Posts published in Day: September 28, 2021

“Conexus Baltic Grid” concerned about stocks possibly running out

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Joint natural gas transmission and storage operator AS “Conexus Baltic Grid” (Conexus) is concerned about traders removing natural gas from the underground storage unit of Inčukalns, as it is likely to run empty by January 2022. Head of the “Conexus” Corporate Strategy division, Jānis Eisaks, said the challenge this year is the difference in winter and spring prices. The price is currently EUR 30 per megawatt-hour. “This means that any…

Annual distribution of funds to political parties

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

The entry of the Reform Party into office has brought into focus its stance on the annual distribution of funds to political parties, dubbed ‘protection money’, ahead of the state budget vote. Reform has long criticized the practice, though now it is in office, some opposition MPs say it has tempered its stance, now it can influence the distribution of funds more than when in opposition. Most parties partake in…

Geopolitical talking shop coming in October

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

It’s just a few weeks until the annual Rīga Conference geopolitical talking shop takes place and organizers are reminding interested parties of the fact. The Rīga Conference will take place October 15-16 in hybrid format (epidemiological situation permitting), with several hundred attendees planned in person and many more watching online. The program of the event is available to view online, along with a list of speakers. However, it is not yet…

1 225 new COVID-19 cases in Lithuania

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

1 225 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has already detected 327 896 coronavirus cases. 16 381 cases are still active. Yesterday 11 people died of COVID-19 in Lithuania. The death toll reaches 12 036 cases. On Monday, 11 121 PCR tests were done to detect COVID-19, 12 732 – antigen tests. Yesterday 7 187 people were vaccinated. In total, 1…

Free monthly mental check-ups in Rīga

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Starting October 2, free monthly mental check-ups will be available for persons aged 12-25 on the third floor of Galerija Centrs mall, KIWIE SPACE, representatives said in a release September 28. At the check-up point, young people will be able to perform preventive mental health tests, talk to specialists in an informal atmosphere, and try virtual treatments. If necessary, they will be advised and informed about other support options for…

Ministry of Health: over 1,600 cases of Covid-19 found at schools

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

According to a presentation by the Ministry of Health at the government meeting, in approximately one month, from August 24 to September 26, the school screening process has found over 1,600 cases of Covid-19. A total of 13,667 Covid-19 cases have been registered in Latvia since the end of August. Of these, 12% or 1,658 cases were detected in school screening. Overall, of all cases identified in school screening, 85%…

Estonia: EU refinancing may fall short of one billion euros

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

While Estonia was set to receive nearly one billion euros in Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) funds as of the end of last year, strong economic growth may see that figure reduced, ETV news show ‘Aktuaalne kaamera’ (AK) reported Monday night. Finance minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus says that this should not mean funding for a proposed central hospital in Tallinn, one of the main objects the aid was earmarked for, is in…

Medicinal products should be disposed of properly

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Medicinal products which have expired or are no longer necessary should be disposed of properly. However, there is no established system in Latvia on how to do that. A dangerous amount of painkiller drugs, antibiotics and other medicinal products containing biologically active substances are entering the wastewater in Latvia. This was already discovered by scientists in a study in 2017 and 2018. Ieva Putna-Nīmane, researcher of the Daugavpils University, explained –…

Latvian Ornithology Association: Great knot observed in Latvia

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

The great knot ( Calidris tenuirostris ) has been observed for the first time in Latvia on the Asari Beach in Jūrmala, Kitija Balcere, representative of the Latvian Ornithology Association, said September 28. The wader bird is a rarity not only in the Baltic region but throughout Europe. It was photographed by Baiba Barkāne and posted to nature observation website Dabasdati.lv, where, first thought to be the common red knot ( Calidris…

Establishments in Tallinn about their earnings

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Entertainment establishments in Tallinn believe their earnings have fallen after the introduction of coronavirus certificates, but statistics from the tax office show business is recovering well. On Monday, ETV’s current affairs show “Aktuaalne kaamera” (AK) spoke with restaurant owners and others about business turnover after the introduction of coronavirus certificates in August. It was estimated trade had fallen by approximately a third and is believed to be linked to the…