Posts tagged as compensation

Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund starts paying out wage compensation

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund on Wednesday started executing payouts of the wage compensation made available by the government to the sectors worst affected by the new restrictions. On Wednesday, payouts were made to the first 5,400 employees. The average size of the compensation per person was €670 gross and the total gross amount of the compensations was close to €3.7 million. The majority of the applications granted as first…

Tallinn to propose compensation for employees from first day of illness

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Tallinn City Government is proposing to the government to compensate employees from the first day of illness in order to slow down the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Deputy Mayor Betina Beškina said the government’s decision to compensate the lost income of employees on a certificate of incapacity for work from the second day is commendable. “At the same time, the virus continues to spread in the workplace, and especially…

Estonia strawberry growers still waiting for information on loss compensation

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The Ministry of Rural Affairs had promised a method for evaluating if, where and from what source strawberry growers’ yield loss has derived, by the end of July. However, this has not appeared, but the ministry promises to analyze the situation next week. The Horticultural Association (Aiandusliit) says that the loss, partly the result of the coronavirus pandemic and associated labor shortage, constitutes about 60-70 percent of the harvest. Minister…

President proposes €6m aid scheme for Lithuania’s coronavirus-hit media

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

As the coronavirus crisis hit the advertising revenue of Lithuania’s private media, the president has proposed that the government compensate the losses. The scheme would cost 6 million euros, President Gitanas Nausėda told Info TV on Tuesday. “The independent media lost part of their revenue over the pandemic period, […] some of it would be automatically compensated,” the president said. To calculate the compensation, the scheme would compare each media…

Press delivery funds still unclear

Monday, June 8, 2020

There is still no clarity on the compensation for press delivery although subscription time is coming, creating tension for publishers and Latvian Post, reported Latvian Radio on June 8. There is no understanding on what the tariffs shall be. The Chairman of the board of Latvian  Press Publishers Association Guntars Līcis said that if the volume of press delivery falls, all other postal service costs will increase. If there are…

Applications for employee wage compensation have doubled this week in Estonia

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Applications for employee wage compensation have doubled to 103,000 this week, daily newspaper Postimess reported on Friday. On Monday, the number of applications made to the government scheme was 54,200. The wage compensation scheme is funded by the government and pays the wages of employees who cannot work during the crisis resulting from the coronavirus mitigation measures. Companies apply to the scheme on behalf of their workers. The number of…

Dentists in Latvia may be offered compensation for work in country’s regions

Thursday, July 18, 2019

To improve accessibility of healthcare services outside of Riga, it is planned to expand the range of medical specialists who are eligible for financial support when choosing to work in regions, as reported by Healthcare Ministry. During a meeting of state secretaries on Thursday, 18 July, amendments were announced to relevant Cabinet of Ministers requirements. If they decide to work outside Riga, medical specialist can become eligible for financial support.…

Swedish court upholds arbitration ruling in Lithuania, Gazprom dispute

Friday, July 5, 2019

A Swedish court has upheld the Stockholm arbitration’s 2016 ruling, unfavorable to Lithuania, in the country’s dispute with Russian gas giant Gazprom, meaning that Lithuania failed to recoup around 1.5 billion euros in compensation for overpriced Russian natural gas. Lithuania had asked the Swedish Court of Appeal to quash the arbitration ruling. Lithuania’s Ministry of Energy told BNS Lithuania the Swedish court made the decision on Thursday to uphold the…

Lithuania: Coalition expansion talks completed, Vilnius University up in global rankings

Monday, June 24, 2019

Last week, four parliamentary parties continued coalition negotiations, two men were sentenced for spying for Russia, Government vowed to reduce shadow income in construction and car sale sectors. Coalition negotiators complete talks, fail to agree on child benefit Representatives of four parties in Lithuania, holding negotiations on a future ruling coalition, said on Thursday, June 20, they have completed their work, acknowledging, however, their failure to agree on the child…

Skvernelis refuses to say if country will join common gas market

Friday, June 7, 2019

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis met with his visiting Estonian counterpart Juri Ratas on Thursday and said he could not say yet if Lithuania would join a common gas market with other regional countries. “There’s no answer yet,” he told journalists, asked if Lithuania would join a common gas tariff zone with Latvia, Estonia and Finland. These countries signed an agreement on the introduction of a common gas tariff zone…