Posts published in Day: July 13, 2021

EC gives green light to Latvia’s Recovery facility

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

On Tuesday, July 13, the Economic and Financial Council of the European Union (ECOFIN) approved the Latvian Recovery Plan, with investments of €1.82 billion, according to the Finance Ministry. According to the ECOFIN release, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain ‘got the green light Tuesday for the use of EU recovery and resilience funds to boost economies and recover from the Covid-19 fallout.’ The contract…

Covid-19 treatment to be reduced to five hospitals

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

As of Wednesday, July 14, Covid-19 patients will be treated in five major hospitals, the ‘operational’ commission directing medical services during the pandemic decided July 13. According to the Ministry of Health, Covid-19 patients who need hospital treatment will be transported to Riga East Clinical University Hospital, Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital, Liepāja Regional Hospital, Daugavpils Regional Hospital and Children’s Clinical University Hospital. Women due to give birth who are…

53 new Covid-19 cases in Latvia Tuesday

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

On Tuesday, July 13, Latvia reported 53 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 137,970. Of 8,384 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 0.6% were positive, consistent with the rate over the last two weeks. The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants again ticked down slightly from 35.8 Monday to 33.9 Tuesday. There…

Forest fire hazards extremely high this summer in Latvia

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Due to extreme weather conditions, fire risks in forests are increasing. One spark can quickly destroy the forest over several hectares. An example of this was the forest fire in Garkalne, which was spotted on Friday, July 9, afternoon, but which was only extinguished and contained on Sunday, July 11, evening. The fire was very intense as charred tree branches flew into the air, creating new fire sources in the…

Latvian Foreign Minister backs EU ‘digital sovereignty’

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

On 12 July 2021 in Brussels, the Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs took part in the European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council at which EU Foreign Ministers discussed the geopolitical aspects of new technologies and the EU ‘ Strategic Compass ‘ among other things. According to the Ministry the main challenges are strengthening of the digital sovereignty; the efforts of countries pursuing “digital authoritarianism” to shape international structures and norms in…

Roadworks in Latvia could last longer due to heat

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

In warm and dry weather, road construction works are better performed than in rainy and wet weather, but heat currently forces a number of adjustments to be made, both in the planning of working time and in the selection of works to be done. Road builders are reorganizing the work schedule and asphalt work, as well as the handling of road surfaces, either in the early hours of the morning…

Rise of food prices in Latvia will not benefit local farmers

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

The summer is ripe, and farmers can already begin to forecast yield volumes and financial gains or losses. The farmer has production that can’t be put in a warehouse and wait for being bought. The farmer has to count on the fact that the product is fresh and needs immediate disposal, so, income for the farmer is unlikely to increase. He will reduce his income with more expensive fuel and…