Posts tagged as August

In August actual unemployment rate in Latvia was 8.6%, registered – 8.2%

Thursday, September 24, 2020

September 23 data of the Labor Force Survey conducted by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in August 2020 actual unemployment rate comprised 8.6 %, which is 0.3 percentage points more than in July. Unemployment rate registered by the State Employment Agency (NVD) accounted for 8.2 %, and, compared to July, it has not changed. Unemployment rate increase may be observed also when comparing the data to the August of the previous year…

Lower-key Rīga city festival planned for August 14-16

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Despite the ongoing pandemic and looming extraodinary municipal elections at the end of August, plans to hold a Rīga city festival this year have not been shelved, though the celebrations will be of a more restrained nature than in some recent years, the caretaker administration of the Latvian capital announced July 29. This year’s Riga Festival will take place over the weekend of August 14-16 with Rigans and guests of the city “invited to take leisurely walks,…

August 1 brings 1 meter seat distancing

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Visitors to cultural venues will have to follow one-meter distance when they are in fixed, designated seats, said representatives of the Ministry of Culture July 28. The Cabinet has decided that as from August 1, visitors to museums, libraries, cultural centers, exhibition halls, open-air museums, theater buildings, concert halls, cinemas and outdoor events of these cultural sites will have to observe new, lighter restrictions. Four people of the same household will…

Second coronavirus wave could hit Lithuania in August

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Scientists predict that the second coronavirus wave could reach Lithuania in December, but the country‘s Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga said it could arrive as early as August. “The virus is still alive in the country. Not all cases are imported. There are still a few cases being diagnosed in the breakout points in Lithuania,“ Veryga said in an interview with LRT RADIO. “The conditions for the spread of the virus…

Rīga municipal elections will now take place August 29

Friday, April 10, 2020

The extraordinary Riga City Council election will be postponed until August 29, and not September 5 as previously indicated, reported the LETA newswire Aoril 9. Saeima will have to take the final decision on the matter, however. This is not the first time the government has moved the election date to a later time. The election, originally scheduled for April 25, was first put off until June 6. The latest amendments submitted…

Meteorologist: Rainy weather likely to last through end of August

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Despite recent reports to the contrary, meteorologist Jüri Kamenik says there are currently no signs indicating that a heatwave may yet come Estonia’s way this month. “There was talk a week ago that we can expect temperatures of 40 C in Estonia at the end of August,” Kamenik said during an appearance on ETV’s “Ringvaade” on Tuesday night. “But I checked, and not one source says that we can expect…