Posts published in Day: September 3, 2021

40 countries on Latvia’s updated Covid-19 travel ‘yellow list’

Friday, September 3, 2021

The updated list of epidemiological requirements for arrivals into Latvia from other countries was published on September 3 and includes 40 countries (41 if you include Latvia itself) on the list of those deemed to have a “high public health threat”, including Baltic neighbors 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. Only six EU/EEA…

TalTech issues spam email warning

Friday, September 3, 2021

Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) has issue warning after spam emails purporting to be from is rector, Tiit Land, have been found. If opened the emails can activate malware on the recipient’s computer. The spam emails request price quotes, the university says, and is urging the public not to open them, particularly since a surge in numbers Friday after the emails first started hitting inboxes earlier in the week. The…

Manufacturing output up by 7.9% in July

Friday, September 3, 2021

Data published September 3 by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in July 2021, compared to July 2020, the volume of manufacturing production output 1  according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices increased by 7.9%. Production output increase was registered in electricity and gas supply – by 13.2%, and in mining and quarrying – by 11.8 %. Total industrial production output increased by 8.4%. In July of this year, out of 22…

Pensionikeskus has transferred 99 percent of second pillar funds

Friday, September 3, 2021

Pension system manager Pensionikeskus transferred almost the entire amount due to the people who have quit the second pillar of the pension system early into the bank accounts indicated by the people during Thursday, the day when payouts started to be made. “The sum total of payouts from the second pillar before retirement age amounts to more than €1.3 billion. As of the morning of September 3, about 99 percent…

Documentary festival Artdocfest/Riga begins Friday

Friday, September 3, 2021

On September 3, the opening of the international documentary festival Artdocfest/Riga will take place at 18:00, live-streamed here on LSM from the Splendid Palace cinema. From 18:00 to 18:30, journalist and critic Daira Āboliņa will interview cinema professionals on the red carpet. The interviews will take place in English, Latvian and Russian.  Afterwards, one of the films featured in the festival’s program,    “Don’t Hesitate to Come for a Visit, Mom”   will…

Freight transport saw slight recovery in first half of 2021

Friday, September 3, 2021

Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) data show that in the first half of 2021, compared to the same period of 2020, freight carried in transport by land and pipeline has grown by 4.5 %, but at ports, it has fallen by 9.6%. 48.5 million tonnes of freight were carried by land and pipeline transport, a rise of 2.1 million tonnes or 4.5 % compared to a year ago. In the first half of 2020 rail transport freights comprised 10.2 million tons, which…

Latvian central bank to hold ‘Sustainable Economy’ conference

Friday, September 3, 2021

The Latvian central bank, Latvijas Banka (LB) will host its annual economic conference on 20 September 2021 (from 12.30 p.m. CEST), it announced September 2. This year, the conference is dedicated to the subject of a sustainable economy. The conference will comprise two panel discussions: “Monetary and fiscal policy – interplay or fight?” and “Moving towards sustainable development”. The international conference “Sustainable Economy in Times of Change” will be organised mostly remotely, using video conferencing technology and will be…

European Union FMs meet on Friday to prepare for China strategy

Friday, September 3, 2021

Bled, Slovenia: China featured prominently on the second day of the Bled Strategic Forum (BSF) under Slovenia’s EU Presidency with top EU experts and officials referring to Beijing’s coercive Economic strategy besides the ambitious Belt and Road Initiative in Europe. This dialogue on China set the tone for EU foreign ministers talks on China on Friday, with Beijing’s recent diplomatic row with Lithuania over Taiwan expected to figure high on…

Lithuania recalls ambassador from China for consultations

Friday, September 3, 2021

Lithuania has withdrawn its ambassador from China for consultations, MP Matas Maldeikis, head of the inter-parliamentary group for relations with Taiwan. Ambassador Diana Mickevičienė should arrive in Lithuania shortly. This comes in response to China withdrawing its envoy from Vilnius following Lithuania’s decision to host a “Taiwanese” embassy, a move that Beijing considers to be a red line. Although Taiwan has de facto embassies in other European countries, they are…

354 new Covid-19 cases Friday in Latvia

Friday, September 3, 2021

On Friday, September 3, Latvia recorded 354 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Of the total number of positive cases, 282 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 72 were fully vaccinated. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 143,800. Of 26,960 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 1.3 % were positive. The 14-day cumulative infection rate per…