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AB Orlen Lietuva buys Lithuania-Poland border terminal

Friday, June 18, 2021

AB Orlen Lietuva, a subsidiary of Polish oil company Orlen, has bought UAB Mockavos Terminalas, the only liquid products loading terminal on the Lithuania-Poland border. The Mockava terminal was built in 2017 on a 40 ha plot. It has a storage capacity of 20,000 m3 for distillates, biodiesel, gasoline and petrochemicals, and a loading capacity of 1.2 million tpa. It offers fuel components blending, bioproducts blending and fuel additivation, and…

30% of Latvian population have got vaccine

Friday, June 18, 2021

According to LETA, since the start of the vaccination process, at least 30% of the population have received at least one shot against Covid-19, according to data from the National Health Service (NVD). A total of 11,148 people received the vaccine against Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, of which 3,220 received the first dose of the vaccine and 6,533 the second dose of the vaccine. A further 1,395 people…

The remote discussion aimed at preparing for the 24-25 June European Council took place

Friday, June 18, 2021

In the run-up to the European Council, President Gitanas Nausėda took part in the remote preparatory session with President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and leaders of Cyprus, Luxembourg, and Malta. The remote discussion was aimed at preparing for the 24-25 June European Council on the management of the COVID pandemic, economic recovery, migration, EU relations with Russia and Belarus. According to the President, as the pandemic situation in…

Lithuanian PM Šimonytė pays a visit to Rīga

Friday, June 18, 2021

Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė is in Latvia Friday for a busy day of meetings with officials. First up is a meeting with President of the Republic of Latvia Egils Levits, followed by Speaker of the Saeima of Ināra Mūrniece and then laying flowers at the Freedom Monument. The morning continues with a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš and delegations before a joint press conference with Kariņš around midday. The afternoon will be taken up…

20 urban meadows to be created in Rīga

Thursday, June 17, 2021

LDF spokeswoman Liene Brizga-Kalniņa said on  June 17, that this autumn, natural meadows will be created in 20 places in Rīga as part of the Latvian Fund for Nature (LDF) and Riga City Council project “City meadow”. The LDF received 18 applications for setting up meadows and 20 sites were selected following a thorough assessment, a management plan was prepared and the creation of meadows would take place in the autumn. On Wednesday,…

Levits: Latvia is committed to taking care of its other indigenous nation

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Latvian President Egils Levits spoke via videolink June 16 at the opening of the  VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples , taking place in Tartu, Estonia, using the occasion to acknowledge the Livonian indigenous minority in Latvia and to pledge its protection. “Conservation of diversity in nature and among people has become a global priority in recent years. We want diversity in terms of national languages and cultures, especially the…

Of all Baltic states, the highest share of jobs (2.3%) was registered in Latvia and Lithuania

Thursday, June 17, 2021

As of the end of the first quarter of 2021, Latvia had 21.5 thousand jobs, 2.6 thousand, or 14.0% more than in the first quarter of 2020. There were 14.1,000 jobs in the private sector and 7.4 thousand in the public sector. Throughout the year, private sector job openings increased by 3.2 thousand or 28.7%, while those in the public sector decreased by 0.5 thousand or 6.6%, according to data…

Nagaland to receive critical medical equipment through UNDP, Latvia govt

Thursday, June 17, 2021

In the battle against COVID-19, the Latvia government along with the United Nations Development Programme will be extending its support to Nagaland by ensuring the availability of critical medical equipment in the state. Taking to Twitter, chief minister Neiphiu Rio expressed gratitude for the support extended during the unprecedented times, hoping that the medical equipment will strengthen the health system in the state. “I express my gratitude to the Govt…

Freedom House gives Estonia the freedom score of 94/100

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Freedom House, a US-based human rights organisation, has in its Freedom in the World 2021 index given Estonia the freedom score of 94 out of 100 and declared the country as “free”; the index, however, lists a plethora of issues that are wrong in the country. According to Freedom House, Estonia’s democratic institutions are generally strong and both political rights and civil liberties are widely respected. However, the report says,…

Latvia eyes to implement EU-funded Twinning project in Georgia

Thursday, June 17, 2021

One of the largest projects implemented by Latvia in Georgia was project of Latvijas Standarts company titled “Standardization as a support instrument for rapid response measures to the state of emergency in Georgia caused by the COVID-19 pandemic” in Tbilisi in early October, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia told Trend. “Regrettably, due to restrictions introduced due to COVID-19, a seminar had to be held via video-conferencing;…