Posts published in September 2021

AK: Pärnu Airport nearly completed, need to attract flight links

Thursday, September 30, 2021

€18.5 million is being invested into Pärnu Airport, though with no promise of recouping those funds, ETV news show ‘Aktuaalne kaamera’ (AK) reported Wednesday night. The airport will remain under the control of its parent company, Tallinn Airport, while one of the first major tasks is to attract flight companies. Phase one of Pärnu Airport’s redevelopment has been completed, which includes a new runway and comes to €13.9 million, i.e.…

State plans to compensate electricity price hike using CO2 quota proceeds

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Minister of Finance Keit Pentus-Rosimannus (Reform) said that Estonia is planning a measure to alleviate the shock caused by a sharp electricity price hike. The state wants to use proceeds from the sale of CO2 quotas for which talks will be launched with the European Commission. “The government is working on proposing a mechanism with which to alleviate the price hike shock for consumers. It is too soon to say…

Lithuania donates 50,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Armenia

Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Lithuanian government has donated 50 thousand doses of Spikevax vaccine produced by Moderna company to Armenia as part of supporting third countries in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the Armenian Ministry of Health reported. “In consideration of Armenia’s request for assistance, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania has been instructed to allocate, by 4 October 2021, 50,000 doses of Spikevax vaccine for humanitarian aid to…

The Border Guard has prevented 1,422 persons from crossing the border

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Between August 10, the announcement of the state of emergency on the Latvia-Belarus border, and September 30, the Border Guard has prevented 1,422 persons from crossing the border. 390 persons have been detained for illegally crossing the border this year, 295 of which came in the time frame from August 6 to 10, and 38 of which came after the announcement of the state of emergency. They were not prevented…

Business environment worsened in retail trade and services sector

Thursday, September 30, 2021

In September business environment worsened in retail trade and services sector, but remained stable in industry and construction according to data from the business tendency surveys carried out by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB). . Business confidence indicators characterize the general situation in the sector and they are acquired by carrying out business surveys in industry, construction, retail trade and services sector. If the indicator is above zero, the business environment is positive,…

Lithuania: 1 806 new COVID-19 cases

Thursday, September 30, 2021

1 806 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 331 683 coronavirus cases were detected. Yesterday 19 people died of COVID-19 in the country. The death toll reaches 12 127 cases. 16 268 cases are still active. 7 095 people were vaccinated on Wednesday in Lithuania. In total, 1 611 973 people are fully vaccinated in the country. Yesterday 13 276 PRC and 10…

Alūksne poultry farm APF Holdings opened a third location this year

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Alūksne poultry farm APF Holdings opened a third location this year and plans to extend business in Preiļi. The site in Preiļi will become the home of a subsidiary of APF Holdings, “Preiļu putni”, which will create new jobs and will be closely linked to the holding farm in Alūksne. “Preiļi is a deliberate step by us to replenish our already existing production plant. In Alūksne, we buy 16-week-old laying hens…

“Apollo Kino” to open new cinema in Rīga

Thursday, September 30, 2021

On October 1, the Estonian cinema network “Apollo Kino” will open a new movie theater at the Rīga Plaza mall, representatives of Apollo Kino said. “We are really pleased to announce that, despite the difficult times in the entertainment sector, we can open our second “Apollo Kino” theater in Latvia,” said Kadri Ärm, executive director of Apollo Kino. “We will take into account the interests of both Latvian and Russian-speaking…

Estonia: Government approves 2022 state budget

Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Estonian government at a sitting on Thursday approved the 2022 state budget bill. Prime Minister Kaja Kallas (Reform) will present the state budget bill to the parliament at a sitting of the Riigikogu starting at 10 a.m. on Thursday. Minister of Finance Keit Pentus-Rosimannus (Reform) has previously said the volume of revenue of the state budget is slightly over €13 billion and the amount of expenditures is between €13.5-13.6…

A 16% increase in the thermal energy tariff is expected in Riga

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Rīgas Siltums JSC reported that a 16% increase in the thermal energy tariff is expected in Riga starting November 1. The planned thermal energy tariff could be EUR 66.76 per megawatt-hour (MWh) without value-added tax (VAT). The increase in tariffs was explained by the situation on the energy market and a significant increase in natural gas prices. “The price of natural gas on the stock exchange has increased dramatically and…