Posts published in Day: March 19, 2019

Fuel prices up in Vilnius and Tallinn, unchanged in Riga

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Fuel prices this week have risen in Vilnius and Tallinn, but remained unchanged in Vilnius. The most expensive 95-octane fuel is in Tallinn, followed by Riga and Vilnius. Meanwhile, the most expensive diesel fuel is in Tallinn, while the lowest – in Vilnius. The price of 95-octane fuel at Circle K gas stations in Riga reached EUR 1.234 per liter this week, while the price of diesel fuel EUR 1.234…

Head of Estonian delegation to NATO PA inspecting Pacific missile defense system in Hawaii

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Chairman of the Estonian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) Marko Mihkelson is participating in a meeting of the NATO PA Defense and Security Committee in Hawaii, the United States, where the committee will visit several military bases and learn about the Pacific missile defense system. “The Pacific region is of great relevance to the US, the most important NATO ally. Besides the Russian and Chinese influence, a real threat…

Thousands of pensioners discover they have tax debts due to data processing error at Social Insurance Agency

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Due to a data processing error at the State Social Insurance Agency, the State Revenue Service received erroneous data on more than 6,000 pensioners’ personal income tax, newspaper Neatkariga Rita Avize reports today. The newspaper writes about one particular case when a disabled pensioner discovered that he owed the state EUR 293 in unpaid personal income tax. His daughter Natalija told the newspaper that he had not been working since…

Sex schedulers: meet the couples who diarise their love lives

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

How do you keep intimacy alive in a long-term relationship? More and more people are marking it on their calendars, and trying to stick to the commitment. Unless she is travelling, on her period or unwell, every Saturday morning at 7am Ar’nie Rozah Krogh will be doing one thing: having sex with her husband, Anders. As well as that “lazy sex”, they schedule a midweek “get-together” and squeeze in a…

Five detained over laundering more than €627,000

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Latvia’s State Police have detained five people over possibly laundering more than €627,000, with four kept behind bars during investigation, the police said March 18. The police got on the trail of the money launderers in late December as they were investigating unlawful use of third parties’ payment data. It became clear to the police that money laundering is involved, and that the five people involved had been doing it for several…

Rail Baltica initially expecting fewer than 100 passengers per train

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

According to Rail Baltica’s initial operational plan, four international high-speed passenger trains would depart from Tallinn every day. The trains, which are initially projected to carry under 100 passengers each, are expected to grow over time, as are the number of departures. In order to begin making decisions regarding Rail Baltica’s future stations and hubs, and how many platforms and bypasses will be necessary, RB Rail AS commissioned an initial…

Latvian universities should be among 500 best in the world

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Latvia’s leading universities have a clear vision for the future. It is topical for continued development of the country’s education and science sector. This will require improving the National Development plan for 2021-2027 to assist Latvian universities in joining the top 500 of the world’s best universities, said vice-chairperson of Saeima’s Sustainable Development Committee Inese Ikstena during a visit to the new Science House of University of Latvia on Monday,…

Without reforms, it might be necessary to consider tax hikes – Karins

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Reforms are needed in a number of sectors if Latvia is to avoid fresh tax hikes, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) said at a meeting of the Saeima Budget and Finance (Taxation) Committee on Monday. The Saeima committee on Monday started work on Latvia’s 2019 budget. The premier opened the debate by noting that this will be so-called technical budget, drafted by Latvia’s previous government. “We have a tradition…

Lithuanian president’s office calls municipal polls opposition’s victory over ruling bloc

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

An advisor to Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite described on Tuesday the results of the recent municipal elections as a defeat for the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) and a victory for the opposition. “It was people, democracy and the opposition who won,” Mindaugas Linge told Ziniu Radijas. “It is evident that people are not inclined to support (the ruling bloc’s) national policies,” he added. The LFGU won fewer seats in…

China must act in accordance with EU rules in Helsinki tunnel project

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Henrik Hololei, director-general for mobility and transport at the European Commission, has expressed skepticism as regards the Tallinn-Helsinki tunnel project led by Finnish businessman Peter Vesterbacka, while also pointing out that the Chinese investors ready to finance Vesterbacka’s plan must act in accordance with European Union (EU) rules, writes LETA/BNS. Hololei pointed out in an interview with Estonian public broadcaster ERR that the EU last week adopted a notice on…