Posts published in Day: October 26, 2019

Healthcare workers to organize “A Day without a Doctor” in Latvia

Saturday, October 26, 2019

In protest against the projected healthcare financing amounts in the next few years, healthcare workers will stage a protest, called “A Day without a Doctor”, urging all physicians, except those working in emergency medical service, to take one-day unpaid leave before Saeima’s vote on the 2020 state budget bill, as the Latvian Medical Association’s President Ilze Aizsilniece informed LETA last night. According to Aizsalniece, only emergency medical services will be…

Annual Baltic Conference on Defence 2019 to be held in Tallinn

Saturday, October 26, 2019

NATO Allies, European defence experts and representatives of the defence industry will be exploring how new technologies such as artificial intelligence and unmanned vehicles enhance defence capabilities and deterrence at the 13th Annual Baltic Conference on Defence (ABCD) on 29-30 October 2019 in Tallinn. On the evening of 29 October, Estonian Minister of Defence Jüri Luik and French Minister for Armed Forces Florence Parly will open the conference. On 30 October, President…

Why 5G will be important for the Baltic Sea Region

Saturday, October 26, 2019

For the second year in a row, the 5G Techritory Forum will be held in Riga, Latvia, bringing together the leading individuals and organizations responsible for 5G deployment in the Baltic Sea Region. Latvia has played a decisive role in laying the foundations for successful 5G implementation throughout the region through initiating 5G Techritory, a joint platform for cross-border, cross-level, and cross-sectoral collaboration. Ahead of the event, ITU News caught up with…

35 artworks to be displayed at this year’s Staro Riga lights festival

Saturday, October 26, 2019

The international festival of lights Staro Riga will take place for the 12th time in the Latvian capital from November 15 to 18, with four dimensions of the art of light – time, space, man and light – chosen as the main theme for this year’s event. The artworks and installations at the festival will represent various forms of art, from relatively conventional objects to “generative art”.  The festival of…

Discrimination falls, but wide differences remain across EU

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Support for LGBTI relationships has grown in Europe, but it varies considerably between EU member states, according to a new Eurobarometer survey on discrimination in Europe. Market research company Kantar surveyed 27,438 people in 28 member states between May 9 and May 25, 2019, for the European Commission. Support for LGBTI rights was highest in Sweden and the Netherlands with 98% of people surveyed in Sweden and 97% of those surveyed in…

Latvian residents believe they can get HIV from insect bites

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Some people in Latvia believe, wrongly, that they can get HIV from insect bites or wastewater; only slightly more than half of the people have sufficient knowledge about HIV, according to a survey carried this year out by Agihas support group for people living with HIV and AIDS. Latvia ranks first in Europe in terms of new HIV cases registered each year – 18.8 per 100,000 residents, which is three…