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Of all Baltic states, the highest share of jobs (2.3%) was registered in Latvia and Lithuania

Thursday, June 17, 2021

As of the end of the first quarter of 2021, Latvia had 21.5 thousand jobs, 2.6 thousand, or 14.0% more than in the first quarter of 2020. There were 14.1,000 jobs in the private sector and 7.4 thousand in the public sector. Throughout the year, private sector job openings increased by 3.2 thousand or 28.7%, while those in the public sector decreased by 0.5 thousand or 6.6%, according to data…

Lithuania mulls issuing free visas to persecuted Belarusians

Monday, November 30, 2020

Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry has proposed issuing free national visas to Belarusians who are persecuted by the regime. Under the proposed bill, national visas would be issued for free after receiving a request from an institution or a non-governmental organisation registered in Lithuania. “An increasing number of Belarusian citizens are arriving in Lithuania due to the violence used by the authorities and the ongoing human rights violations,” the Foreign Ministry’s document…

Latvian authorities will provide free hygienic masks to those who have the status of needy

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

By November 20, local governments will provide free hygienic masks to their residents who have the status of needy or low-income persons, as well as to those who stay in shelters or attend day care centers, crisis centers or receive a home care service, the Welfare Ministry said November 10. This is required by the COVID-19 Infection Control Act to allow all people to comply with mandatory use of face masks in many public places. According to…

Two Latvians held in Belarus now free, others advised to note emergency contact details

Friday, August 14, 2020

Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs said August 13 that two persons from Latvia were known to be among the thousands detained by forces loyal to the regime of Alexander Lukashenko in Belarus as a brutal crackdown on civil liberties and dissent escalates. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the embassy in Minsk worked to provide the necessary consular support to secure the release of the two individuals, the minister said. The effort appeared to…

Baltic Sea Docs films will be shown online free

Monday, August 10, 2020

From September 1 to 6, the film screening of the annual Baltic Sea Docs Forum will take place. Films will be shown in sessions in Riga, as well as online throughout Latvia free of charge on the portal filmas.lv, said Ieva Lange, spokeswoman for the Baltic Sea Docs, August 10. The Baltic Sea Docs Forum brings together than 100 film professionals every September, while the latest documentaries are offered to the wider…

Rīga residents can apply for free Latvian language courses

Friday, January 3, 2020

Application information, including a contact phone and the location of the nearest educational institution, is available at:  www.integracija.riga.lv anyone with a declared place of residence in Riga will be able to choose a language training center from the list and apply directly to the course leaders. RD IKSD itself does not get involved with course allocation. The competition “Organization and Implementation of Latvian Language Courses for Riga City Citizens” is organized within the…

Requiem for the nuclear free world

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, November 28, 2019

This week was remembered for a remarkable date. So, 50 years ago the US and the USSR ratified The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, commonly known as the Non-Proliferation Treaty or NPT. This document on strategic stability has reliably kept the peace for a long time. Experts call the date a “sad anniversary” and believe that many points of the agreement are not implemented. What is the reason?…

Tallinn kindergartens will start offering free meals from 2020

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Tallinn kindergartens will start offering free meals from 2020, covered by the city government’s budget. The city government had already announced the move in its draft budget, in October, noting that this would include meals at private kindergartens. Speaking on Coffee+, ETV’s Russian-language magazine show, on Monday morning, Tallinn Mayor Mihhail Kõlvart confirmed the move. “It used to be the case that there was a choice between free meals and…

Lithuanian model walks free after admitting to bringing meth to visit boyfriend in jail

Monday, September 23, 2019

Model who was slammed for acting like a ‘princess’ in court walks FREE after meth was found in her Chanel handbag when she visited her drug dealer boyfriend in jail. A Lithuanian model who was blasted by a judge for acting like a princess in court has walked free after admitting to possessing meth. Jonita Ragaistye was convicted and released on a good behaviour bond for two years in the…

Opinion digest: Only press alone can regulate the free press

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Press executives and journalists have no excuse for allowing some kind of roundtable to take charge of the press freedom situation in Estonia — this is and must remain their job, writes political observer Martin Kala in an opinion piece originally published by daily Postimees on Sunday night. A week and a half ago, ERR ran an article announcing that Estonia’s press freedom had been ranked 11th in Reporters Without…