Posts published in Day: February 15, 2020

Litvak family’s journey to independence – opinion

Saturday, February 15, 2020

As Lithuania dedicates 2020 to the country’s Jewish heritage, Ada Alejūnaitė presents the remarkable story of Eunice Blecker and her Litvak family that survived the shifting sands of the 20th century. The history of Lithuania‘s Jews has always been relevant to me, raising many questions as we know so little about it. During my childhood, I often visited the old Jewish cemetery in Šiaulėnai and I kept wondering – are…

Finance Ministry revises 2020 growth forecast downwards

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Latvia’s Finance Ministry (FM) said February 14 it was revising its growth projection for 2020 downwards. According to updated projections, Latvia’s economy will grow by 2.2% in 2020, accelerating to 2.8% in 2021 and 2022, and to 2.4% in 2023. Compared to previous projections made in June 2019, GDP growth projections for 2020 have been revised down by 0.6 percentage points, but remain unchanged for 2021 and 2022.  “Latvia’s economic growth slowed…