Posts published in Day: July 13, 2020

From one kitchen to 30 countries – Latvian “Felici” muesli

Monday, July 13, 2020

A Latvian home-kitchen experiment has led to healthy muesli exports to 30 countries, business “Felici” owners told Latvian Television on July 13. Eight years ago, Alise Balgalve began experimenting with making breakfast muesli from triticale, a hybrid of wheat and rye, adding flavorful fruit, nuts, seeds and other treats to the grain. “In 2012, this idea arose from desire for such a product and the market did not offer these,…

airBaltic signs codeshare agreement with Icelandair

Monday, July 13, 2020

Latvian national airline airBaltic said July 13 it had signed a codeshare agreement with Icelandair that “opens new markets for the carriers by allowing them to sell and issue airline tickets jointly throughout their  networks.  airBaltic customers will get access to Iceland and North America while Icelandair passengers can now purchase a ticket to a number of airBaltic destinations in the Baltics and beyond. Martin Gauss, President and CEO of airBaltic said: “We are pleased to add Icelandair as…

Tax revenue plan met by 92.8% in first half of 2020

Monday, July 13, 2020

The general budget revenue plan administered by the State Revenue Service (VID) was completed by 92.8% in the first half of 2020, VID said on July 13. The general budget revenues administered by VID during the first half of 2020 are EUR 4.71 billion. Following the state of emergency in March 2020 in order to stop COVID-19 spreading, when taxpayers had to significantly limit and certain sectors even halt their economic activities, the…

Baltic Sea Docs selects five Latvian film projects

Monday, July 13, 2020

The international documentary forum Baltic Sea Docs has just concluded its application selection, which this year includes 24 film projects from 16 countries, of which 5 projects come from Latvia, said Ieva Lange, spokeswoman for Baltic Sea Docs, on July 13. Film producers from the countries of the Baltic Sea region, Eastern Europe and the Caucasus region, as well as producers from other countries, may participate in the Forum if…

Latvian Architecture Award seeks submissions

Monday, July 13, 2020

The Latvian Architects Union (LAS) calls for submissions for the ‘Latvian Architecture Award 2020’ (LAGB)  by September 4 2020, representatives of the Latvian Architects Union said on July 13. Architects, contractors and builders, municipalities and public bodies are invited to submit applications. LAGB registers both works carried out in Latvia (regardless of the nationality of the authors) and those elsewhere in the world, if the country of origin of their…

Lithuania allocates €2m for coronavirus-hit event organisers

Monday, July 13, 2020

Lithuania will allocate 2 million euros to compensate organisers that were forced to cancel events due to the coronavirus quarantine measures, the Lithuanian Council of Culture said on Monday. The fund will be used to reimburse losses for organisers who had to cancel or downscale events scheduled for March 16 through June 17 in Lithuania or March 16 through December 31 abroad. “The key thing is that applications can only…

Lithuanian president congratulates ‘friend’ Duda on re-election

Monday, July 13, 2020

On Monday, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda congratulated his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda on his re-election and emphasised the importance of bilateral cooperation in defence and infrastructure.  “Congratulations to my friend Andrzej Duda on winning the Polish presidential election for the second term!” Nausėda tweeted. “I wish you strength and success. Looking forward to continuing close cooperation in security, defence and implementing regional infrastructure projects.” Later on Monday, Nausėda told reporters…

Reporters Without Border slam Lithuania’s ban of Kremlin’s RT

Monday, July 13, 2020

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has accused Lithuania and Latvia of misusing EU sanctions to ban Russia’s propaganda TV channel RT, an allegation dismissed by Lithuania’s media watchdog.  The Latvian and Lithuanian media regulators have in recent weeks banned RT television, formerly known as Russia Today, saying that it is controlled by Dmitry Kiselyov, who’s under EU sanctions for his role in promoting Kremlin’s propaganda during the annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea…

Lithuania’s largest opposition party approves candidates for election

Monday, July 13, 2020

The conservative Homeland Union, Lithuania’s biggest opposition party, has announced its final electoral list for October’s parliamentary election. MP Ingrida Šimonyte, the former presidential candidate, topped the list, which was approved by the Homeland Union’s council on Saturday. Gabrielius Landsbergis, the party leader, was ranked second. Laurynas Kasčiūnas, a right-wing member of parliament, who received the most votes in the internal party vote at the beginning of July to the…

Lithuania buys Washington’s trust

By Vairis Godmanis on Monday, July 13, 2020

Lithuania will purchase six UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and associated equipment from the United States worth than $ 380 million. This was reported by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) of the U.S. Department of Defense on July, 6. The U.S. Department of Defense noted that the purchase of helicopters will significantly increase Lithuania’s capabilities in countering threats from the East, border control, medical evacuation, search and rescue operations and…