Posts published in Day: July 6, 2020

Industrial production output fell by 6.4% in May

Monday, July 6, 2020

Data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to May 2019, in May 2020, industrial production output dropped by 6.4 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices), as reported on July 6.  The number was affected by the output reduction in manufacturing by 7.4 %. But slight increase was observed in mining and quarrying (of 0.6%) and electricity and gas supply (0.3%). In May, negative impact of COVID-19 was still felt in manufacturing,…

More Latvian-grown produce to be available in shops

Monday, July 6, 2020

Non-governmental organisations of farmers and traders, as well as the Minister for Agriculture, signed a memorandum of cooperation in order to promote the increased availability of quality fruit, berries and vegetables produced in Latvia to consumers,  the Ministry of Agriculture said on July 6. This will support Latvian fruit, berry and vegetable producers in overcoming the economic consequences of the COVID-19 crisis. The Memorandum provides for cooperation between all parties involved…

Canadian troop plane turned back halfway to Latvia

Monday, July 6, 2020

A military transport plane with Canadian soldiers on its way to Latvia was turned back on Thursday, July 2, half-way, as it was found that someone who might have been in contact with people on the aircraft had become infected with COVID-19, news agency LETA reported on July 6. The Canadian Air Force (CAF) learned about the infection when the aircraft was already in the air. In order to avoid…

Poet and translator Juris Kronbergs dies aged 73

Monday, July 6, 2020

On July 6, in Stockholm, the poet and translator Juris Kronbergs (09.08.1946 – 06.07.2020), has passed away, said  Latvian Literatur e on their Facebook page. Kronbergs was born in the family of painter Rūdolfs Kronbergs in Stockholm. He wrote poetry in Latvian and Swedish , as well as translated Latvian literature into Swedish and Swedish literature into Latvian. He received several important Latvian and Swedish awards for contributing to the development of the literature…

Coronavirus update: new infection traced to a train ride, 30 people in self-isolation

Monday, July 6, 2020

Five new coronavirus cases were reported in Lithuania on Monday morning by the National Public Health Centre. One of the people who tested positive for Covid-19 took a train from Klaipėda to Vilnius on June 24 with another person who was previously diagnosed with the infection. Thirty more people who were in contact with them have self-isolated. Another new case is an employee of the Maxima supermarket chain. However, according…

Canadian soldier plane turned back halfway to Latvia

Monday, July 6, 2020

A war plane with Canadian soldiers on its way to Latvia was turned back on Thursday, July 2, half-way, as it was found that someone who might have been in contact with people on the aircraft had become infected with COVID-19, news agency LETA reported on July 6. The Canadian Air Force (CAF) learned about the infection when the aircraft was already in the air. In order to avoid the…

Negative wholesale electricity price in Latvia for the first time

Monday, July 6, 2020

For the first time in history, a negative wholesale electricity price has been observed in Latvia – on July 6 of this year from 5 to 6 a.m., the price of electricity on the Nord Pool exchange in the Latvian price area was minus €0.09 per megawatt hour (MWh), the public service regulation commission (SPRK) told news agency LETA on  July 6. The Commission said that a gradual decrease in…

Rail Baltica discussion available to watch online

Monday, July 6, 2020

Policymakers responsible for coordinating, funding, and realising the €5.8bn Rail Baltica project presented their latest plans and timelines for completion during a webinar titled ‘Rail Baltica as driver of economic development in the post-COVID recovery’ on 1 July 2020. The webinar was organised by the International Railway Summit, in association with Rail Baltica and  is available to watch online on demand  , though registration is required. “The Rail Baltica project is slated to begin…

Three more cases of COVID-19 registered in Latvia

Monday, July 6, 2020

Latvia said it had detected three new cases of COVID-19 on July 6, the total number since the start of the pandemic rising to 1,127 on Monday. No further fatalities were announced, with the death toll remaining on 30. The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 692 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period. In total 158,518 tests have been carried out since February 29. So far 1,000 patients have recovered from infection. 5 patients are in…

Saeima deputy defends himself against ‘fake election observer’ listing

Monday, July 6, 2020

Armands Krauze, a member of the Latvian Saeima with the Greens and Farmers Union political bloc responded to his listing in an international database of allegedly biased election observers July 6 insisting his inclusion was not justified. As  previously reported  by LSM  , Krauze — deputy chairman of the parliamentary group for cooperation with Azerbaijan — was named as a “politically biased election observer”  in a database   created by the…