Posts published in Day: July 29, 2021

Internal services vaccination speeds up

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Employees of the internal affairs sector have been vaccinating against Covid-19 more actively, the Interior Ministry said July 29. Compared to June data, in July the number of persons vaccinated in the internal affairs sector increased by 7.2%. The proportion of vaccinated people in the Ministry of Interior and the authorities subordinate to it is the following: LSM.LV

Several alternative suppliers to Eesti Gaas exist

Thursday, July 29, 2021

An imminent gas price hike on the part of market leader Eesti Gaas has prompted reminders that customers are able to switch suppliers. The Eesti Gaas price rises, which come into effect on September 1, will see an average increase of fifty-one percent. The gas market was liberalized in 2007. Eesti Gaas has about a 75 percent market share, though the company says that theprice rises to customersare the result…

Eesti Energia sees half year record turnover, profit

Thursday, July 29, 2021

In the first half of 2021, Eesti Energia earned a net profit of €16.5 million with a record sales revenue of €538 million. In the same period last year the company made a net profit of €5 million. Turnover of the first half of the year increased by 36 percent compared to the same period of 2020 and reached the level of €538.4 million. EBITDA increased by 8 percent to…

Latvia will stop paying for Covid tests

Thursday, July 29, 2021

According to the Cabinet, until August 1, the State pays for Covid-19 testing to people who need it to attend events and receive services. But starting, August 1, there will be a change: adult tests will have to be paid for by the person themselves. The fee for the laboratory test will be in line with the price list for each laboratory fee service. If the test is needed because there…

The price of purchased thermal energy to grow

Thursday, July 29, 2021

The price of purchased thermal energy, which has been affected by the rise in the price of natural gas, will lead to a rise in heating tariffs by 27% in Rīga, according to the JSC Rīgas siltums information published July 29. As from September 1, 2021, the thermal energy tariff will be EUR 57.31 per megawatt-hour, an increase of EUR 12.04 or 27%. Independent thermal energy producers are also expected to…

Retail turnover rose by 5.9% in June

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Calendar adjusted data (at constant prices) published July 29 by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to June 2020, in June 2021 total retail trade turnover rose by 5.9 %. Turnover of retail trade in food products declined by 2.0 %. Retail trade in non-food products (except for retail sale of automotive fuel) increased by 11.4 %, but the turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel – by 9.6…

Competition Authority on gas price hike: Consumers can switch providers

Thursday, July 29, 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. The Competition Authority recommends people assess the prices offered by monopoly supplier Eesti Gaas’ competitors. The price hike by Eesti Gaas will be felt by both major consumers and domestic consumers. Average prices are set to increase 40-60 percent for all consumers, ETV’s…

Property exchange points are becoming increasingly popular in Latvia

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Latvian Radio reported July 29, that property exchange points are becoming increasingly popular. In May, another such location opened in Čiekurkalns, Rīga: this one is specifically devoted to construction, repair, DIY materials, . Waste arising from construction works is an ongoing problem. Waste managers often encounter different repair materials discarded with municipal waste. “It is such a space where every Rīga resident has the opportunity to bring their repair materials…

Lithuania to present Ukraine with 131,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

Thursday, July 29, 2021

he government of Lithuania will allocate 131,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Ukraine as Klaipeda reported. “Deciding to provide the vaccine to the countries of the European Partnership in May, the government confirmed on Wednesday that 131,000 doses of the vaccine produced by AstraZeneca were passed to Ukraine – by 31,000 doses more than it was discussed earlier,” the message says. Besides, Lithuania will present the vaccines to Moldova…

Why Lithuania’s seaside is the place to be this summer

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Europe has no shortage of summer destinations—the French Riviera, Mykonos, Capri—these are probably the places that come to mind when you think of a summer in Europe. However, consider heading Northeast this season. Lithuania is home to stretches of sandy Seaside beaches, funky clubs and trendy dining. Keep reading to find out why you need to visit Lithuania’s seaside this summer. Getting to Lithuania Lithuania is surprisingly easy to get…