Posts tagged as cost

Repatriation flights cost Lithuania around €150,000

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Flights organised by Lithuania to repatriate its citizens stuck abroad due to the  coronavirus   crisis have cost the state almost 150,000 euros, Transport Minister Jaroslav Narkevič said on Monday. The costliest flight was that from Bali, at around 73,000 euros, and a Paris-Vilnius flight cost some 20,000 euros, he said at a news conference. A total of 3,253 citizens were flown home on 21 flights between mid-March and Monday,…

Rīga Great Guild restoration project to cost 6.5 million euros

Monday, February 24, 2020

Restoration and modernisation of the historic Great Guild building in Rīga’s Old Town will cost around 6.56 million euros, according to the State Real Estate (VNĪ) body overseeing the project, reported LSM’s Latvian language service February 24. In a statement to the media, Jānis Ivanovskis-Pigits, a board member of VNĪ, said: “VNĪ believes that one of the oldest concert halls in Riga is currently in need of major investment, as…

Latvia: Petravica says money has been found to compensate for higher cost of pension delivery

Thursday, September 12, 2019

The Welfare Ministry has found money to compensate for the rise in pension delivery tariffs, Welfare Minister Ramona Petravica (KPV LV) said at a Saeima meeting today. “The Ministry of Welfare has done its best to find a way to compensate for the increased cost of pension delivery service to all those who have opted to use the postal service for pension delivery,” said Petravica. She explained that the Welfare…

How to advance European security against Russia

By Stephen Blank on Monday, June 3, 2019

European security is much in the news today. Brexit, EU parliamentary elections, unresolved issues in the Balkans, Russia’s unremitting war on European integration and democracy, and Ukraine make it easy to surrender to pessimism about Europe. But this despair is unwarranted and antithetical to U.S. and European interests in democracy, integration and security. Moreover, there are mechanisms available through which European governments, institutions and the U.S. can advance their shared…

Rail Baltic’s ticket from Tallinn to Riga to cost EUR 38

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Rail Baltic’s high-speed train journey from Tallinn to the city center of Riga will take an hour and 42 minutes and the estimated ticket price is EUR 38. There will be a total of four departures per day from Tallinn. “The estimated schedule and ticket price will make the train a serious alternative for plane passengers as well, especially if the destination is the city center of Riga and there…

Modi’s pre-election handouts to cost India billions, breach fiscal targets

Saturday, January 19, 2019

A series of vote-catching measures planned by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he braces for a difficult general election may cost more than 1 trillion rupees ($14 billion), two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. Much of the cost of the extra spending or revenue losses would have to be borne by the government that will take charge after the election due by May. The spending is…

Too long negotiations on EU multiannual budget would cost Latvia up to 1.5% of annual GDP growth – Foreign Ministry

Monday, June 4, 2018

The EU every year in Latvia ensure up to 1.3-1.5% percent gross domestic product (GDP) growth that might be lost if negotiations on the EU multiannual budget for 2021-2027 last until 2021, said Foreign Ministry’s parliamentary secretary Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica. She underscored that it is important to reach an agreement on the multiannual budget by May 2019 because about two years would be necessary for development of the respective Latvian national…