Posts published in Day: September 13, 2021

Estonian-Latvian joint offshore wind farm project kicks off

Monday, September 13, 2021

Estonian-Latvian offshore wind farm project ELWIND is progressing rapidly and has reached a notable milestone – a public procurement for a pre-feasibility study, the aim of which is to preselect suitable geographical areas for the construction of the wind farm, has been successfully completed. A joint procurement to select a suitable contractor for the conduction of a pre-feasibility study of the offshore areas which are available for developing the unique,…

Chamber presents proposal to set lower price limit of retail milk

Monday, September 13, 2021

The Chamber of Agriculture and Commerce has made a proposal to establish a lower limit on the price of retail milk, which would depend on how much the merchant pays to the supplier. The Traders Association does not approve of the idea. The purchase price of milk per kilogram has stayed around €0.3 for years and the price is currently at €0.31. Chamber of Agriculture and Commerce head Roomet Sõrmus…

Baltics and Poland present united front on hybrid migrant threat

Monday, September 13, 2021

The Foreign Ministers of the Baltic states and Poland met in Rīga September 13, using the occasion to express solidarity in the face of hybrid threats posed by Russia and Belarus. Speaking to journalists in a joint press conference, all four ministers stressed the need for unity within both the European Union and NATO with respect to the massive Zapad 2021 military drills taking place in Russia and Belarus, and the…

Self-service baggage drop-off available at Rīga airport

Monday, September 13, 2021

Four self-service baggage drop-off points are now open at Riga Airport, the airport said in a release September 13. The self-service baggage drop-off points are located in the Airport’s departure hall at check-in desks No. 8-11. Non-standard baggage, such as prams, sports equipment, oversize baggage, and similar items cannot be checked in at the self-service drop-off points. The service time of one bag at the self-service baggage drop-off point is about…

80 migrants prevented from entering Latvia over weekend

Monday, September 13, 2021

State Border Guard deterred 80 people from crossing the Latvian-Belarusian border over the weekend, according to Border Guard’s information published September 13. On Friday, September 10, the Border Guard prevented the attempts to cross the border of 20 people, 26 on Saturday and 34 on Sunday. No people were detained for having crossed the border illegally. Since the announcement of the    state of emergency   on the Latvia-Belarus border August 10,…

EU norm would see sub-two liter vehicle fuel consumption by 2030

Monday, September 13, 2021

A plan approved by the European Commission sees that vehicles with internal combustion engine coming into the market in 2030 can only emit half of the carbon dioxide they do now. Since this is unrealistic according to scientists, car manufacturers should turn their attention to electric vehicles. The production of electric vehicles is also not a simple task and manufacturers would require significantly more resources to produce batteries. This also…

Lowest weekly vaccination pace in six months in Latvia

Monday, September 13, 2021

Only 30,337 people were vaccinated against Covid-19 last week, which is the lowest result since the end of March, when Latvia did not yet vaccinate the general population, according to data compiled by the National Health Service (NVD) September 13. In the spring, the government set a target to vaccinate at least 100,000 people a week, and this indicator was reached for a few weeks in a row in May.…

Week begins with 135 new Covid-19 cases

Monday, September 13, 2021

On Monday, September 13, Latvia recorded 135 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Of the total number of positive cases, 117 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 18 were fully vaccinated. Monday’s total is usual the lowest of the week due to a reduced number of tests being carried out on Sundays. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic…

Baltic, Polish Foreign and Defense Ministers in Rīga

Monday, September 13, 2021

Monday, September 13 sees the Ministers of Defense and Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Lithuania and Poland visiting Rīga together, for meetings hosted by their Latvian counterparts. From 2.30 pm to 3.00 pm, the Ministers of Defense will take part in a discussion organized by the Latvian Transatlantic Organization, which will discuss Russian-Belarusian military exercises “Zapad 2021”, hybrid threats, as well as co-operation between NATO and EU member states in the Baltic Sea…

Latvian Post serviced more transit cargo planes this year

Monday, September 13, 2021

By August 31 of this year, State JSC Latvijas pasts (LP) operated 301 mail transit cargo aircraft, more than in 12 months of 2020, when 219 cargo transit planes were serviced, LP said in a release September 13. Due to Covid-19, flow of transit consignments has been significantly reduced. Since the middle of last year it picked up. In 2020, LP serviced a total of 219 mail transit airplanes, while in…