Posts tagged as system

Latvia prepares to launch packaging deposit system

Monday, September 13, 2021

On February 1 next year, the deposit packaging system will be launched in Latvia. Latvian Radio spoke to the representative of the State Environmental Service (VVD) Laura Anteina September 13 about how the system will work. Deputy Director-General of the VVD Laura Anteina said that the introduction of a beverage packaging deposit system is one of the steps in bringing about a circular economy, reducing waste, and encouraging its reuse.…

Estonia: tax system needs to be modernized

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Estonia’s tax system needs to be modernized, Jüri Ratas, chairman of the Center Party and speaker of the parliament, said in his opening remarks at a conference on the Estonian economy in Tallinn on Tuesday. “The tax system is an instrument with which we can reduce inequality and poverty and raise the standard of living of all people and the competitiveness of businesses. The overall tax burden determines the volume…

First RescueRunner system to be delivered to Lithuania

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

A major governmental authority in Lithuania has selected RescueRunner system for their operations. After a very close and fruitful cooperation with Laivo Sandelis / Garant Boats in Lithuania we have today received the first order of a RescueRunner system which will be delivered to a major governmental authority in the country. The boat will be used for search and rescue primarily in rivers and we are very proud that they…

New COVID-19 test queue system comes in force in Latvia

Monday, October 26, 2020

Monday October 26, a new system for COVID-19 testing queues comes in force in Latvia, Latvian Radio reported. As previously reported by LSM,   as of today, only those with a GP’s referral will be able to receive state-paid testing. From now on, there will be two queues. The first queue will be for those with a referral – people with symptoms, contact persons, those who need a test for…

How Lithuania’s mixed election system works

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Lithuanian voters are casting their ballots in general elections on October 11. However, most of them will have to come back to the voting booths just two weeks later. If you’re wondering why, here’s how Lithuania’s electoral system work. The Seimas The Lithuanian parliament, Seimas, is the main legislative institution in the country. It consists of a single chamber with 141 members who serve a four-year term. Lithuanian citizens aged…

Lithuania’s e-health system remains down

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Lithuania’s e-health services have yet to be restored two days after coming down due to a flooded server room. Heavy rain on Monday evening caused a burst pipe in the Centre of Registers which houses servers for a number of public data systems. Doctors have not been able to issue electronic drug prescriptions and pharmacies were barred from servicing them for over two days, while the Centre of Registers has…

Iceland joins Baltic bourses’ unified CSD system

Monday, May 25, 2020

Trading platform Nasdaq on May 25 announced the merger of Nasdaq CSD Iceland (CSD standing for Central Securities Depository) with Nasdaq CSD SE, which covers the Baltic states. The combined company, Nasdaq CSD SE, will operate in Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Iceland. Migration of the securities settlement platform in Icelandic markets is scheduled to be fully implemented on June 15. Indars Aščuks, the Latvian CEO of Nasdaq CSD continues as CEO of…

Tallinn implements new traffic light management system, disruption expected

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Tallinn authorities have started an overhaul of the city’s traffic lights management system, likely to cause disruption and delays through to its completion in December. The new system, from Swarco Omnia, is to replace the current Omnivue tech, with software already installed at Tallinn’s traffic control center as part of the Reidi Road procurement, according to daily Eesti Päevaleht (link in Estonian). Talvo Rüütelmaa, Deputy Head of Tallinn Transport Department…

Over half of 2nd pillar pension savers to go on saving in Estonia

Monday, December 23, 2019

23% of the people who have joined the mandatory funded pensions scheme, dubbed second pillar of the pension system, plan to continue accumulating savings into a pension fund after the second pillar is made voluntary, a fresh survey by Kantar Emor indicates. The pollster launched regular monitoring of the pension reform in December to keep track of changes in the opinions and intentions of Estonian residents when it comes to…

Latvian companies develop “AI-based” deposit-refund system for plastics

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Two Latvian companies says they have found a solution based on artificial intelligence (AI) to what it calls the “two main global problems” regarding plastic packaging. Technology company, dots, and the process engineering and equipment manufacturing companyPERUZA says they have manufactured a prototype of a packaging deposit-refund system that can recognise and collect different kinds of packaging, not only packaging of certain types of beverages. The recognition deposit-refund system (DRS)…