Posts published in Day: April 26, 2019

Estonia: Volume of pension funds grows to EUR 4.2 bln

Friday, April 26, 2019

The volume of assets of mandatory pension funds rose by 314 mln euros in Estonia in the first quarter of this year, the volume of total assets rose to 4.2 bn euros, informed LETA/BNS. The volume of assets invested into Estonia rose to 543.7 mln euros, making up 12.9 % of the total assets of pension funds, the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry said. According to the chamber, the…

Lithuania passes law on relocation of people of Lithuanian descent from crisis zones

Friday, April 26, 2019

The Seimas adopted on Friday a law opening the way for using public funds to help people of Lithuanian descent to move from humanitarian crisis zones to Lithuania. The Law on the Relocation of Persons to the Republic of Lithuania was passed unanimously with 96 votes and is to come into force in June. Those eligible for relocation will include Lithuanian citizens, people of Lithuanian descent and those who would…

Latvians’ opinion about overall situation in the country keeps worsening – survey

Friday, April 26, 2019

The survey shows that over the past month the share of respondents feeling that the situation in Latvia is developing in the wrong direction increased by four percentage points to 56% in March, while the share of respondents saying that the situation is developing in the right direction dropped by four percentage points to 28%. The index assessing the overall situation fell by eight points to -28 in March, which…

Ukraine’s president-elect asks for continued support from Lithuania

Friday, April 26, 2019

Ukraine’s president-elect Volodymyr Zelensky has asked Lithuania to continue supporting Kiev. “Support at the international level would probably be helpful, which is what Lithuania has been doing for Ukraine. Lithuania is an advocate of Ukraine in EU and NATO matters,” he told a Delfi TV program on Thursday. Zelensky thanked Vilnius for helping troops in eastern Ukrainian and for providing medical treatment to injured soldiers in Lithuania. “If we continue…

Maxima to embrace solar power

Friday, April 26, 2019

To make retail more environmentally friendly, Maxima has begun equipping its stores with solar panels, supplying stores with autonomous energy. The first store in Latvia to have a solar panel system installed on its roof will be the Maxima XX store at 20a Saharova Street in Riga. The system will be installed after an ambitious reconstruction of the store during the second half of the year. Over the next five…

Arms control inspectors of the Russian Federation conducting an evaluation visit in Lithuania

Friday, April 26, 2019

On April 24 a team of arms control inspectors of the Russian Federation are conducting an evaluation visit to the Motorised Infantry Brigade Griffin of the Lithuanian Land Force according to the requirements of the Vienna Document 2011 of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The Russian arms control inspection team is planned to pay an evaluation visit to the Griffin Brigade based in the Klaipėda city…

70 000 air passengers affected by strike in Scandinavian SAS airline

Friday, April 26, 2019

Due to a strike by pilots of the Scandinavian airline SAS in Sweden, Denmark and Norway, on Friday about 70,000 passengers have been affected by over 600 cancelled flights. Swedish news portal The Local reports that Swedish, European and long-haul flights were all affected by the strike, the airline stated, expecting that a total of 170,000 passengers would be affected until Sunday, April 28. The strike has been called by…

Video: Biden joins U.S. Presidential race, branded ‘Sleepy Joe’ by Trump

Friday, April 26, 2019

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has announced his candidacy for the U.S. 2020 presidential election. U.S. President Donald Trump has charactarised his potential rival as ‘Sleepy Joe’. American news agency AP reports that Biden, a U.S. political heavyweight from the Democratic Party, currently, aged 76, has announced his campaign on Thursday, April 25. Biden’s video statement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbOU2fTg6cI Following the announcement, U.S. President Donald Trump, who intends to run for…

Verbal terror in Ventspils City Council forces opposition to ask government to step in

Friday, April 26, 2019

«We have informed the government that as representatives of Ventspils residents we no longer have any moral and ethical reasons to participate in the work done by the illegal administration of Ventspils City Council. We have told the government that we will not participate in the work of the municipality until the government and authorities have performed measures to stabilize the situation in Ventspils City Council,» as reported by deputies…

Ukraine’s new language law seen as divisive by President-elect Zelenskiy

Friday, April 26, 2019

Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada has passed a law giving a special status to the Ukrainian language and making it mandatory for public sector workers. The measure has been charactarised as divisive both by President-elect Zelenskiy and Russia. Canadian-British news agency Reuters reports that the law passed on Thursday, April 25, which obliges all citizens to have command of the Ukrainian language and makes it an obligatory requirement for civil servants, soldiers,…