Posts published in Day: October 1, 2020

Latvian central bank issues ‘Modernist’ collector coin

Thursday, October 1, 2020

The Latvian central bank, (Latvijas banka, LB) has released another collector coin to pique the interest of numismatists everywhere. This one is square-ish and dedicated to the theme of Modernist art in Latvia in the 1960s, known as the period of the Thaw, associated with the political developments of that time. “The Thaw brought about hope for a higher degree of freedom and well-being; and culture and art also saw an opportunity of…

Lithuanian “Smart Griffin” with American accent

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Thursday, October 1, 2020

Smart Griffin – 2020 exercise (Sumanus Grifonas 2020), organized by the Motorised Infantry Brigade “Žemaitija”, has begun at the training ground in the Klaipeda region (Kairiai). The Ministry of Defence of Lithuania reports that it will last until October 2. Smart Griffin 2020 is the first exercise in a new military training cycle that begins this fall. Its purpose is to train the “Žemaitija” battalions in planning defensive actions in…

Lithuania reports 91 new coronavirus cases, over 25,000 in quarantine

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Lithuania confirmed 91 new coronavirus infections over Wednesday, according to the National Public Health Centre (NVSC). Five of the new cases are linked to an ice hockey game in Elektrėnai, Vilnius County, on September 5. Nineteen cases are part of a cluster around Kaunas Musical Theatre which currently accounts for 43 infections. Four cases are linked to a hospital in Radviliškis, currently the biggest hotspot in the country with 139…

DFDS to increase number of departures on Estonia-Sweden route

Thursday, October 1, 2020

From October 4, Danish international shipping and logistics company DFDS will increase the number of departures of the Paldiski-Kapellskär route to two per day and close the Paldiski-Hanko route due to insufficient custom. The Patria Seaways vessel serving the Paldiski-Hanko ship will be used on the Paldiski-Kapellskär route. The number of weekly departures on the freight and passenger route between the ports of Paldiski and Kapellskär in Sweden will increase…

44 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Latvia

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Forty-four new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Latvia on October 1, one of the highest daily totals so far, but half the number recorded the previous day. In all 1,868 cases of coronavirus have now been recorded in Latvia. No additional deaths were registered with the death toll remaining on 37. However, it should be noted that the number of tests carried out was also the largest since the start of…

Lithuania bans smoking in balconies

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Smokers in Lithuania will not be allowed to have a cigarette in their own balconies, if at least one neighbour in the building objects to it, the country’s parliament decided on Thursday. The bill, proposed by Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga, also prohibits smoking in outdoor sports venues, bus stops, children playgrounds and outdoor cafes. The ban on smoking in private balconies of apartment buildings, unless all neighbours agree to it,…

Belarus opens tax evasion investigation into Lithuanian company

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Belarusian institutions have opened a criminal investigation into a Lithuanian company that allegedly failed to pay state taxes. The officers seized the firm’s accounting records and assets, the country’s state news agency BelTa reported on Tuesday. The Belarusian Financial Investigations Department of the State Control Committee has accused a Lithuanian company engaged in a trade of non-ferrous metal scraps of large-scale tax evasion. The firm in question was allegedly registered…

Latvian society must cooperate to keep schools open

Thursday, October 1, 2020

All members of society must be careful and comply with safety measures to limit COVID-19 in order to keep schools open for as long as possible, Health Minister Ilze Viņķele said in an interview on Latvian Radio October 1. The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) has indicated that, despite the r   ecord number of cases   confirmed on Wednesday, the situation is under control and outbreaks are localized. Due…

Serious crimes on the rise in Latvia

Thursday, October 1, 2020

The number of serious crimes is increasing in Latvia, so the responsible authorities are discussing improving the effectiveness of the police, Latvian Radio reported September 30. On Wednesday, during the meeting of the Saeima Defense, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Commission, representatives of the State Police revealed the need to address police capacity problems, both technical security and workload. It is also necessary to re-establish training facilities for operational staff. Reasons for the…