Posts published in Day: October 1, 2021

Lithuania expects active cooperation for migration management from Iraq

Friday, October 1, 2021

On 29 September, during political consultations, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mantas Adomėnas and Iraq’s Deputy Foreign Minister Nizar Al-Khairallah discussed bilateral and multilateral cooperation, realities in the Middle East, as well as the challenges of migration. Adomėnas thanked Iraq for stopping its airlines from flying to Belarus and highlighted the need for further cooperation between the Lithuanian and Iraqi authorities on migration management, law enforcement, training for…

Lithuania’s Foreign Vice-Minister Meilūnas met with the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation and Minister for Nordic Cooperation

Friday, October 1, 2021

On 30 September, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Egidijus Meilūnas met with the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation and Minister for Nordic Cooperation Flemming Møller Mortensen. The interlocutors highlighted the mutually friendly relations between Lithuania and Denmark, and discussed possibilities to further strengthen them. “We enjoy close political, economic, military and other cooperation and partnership with Denmark. We have a similar approach to many of today’s and future…

Six European countries now on Latvia’s Covid travel ‘green list’

Friday, October 1, 2021

The updated list of epidemiological requirements for arrivals into Latvia from other countries was published on October 1. The overwhelming majority of European countries are now deemed to have a “high public health threat”, including Baltic neighbors Estonia and Lithuania which now have some of the highest Covid infection rates in Europe. The classification system rates travel to each country as low (green), high (yellow), or very high risk (red). No country has yet been ranked as very high…

20.5 % of Latvian population was aged 65 or over in 2020

Friday, October 1, 2021

The share of the Latvian population aged 65 or over increased by 2.4 % from 2010 to 2020 according to data released by Eurostat October 1. The figure is below the EU average growth of 3 %. Nevertheless, Latvia’s population is steadily ageing, with 15 % of the population aged 65 or over back in 2001. Across the EU Member States, the highest shares of young people in the total population in…

October begins with 1,127 more Covid-19 cases in Latvia

Friday, October 1, 2021

On Friday, October 1, Latvia recorded more than 1,000 daily cases of Covid-19 infection for the third day in a row. 1,127 new cases were confirmed by the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Of the positive cases, 876 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 251 were fully vaccinated. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 159,418. Of 25,460 tests carried out in the past 24 hours,…

Bear scare in Vijciems prompts permit to scare bears

Friday, October 1, 2021

The Nature Conservation Agency (DAP) has granted the municipality of Valka a permit to frighten away the bears rummaging through people’s properties in Vijciems, DAP representative Gita Strode said October 1. Brown bears are a protected species in Latvia, as a result, using special means is allowed only with the permission of the DAP. It has  already been reported that two teams of bears are lately causing rubble and trouble in the…

Three for the Weekend: Out in the Open

Friday, October 1, 2021

This weekend in Latvia promises to feel more like summer than the end of September. Outdoor activities on the menu! On Saturday, October 2, at the open-air exhibition space “Savvaļā”, a performance of the American composer Morton Feldman ‘Three Voices’ by the Lithuanian contemporary vocal music band “Melos” will take place, followed by a bonfire talk between the exhibition’s creators and visitors. The conversation will begin at 15:00, concert starts at…

Vaccination drive picking up again

Friday, October 1, 2021

6,106 persons were vaccinated against Covid-19 on Thursday, according to the National Health Service (NVD). Of the 6,106 people vaccinated against Covid-19 on Thursday, 1,872 received their first vaccine doses, 1,992 received second doses and 2,237 people were inoculated with the singe-shot Johnson

ERR and Telia reach agreement on TV transmission

Friday, October 1, 2021

Telecoms firm Telia and public broadcaster Eesti Rahvusringääling (ERR) have reached an agreement which will enable the continuation of TV service provision. The news ends several months of impasse, though agreements with the two other major providers, Elisa and STV, are still to be reached. ERR management board chair Erik Roose said the interests of viewers were given priority throughout the negotiations, adding that the result confirms Telia was ready…

Jūrmala pass will get more expensive next year

Friday, October 1, 2021

As from April 1, 2022, the fee for driving in or through Jūrmala will be EUR 3 instead of 2 and will have to be paid all year long instead of just the summer season, Jūrmala City Council decided September 30.i The municipality said that the rules in the city were intended to be modified in order to reduce the flow of transit traffic and to encourage drivers to use…