Posts published in Day: October 7, 2020

Statistics: Motor fuel, food had biggest impact on consumer price index

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The change of the consumer price index in September 2020 was -0.3 percent compared to August 2020 and -1.1 percent compared to September 2019, data from Statistics Estonia shows. Year on year, goods were 0.7 percent and services 1.7 percent cheaper. Leading analyst at Statistics Estonia Viktoria Trasanov said compared to September 2019, the consumer price index was affected the most by decreases of diesel fuel and petrol, which were…

Radisson expands its portfolio in the Baltics

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Radisson Hotel Group confirms its commitment to the Baltic market with the opening of a Park Inn by Radisson hotel at Vilnius Airport. With 120 guest rooms, four meeting rooms totalling 400m², the Italian style Bocca Buona restaurant and bar, a modern gym and parking, the new upper-midscale hotel offers guests the best and most convenient start to their trips. Tom Flanagan Karttunen, Area Senior Vice President, Northern & Western Europe for Radisson…

Woman detained on suspicion of spying

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

An Estonian woman suspected of spying on the Estonian state has been detained. The woman, aged 41, has been detained by order of Harju County Court after the prosecutor’s office found reason to believe she had been engaged in counter-intelligence activities on behalf of a foreign state and in a manner detrimental to Estonia, investigative weekly Eesti Ekspress writes (link in Estonian). The woman, who is not a public figure nor civil…

Carrot the giant in Lithuania

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

A family in Jūžintai, northeastern Lithuania, has dug up a carrot weighing 2.384 kilogrammes and measuring 29 centimetres in length. “If we had known, we would have been more protective,” Danutė Krupliauskienė told grokiškis.lt. “As we dug [in the garden], its ‘children’ [offshoots] fell from carrot the giant.” According to Krupliauskienė, they did not water or spray it with fertiliser, only added horse manure to the soil last autumn. “Maybe…

Ukraine’s president fires Lithuanian head of defence industry

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

On Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky fired Aivaras Abromavičius, a Lithuanian national, from his position as the head of the country’s defence industry giant Ukroboronprom. After the Maidan revolution in 2014, Abromavičius received a Ukrainian citizenship to serve as the country’s Economy Minister under the former president Petro Poroshenko. He resigned in February 2016, saying that various lobbies were blocking his reforms. He joined Ukroboronprom that employs around 80,000 people…

Justice chancellor: Ministry messed up flight restriction changes

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Flight restrictions recently both simultaneously imposed and lifted by the economics affairs ministry violate administrative best practices, Chancellor of Justice Ülle Madise says. Madise said that easing restrictions on direct flights within the EU/EEA while at the same time tightening up those on flights to non-EU, or “third”, countries, such as Turkey, have not been carried out correctly, ETV news show “Aktuaalne kaamera” reported Tuesday. The justice chancellor made her…