Posts tagged as PM

PM Kariņš talks about coronavirus response on CNN

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Latvian Prime Minister apeared on the American media outlet Cable News Network (CNN) July 1, talking about Latvia’s widely-praised response to the COVID-19 pandemic and European Union plans for economic recovery. He was interviewed by well-known journalist Richard Quest who begins by asking the question: “You are basically saying hang on, yes, we may have opened borders but think twice before travelling to a foreign country. Why is that?” Latvian…

Minimum wage raise may be smaller than planned, says Lithuanian PM

Monday, June 29, 2020

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Monday that the national minimum wage will increase less than originally planned. “There will be a change but probably less significant than expected early this year,” he told reporters on Monday. “[The minimum wage] is linked to the average wage” which is projected to fall, he added. The Tripartite Council, uniting trade unions, business representatitivres, and the government, has agreed that the minimum…

Lithuanian PM nominates candidate for economy minister

Monday, June 29, 2020

Lithuania’s prime minister has nominated Rimantas Sinkevičius, a former transport minister, to head the Ministry of Economy and Innovation which has been without a chief for over six months. The ministry has been without a chief since last December when former Economy Minister Virginijus Sinkevičius took up a job with the European Commission. Rimantas Sinkevičius, who is not a relative of the former economy minister, is a member of the…

Lithuanian President congratulates Armenian PM on birthday, wishes speedy recovery from COVID-19

Monday, June 1, 2020

President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda congratulated Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on birthday and wished a speedy recovery from the novel coronavirus. “Happy birthday to dear Armenia’s PM Nikol Pashinyan from me and my wife. Lithuania is with you and all your family in this fight against COVID19. Wishing you to get well soon!” Today Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced that he and his family members have been infected with…

Lithuanian PM hints at allowing indoor restaurants to reopen next week

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Indoor cafes and restaurants may be allowed to reopen on May 18, if they can meet coronavirus safety requirements, Lithuania’s prime minister has suggested. “If an agreement is reached with businesses on how to ensure safety in cafes, it may happen from [May] 18,” Saulius Skvernelis told reporters on Tuesday. So far, bars, cafes and restaurants in Lithuania have been allowed to serve customers outdoors. On Wednesday, Lithuania’s cabinet will…

Lithuanian PM presents last yearly report before October elections

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis is presenting his government’s 2019 annual report – the last before the October general election – to the parliament on Tuesday. The prime minister said in the report that Lithuania’s gross domestic product grew by 12.4 percent since 2016 when the current government coalition won the election. “In light of the impact of the pandemic on the economy, we can say today that the government,…

Armenia PM, Lithuania President discuss intensification of economic cooperation

Friday, May 8, 2020

Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had a video meeting Friday with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda. The parties exchanged views on the steps being taken to combat COVID-19. In this context, the assistance provided from the European Union to the Eastern Partnership, especially to Armenia, was mentioned. Prime Minister Pashinyan presented the process of reforms and priorities of the Armenian government. The President of Lithuania praised the determination of the Armenian…

Estonian PM: It’s important to focus on invigorating the economy

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Estonia needs rapid and well-targeted steps to combat the impacts of the coronavirus, and it is essential to focus on invigorating the Estonian economy, not cost-cutting, Prime Minister Juri Ratas said in his political statement to the Riigikogu on Thursday morning. Ratas said that the spread of the COVID-19 virus and a simultaneous decline in oil prices are seriously affecting the situation of the global economy and European economy. Therefore,…

PM’s adviser steps down over coronavirus communication

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Skirmantas Malinauskas, an adviser to the prime minister leading the government’s coronavirus communication group, is stepping down over a row with the health minister. Malinauskas is quitting both the communication group and Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis’ team, he said. Malinauskas told reporters on Thursday that Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga had asked the prime minister to remove him from the government’s communication group on the coronavirus situation. “The minister informed me…

Estonian PM, business delegation off to Japan to intensify economic ties

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas is on an official working visit to Japan from Monday to Thursday to intensify bilateral relations and expand economic cooperation between the two countries, the government’s communication office said. The prime minister is accompanied on the trip by a business delegation made up of executives from 17 Estonian businesses. The premier is also accompanied by Minister of Education and Research Mailis Reps and MP and…