Posts published in Day: October 20, 2020

Lithuania’s budget proposal stimulates growth, but may overheat economy

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Lithuania’s draft budget for 2021, planned with a general government deficit of 5-percent GDP, has been presented to the parliament. Economists say the proposed 2021 budget gives Lithuania an opportunity to transform its economy and ensure future growth. However, the budget proposal also poses a risk of overheating the economy – with demand outstripping supply – that could lead to higher inflation and decreasing exports. On Tuesday, Lithuanian Finance Minister…

Coronavirus influences patterns of ATM usage

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The coronacrisis has influenced human behavior in numerous ways, some directly, some indirectly. Among the latter category is the usage of automated teller machines (ATMs), also known as cash machines or bankomāti, according to data from Luminor bank. In the summer months, the average amount of money withdrawn from ATMs has remained unchanged compared to the previous year – an average of 163 euros are withdrawn in cash per month, according…

Latvian tourism industry dependent on government’s decisions

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Tourism industry is among the most affected ones during the pandemic. The industry is still hopeful for aid from Economics Ministry (EM), Latvian Television reported October 19. Nataļja Filatova, Board Member of the tourism agency  Dream Tours , acknowledged that “we are barely surviving right now. We understand that we have to survive this time until spring. Maybe then something will change. But unfortunately, we are very dependent on the government’s decisions,…

Estonian president signs pension reform bill

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

President Kersti Kaljulaid has promulgated a controversial bill which reforms the Estonian pension scheme, after her Supreme Court appeal on the law was rejected. “It is the duty of the head of state in the Republic of Estonia to see to it that our legislative practice was in the constitutional track. One goes to the Supreme Court not to win or lose, but to achieve legal clarity,” the president said…

Turmeric for Back Pain: Does Curcumin Help Sciatica & Herniated Disks?

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

For thousands of years, turmeric maintained prominence in Ayurvedic medicine, one of the oldest practices in the world. The concept of using natural herbs and spices for their healing properties is not a new one. With so many options available, which medicinal herbs are the best? Curcuma longa is a species of ginger originating in Southeast Asia, which contains the powerful turmeric rhizome within its roots. Turmeric powder contains curcumin,…

Germany and Lithuania agree to extend military training collaboration

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Germany and Lithuania have agreed to extend their cooperation in the field of military training. The new agreement was signed by the head of the International Relations and Operations Group Karolis Aleksa on behalf of Lithuania’s Ministry of National Defence and Defence Attaché of Germany Lt Col Konstantin Bellini on behalf of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Defence. The move will enable Lithuanian forces to attend Bundeswehr’s training events to hone…

Latvia records three deaths from COVID-19

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

115 new cases of COVID-19 and three deaths were recorded in Latvia October 19, taking the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 3,609. All three of the latest victims were in the 65 to 85 age bracket. The Disease Prevention and Contol Center (SPKC) said 4,171 tests were conducted during the previous 24-hour period. 2.8% of tests conducted were positive (up from 2.0% the previous day). This last figure is…

Lithuania reports 205 new cases of COVID-19

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Lithuania reported 205 new coronavirus cases on Monday morning, 70 of them in Vilnius County. Twelve cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in the kindergarten Žemyna in Vilnius. Six more cases were linked to three other kindergartens in the city and two schools had one new case each. Overall, 101 of the newly reported infections were linked to knowns clusters, while three people were diagnosed with Covid-19 after returning from abroad.…

Lithuania, EU countries raise alarm on Europe’s ‘anti-5G movement’

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

A contingent of EU nations has pressed the European Commission to urgently develop a strategy to counter disinformation related to 5G telecommunications networks, amid concerns that the bloc may miss legally-binding targets for the rollout of new infrastructure. A Polish-led letter, sent to the EU executive on Monday and signed by fifteen EU member states, calls for the EU executive to launch a communications strategy to address a spate of…

Voter turnout doubles on first day of Lithuania’s early voting

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Some 27,630 people, or 1.20 percent of all registered voters, cast their ballots on Monday, the first day of early voting in Lithuania’s parliamentary runoff election. This is a two-fold increase from 12,980 voters, or 0.54 percent, on October 5, the first day of advance voting in the first round. Early voting in the second round began at 7:00 on Monday and will end at 20:00 on Thursday. Only three…