Posts tagged as Safety

How politics influences Lithuanian health system

By Adomas Abromaitis on Monday, March 22, 2021

The news that Lithuanian government suspends use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from March 16 as “a precaution” until the European Medicines Agency gives a final evaluation of its safety, made citizens nervous. It happened just some hours after Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė categorically told the public broadcaster her government would not suspend use of the vaccine, saying the harm due to the disruption to vaccination would be worse. Thus,…

MEPs raise safety concerns over a new nuclear plant in Belarus

Saturday, February 13, 2021

MEPs have called for the commercial launch of a new nuclear power plant in Belarus to be suspended amid safety concerns. Russia’s state nuclear corporation, Rosatom, which built the plant, has rejected claims the Astravets facility is unsafe, saying the design conforms to the highest international standards. It began producing electricity in November 2020 but did so before satisfying outstanding safety concerns, claim MEPs. They voted by 642 to 29…

Safety measures at schools, on transport and borders come into force in Latvia

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

As of December 7, several additional epidemiological safety measures are in force in Latvia, as reported earlier by LSM. Starting today, pupils from grades 5 and 6 in all schools are learning remotely. Up until now, only older pupils from grades 7 to 12 were doing so; younger pupils were at school. Grades 1 to 4 are still learning onsite, provided that three square meters of space can be ensured…

Uber loses license in London over safety, vows to appeal

Monday, November 25, 2019

London’s transit authority said Monday it is not renewing Uber’s license to operate in the British capital, dealing a major setback to the ride-hailing company. Uber vowed to appeal the decision and has 21 days to do so. The company can continue operating while the appeals process is under way. Transport for London cited “several breaches that placed passengers and their safety at risk” in its decision not to extend…

Estonian ministry: More cooperation needed for ensuring food safety

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The food safety council met for the first time in the Estonian Ministry of Rural Affairs on Wednesday to devise further steps to promote broad-based cooperation in the field of food safety. “In today’s world, where food products move in global networks, ensuring food safety is of paramount importance. That is why we convened a food safety council, which included representatives from a variety of other administrative areas, universities, business federations…

Latvia lags behind other Baltic states in road safety

Thursday, April 4, 2019

The situation with road traffic safety in Estonia and Lithuania is better than in Latvia, said Normunds Krapsis, head of the State Police’s Traffic Safety Department, in an interview with the Latvian public television today. He said that with regret he learned today results of the speed control marathon conducted on Wednesday, revealing that in total 576 protocols for speeding had been drawn up. Krapsis said that the situation on…

Grybauskaite thanks Finland for support on Belarus’ N-plant safety

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite thanked on Wednesday Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila for his country’s support for efforts to ensure the safety of Belarus’ nuclear power plant under construction in Astravyets, near the border with Lithuania.   “According to the president, international support for Lithuania’s position on the Astravyets nuclear power plant will remain very important in the future, and Finland’s support is particularly significant,” her office said in a press release.  Grybauskaite…

Allied training flights in Estonian airspace to continue

Friday, August 24, 2018

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik (Pro Patria) decided on Friday to restore access to training areas in Estonian airspace for allied training flights starting 27 August, the Ministry of Defence announced in a press release. “In order to ensure Estonia’s security, full scale NATO air policing missions must be carried out in our airspace, including various air policing related combat training exercises,” Luik was quoted in the press release. According…

Significant capability in the armed forces – Polygon Safety Instructor

Friday, August 17, 2018

In order to successfully conduct military exercises, meeting safety requirements in a landfill is one of the basic conditions and it is assisted by the provision of specially trained soldiers – Range Controllers. This year, two of the soldiers of the National Armed Forces provided security at the Grayling Polygon during a joint training course called “Northern Strike”, proving that Latvian soldiers not only train in training, but also provide…