Posts published in Day: July 2, 2021

Seven European countries on Latvia’s revised Covid-19 “yellow list”

Friday, July 2, 2021

The classification system rates travel to each country as low (green), high (yellow) or very high risk (red). No countries are currently ranked as very high risk. There are now 28 European countries exempt from the need for self-isolation upon arrival. The epidemiological requirements based upon the lists come into force at 00:00 on Saturday, July 3. The updated list of epidemiological requirements for arrivals into Latvia from other countries includes seven European countries…

Seven Lithuanian soldiers accused of stealing 14,000 units of US troops’ food rations

Friday, July 2, 2021

Seven Lithuanian soldiers and two more individuals will go on trial for the theft of 14,000 units of food rations intended for US troops. According to estimates, the material damage exceeded 121,000 euros, prosecutors said on Friday. The Vilnius District Prosecutor’s Office has already handed the criminal case with indictment to court. Charges have been brought against seven Lithuanian troops performing professional military service and two individuals who worked in…

How Can The Baltics Defend Themselves Against Russia?

Friday, July 2, 2021

Here’s What You Need to Remember: In the end, no clever strategy can change the fact that Russia is big and the Baltic states are small. Nonetheless, as in any situation where there is bullying, simply declaring your readiness to stand up to a bigger aggressor just might deter attack—or at least not leave you feeling so helpless. The Baltic states have a plan to defend themselves against Russian invasion:…

Oshkosh Defense Receives $152M Order to Supply JLTVs to US Military and NATO Allies

Friday, July 2, 2021

The U.S. Army Contracting Command – Detroit Arsenal (ACC-DTA) announced that it has awarded Oshkosh Defense, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), a $152 Million order for Joint Light Tactical Wheeled Vehicles (JLTV), companion trailers, and associated kits. The order includes Oshkosh JLTVs, trailers and kits for the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Navy, as well as NATO allies Lithuania, North Macedonia,…

European Commission President to visit Lithuania today

Friday, July 2, 2021

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is coming to Vilnius on Friday to present the EC’s opinion on Lithuania’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan. While in Vilnius, she will meet with President Gitanas Nausėda and Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė, the European Commission Representation in Lithuania said in a press release on Thursday. Von der Leyen will visit a transformer substation in Vilnius selected for the installation of one of…

Lithuanian Railways can lose around EUR 19 mln annually due to sanctions

Friday, July 2, 2021

Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, LG), the country’s state-owned railway company, might lose around 19 million euros in revenue annually due to the European Union’s sanctions for Belarus, the company’s CEO Mantas Bartuska says. Preliminary calculations show that the sanctions can lead to a 20 percent drop in the volume of fertilizers carried by rail via Lithuania and also lead to a decrease of around 0.5 million tons in the volume…

Latvian ministries ask for extra funding from next year’s budget

Friday, July 2, 2021

Ministries have requested an additional EUR 1.68 billion for their priority measures in the 2022 budget, the LETA newswire reported July 2, citing the Finance Ministry. In the coming years, ministries have requested even larger sums for priority measures – EUR 2.06 billion in 2023 and EUR 2.46 billion in 2024. According to the Finance Ministry, the largest sum for priority measures in 2022 has been requested by the Health Ministry –…