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Estonia: Unemployment Fund pays out €27 million in wage compensation in April

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (Töötukassa) paid out nearly €27 million in wage support during April. Additionally, the number of registered unemployed decreased in Estonia last month. Tentative figures show the rate of unemployment at the end of the month was 8.6 percent and people registered as unemployed with the Unemployment Insurance Fund numbered approximately 56,100. At the end of March, the number was nearing 57,500. The registered unemployment rate continues…

President of Latvia: internal security is ‘lagging other sectors’

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Closing the police academy was a ‘big mistake that needs to be corrected’, the President of Latvia, Egils Levits, said in a media briefing after meeting with Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš April 22. President Levits said that internal security, which includes various institutions – police, border guards, prosecutor’s office and other institutions – has “lagged in some way” from the overall development of the country. “We’ve had investments and funds in different…

Lukashenko supporters rally outside Lithuanian embassy in Minsk

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

On Monday, a group of people carrying Belarusian flags gathered outside the Lithuanian embassy in Minsk. A few dozen people chanted pro-regime slogans, according to independent Belarusian media TUT.by. Прямо сейчас провластный митинг проходит у посольства Литвы. Там же стоят журналисты БТ.  pic.twitter.com/KjHT7Pnbr9   — TUT.BY (@tutby)  August 31, 2020 Reporters from state-owned media have also reported gathered outside to cover the protest, according to TUT.by. No incidents had been…

Church bells in Lithuania to ring every night for collective prayer

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Church bells will ring every evening at 20:00 across Lithuania inviting people to join in prayer, according to the Lithuanian Bishops’ Conference. Families are invited to say the prayer of St. Joseph at 20:00 every night. “It will be our bridge of prayer connecting us with the Lord and with one another,” the Lithuanian Bishops’ Conference said in a statement. “The bells of churches in Lithuania wil ring at that…

Responsibility must come with market power for technology giants, Vestager says in Vilnius

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Global technology giants must realize that responsibility comes with market power, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager told the LOGIN technology and innovation conference in Vilnius on Thursday. She acknowledged that Europe was slow to create its digital market and failed to create serious competition for Facebook or Google, which let them consolidate their positions. “They weren’t fazed with much competition because in Europe we only got a digital single market…