Posts published in Day: September 19, 2021

Report: Estonia only EU country without car tax

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Estonia is the only EU member state that has not adopted a car tax to influence people’s transport preferences. Taxation of transport falls short of the EU average by 11 percent, a report by the Riigikogu Foresight Center reveals. “The European Union must reduce net emissions of greenhouse gases by at least 55 percent compared to the level in 1990 by the year 2030. This also requires transport to be…

404 new Covid-19 cases Sunday

Sunday, September 19, 2021

On Sunday, September 19, Latvia recorded 404 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Of the total number of positive cases, 340 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 64 were fully vaccinated.  The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic passed the 150,000 mark on Saturday and now stands at 150,560.  Of 13,294 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 3 % were positive. The…

Plan to require new roads include broadband infrastructure mulled

Sunday, September 19, 2021

The government is working on a plan to require road builders to include communications infrastructure in the planning phase of new state roads to aid future high-speed broadband solutions. It would be provided on the level of legislation that roads, especially main highways, would be planned and constructed complete with cable conduits, including with access and infrastructure necessary for cell towers, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications said Sunday.…

Visitor numbers doubled from June to July

Sunday, September 19, 2021

According to data published by the Central Statistical Bureau September 16, in July 2021 the number of foreign and resident visitors in Latvia comprised 256.8 thousand, which is 14.1 % less than in July 2020, but double the number in June. In accommodation establishments visitors spent 452 thousand nights, which is 17.1 % less, compared to July of the previous year, and again 2.1 times more than in June. In July 2021 tourist accommodation establishments hosted 172.9 thousand Latvian visitors, which is 29.9 %…