Posts published in Day: April 20, 2019

EU solidarity cannot just be a one-way street – Dombrovskis

Saturday, April 20, 2019

European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, who is atop of New Unity’s ticket in the European Parliament elections, told LETA in an interview that European Union solidarity cannot just be a one-way street. Dombrovskis said that strategic discussions are currently taking place on the future of the EU, and that the European Commission has come up with five possible scenarios. These scenarios include closer cooperation in all areas, strengthening cooperation…

73% of residents believe they benefit from Latvia’s membership in EU

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Approximately 73% of residents believe Latvia benefits from membership in the European Union. Interviewed residents mainly outline job opportunities, economic growth and security, according to the latest data compiled by Eurobarometer. 49% of respondents said EU offers Latvia’s citizens new job opportunities. 44% believe Latvia’s membership in the EU also improves the country’s economic growth. This index has grown 6% when compared to 2017. 34% of respondents said the EU…

Latvia supports creation of eurozone fiscal instrument

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Latvia supports the creation of the eurozone fiscal instrument, Finance Minister Janis Reirs (New Unity) told LETA. The minister emphasized that the support of this initiative will not need additional financing or co-payments from member states. Meanwhile, European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said that he hopes that a decision on the creation of the eurozone fiscal instruments could be made by the end of the year. He said that…

Forevers: 615 tonnes of grilled meat was consumed in Latvia last year

Saturday, April 20, 2019

615 tonnes of meat products for grilling was sold in Latvia in 2018, according to sales data from meat processing company Forevers. «This is one of the most rapidly growing categories in recent years. This is why it is planned to increase grilled meat product sales by 15-20% this year,» the company reports. Grilled meat products in demand include semi-smoked beer sausages, marinated ribs and hunters’ sausages. During the most…

Hundreds participate in Veterans Day charity run in Narva

Saturday, April 20, 2019

The Blue Hepatica Run, a charity run organised in honour of veterans of the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) and the Estonian Defence League (Kaitseliit), was held in Narva for the first time this year, and hundreds of adults and children turned out for the 3.2km event along the Narva River. The Blue Hepatica Run, a charity run organised in honour of veterans of the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) and the…