Posts published in Day: March 6, 2020

Russian man investigated for hate crime after assaulting Lithuanian teacher in Visaginas

Friday, March 6, 2020

A Russian resident in the town of Visaginas, northeastern Lithuania, has been charged with assaulting a woman in what is suspected to be a hate crime. The woman is a Lithuanian language teacher in the predominantly Russian-speaking town. The teacher was assaulted on Monday on her way from work in a Visaginas school. Local prosecutor Genadijus Jefimovas has told BNS that the the suspect, a 24-year-old Russian citizen who has…

Rise in number of Estonian coronavirus cases with Latvia link

Friday, March 6, 2020

The number of confirmed caes of COVID-19 coronavirus in Estonia was reported to have risen significantly March 6, with some of those patients affected seemingly linked by being aboard a flight from Italy to Latvia last week. As  reported by ERR News  : “The total number of cases of COVID-19 coronavirus detected in Estonia has risen to ten. Of the latest cases, the two announced earlier this morning were on…

City council member involved in spying investigation in Klaipėda

Friday, March 6, 2020

Two suspects in a spying investigation have been detained in Lithuania’s western city of Klaipėda. A city council member was earlier questioned as a special witness in the case. “We have two suspects and a court has sanctioned their detention for three months,” Ignė Rotautaitė-Pukenė, a spokeswoman for Klaipėda Regional Prosecutor’s Office, told BNS.  Read more:  Lithuanian court upholds sentence for man convicted of spying for Russia    Ela Andrejeva,…

Hello from London

Friday, March 6, 2020

There’s nothing Mrs Bucket hates more than someone mispronouncing her name, take a look at some of the many times she’s had to correct everyone.

Latvia gambling revenue grows to €307.1m in 2019

Friday, March 6, 2020

Latvian gambling regulator the Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection (IAUI) has reported a 10.5% year-on-year increase in gross gambling revenue for 2019, due in part to significant growth within the igaming sector. Gross gaming revenue for the 12 months to 31 December 2019 totalled €307.1m (£267.7m/$342.1m), up from €277.7m in the previous year. The IAUI noted year-on-year growth across all forms of gambling, though gaming machines were the main source…

airBaltic to cancel another 90 flights due to coronavirus

Friday, March 6, 2020

Due to the new coronavirus Covid-19, national airline airBaltic has made a decision to cancel 90 flights in addition to reducing a number of flights between Riga and Milan from March 23 to April 5, therefore its overall capacity will decrease by 4% during the period, reported LETA. airBaltic Senior Vice President of Network Management Wolfgang Reuss explains that, as the outlook for the short-term forward bookings has not improved, the airline is…

Number of coronavirus patients in Estonia rises to 10

Friday, March 6, 2020

Samples taken from five residents of Tallinn who had returned from Bergamo, Italy, to Estonia through Riga on Feb. 29, tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of affected people in Estonia to 10. All the coronavirus cases have been imported. The Healh Board has a list of the passengers on the Feb. 29 flight from Bergamo to Riga, and has been in contact with all those…

EIGE report: Women pollute less than men

Friday, March 6, 2020

Women are more environmentally conscious than men and should be given a stronger voice in climate change policymaking, the EU’s gender equality body in Vilnius says. “We see that when it comes to decision-making, you hardly see any women in the process. Look at the screenshots of the television, look at what you see in the media: it’s men, mainly men, talking about climate change and how to fight it,”…

S.Korea: A worker at U.S. Army Camp Humphreys infected with new coronavirus, raising USFK total to seven

Friday, March 6, 2020

A South Korean woman who works at Camp Humphreys has tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Friday, in the first confirmed case linked to the U.S. military outside the hard-hit area of Daegu. The announcement raised to seven the number of people affiliated with U.S. Forces Korea who have been infected, including a soldier and his wife. However, the other six were connected to bases in the southeastern area of…

Swedbank: coronavirus could hold back Baltic GDP growth by 1%

Friday, March 6, 2020

Swedbank, the largest bank in the Baltic states, released a report March 6 giving an assessment of the potential economic effects of the spread of coronavirus in the region. “The uncertainty regarding the economic development ahead is exceptionally high. Just up until recently, the consensus view among economist on corona’s economic consequences was that of a V-scenario, i.e. a marked but temporary downturn. This now appears increasingly as a pious hope.…