Posts tagged as Latvia

Latvian government okays vaccine lottery plan

Friday, July 30, 2021

The Cabinet supported the Law on the Vaccination lottery, which provides for the organization of drawing lots of money prizes by people who have been vaccinated against Covid-19, Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts said at a press briefing July 30. The total amount of money allocated for the prizes is €720 000. The draft law has yet to be approved by the Saeima. It is intended that any person who has got at…

Signature collection launched for redefining ‘family’ in Constitution

Friday, July 30, 2021

On July 29, the Central Election Commission (CVK) registered the draft law “Amendment to the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia” submitted for the collection of signatures in Article 110 of the Constitution. Currently, Article 110 of the Constitution states: The State shall protect and support marriage – a union between a man and a woman, the family, the rights of parents and rights of the child. The State shall provide…

Double-digit rise in Latvian GDP in second quarter

Friday, July 30, 2021

A flash estimate issued July 29 by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) shows that in the second quarter of 2021, compared to the same quarter of 2020, gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 10.3 % (according to seasonally and calendar non-adjusted data). According to provisional figures that will be subject to revision at the end of August, GDP was affected by a rise of 6.7 % in producing sectors and of 11.3 % in…

Latvian Health Minister ready to move ahead with ‘vaccine lottery’

Friday, July 30, 2021

With the help of a lottery and other activities, Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts hopes to achieve 90% of the senior population vaccination in Latvia, Pavļuts told Latvian Radio July 30 The Minister said that not even half of Latvia’s residents have been vaccinated against Covid-19. “It is worrying for us, because it will soon be autumn, and we see a rapid rise in morbidity in other countries. Delta virus has also taken…

Latvia will stop paying for Covid tests

Thursday, July 29, 2021

According to the Cabinet, until August 1, the State pays for Covid-19 testing to people who need it to attend events and receive services. But starting, August 1, there will be a change: adult tests will have to be paid for by the person themselves. The fee for the laboratory test will be in line with the price list for each laboratory fee service. If the test is needed because there…

Property exchange points are becoming increasingly popular in Latvia

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Latvian Radio reported July 29, that property exchange points are becoming increasingly popular. In May, another such location opened in Čiekurkalns, Rīga: this one is specifically devoted to construction, repair, DIY materials, . Waste arising from construction works is an ongoing problem. Waste managers often encounter different repair materials discarded with municipal waste. “It is such a space where every Rīga resident has the opportunity to bring their repair materials…

Funding tips for startups in Latvia

Thursday, July 29, 2021

The Latvian Startup Association Startin.LV, with the support of the Ministry of Economics and START EASY Interreg Europe, will host a live webinar focused on funding opportunities which are still up for grabs in 2021, as well as the upcoming funding programs. “Public Funding opportunities in the European Economic Area – what a scary but intriguing concept. Horizon Program, EIC Accelerator, Innovation Fund, Norway Grants, Cascade funding – the range…

Proportion of Latvia’s fully vaccinated population increased

Thursday, July 29, 2021

According to July 29 estimates by LETA, over the last week, the proportion of Latvia’s fully vaccinated population increased by approximately 1.25 percentage points, , based on data compiled by the National Health Service (NVD). Data at the disposal of NVD just over a week ago showed that by July 21, 34.49% of all Latvian residents had completed the vaccination process. On Thursday, July 29, data show that 35.74% of…

Stena Line is deploying two new ferries on the route between Latvia and Sweden

Thursday, July 29, 2021

The Swedish ferry company Stena Line is deploying two new ferries on the route between Ventspils in Latvia and Nynäshamn in Sweden, Stena Line said in a release July 27. The route is used for passenger travel and for freight. The first of the two new vessels, Stena Scandica, completed its maiden voyage July 27 from Ventspils to Nynäshamn. “It is with great pleasure that Freeport of Ventspils welcomes the new Stena Scandica.…

Latvian donated vaccines to Tunisia

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Latvian Television reported July 28, that the first batch of vaccines that Latvia decided to donate has departed to Tunisia. The pace of vaccination against Covid-19 has dwindled quickly. Therefore, there is still a large number of newly imported vaccines in storage rooms, which are now approaching their expiry date. For these vaccines stored in the company’s Magnum Medical warehouse refrigerator, the expiry date is until August 31. It is clear…