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Red and yellow COVID-19 country lists not perfect, say epidemiologists

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The Center for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC) has painted the world map in yellow and red, according to the severity of COVID-19 spread. Epidemiologists are in  different minds about how objective these lists are, Latvian Radio reported August 27. In Latvia, “yellow” countries mean that the incidence of COVID-19 in the last 14 days is 16 people out of 100,000,  but if there are at least 25 cases of…

Coronavirus country warning list extended by Latvian authorities

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC) has extended the list of the countries affected by the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 and strongly advises against   travel to Spain, Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Iran, and China   as well as recommending that special  precautionary measures are taken upon return  to Latvia. “In accordance with latest information concerning the outbreak and spread of COVID-19 throughout the…

Half of teachers at new Kohtla-Järve school hired from elsewhere in country

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Half of the teachers to begin work at the new Kohtla-Järve State Upper Secondary School in Northeastern Estonia this fall have been hired from other parts of the country. While the majority of school staff has already been hired, the school is still seeking several more teachers. Hendrik Agur, principal of the new state upper secondary school, told ERR that teachers have been hired from Tallinn, Tartu, Pärnu, Võru, Rakvere…

Latvian minister shocked over situation with orphans in the country

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Latvia’s Welfare Minister Ramona Petraviča is unpleasantly surprised with institutions’ and municipalities’ opposition towards orphaned children ending up in a family-like environment, saying it’s an «inconceivable situation». According to the politician, during her regional visits and meetings with foster families she got the impression that the situation is only getting worse in Latvia. The minister is especially worried about this because the state invests considerable resources to make sure orphaned…

Dentists in Latvia may be offered compensation for work in country’s regions

Thursday, July 18, 2019

To improve accessibility of healthcare services outside of Riga, it is planned to expand the range of medical specialists who are eligible for financial support when choosing to work in regions, as reported by Healthcare Ministry. During a meeting of state secretaries on Thursday, 18 July, amendments were announced to relevant Cabinet of Ministers requirements. If they decide to work outside Riga, medical specialist can become eligible for financial support.…

Foreign minister discusses migration and UNSC with Hungarian counterpart

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Foreign minister Urmas Reinsalu (Isamaa) met his Hungarian opposite number Péter Szijjártó (Fidesz) Tuesday, where the pair discussed Estonia’s priorities related to its UN Security Council (UNSC) non-permanent seat, international migration policy, and the European Union’s next budgetary framework. The meeting, which took place in Štrbské Pleso in Slovakia, brought together foreign ministers from the  Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) nations, on an informal basis. Reinsalu and…

Hunt steps up attacks on Johnson in UK leadership contest

Monday, June 24, 2019

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt stepped up his attacks Monday on front-runner Boris Johnson in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister, challenging him to face public secrutiny amid the fallout from a reported quarrel with his girlfriend that prompted a police visit. Writing in the Times of London, Hunt said Johnson needs to earn the public’s trust by facing television debates before 160,000 Conservative Party members vote on which…

Ukraine is a stone of discord for the US and Lithuania

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, March 7, 2019

The Lithuanian government has decided in February to donate Soviet-made light small arms ammunition to the Ukraine Ministry of Defence (MoD). Worth €255,000 and transferred on a non-reimbursable basis, the ammunition can be used in automatic rifles, machine-guns to ensure national security and defence. Lithuanian National Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis said: “The transfer of assets is a part of consistent and comprehensive Lithuanian support to Ukraine as it strengthens its…

Belgian prime minister inspects his country’s NATO troops

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel (Mouvement Réformateur) met with NATO troops from his country serving in Estonia, on Wednesday.The Belgian troops, which include personnel from the Chausseur Ardennais armoured infantry battalion, are serving as part of the NATO battle group at the Estonian Defence Forces’ (EDF) central training area. Mr Michel was accompanied by Minister of Defence Jüri Luik (Isamaa), who noted Belgian commitment to NATO and the long-term defensive…

Homeland Security, Democrats seem to find rare common ground after Central America trips

By Anne Flaherty on Thursday, February 21, 2019

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen traveled to Central America this week where her message wasn’t all that different from several Democrats’.Their answer? More should be done to protect Central American families in the first place, so fewer seek refuge in the United States.The comments in recent days by Nielsen and Democratic lawmakers suggests there’s rare common groundon what’s mostly been an explosive and divisive political issue. It’s also in contrast to President Donald Trump’s past…