Posts tagged as June

Lithuania records positive net migration once again in June

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Lithuania recorded positive net migration once again in June as the number of people arriving in the country from abroad nearly twice exceeded the number of those leaving, figures from the country’s statistics office showed. Some 4,206 people, including 2,401 Lithuanian citizens, came to the country last month, compared with 3,069 in May and 3,310 in April. The total number of people who left Lithuania increased to 2,053, including 1,136…

Registered unemployment reaches 8.6% at end-June in Latvia

Thursday, July 9, 2020

The registered unemployment rate in Latvia amounted to 8.6% of the economically active population at the end of this past June, which is 0.2 percentage points more than at end-May, according to the State Employment Agency’s data. At the end of June 2020, a total of 78,266 unemployed were registered with the Employment Agency, which is 1,826 people more than in May when 76,440 unemployed were registered with the agency.…

Latvian political party ratings offer few surprises in June

Monday, July 6, 2020

There was little change in the popularity ratings of the various political parties in Latvia during June according to the latest poll conducted for LTV by the SKDS pollster and released July 3. Opposition parties Harmony (12.9% support) and the Greens and Farmers Union (8.9%) continue to occupy first and second places in the electorate’s affections followed by the coalition parties Development/For! (5.8%) in third place, the National Alliance (5.6%) in…

Why do Estonians celebrate midsummer on 23 June?

By Adam Rang on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

From dodging meteorite strikes on Saaremaa to defying Soviet rule, Adam Rang explains why midsummer’s night or Jaanilaupäev (literally, Midsummer Eve) reflects the complicated story of the Estonian people over thousands of years. A friend from England recently asked a seemingly simple question: Why do Estonians celebrate midsummer two days later than the actual midsummer? 21 June is often said to be the day of the summer solstice, the astronomical midpoint of…

Donald Trump will make his first full state visit to Britain in June

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Buckingham Palace is expected to announce today that Donald Trump will make a state visit to the UK in June. The US president was promised the visit by Theresa May after he was elected in 2016. President Trump and the First Lady, Melania, visited the UK in July 2018, but only for a two-day working visit. The state visit, which is expected to coincide with the 75th anniversary of D-Day,…

The biggest failure of DRAGON 2019

By Vairis Godmanis on Monday, March 4, 2019

The exercise Dragon 2019 is one of the largest exercises in Poland and is held every two years. In June of this year the head of the exercise will be General Jaroslav Mika, commander-in-chief of the Polish armed forces. The main unit of the military exercise Dragon 2019 will be the 11th Panzer Division, together with its subordinate military units. Participation in the exercise will also take not only the…