Posts published in Day: August 1, 2021

August begins with 36 Covid-19 cases

Sunday, August 1, 2021

On Sunday, August 1, Latvia reported 36 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 138,899.  Of 8,329 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 0.4% were positive. The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants rose from 38.9 Saturday to 39.1 Sunday. 📈 Pēdējo 24h laikā: ▫️veikti 8329 Covid-19 izmeklējumi; ▫️reģistrēti…

Lithuania will not push for more sanctions against Minsk if migrant flows cease

Sunday, August 1, 2021

New EU sanctions will “be meaningless” if Minsk stops facilitating migrant crossings into Lithuania, Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said on Friday. “No sanctions are currently in place against Belarus for organising illegal migration,” he told BNS in a comment. “[Sanctions] have been proposed, but they would be meaningless if Minsk stopped this activity violating any international norms and agreements.” However, if the neighboring country takes no action, Lithuania will trigger…

Nordica to fly under its own name for first time

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Nordica will operate the first regular flights using its own international airline certificate and IATA code on Sunday. The trips also mark the first time people have bought tickets using the airline’s own ticket sales platform. Nordica has been using other airlines’ ticket sales systems and flight operation services. “Full independence from the Polish LOT and developing all necessary capacities is what we have accomplished in the last year,” Nordica…

Around 160,000 people leave second pension pillar

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Roughly 160,000 people have decided to pull out of the so-called second pension pillar system. Some 4,000 asset holders have withdrawn their application, data from the pensions center reveals. Data from the Estonian Funded Pension Registry reveals that 160,413 people had decided to leave the mandatory funded pension scheme by July 31. The figure does not reflect those who have withdrawn their applications. The Ministry of Finance puts the latter…