Posts tagged as crisis

Crisis within the health care system has already begun

Monday, September 20, 2021

One of the ways to lessen the number of Covid-19 infections and the number of hospitalizations would be to put additional restrictions on the unvaccinated, the head of the Department of Public Health and Epidemiology at Riga Stradins University, Professor Ģirts Briģis told the LETA newswire September 19. He also noted that there is no “brake handle” that can be pulled to improve the situation immediately. With regard to stricter restrictions,…

Baltic Assembly holds a meeting on the migrant crisis

Thursday, September 9, 2021

On September 9 and 10, delegations to the Baltic Assembly are in Lithuania to participate in the meetings on the migrant crisis on the borders of Latvia and Lithuania, among other issues. The BA Presidium will meet the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis, the current Chairman of the Baltic Council of Ministers (BCM), to discuss cooperation between the BCM and the BA, and the implementation of the recommendations made to the Governments.…

Statistics: Unemployment rate moving toward pre-crisis level

Monday, August 16, 2021

The number of unemployed persons declined in the second quarter and is moving now towards the pre-crisis level, state agency Statistics Estonia says. There were 47,300 unemployed persons, 1,500 less than in the first quarter of 2021 and 1,700 less than in the second quarter of 2020. Over half of the unemployed people had been without work for less than six months. There were also fewer persons who had been…

Estonian industry has recovered from crisis ‘surprisingly fast’

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Estonian manufacturing companies have left behind the crisis year, can see both turnover and profitability growing this year, and are planning to hire nearly 3,000 people, the results of a survey carried out by Swedbank in spring 2021 show. Of the businesses surveyed by Swedbank in the latest survey of industrial companies, 76 percent expect profitability to increase or remain the same this year, 58 percent expect turnover to grow…

Central Statistical Bureau: Covid crisis has had negative impact on mental health

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Provisional data from the Income and Living Conditions 2021 survey carried out by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that more than a half (52.8 %) of Latvian residents aged 16 years and more consider that the Covid-19 crisis has negatively affected their mental health. 46.3 % of population consider that it has had no impact on their mental state, while 0.9 % of population believes the crisis has actually had a positive effect. It seems women…

Survey: Public expect rising prices as COVID-19 crisis lifts in Estonia

Friday, May 14, 2021

More and more people are expecting the rate of inflation to continue rising, according to a recent survey, as economies emerge from the coronavirus crisis. The consumer survey, compiled by the Institute of Economic Research (Eesti Konjunktuuriinstituut) found that the consumer barometer the organization routinely compiles shows the number of people expecting prices to rise in the near future has grown. Inflation has been experienced in other countries, including the…

Price of coronavirus crisis for Estonia at least €1.75 billion

Monday, March 22, 2021

The COVID-19 crisis has cost the Estonian economy at least €1.57 billion and 20.8 million work-hours. The effects of the crisis are not yet reflected in subsistence statistics, with damage done to education difficult to gauge, expert Uku Varblane writes in the Riigikogu Foresight Center blog. “Data from Statistics Estonia suggests that even though the economic impact of the crisis has proved more modest than initially feared, the Estonian economy…

Latvian government shows inability to cope with crisis

Friday, March 5, 2021

Errors in the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines shows the government’s inability to cope with crisis situations, President of Latvia Egils Levits told Latvian Television March 5. The President of Latvia said that vaccines were currently lacking because there were strategic errors in the procurement of vaccines, and we are now paying for these errors. And this, in turn, makes one rethink and analyze where there are systemic errors in public administration, leading…

Lithuania ready to mediate in Georgia crisis

Friday, February 26, 2021

Lithuania wants to act as a mediator in resolving the crisis in Georgia, Gitanas Nauseda said on Thursday. He consults on this issue with his Polish and Latvian colleagues. The situation in Georgia and the detention of Nikanor Meliya are of concern to Lithuania. “In any case, it probably clearly shows that the European Union needs to act much more decisively in the Eastern Partnership format,” Nausėda said after a…

Biden: ‘We can’t wait any longer’ to address climate crisis

Thursday, January 28, 2021

In the most ambitious U.S. effort to stave off the worst of climate change, President Joe Biden signed executive orders Wednesday to transform the nation’s heavily fossil-fuel powered economy into a clean-burning one, pausing oil and gas leasing on federal land and targeting subsidies for those industries. The directives aim to conserve 30 percent of the country’s lands and waters in the next 10 years, double the nation’s offshore wind…