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Estonian govt approves lower allowed attendance numbers for events

Monday, July 26, 2021

The Estonian government has formally approved amendments to a regulation, endorsed in principle on July 22, which reduce the maximum allowed number of participants in both indoor and outdoor events and activities where participants are not subject to infection safety control. From Aug. 2, attendance at events and activities prior to which guests do not have to undergo an infection safety check, meaning an obligation to produce a certificate of…

Estonia’s state budget to be more detailed, budget process simpler

Thursday, July 22, 2021

The government wants to make the budget more “understandable” and transparent from 2022, Minister of Justice Maris Lauri has said. The bill presented by the Mministry of Finance would make the state budget seven times more detailed compared with the present and make changes to the process of preparing the budget. Specifically, where at present time-consuming budget negotiations are held twice every year, in the future details would be decided…

Compulsory vaccination in Latvia: who and when?

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The government has adopted new changes requiring compulsory vaccination in several sectors, and employers have the right to fire employees if they have failed to do so. The changes have yet to be decided by the Saeima. By 1 October, in health care, long-term social care and social rehabilitation institutions and in the field of education, workers who are in direct contact with patients, clients or children must present a Covid-19…

Mandatory vaccination in some professions confirmed by Latvian government

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Employers will be authorized to dismiss employees in some professions who have not obtained their Covid-19 certificates by October 1, the Cabinet of Ministers decided Wednesday, July 14. The government agreed to make vaccination (or certified recovery from the virus) against Covid-19 mandatory for medics, social workers, and staff of educational establishments who come in contact with students. The decision still has to be adopted by the Saeima. Employers will also…

Latvian Government backs plan for 1,000 km of high-speed roads by 2040

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

The Latvian government on June 29 supported a Transport Ministry plan that promises more than 1,000 kilometers of high-speed highways will be completed in Latvia by the year 2040. Latvia’s national road development strategy from 2020 to 2040 envisages the creation of a road network that should allow the outskirts of Rīga to be reached from all other major cities in the country within two hours. It is planned to rebuild the country’s current main…

Government delays giving €20 million to Tallinn Airport

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Plans to give Tallinn Airport €20 million funding may be on hold for some time as the Tallinn Airport is checking if the European Commission should be asked about state aid. Before the coronavirus pandemic, Tallinn Airport was expecting to make a large profit in 2020, but instead accrued a loss of €2 million. The company believes it has lost €30 million from its investment capacity in 2020 and 2021.…

Public events will also be available for people with negative Covid tests

Friday, June 11, 2021

As of June 15, people with a negative Covid-19 test will also be able to attend public events, the government decided June 10. Before it had been decided that only people who have been vaccinated against or had Covid-19 would be able to attend public events. The government decided to allow people who are able to show a negative test result will also be allowed to attend events. As of…

Lithuania bans all gambling advertising

Friday, May 21, 2021

Lithuania’s government has announced an outright ban on all forms of gambling advertising with effect from 1 July. Approved by a vote in parliament (Seimas), the new amendment to the country’s Law on Gambling will prohibit the promotion of gambling in any form and by means, including not only television and radio but also special events, test games, promotions, discounts, gits and other incentives. The government said that the blanket…

Government backs dismissal of Dundaga council

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The Latvian cabinet confirmed May 11 that it wants the municipal administration of Dundaga district dismissed and will ask Saeima to approve the measure. Under the government’s initiative, a temporary administration will be appointed in Dundaga municipality, which will be headed by Arnis Šults, an official of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, supported by Inta Komisare of the Ministry of Finance. The interim administration will operate until the day when the…

Ignoring government position, Saeima permits catering services outdoors from May 7 in accordance with epidemiological safety requirements

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Today, in the final reading, the Saeima passed amendments which from May 7 allow public catering companies to provide their services outdoors in accordance with the epidemiological safety requirements set by the government. The Saeima made such a decision without taking into account the agreement previously reached in the government – not to review any restrictions until 11 May. From May 7, public catering service providers will be allowed to…