Posts published in Day: September 8, 2021

Latvia-Belarus border situation can change rapidly: Foreign Ministry

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica (New Unity) told Latvian Radio September 8 that the situation with Belarus remains uncertain and can change rapidly. Kalniņa-Lukaševica said that Latvia is actively working with Iraq so that flights to Belarus are not renewed from there, and drawing the attention of other countries of potential emigration that flights to Minsk should be canceled. Belarus is targeting hybrid attacks against neighbouring…

Monthly student stipends upped to EUR 200

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

In order to financially support students in higher education, from September 1 to December 31, the minimum monthly stipend for excelling students will be increased from EUR 99.6 to EUR 200, the Cabinet decided on Tuesday, September 7. For this purpose, the Ministry of Education and Science (IZM) intends to spend EUR 2.04 million. The Ministry will obtain the money by reallocating funds among the budget programs. According to the Ministry,…

Retail companies declared insolvency most often this year

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

In the first eight months of this year, most cases of insolvency have been initiated in the retail sector, according to Lursoft’s information published September 8. This year the number of insolvencies of natural persons increased and those of legal persons decreased. This year, between the beginning of January and the end of August, 147 insolvency proceedings have been initiated for legal persons, while there were 223 such proceedings during the…

459 new Covid cases Wednesday in Latvia

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

On Wednesday, September 8, Latvia recorded 459 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Of the total number of positive cases, 380 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 79 were fully vaccinated. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 145,402. Of 52,580 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 0.9 % were positive. The 14-day cumulative infection rate per…

Financial regulator demands de-listing of Baltic Technology Ventures, issues fine

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Latvia’s financial regulator, the Financial and Capital Market Commission (FKTK) announced September 8 that  JSC “Baltic Technology Ventures” must be delisted from the First North alternative investment market, demanded repayment of money made as a result of breaching regulations and imposed a fine on board member Gene Zolotarev. FKTK said  in a statement   the company had “during the period 13.08.2020 until 06.05.2021 infringed Article 15 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 on market…

Record number of domestic tourists accommodated in July

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

In July 2021, Estonian accommodation establishments served 381,000 tourists, which is a tenth more than in the same month last year, data from Statistics Estonia shows. The number of domestic tourists increased compared to both July 2020 and July 2019, while the number of foreign tourists remained significantly smaller than in previous years. Helga Laurmaa, analyst at Statistics Estonia, said there were still travel restrictions due to the coronavirus, which…

Covid-19 becoming a pandemic of unvaccinated people – Kariņš

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Covid-19 is currently threatening to become a pandemic of unvaccinated people in Latvia, so a regulation should be developed to promote vaccination against the virus, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš (New Unity) said in an interview with Latvian Television this morning, the LETA newswire reported. In his opinion, in order for Latvia to be able to achieve at least 70 percent vaccination coverage, thus creating a stable herd immunity, a new regulation is…

Over 1,000 people denied entry on Latvia-Belarus border in total

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Since the announcement of the  state of emergency  on the Latvia-Belarus border August 10, the Border Guard has prevented 1,005 persons from crossing the border, according to information published September 8. On Tuesday, September 7, another 27 people’s attempts of illegally crossing the Latvian-Belarusian State border were prevented. No people were detained for having crossed the border illegally. 377 persons have been detained for illegally crossing the border this year, 295 of…

Number of job vacancies surpassed 10,000 in second quarter

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

In the second quarter of 2021, there were 10,542 job vacancies in Estonia, data from Statistics Estonia shows. The number increased by 30 percent year on year. More than 12,000 persons were made redundant. The total number of vacant and occupied posts in Estonia is 618,314. Argo Tarkiainen, analyst at Statistics Estonia, said vacancies accounted for 1.3 percent of the total. “Of all job vacancies, 47 percent were in the public…

The United States is interested in deteriorating China-Lithuanian relations (Video)

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Lithuania has recently become the European face of the resistance against China. The diplomatic clash between China and Lithuania has led them to recall their ambassadors. The trigger has to do with the latter’s decision to allow Taiwan to open an office in Vilnius under its name, rather than “Chinese Taipei”, a move interpreted by Beijing as a challenge to “one China”. Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabrielius Landsbergis said…