Posts published in Day: August 2, 2021

Modernization of Palanga airport infrastructure

Monday, August 2, 2021

The European Commission (EC) has approved a public support measure for Palanga Airport in Lithuania under EU State aid rules. Investment aid amounting to €10.25 million is planned for the modernisation of the airport’s infrastructure: reconstruction of the runway, taxiway, southern and northern aircraft aprons, and refurbishment of engineering systems. The European Commission assessed the measure under EU State aid rules, in particular under the 2014 Guidelines on State Aid…

Most of Latvia’s coastal bathing locations have ‘excellent’ water quality

Monday, August 2, 2021

Figures released by the European Union’s Eurostat statistics agency August 2 show that most of Latvia’s coastal bathing locations have ‘excellent’ water quality. The figures, which are based on data from 2019, relate to the EU’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and show the number and proportion of coastal bathing sites with excellent water quality. This assessment is based on microbiological parameters (intestinal enterococci and Escherichia coli). The new ‘Bathing Water Directive’ requires…

Estonian start-up Bolt has doubled its valuation in a recent funding round

Monday, August 2, 2021

Estonian start-up Bolt has more than doubled its valuation to €4.75 billion in a recent funding round, raising €600 million for the development of on-demand quick grocery delivery. Bolt’s services now include ride hailing, car sharing, electric scooters and food delivery with the company saying its expanding range of consumer and transport services qualifies it as Europe’s first ‘super-app’. It will launch its 15-minute grocery delivery product, Bolt Market, in…

Latvia reported 26 new cases of Covid-19 infection

Monday, August 2, 2021

According to the Disease Prevention and Control Center, on Monday, August 2, Latvia reported 26 new cases of Covid-19 infection. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 138,925. Of 3,799 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 0.7% were positive. Monday’s total is usually the lowest of the week in terms of absolute numbers due to a smaller number of tests being carried…

Humanitarian aid reached Lithuania

Monday, August 2, 2021

In order to help fight illegal migration, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to the Republic of Lithuania Ladislav Babčan has handed over today the humanitarian aid in total value of over 85 thousand euros. The first batch consists of tents, blankets, chairs, tables and other necessary material as requested by Lithuania. The delivery of the second batch is scheduled for mid-August containing some 1500 sanitary packages. On top of the…

Latvijas pasts Post has announced the procurement of at least 200 new service cars

Monday, August 2, 2021

According to Latvian postal service, Latvijas pasts (LP) Post has announced the procurement of at least 200 and, depending on results, up to 344 service cars throughout Latvia. The new cars will particularly help with delivery in areas where postal services are provided at the customer’s residence. In rural areas, customers often take the opportunity to apply for postal services directly at their homes for the sake of convenience. Based on the…

Vaccination against Covid-19 fell by about 11%

Monday, August 2, 2021

According to data compiled by the National Health Service, last week in Latvia, vaccination against Covid-19 fell by about 11% from the week before. Last week, the pace of vaccination against Covid-19 fell nearly as low as in the week of Midsummer, when it was the lowest since March. From July 26 to August 1, 33,590 people received a shot against Covid-19. A similar number of people received the first…

Rietumu banka has announced the departure of its chairman

Monday, August 2, 2021

Rietumu banka has announced the departure of its chairman six weeks after the bank was hit with a record fine by regulators. “This is to inform that Chairman of the Board of Rietumu Bank Rolf Fuls starting 2 August steps down from his position in the bank to be concentrating on the projects outside the bank,” said a release from the bank on July 30. “I have decided to retire…

More than 150,000 passengers went through Tallinn Airport in July

Monday, August 2, 2021

The airport’s commercial manager Eero Pärgmäe reported, that more than 150,000 passengers went through Tallinn Airport in July, a coronavirus pandemic record, but it still half of the traffic before the virus took over international travel last year. People heading for flights in Tallinn recently can see a more lively airport. The airport’s commercial manager Eero Pärgmäe said they have done well in July. Most of the travelers are Estonian,…

Approximately 40% of Latvian higher education students ‘might be’ vaccinated

Monday, August 2, 2021

President of the Union of Latvian Students Kristafers Zeiļuks said that in Latvia, approximately 40% of higher education students aged 19-24 could be vaccinated against Covid-19, but there is no exact data. Zeiļuks said that there was no comprehensive information on all students, including Master’s and doctoral level students, so the Ministry of Education and Science (IZM) should look for ways of collecting data on all students so that it is clear which…