Posts published in Day: July 28, 2021

Latvian donated vaccines to Tunisia

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Latvian Television reported July 28, that the first batch of vaccines that Latvia decided to donate has departed to Tunisia. The pace of vaccination against Covid-19 has dwindled quickly. Therefore, there is still a large number of newly imported vaccines in storage rooms, which are now approaching their expiry date. For these vaccines stored in the company’s Magnum Medical warehouse refrigerator, the expiry date is until August 31. It is clear…

Gas prices to consumer to see steep hike from start of September

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The price of gas to domestic consumers is set to see a sharp hike from the beginning of September, on average rising by just over half. Monopoly supplier Eesti Gaas says the rise is the result of soaring gas prices on the world market. Management board member Margus Kaasik said: “In July of this year, the price of the world gas market reached its record level of the past decade.”…

Europe must free itself from NATO

By Antanas Tubelis on Wednesday, July 28, 2021

NATO is an useless obsolete organisation of cold war, totaly inefficient. It is time to remove the U.S. troops from Europe. European states should build their own defense. NATO is an organization that is needed primarily by the United States, not Europe. America needs NATO to keep Europe under its control. Moreover, the United States also has a financial benefit. The U.S. carries a disproportionately large share of the financial…

E-scooter parking zones appear in central Tallinn

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

New electric scooter parking spots have started appearing in central Tallinn, set aside for the two companies operating rental services to the public: Tuul and Bolt. The parking spaces are free-of-charge and, while not mandatory for riders, their use is encouraged. Bolt spokesperson Kristiin Jets said Tallinn city government had come up with the idea. “The parking spaces are primarily intended for rental service providers, so they can park the…

Jūrmala police protest against chief

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Latvian Radio reported July 28, that a fifth of Jūrmala Municipal police staff have signed an extensive letter to the council protesting against the superiors and threatening to leave the job en masse, Latvian Radio reported July 28. The Jūrmala Municipal Police employs around 200 staff. This year 14 officers have left the service, but a few days after the drowning of a seven-year-old child, 11 out of 14 lifeguards…

Latvian fintech claims billion-euro loan landmark

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Sun Finance, a fintech Group from Latvia, said July 28 it had issued more than €1 billion in total loans since its inception in early 2017. In 2017, Sun Finance disbursed €35m in loans, but in 2020, that had increased to €300m during the year despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 outbreak. The Group continued its growth in the first half of 2021, issuing €220m worth of loans and reaching €1bn milestone of total loans issued in July,…

Hacker downloads close to 300,000 personal ID photos

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

A hacker was able to obtain over 280,000 personal identity photos following an attack on the state information system last Friday. The suspect is reportedly a resident of Tallinn. The culprit had already obtained personal names and ID codes and was able to obtain a third component, the photos, by making individual requests from thousands of IP addresses. This data was not, however, enough for the hacker to access e-state…

Diaspora youth learn Latvian at summer school

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Latvian Radio reported July 28, that a remote summer school course for diaspora youth at the University of Latvia (LU) has come to an end.  More than 40 students from different countries participated and learned about the Latvian language and culture. The LU summer school for young people in the diaspora started on June 14 and ended on July 27. More than 40 young people aged 17 to 35 learned…

Covid case total increases by 78

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

According to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC), on Wednesday, July 28, Latvia reported 78 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 138,650. Of 6,881 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 1.1% were positive. The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants rose from 31.8 Tuesday to 34.1 Wednesday.…

Lithuania is ready to do everything to ensure maximum deterrence effect

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Lithuania is ready to do everything to create proper conditions for allied troops, host as many of them as needed to ensure the maximum deterrence effect, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda says. He visited the General Silvestras Zukauskas Training Area in Pabrade where the German 10th Armored Division and Lithuania’s mechanized infantry brigade Iron Wolf are taking part in Exercise Schneller Degen, the first time Germany is holding a command-post exercise…