will meet with King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, and Speaker of the Riksdag Andreas Norlén. At the meetings with the leaders of Sweden, the President will discuss further possibilities for strengthening bilateral relations between Lithuania and Sweden, matters related to the European Union and regional security,…

The Bank of Estonia issued its summer economic forecast

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The Bank of Estonia (Eesti Pank) has issued its summer economic forecast, saying that economic growth for 2021 could be as high as 8.2 percent in a ‘sharp growth’ scenario, or stand at 5.3 percent in a more conservative estimate, adding that Estonia has demonstrated one of the most rapid bounce-backs from the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic of any European country. This would translate to higher growth in…

Shadow economy grew in Latvia

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

According to Latvian Radio, after several years of decline, in 2020, the shadow economy in Latvia grew, and the biggest problem is related to so-called ‘envelope wages’ or cash-in-hand payments, which increased by one percentage point last year, Arnis Sauka, professor at the Riga Graduate School of Economics and director of the Sustainable Business Center. “Envelope wages in general in Latvia are the main driver of the shadow economy. Half of…

Rail Baltica construction at Rīga Airport to begin soon

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Rita Voronkova, representative of project implementer Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas , said on June 16, that in order to start construction of the Rail Baltica railway station and related infrastructure at Riga International Airport, the construction site at Riga airport will be opened on June 30. Construction company “B.S.L. Infra”, consisting of the Austrian company “Swietelsky AG” and Latvian construction companies – road construction firm “Binders” and “LNK Industries”, has assembled…