Posts published in Day: August 20, 2021

€80 million residential area to be built next to Tallinn’s Lake Harku

Friday, August 20, 2021

A residential area with almost 400 homes will be built on the property at 124b Paldiski Maantee in Tallinn for an investment of nearly €80 million. The winner of the architectural design competition for the detailed spatial plan was the design Ohtupaike by KUU architects, Arco Vara, who will build the development, said on Thursday. Miko Niinemae, member of the management board of Arco Vara, said that the start of…

27 countries on Latvia’s travel yellow list

Friday, August 20, 2021

The updated list of epidemiological requirements for arrivals into Latvia from other countries was published August 20 and includes 27 countries on the list of those deemed to have a “high public health threat”, including Estonia and Lithuania. The classification system rates travel to each country as low (green), high (yellow) or very high risk (red). No countries are currently ranked as very high risk. “Yellow list” countries are those in which the 14-day…

Coronavirus in Lithuania

Friday, August 20, 2021

Lithuania has registered 537 new coronavirus infections and four deaths from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, the country’s statistics office said on Friday morning. Lithuania’s 14-day coronavirus infection rate has risen to 261.6 cases per 100,000 people, but the daily share of positive tests has edged down to 4.1 percent, according to the latest statistics. Overall, 292,552 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Lithuania since the start of…

Military “HEROES” in the Baltic States

By Dominykas Urbonas on Friday, August 20, 2021

NATO troops in the Baltics and Lithuanian military will not stop surprising. It is reported that about fights with local residents, then the theft of dry rations, then the rape of comrade-in-arms and so on. Let’s review the sensational events in the Baltic States with the participation of military personnel. 1. In Lithuania, drugs were found in the bodies of two Croatian military personnel of the NATO contingent. It was…

One person tried to cross Latvian border Thursday

Friday, August 20, 2021

On Thursday, August 19, only one person tried to illegally cross the Latvian border. The person was not allowed to enter the country. In total, after the state of emergency was announced on August 10 in the Latvian border area allowing the border guard to promptly deny entry, 475 people have been denied entry into Latvia. The peak was reached on August 12 when 101 people were turned back overnight.…

Border area looks for possible migrant housing in Latvia

Friday, August 20, 2021

Since August 10, a total of more than 470 people have been detained. There are children and also persons who needed medical treatment. Ludza, Kraslava, Augshdaugava municipalities and Daugavpils city are asked to search for buildings where migrants could be housed if necessary, but the search has not succeeded yet. Municipalities have offered schools and other buildings but none have met the criteria yet. The State Secretary of the Ministry…

Latvia to help evacuate only eight Afghan citizens

Friday, August 20, 2021

Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevichs said that the Latvian Foreign Ministry and Defense Ministry have identified Afghan citizens who helped the Latvian Armed Forces in the NATO operations. Latvia will help eight Afghan citizens and their families to evacuate from the country, he said on Twitter August 19. “Work with associates is ongoing to evacuate them and their families from Afghanistan,” Rinkevichs wrote.