Posts published in Day: January 15, 2019

Lithuanian government getting ready for no-deal Brexit

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Lithuanian government has drawn up a plan for steps to be taken should Britain leave the European Union without a deal. The Cabinet plans to discuss the scenario on Wednesday. British lawmakers are set to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal on Tuesday evening. If the deal is not approved, Lithuania will have to amend its laws on the legal status of the British in the country, direct taxes, air…

SDE promises to increase old-age pension to EUR 700

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Estonian Social Democratic Party (SDE) aims to decrease health costs and increase old-age pension to 700 euros, spokespeople for the party said on Tuesday. The party’s objective for the coming years is to establish a social system which ensures a dignified and active retirement for the elderly and significantly decreases the work load of caregivers. Welfare of the elderly will also be increased by several intended changes to the…

HEATMAPS: Unemployment is mostly defeated but pay is not high enough

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

This is the second in a series of articles featuring heatmaps of the main macroeconomic indicators that allow direct comparisons between the countries of New Europe. They are part of a package that includes bne IntelliNews’ OUTLOOK 2019, detailed country reports looking at the prospects for 2019 in each of the countries we cover. See a complete list of the OUTLOOK reports here. In addition, bne IntelliNews publishes detailed monthly country…

Estonian president proposes to appoint Villu Kove head of Supreme Court

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid on Monday made a proposal to the parliament to appoint Villu Kove, renowned jurist and chairman of the civil chamber of the Supreme Court, as the new chief justice of the Supreme Court of Estonia. “Our court system is strong, functional, independent, and the people of Estonia trust it. Therefore I consider it important that also the next head of the Supreme Court come from within…

Latvian authorities announce influenza epidemic in the country

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Last week, the number of patients with flu in Valmiera reached the threshold of an epidemic – 163.6 cases per 100,000 residents. With that, 15 January was declared the beginning of an influenza epidemic in Latvia, BNN was told by Disease Prevention and Control Centre. The centre reports flue cases registered in the second week of 2019 in Riga (78.6 per 100,000), Jelgava (57.7 per 100,000), Ventspils (45.0 per 100,000),…

Foreign ministers of Baltic states and Poland to visit Mariupol

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

On January 15, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics together with his counterparts from Estonia, Lithuania, and Poland will visit the city of Mariupol in Ukraine to pledge their support for Ukraine and the region of Mariupol over Russia’s aggression in the east of Ukraine and imposition of a blockade on the Kerch Strait and the Sea of Azov, LETA learned from the Foreign Ministry. As part of the visit, the…

Darzins replaces Videll at KHL All-Star Game

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Latvian forward Lauris Darzins will replace Linus Videll, who has suffered an injury, at the Kontinental Hockey League’s (KHL) All-Star Game, the tournament’s organizers announced on Monday. Due to his injury, Videll will have to skip several matches, including the KHL All-Star Game. The organizers have decided that Darzins will replace Videll and will be added to the Bobrov Divdision’s roster. Darzins has scored 12 goals and made 22 assists in 44…

Government declaration proposals may cost Latvia EUR 600 million this year

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

If all proposals submitted for the government declaration were to be implemented this year, it would require an additional amount of EUR 660 million, prime minister candidate Krišjānis Kariņš told journalists. «In 2019 we will not have the option of dividing more finances, because the question is about how much we can include in the already set deficit level. The new government’s policy would begin in 2020,» said Kariņš. At…

German airport security staff begin one-day strike

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Security staff at eight German airports went on strike on Tuesday in an escalating pay dispute that means up to 220,000 passengers could be affected by delays or cancellations, airport association ADV said. Security workers at the smaller Hamburg, Hanover and Bremen airports downed tools from midnight while those at main hub Frankfurt joined them two hours later, with a view to striking until 2000 local time (1900 GMT). Strike…

Nordecon to build national defense buildings at Tapa for EUR 10.7 mln

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The listed Estonian builder Nordecon and the Center for Defense Investment entered into a contract for services for the construction of an assembly area at the military base of the Estonian defense forces at Tapa, the cost of the project without value added tax is 10.7 mln euros. The works include the construction of various buildings and structures, such as universal halls for accommodation, catering, and for repairing technology, as…