Posts tagged as 2021

Latvia will not return to Junior Eurovision in 2021

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Latvian broadcaster LTV have confirmed to Eurofestivales that they will not be returning to Junior Eurovision this year. The 2021 contest is set to be held in Paris this December. The press department of Latvian Television (LTV), via Krista Luize, has confirmed to Eurofestivales that Latvia will not participate in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021. Latvia has taken part in the contest five times – between 2003 and 2005,…

Passenger traffic reduced by half in Q1 of 2021 in Latvia

Thursday, June 3, 2021

According to Latvian Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) data published June 2 show that in the first quarter of 2021, compared to the 1st quarter of 2020, passenger traffic by all modes of transport has reduced by at least a half. Covid-19 pandemic and related movement restrictions determined the significant drop by all modes of transport. During the 1st quarter of 2021, the number of passengers carried by land passenger transport…

Asian Playoff matches for FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021 revealed

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Kuala Lumpur: The road to futsal’s biggest event became clear for four Asian teams, with match-ups for the AFC Playoffs for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021 revealed in a draw on Tuesday. Iraq will face Thailand, while Vietnam will play Lebanon, with the respective winners of the two-legged playoffs to advance to global finals. The first legs of the playoffs will be staged on May 20, with the…

Five Latvian universities ranked in the THE Impact Rankings 2021

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Five Latvian universities – The University of Latvia, Riga Technical University, Riga Stradiņš University, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies and Liepaja University – are ranked in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings 2021, released on the 21st of April 2021. THE University Impact Rankings show how the global higher education sector is working towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)*. It captures universities’ impact on society based…

Eurovision 2021 Latvia profile: ‘The Moon is Rising’ by Samanta Tina

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Latvia in Eurovision Latvia made their Eurovision debut in 2000 and have competed in every year since. They won the competition on only their third attempt when Marie N took out the contest with ‘I Wanna’ in 2002. They have made the Top 10 on another four occasions but have also failed to qualify for the Grand Final 10 times.   2021 Entry: Samanta Tina – ‘The Moon Is Rising’…

Swedbank expects Latvia to post strongest economic growth in Baltics in 2021

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The Stockholm-based Nordic-Baltic banking group Swedbank expects Latvia’s economic growth to be the strongest in the Baltic region this year. In its latest economic outlook released on Tuesday, Swedbank upgraded its previous 2.8 percent gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for Latvia and projected 3.1 percent growth for 2021 and 5.5 percent growth for 2022. Swedbank has also changed its inflation forecast for Latvia to 1.8 percent from 1.5 percent…

Enjoy a summer of spectacular music in two of Latvia’s most beautiful cities

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

The Riga Jurmala Music Festival is back for 2021, featuring artists from around the world including Yuja Wang, Truls Mørk and Renée Fleming Consisting of 20 concerts spread across four weekends in July, August and September, the annual Riga Jurmala Music Festival is a much-anticipated event where classical music lovers can revel in world-class performances. This summer, each three-day weekend will be anchored by a leading international orchestra and conductor.…

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…