Posts tagged as support

Latvia’s fiscal watchdog suggests phasing out COVID-19 support measures

Friday, May 21, 2021

Latvia’s fiscal watchdog on Thursday called on the government to rethink any new support measures aimed at mitigating the COVID-19 impact and consider gradually ending the existing support programs. The Fiscal Discipline Council underlined that state aid should only continue in sectors directly affected by COVID-19 restrictions. The council said that while the pandemic is now receding and restrictions are being lifted in many countries of the world, Latvia remains…

Ukraine, Estonia sign statement on support of Ukraine’s membership in EU

Friday, May 21, 2021

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky held a meeting of Prime Minister of Estonia Kaja Kallas. Special attention was paid by the parties to the first-priority steps of Ukraine towards deepening relations with the European Union as the President’s Office. Volodymyr Zelensky noted the strategic goal of Ukraine toward obtaining full membership in the EU and expressed gratitude to Estonia for traditionally active support in the implementation of this ambitious task.…

Baltic States reaffirm support for Ukraine

Friday, April 16, 2021

The Baltic States are concerned about the noted build-up of the Russian armed forces near the Ukraine border and in the Crimean Peninsula, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the three Baltic States said April 15 during a joint working visit to Kyiv. The Latvian, Estonian and Lithuanian ministers agreed that such actions by Russia are significantly increasing the threat to security in the region and could potentially trigger a further escalation of…

Estonian government approves €46-million COVID-19 support for regions

Monday, April 5, 2021

The government has approved €46-million in local support, which puts a particular emphasis on Ida-Viru County. The cabinet approved the move at its regular Thursday sitting and endorsed the terms and conditions of the aid, which comes as part of the supplementary budget passed last month in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the second of its kind since the virus arrived over a year ago. Minister of Public Administration…

NATO’s presence in Estonia is supported by 75 per cent

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

According to a recent survey, 90 per cent of Estonia’s residents consider military conscription necessary and 79 per cent support a national defence model consisting of professional servicemen and a reserve force. Over three quarters of Estonia’s residents – 77% – believe Estonia must provide armed resistance in the event of an attack, according to a statement by the Estonian defence ministry. In addition, over half of the Estonian population…

Agriculture support to be increased by over 30 percent in Estonia

Saturday, February 27, 2021

The government will boost extraordinary support for agriculture by €3.8 million in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sector. Applicants will be able to start filing their requests mid-March, and the move follows a relaxation of the European Union’s state aid framework. The aid increase, approved by the cabinet Thursday after being proposed by rural affairs minister Urmas Kruuse (Reform) will bring total support for agriculture…

Estonian government proposes reintroduction of salary support scheme

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Minister of Public Administration Jaak Aab (Center) said the government will propose the reintroduction of wage support for areas hit by the latest round of restrictions. Speaking at Thursday’s press conference, Aab said: “We’ve agreed to make a proposal to the Unemployment Insurance Fund’s council to weigh wage support in some form in sectors that have either suffered or will suffer a severe blow due to restrictions.” The minister said…

airBaltic will turn to additional State support

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

According to Latvian Radio, National airline airBaltic Chief Executive Martins Gauss said that in the coming months the airline will inevitably have to turn to the State for additional support, Latvian Radio reported February 16. Transport Minister Tālis Linkaits confirmed to Latvian Radio that the government will be ready to help airBaltic when the airline turns to them for support. “The government is aware of the serious, systemic nature of…

Psychologists step up support for deaf people in Lithuania amid pandemic

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

As the deaf in Lithuania have been hit with mental health challenges during the pandemic, some psychologists in the country have stepped up support. Since September, four sign language psychologists from the Lithuanian Society of the Deaf (LKD) have been providing free individual and group consultations both in person and remotely across the country. According to the psychologists, it was important to assure wider access to mental health services in…

Estonian government agrees to support Nordica with €30 million

Thursday, October 15, 2020

The government agreed on Thursday to support Nordica’s share capital by €22 million and provide a loan of €8 million to the struggling airline. Minister of Economic Affairs Taavi Aas said the government plans to approve the allocation of funds within a week. The government received permission from the European Commission to support Nordica to the amount of €30 million in August. The purpose of the state aid is to help…