Posts tagged as 2021

Digital 2021: Lithuania

Thursday, February 11, 2021

This report contains all the latest internet stats, mobile stats, and social media stats for Lithuania, but read on below for essential insights into digital use in Lithuania in 2021. Lithuania’s population Lithuania had a population of 2.71 million in January 2021. Lithuania’s population decreased by 35 thousand (-1.3%) between January 2020 and January 2021. 53.7% of Lithuania’s population is female, while 46.3% of its population is male [note: the United Nations…

The United States and Latvia: Looking Ahead to 2021

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Message from Ambassador John Carwile The following is a press release: Riga, January 28, 2021 – Dargie draugi! As we move forward in the new year and President Biden begins his work, I am optimistic about our alliance as democratic, freedom-loving nations. Strong, bipartisan support for Latvia and NATO will continue under the Biden administration, and I’m confident that we will have much to celebrate this year as partners. The…

On future of Lithuania

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Top diplomats in Warsaw told the WBJ about the future from their countries’ perspective in the coronavirus era. What is the opinion of Eduardas Borisovas, Lithuanian ambassador? How high are your country’s hopes for 2021 in light of the vaccine announcement/s? It’s expected that in 2021, our economy will grow by 3 percent. We hope that next year the epidemiological situation will be much better and there will be no…

Lithuanian president signs 2021 budget bill into law

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

On Tuesday, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda signed the 2021 budget bill into law. “For four years before the pandemic, Lithuania had surplus public finances. The strong pre-crisis position now allows the country to help its health system, people and businesses withstand the challenges of the pandemic,” the president said in a press release. “However, next year’s budget deficit of 7 percent of GDP must be a short-term phenomenon: temporary relief…

What is the future for Belarus 2021?

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

With opposition leader forced to flee to Lithuania, what does the future for Belarus hold? Radio Free Europe reports. Ever since he came to power in 1994, Alexander Lukashenko has used controlled elections and other levers at his disposal to prolong his own power and to restrain or eliminate rivals — in some cases literally, according to those who believe he was behind the unsolved disappearances of several opponents. The…

Lithuanian parliament adopts 2021 budget

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

On Tuesday, the Lithuanian parliament adopted the 2021 budget with 77 votes in favour, two votes against, and 49 abstentions. The budget provides for a general government deficit of 7 percent of GDP, mostly due to the 934 million euros allocated to contain the coronavirus pandemic. The government may submit a revised budget next year if more funds are need to cope with the crisis, according to Prime Minister Ingrida…

Tallinn and Tartu city councils endorse budgets for 2021

Friday, December 18, 2020

On Thursday, Tallinn city council approved the city’s budget strategy for the period 2021-2024 with a budget of €861.5 million for 2021. The city council of Tartu also approved their budget for 2021 – €215 million. The chairman of the council, Tiit Terik, said that the aim of the budget was to make sure that all residents of the city cope well regardless of their age and all services are…

Latvia to co-chair UN Science, Technology and Innovation Forum in 2021

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Latvia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Andrejs Pildegovičs, has been appointed to act as co-chair of the United Nations Science, Technology and Innovation Forum in 2021, to be held on 4–5 May in New York, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed December 16.. The Ambassador of Indonesia to the UN has been appointed as the other co-chair. “The forum ensures the sharing of opinions on science, technology…

Levits: 2021 budget may need to be adjusted later on

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

President Egils Levits said the budget adopted for 2021 was “not unsuccessful” but he would add his comments when signing it, Latvian Television reported December 7. He said the budget, which was debated in the Saeima for over a week, had been adopted as a matter of urgency, so he has no chance of sending it for reconsideration, but he will add his comments to the budget package. He said there…

2021 budget passed by Saeima after record-breaking debate

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Following more than a week of lengthy deliberations, the Saeima finally passed the 2021 budget plan on December 2, at the end of a parliamentary session that started on November 23. The days between were largely taken up by opposition deputies blasting both the budget plans themselves and the low level of participation in the debates by representatives of the ruling coalition. Despite having their speaking time cut, opposition members managed…