Posts published in Day: September 11, 2021

Defense forces €80 million ammunition procurement to cover next few years

Saturday, September 11, 2021

The Estonian Defense Forces (EDF) will receive ammunition stocks worth €80 million under a recently-announced procurement. The ammunition is for both large- and small-caliber. Ramil Lipp, head of weaponry at the Estonian Center for Defense Investment (RKIK), overseeing the procurement said: “These are large-scale consolidated procurements consisting of several different components. Through this approach, we received attention for our tenders from major manufacturers around the world and this increased general…

419 new Covid-19 cases in Latvia Saturday

Saturday, September 11, 2021

On Saturday, September 11, Latvia recorded 419 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC), almost the same figure as the 490 cases on Thursday.  Of the total number of positive cases, 351 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 68 were fully vaccinated. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 146,800.  Of 40,979 tests carried out in the past…

Prime minister: Estonia has benefited hugely from Brexit

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Around 4,000 British companies have taken up virtual residence in Estonia post-Brexit, Prime Minister Kaja Kallas (Reform) told the website of free London business paper City A.M., adding that Estonia has as a result benefited hugely from the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union. “When the U.K. decided to leave the EU, many British friends took up our e-residency services,”Kallas told City A.M . “It clearly increased after Brexit,…

New location for Goethe Institut in Rīga

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? If not, then you can now learn it in the new state-of- the-art premises of the Goethe Institut. The landmark German centre in Riga has moved to a new address. For 27 years the Goethe-Institut was located in Riga old town right behind the parliament in Torna iela. Now the renowned German cultural institute moved to a new location and – after temporarily relocating for one year…

8.4% of Latvian population suffers chronic depression

Saturday, September 11, 2021

In 2019, 8.4% of the Latvian population reported having chronic depression, according to data published by Eurostat September 10 to mark World Suicide Prevention Day. 7.2% of    EU   citizens reported having chronic depression, a small increase compared with 2014 ( 0.3 percentage points). Among EU countries, Slovenia (15.1%) had the highest share of the population reporting chronic depression in 2019, followed by Portugal (12.2%) and Sweden (11.7%). In contrast, the…

Fog prevents airliners landing at Tallinn Airport

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Foggy conditions close to Tallinn Airport mean flights currently cannot land, with at least two airliners reportedly headed for Helsinki instead. Tallinn Airport communications manager Margot Holts told ERR Saturday morning that: “In autumn, and in spring, the return of flights due to fog is nothing exceptional. It is up to the pilot to decide whether to divert or return to the departure airport.” airBaltic’s scheduled Riga-Tallinn flight continued on…

More school students this year than last

Saturday, September 11, 2021

This year, the number of students who will receive elementary or general secondary education has increased to 217,500 or by 0.7 percent, the LETA news agency reported September 10. At the same time, 150 children will receive home school education in this school year, which is 24 children or 13.8 percent fewer than in the previous school year. Out of a total of 150 children in home schooling, 139 are…