Posts tagged as benefits

Lithuanian families to receive one-off child benefits as part of pandemic mitigation

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The Lithuanian parliament, Seimas, on Tuesday approved the president’s proposal to pay one-off child benefits to support families during the coronavirus pandemic. Three lawmakers voted against, four abstained, and 101 were in favour to pay 120 euros per child to most families, and 200 euros to families on low income and those raising children with disabilities. The money is to be transferred by July 31. Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda said…

€102m in benefits to be paid out to employees who’ve stopped work

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The government decision to cover wages for employees seeing downtime during the Covid-19 pandemic will cost about €102m and cover 73,000 employees according to Economics Ministry estimates, reported the LETA news agency March 25. This is an initial aid package that could grow substantially if on Thursday the cabinet extends the number of industries covered under the scheme. The state will pay out a downtime benefit of 75% from the…

Latvian Welfare Minister may backtrack unemployment benefits cut

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Latvia’s Welfare Minister Ramona Petraviča (KPV LV) said March 24 that cuts to the duration of unemployment benefits could be reversed. Appearing on an online press-conference, she said that the cuts to unemployment benefits – both to the duration and the amount received – had been implemented during a time when employees were lacking, but that the situation has changed now. But the minister avoided naming specific measures even as…

Unemployment benefits to be cut next year in Latvia

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The duration and amount of unemployment benefits are to be cut starting next year, said Welfare Minister Ramona Petraviča (KPV LV) appearing on LTV September 16. She said that the maximum duration for which people can receive unemployment benefits is to be cut to eight months from the current nine. As for the amount, the benefits are to be paid in full for the first two months, for 75% for…

Lawyer says Lithuanian woman stole steak from Aldi ‘because of Brexit’

Thursday, June 27, 2019

A LAWYER representing a Lithuanian woman who stole packets of steak from Aldi told a court that Brexit was indirectly responsible for her crimes. Blackburn Magistrates Court heard Olga Jankovskaja had repeatedly stolen from shops to fund her drugs habit. But defending his client, barrister Mark Williams said the mother-of-one was unable to claim benefits until she had secured UK citizenship ‘post Brexit’. He told a district judge that although…

Estonian child benefits may mean financial crisis for Latvian border town

Saturday, January 19, 2019

According to local media, some 1,300 of the inhabitants of Valka, the Latvian border town just across from Valga on the Estonian side, are already registered as Estonian residents. And their number is increasing. The strategy of the residents in question is to register in Estonia and go on living in Latvia. This allows them to claim Estonian benefits and makes looking for work, while they can go on living…

NCP’s proposed pension and benefit changes will cost state budget several hundred million euros

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

New Conservative Party’s proposals on changes for pensions and benefits will cost the next Latvian government several hundred million euros, according to estimates from ministries. NCP detailed commitment to increase non-taxable minimum for pensions to EUR 500 in the next two years and establish the minimal pension in the country at EUR 200. LETA has received ministries’ estimates on the cost of multiple proposals included in NCP’s offered plan. If…

NATO Chief lists benefits of alliance to the security of the United States

By George Allison on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is as important to the United States as it is to Europe, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in the US last week. The NATO chief spoke at the Heritage Foundation following talks with US security officials. In his remarks, he stressed the importance of the nearly 70-year-old organisation to America. The alliance has guaranteed peace and stability in Europe since it was founded in…