Posts tagged as change

Change of command took place at the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group at Rukla

Thursday, February 11, 2021

On February 10 the change of command ceremony of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group (eFP BG) in Lithuania took place at Rukla. The incoming eFP BG Lithuania Commander Lt Col Sebastian Hebisch from  the 93rd Panzer Battalion of the German Armed Forces took over the duties from the outgoing LT Col Peer Papenbroock.  The high-readiness multinational eFP BG capability of the Alliance was deployed in Lithuania four years ago as…

Estonian Employers’ union strikes deal on two-year sick pay rules change

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

An organization representing employers in Estonia has given its consent to new sick pay rules which will make them liable for sick pay from day two of an illness. The scheme is set to last two years. Head of the (ETTK) Arto Aas said Tuesday evening that the body had reached an agreement with the social affairs ministry to install a system where employers were liable for sick pay from…

Latvian colleges’ status might change in the future

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

New amendments to the Law on Higher Schools may possibly exclude Latvian colleges from this category. College students and alumni are not satisfied with this potential future, Latvian Radio reported October 12. Amendments supported by the Saeima Education, Culture and Science Commission could mean that in the future, colleges would be considered vocational education institutions. The Ministry of Education and Science (IZM) promises that it will change nothing for students. The Latvian Association…

Activists to protest Lithuania’s climate change policy

Friday, September 25, 2020

In a demonstration organised by the Fridays for Future movement, activists will carry a coffin through Gedimino Avenue in central Vilnius to protest Lithuania’s climate change policy The organisers say they are holding a mock funeral of the future generations, as politicians are failing to take action to fight the climate crisis. Fridays for Future movement has declared September 25 as the Global Day of Climate Action, with protests set…

‘Things change at night’. Lithuanians caught up in US protests

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Mass protests have swept across the US in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police officers. Lithuanians living in the country have also been caught up in the violence. LRT journalist Aurimas Piečiukaitis, reporting from Washington, said that the protests usually escalated at night. “The protests are mostly peaceful during the day, as people are marching and chanting on the streets. There’s genuine anger not only…

Changes made to Rīga public transport timetables

Friday, March 20, 2020

Due to the state of emergency and “a significant drop in passenger numbers”, Rīga’s municipal transport company, Rīgas Satiksme, has announced extensive changes to its timetables. From March 21, substantial changes will be made to the schedules of trams, trolleybuses, buses, minibuses and express buses. Night routes will also be closed from 23:30. A graphic provided evidence of the scale of the reduction in passenger numbers. Full information is available  at the Rīgas Satiksme…

Air Baltic temporarily allows free of charge travel date change

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The state-owned Latvian airline Air Baltic has made a decision to offer its passengers one date change free of charge to all new reservations made from March 10 until March 31, for travel within 2020. “We clearly see that passengers are willing to travel and plan their late spring and summer holidays. This step provides flexibility to our passengers, so that they can book their next trip with ease,” Martin Gauss,…

The fight against climate change

Friday, January 24, 2020

The fight against climate change was high on the agenda of the January plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), which hosted a debate on COP25 and the European Green Deal. Urgent measures need to be taken to make climate protection and sustainable development happen, and the European Union must take the lead, the European Commission announced in a press release. At the debate held in Brussels…

AS Meridian Trade Bank has changed its name to Industra Bank

Thursday, January 23, 2020

“The joint stock company AS Meridian Trade Bank has changed its name to Industra Bank (Industra). The new name reflects a change in the bank’s business strategy, following which the bank will be further on focusing on the cooperation with small and middle-sized companies in Latvia and other Baltic States and on the provision of services necessary for a successful business development to these companies,” the bank said in a statement. The brand Industra is planned to…

Climate change

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

“I spent five dollars for a weather app on my phone. I got two dollars and fifteen cents back in ‘climate change’.”