Posts published in Day: February 13, 2020

Maxima: no obligation to inform clients about salmonella contamination

Thursday, February 13, 2020

The supermarket chain Maxima and its supplier Biovela are facing fines for bringing salmonella-contaminated meat to the market. Maxima says it did not notify shoppers because it was not required to. Maxima, one of Lithuania’s biggest supermarket chains, received laboratory results confirming microbiological contamination in one of the tested samples on February 3, but informed the service and took fresh meat off the market only on February 7, the State…

Surviving Iran’s rocket attack – ‘there was no time to be afraid’

Thursday, February 13, 2020

January 7 began as an ordinary day to the Lithuanians serving at the Al Asad coalition base in Iraq. An incoming radio report calling for an urgent meeting broke the routine at the base – something was up. Captain Aurimas Dirgėla put aside his 400-page book, Where Men Win Glory about an American football player who enlisted in the army after 9/11, and rushed to the meeting.  Read more:  Lithuanian…

Hospital bribery scandal culprits admit guilt

Thursday, February 13, 2020

The defendants in the Rīga’s Children’s Clinical University Hospital (BKUS) bribery case pleaded guilty at the Rīga City Pārdaugava Court and agreed to the penalties suggested by the Prosecutor’s Office by signing an agreement on February 13, according to Latvian Television. All eight defendants recognized that they signed the agreement knowingly and willingly. Their lawyers, as well as Prosecutor Māris Leja asked the court to attest to the agreement. The…

Saeima votes to sack Rīga City Council

Thursday, February 13, 2020

On Thursday, February 13, the Saeima decided on the final  draft  of the Riga City Council Dismissal  Law  which provides for the dismissal of the Riga City Council and the appointment of an interim administration ahead of fresh municipal elections. The Saeima legally dismissed Riga City Council because of its inability to make decisions, following three successive council meetings at which a quorum was not obtained. As previously reported by LSM, a large part…

Maxima says it was not obliged to inform clients about meat with salmonella

Thursday, February 13, 2020

The supermarket chain Maxima and its supplier Biovela are facing fines for bringing salmonella-contaminated meat to the market. Maxima says it did not notify shoppers because it was not required to. Maxima, one of Lithuania’s biggest supermarket chains, received laboratory results confirming microbiological contamination in one of the tested samples on February 3, but informed the service and took fresh meat off the market only on February 7, the State…

Leaving a managerial position in Ireland to become a Latvian entrepreneur

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Father of three Armands Džeriņš moved back to Liepāja after 13 years in Ireland to start his own metalworks company in Latvia, according to a Latvian Radio broadcast on February 12. Džeriņš is still at the beginning of his business journey, as Armsol Metāls has only been operational for a few months. He does all the metalworks himself, which means long hours for the budding company, but he got his…

Saeima votes to sack Rīga City Council

Thursday, February 13, 2020

On Thursday, February 13, the Saeima decided on the final  draft  of the Riga City Council Dismissal  Law  which provides for the dismissal of the Riga City Council and the appointment of an interim administration ahead of fresh municipal elections. The Saeima legally dismissed Riga City Council because of its inability to make decisions, following three successive council meetings at which a quorum was not obtained. As previously reported by LSM, a large part…

Sexual pleasure isn’t the sole key to women’s freedom

By Ryaihanny Sahrom on Thursday, February 13, 2020

Some of us are already battling people who want to ‘rescue’ us. Putting emphasis on sex in liberation movements ignores that we all have different relationships with it The message that you can’t have women’s liberation without sexual liberation is practically forced down women’s throats by society, patronising men and even feminists these days. But what was originally meant to give women space for political liberation, has transformed into a…

Tallinn provides free public transport for 420,000 people

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Tallinn is the largest city to offer free public transport so far. It has a population of 420,000, with a transport network consisting of five tram lines, eight trolley bus lines and 57 bus routes. Allan Alaküla, head of Tallinn’s EU office in Brussels, says public transport was made free in the city because of “social urgency”. “Ticket costs became a major concern for public transport users in 2010 and…

NATO defense ministers’ meetings focused on global threats

Thursday, February 13, 2020

NATO defense ministers’ meetings in Brussels this week  focused on transatlantic relations and global threats. NATO defense ministers also decided at a meeting in the North Atlantic Council format to pay more attention to developments in the Middle East, as a first step of which the ministers see enhancing the NATO mission in Iraq. “Estonia supports greater allied presence and expanding the present NATO training mission in Iraq. We are also prepared to…