Posts published in Day: October 17, 2020

Another record day of COVID-19 cases in Latvia

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Latvia recorded a record number of new COVID-19 cases for a second day in a row on October 17. 188 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Latvia, taking the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 3,392 and exceeding Friday’s record of 148 cases. The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 5,332 tests were conducted during the previous 24-hour period and that 3.5% of tests conducted were positive…

Baltika posts €975,000 profit for January – September

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Listed Estonian garment manufacturer and seller Baltika saw a net profit of €975,000 in the first nine months 2020 compared to a net loss of €3.3 million in the same period the year before. Baltika Group ended the third quarter with a net loss of €516,000. The loss for the same period last year was €1.2 million, Baltika told the stock exchange. The quarterly results have improved €725,000 year-on-year due…

Baltic and Canadian foreign ministers hook up in Vilnius

Saturday, October 17, 2020

The foreign ministers of the Baltic states and Canada had a meeting in Vilnius on October 16. According to a release from the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “During the meeting, Edgars Rinkēvičs together with the Lithuanian Foreign Minister, Linas Linkevičius, the Estonian Foreign Minister, Urmas Reinsalu, and the Canadian Foreign Minister, François-Philippe Champagne, discussed transatlantic cooperation, issues on the international agenda, including developments in Russia and Belarus, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and other regional…

Nostalgia trip down the Nemunas river: legendary ship makes a fleeting comeback

Saturday, October 17, 2020

This summer, around 5,000 people used an opportunity to travel from Kaunas to Nida on a revived Soviet-built hydrofoil ship Raketa (Rocket). Despite the successful season, the owners spent most of the proceeds on maintenance and said it was unclear if the ship would sail next year. Raketa took four hours to complete the 250-kilometre journey on the river Nemunas. On the way, the passengers could enjoy Lithuania’s natural scenery…