Posts tagged as Reduce

Seimas to reduce party election thresholds in Lithuania

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Lithuanian parliament is considering lowering the election threshold for political parties. The proposals are backed by President Gitanas Nausėda. Now parties need to exceed the 3 percent threshold in the multi-member constituency to get into the country’s parliament, and there’s a 7 percent threshold for coalitions. The proposals to adjust the thresholds were backed by the parliamentary Committee on State Administration and Local Authorities, but politicians from the ruling block…

Requirement to reduce CO2 emissions to increase diesel fuel prices by 6-8 cents

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Fuel sellers will be subjected to a new requirement from January 1, pursuant to which carbon dioxide emissions must be reduced by 6 percent, which in turn will be accompanied by a rise in diesel fuel prices ranging from six to eight cents per liter, Postimees reports. In accordance with a new law that is to step into effect next year, a liter of gasoline and diesel fuel must both…

President Levits has no other option but to promulgate tax cut on strong alcohol due to bill’s urgency

Thursday, July 11, 2019

President Egils Levits has no other option but to promulgate the legislative amendment reducing excise tax on alcohol by 15 percent because Saiema has decided to adopt the bill in a fast-track procedure. Dina Meistere, head of the Saeima Legal Office, told LETA that since the parliament has assigned the bill urgency status by at least two thirds of votes, the president cannot request reconsideration of the bill and has…

Latvian Saeima’s committee refuses to reduce excise tax for beer

Thursday, June 27, 2019

On Thursday, 27 June, Saeima’s Budget and Finance Committee decided to not support the proposal to reduce excise tax for beer. With the expected reduction of excise tax for strong alcohol, the proposal to reduce excise tax for beer was submitted separately by three sides – Latvia’s Agriculture Minister Kaspars Gerhards, Saeima deputy Armands Krauze and non-party deputies Aldis Gobzems, Didzis Šmits, Jūlija Stepaņenko, Linda Liepiņa and Karina Sprūde. Politicians…

Poland and Baltic States Reduce Reliance on Russian Energy

Monday, June 24, 2019

Europe’s dependency on Russian energy has long been viewed as a threat to national security, particularly in Eastern European countries like the Baltic states and Poland. Poland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania have all expressed concerns that their dependence on the Russian power grid network increases their exposure to Russian interference in their internal affairs and presents a grave threat to their sovereignty and national security. As Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite…

Russia Launches Plant to Reduce Kaliningrad’s Reliance on EU Grid

By Anastasia Lyrchikova on Saturday, March 9, 2019

Russia launched a new power plant on Wednesday to help make its Kaliningrad exclave in Europe self-reliant, as its European Union neighbors seek to unplug their power grids from Russia. Kaliningrad has no border with mainland Russia and has relied on its neighbor Lithuania, which in turn imports power from mainland Russia. But Lithuania, along with fellow European Union member states in the Baltic, Estonia and Latvia, plans to unplug…

Press the Button, Baby! New ‘Sex Device’ Vows to Reduce Failed Foreplay Attempts (Video)

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

For those couples who feel the passion but may not be sufficiently stimulated to make the first move, a new tech solution has been proposed to help lovebirds “get it on when they are both floating at the ‘interest’ level.” The new gadget, called LoveSync, comes in a shape of a button, which one would press if they feel randy, instead of asking their partner for sex. The message is then passed to a person’s partner…