Posts published in Day: October 8, 2019

New proposals of the Latvian Justice Ministry

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The Justice Ministry proposes that real estate tax be not applied if a residence is the resident’s only home and costs less than EUR 100,000, as Juta Strike, head of Saeima group of the New Conservative Party, told reporters after the Coalition Cooperation Council’s meeting today. According to Strike, the Justice Ministry proposes that, when cadastral values are revised, a minimum non-taxable value of real estate should be introduced. The…

Riga to be divided into four waste management zones

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Procurement for waste management in Riga will be launched in two weeks, and seven-year contracts will be signed with the winning bidders, Riga Mayor Olegs Burovs (Honor to Serve Riga) told reporters after a meeting with representatives from the Competition Council and the Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry on Monday. From now on, Riga will be divided into four roughly similar areas that could each be served by a…

Lithuania Post reveals new illustrated parcel lockers

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Lithuania Post has revealed a number of illustrated parcels lockers as part of its LP Express terminal network. The lockers have been designed in close cooperation with local artists and represent how the post is working on a sustainable future. According to the post, since the introduction of its parcel locker network Lithuania Post has reduced its impact on the environment by reducing the millions of kilometers driven by its…

First flu cases of the season reported in Latvia

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The Center for Disease Prevention and Control recorded the first cases of influenza of this season at the beginning of October, the center’s communications head Ilze Araja informed LETA. She noted that cases of type B flu have been reported in some preschool institutions and elementary schools in Riga. Still, the overall flu rate in Latvia remains very low, with only one of the 64 family physicians participating in the…

Dombrovskis undergoes European Commission job grilling

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Latvia’s Valdis Dombrovskis is on the spot in Brussels October 8, facing questions from the European Parliament as he seeks approval for another term as a European Commissioner. The former Latvian Prime Minister is in line for a role as Executive Vice President of the Commission with a brief labelled “An Economy that Works for People”. His statement is being heard by the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) and the Committee…

Lithuania to build three new military sites

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Seven Lithuanian and foreign companies enrolled in the tendering procedure for building three military sites in Šiauliai town and Šilalė and Vilnius regions by the method of public-private partnership (PPP). Four companies have been invited to take part in the following stage after the candidates’ qualification assessment.   The four companies have been invited to submit their primary tenders which will be undergoing evaluation until the end of January 2020.…

Latvian Positivus festival dates confirmed for 2020

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The 14th Positivus Festival in Salacgrīva, Latvia will take place on the 17th and 18th of July, 2020 organizers have announced. The music and arts festival attracts thousands of visitors from all over the Baltic States and beyond over two days and has become a major event on the annual festival calendar. The first tickets will be made available from October 10 to 25, the organizers said in a media release. “Nowhere else…

Lithuania acts against pirate sites

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission (LRTK) has granted requests to block two sites showing pirated contented. In a statement, it says the requests were received from Internet Copyright Management and AGATA (the Lithuanian related rights association) and related to filmi.in and torrent.ai respectively. It adds that the two bodies had not given their consent to the publication of copyrighted content on the sites. The regulator concludes by saying that…

IKEA, Dasos Capital, Dzukijos Miskas named major forest owners in Lithuania

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Sweden’s furniture group IKEA, Finland’s Dasos Capital as well as Lithuania’s Dzukijos Miskas and its shareholders are the major forest owners in Lithuania, the delfi.lt news website reports. IKEA has increased its forest holdings to 27,000 hectares in Lithuania, via its company IRI Investments Lietuva, according to the news website. Dasos Capital comes in second after acquiring a 15,000-hectare forest portfolio from Sweden’s Euroforest last year. Among Lithuanians, Dzukijos Miskas’…