Posts published in Day: September 15, 2020

Twelve Belarusian companies will move business to Latvia

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Currently, twelve businesses from Belarus have decided to relocate to Latvia, Ministry of Economics (EM) said September 15. As reported, businesses that feel they can no longer operate in Belarus due to the latest in a long line of brutal crackdowns by the Lukashenko regime have been contacting the  Latvian Investment and Development Agency   (LIAA) about possible relocation. Some companies that have decided to move their business qualify for the…

Lithuanian foreign minister to sign 5G deal with US in Washington

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Vilnius and Washington will on Wednesday sign a cooperation agreement on the development of 5G telecommunications infrastructure, according to the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry. Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius departed for Washington on Tuesday and will sign sign a memorandum of understanding with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday, according to Linkevičius’ spokeswoman Rasa Jakilaitienė. The US administration has been pressing countries not to allow Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei…

Lithuanian woman unearths 1kg potato

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

A woman in Lithuania, Milda Ismailova, was pleasantly surprised when she unearthed a mega potato in her garden weighing 856 grams. “As always, I was growing potatoes without fertilisers, and I only changed the variety which probably led to a better harvest this year,” she said. She has already tried making the iconic Cepelinai potato dumplings this year. “The dish came out perfect,” she said. Although drought had been reported…

Self-isolation reduced from 14 to 10 days in Latvia

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The Cabinet on Tuesday supported the Ministry of Health’s proposal to reduce the period of self-isolation for arrivals from fourteen to ten days, with a few exceptions, newswire LETA said September 15. In a press conference following the meeting of the Cabinet, Health Minister Ilze Viņķele said that the Latvian society is very responsible and understanding, thus the country can function in the same way as it was before COVID-19. “It affects…

Lithuania to endorse building foreign military base

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Lithuania is considering to build a new training facility in the west of the country to accommodate exercises of Lithuanian and NATO soldiers, according to Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis. The existing military training area in Pabradė is sufficient for U.S. and NATO Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) exercises, he stressed, but that leaves less space for Lithuanian troops. Therefore, there are plans to up investments into the Pabradė and Rukla training…

Travelers coming to Lithuania must fill new online questionnaire, may cut self-quarantine

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

As of Tuesday, travelers coming to Lithuania must fill out an online questionnaire. Under some conditions, self-isolation period can be cut from 14 to 10 days. People traveling on regular flights or other public transport routes will be asked to give their personal details on an  online form   and present a QR code upon boarding the vehicle. The information will be held by the National Public Health Centre (NVSC)…

Coronavirus update: 11 new cases in Lithuania, four within police cluster

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Eleven new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Lithuania over the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s total to 3,397, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday morning. Four of the new cases are connected to an outbreak within the police force in Raseiniai, Kaunas County. This cluster has grown to 17 confirmed cases. The circumstances surrounding three new infections are currently unclear. In all, 1,202 are currently ill and 2,094…

More foreign films to be shot in Latvia

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

In 2020, the Rīga Film Fund has co-financed a total of seven foreign film projects – five in July and two more in August, Rīga City Council’s public relations department said September 14. In August, an  Ego Media  application for a series of research journalism in 4 parts based on true events got a co-financing agreement with Riga municipality, which will be in cooperation with  Monday Media  (Denmark). Filming in Latvia is…

Tallinn city government drafts bill defining what constitutes a nightclub

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Tallinn city government is to discuss Thursday the definition of nightclubs, addressing a long-standing issues with noise pollution in city center areas in particular, and also the issue of late-night alcohol sales. As reported on ERR News, late night alcohol sales have in any case been banned since earlier in the month, as a measure to curb the spread of coronavirus. In the normal run of things, whereas bars and…

Ministry submits bill aimed at boosting rural pharmacy service provision

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Amendments to the law governing the operation of pharmacies have been submitted, aimed at boosting provision of services in rural areas, including financially, after the current regime was found to be lacking. The Ministry of Social Affairs submitted the amendments to the Riigikogu Monday, which would change regulations in force since the beginning of 2015 which provided for support for pharmacies in more remote areas, but which has only ever…