Posts published in Day: July 19, 2021

Covid morbidity in Latvia near standstill

Monday, July 19, 2021

Last week, the number of newly identified cases of Covid-19 fell by 3% compared with the previous week. Last week, the fall was 36%, so the decline has slowed down significantly, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) data published July 19. On average, 7,234 tests were performed daily (the week before – 6,971 tests) and an average of 37 new cases of Covid-19 per day were detected…

Renewables made up nearly third of all energy consumption in second quarter

Monday, July 19, 2021

The share of renewable electricity in Estonia’s total electricity consumption was 28.9 percent in the second quarter of this year, up from 24.7 percent in the same three-month period in 2020, the country’s transmission system operator Elering said on Monday. In the second quarter, Estonian power plants produced 602 gigawatt-hours of renewable electricity, 23 percent more than in the same period last year. Electricity produced from renewable sources accounted for…

Greece and Lithuania leaders meet to discuss illegal immigration

Monday, July 19, 2021

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his Lithuanian counterpart Ingrida Simonyte have met in Athens to discuss migration. Both leaders suggest that their influx of asylum seekers is being orchestrated by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in an effort to exert political pressure. “What Belarus is doing is simply unacceptable,” Mitsotakis said. Mitsotakis says both countries “are characterised by persistent migratory flows, coupled occasionally by an orchestrated effort by a third…

How the Covid “Pandemic” was orchestrated

Monday, July 19, 2021

The virus is real. It is a danger to people with poor immune systems and to those with co-morbidities. People of any age could have impaired immune systems and serious illnesses. However, immune and health problems are more associated with the elderly as they have had a lifetime to engage in bad habits and non-healthy living. The vast majority of those whose deaths were attributed to Covid had co-morbidities. Even…

Record number of Estonian estate transactions made in second quarter

Monday, July 19, 2021

Data from the Land Board (Maa-Amet) shows that there were 16,400 real estate transactions made on the market during the second quarter of 2021 with the total value of transactions standing at an all-time record €1.43 billion. The number of transactions was up 60 percent and the total value up 110 percent from the second quarter of last year. Compared to the previous quarter, the number of transactions was up…

Prices of resources and raw materials on the rise in Latvia

Monday, July 19, 2021

A significant increase in prices of resources (electricity, fuel, gas) and food raw materials (cereals, oil, sugar), as well as labor costs, is expected to result in a rise of food prices. This is also felt by food producers surveyed by Latvian Radio July 18. Several food producers surveyed by Latvian Radio acknowledged that price increase for various items – both raw materials and resources – has been felt since…

Frontex chief visits Lithuania amid migration spike

Monday, July 19, 2021

Fabrice Leggeri, executive director of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency Frontex, is visiting Lithuania on Monday. He is scheduled to see Lithuania’s border with Belarus amid an unprecedented movement of irregular migrants. In Vilnius, Leggeri will meet with Lithuanian Interior Minister Agnė Bilotaitė and the chief of Lithuania’s State Border Guard Service (VSAT), Rustamas Liubajevas. Leggeri is also set to visit one of the VSAT units. Frontex plans…

Polish, Lithuanian, Ukrainian troops take part in joint drills

Monday, July 19, 2021

A joint Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian brigade known as LitPolUkrBrig began military exercises in the western Ukrainian city of Yavoriv, near Lviv, on Saturday. Over 1,200 troops, and 200 vehicles from the three countries and from the US are taking part in the drills being held at the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre, said Przemysław Lipczyński, a spokesman for the 18th Mechanised Division, whose subunits are the backbone of the troops affiliated with…

Tallinn mayor: We will wait for other offers to renovate Linnahall

Monday, July 19, 2021

Mayor of Tallinn Mihhail Kõlvart (Center) met with representatives of investment fund manager BaltCap’s infrastructure fund on Friday to speak about renovating the Linnahall building. The city is awaiting BaltCap’s final proposal by the end of the summer, but is keeping an eye out for other offers. BaltCap’s infrastructure investment head Marek-Andres Kauts sees Linnahall as a potential conference and cultural center. “BaltCap’s infrastructure fund is not a classic private…

Dalia Grybauskaitė is a candidate for NATO’s top post

Monday, July 19, 2021

Lithuania’s former president Dalia Grybauskaitė has been named as a potential choice to replace Jens Stoltenberg as the NATO secretary-general, Politico Europe reported on Monday. Stoltenberg has served in the post since October 2014 and is due to step down in September 2022. The successor is expected to be introduced next year. According to information available to Politico, three women may be up to the job: former presidents Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović…