Date: 17.07.2020.

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 10.08.2020, 19:28

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Tallink to extend its Riga-Helsinki-Riga ferry route until January

Tallink to extend its Riga-Helsinki-Riga ferry route until January

17.07.2020

Due to the high demand, the Estonian ferry operator Tallink Grupp (Tallink) will offer the temporary ferry route Riga-Helsinki-Riga with the ferry Silja Serenade until January 2021, representatives of Tallink informed LETA.

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There is still potential for very good grain harvest in Latvia

There is still potential for very good grain harvest in Latvia

17.07.2020

There is still a potential for Latvia to have a very good grain harvest this year, with the harvest of winter crops promising to be very good, Oskars Balodis, head of the crop farming department of the Latvian Rural Advisory and Training Center, told LETA.

Self-isolation mandatory for travelers arriving in Latvia from Andorra, Iceland and Spain

Self-isolation mandatory for travelers arriving in Latvia from Andorra, Iceland and Spain

17.07.2020

Travelers arriving in Latvia from Andorra, Iceland and Spain are required to self-isolate for 14 days because of an increased Covid-19 incidence in these countries, whereas arrivals from the Czech Republic, Serbia and Montenegro are no longer required to self-isolate, writes LETA, according to the latest data released by the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC).


Estonia to use face recognition in border control

Estonia to use face recognition in border control

17.07.2020

Estonia is about to buy about one hundred pieces of facial recognition equipment for its border crossing points as part of upgrades to be introduced as Europe is switching to a new border control central system, Postimees said, cites LETA/BNS.

347 recipients win grants under the program for the creative professions in Latvia

347 recipients win grants under the program for the creative professions in Latvia

17.07.2020

The Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation has granted financial support to 347 people in creative professions, who won a competition organized as part of an employment program intended to help creative people survive the downtime caused by the Covid-19 crisis, informs LETA.


17.07.2020

Minimum income level for recognizing family or person as needy incompatible with Constitution in Latvia

The Constitutional Court has made decision that the norm on the minimum income level for recognizing a family or a person as needy incompatible with Constitution, the Constitutional Court representative Ketija Strazda told LETA.

17.07.2020

Ship captains, airplane pilots are among best paid jobs in Latvia

Data of the Structure of Earnings Survey (SES) of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in 2018 the highest paid wages and salaries were in occupational group ship and aircraft controllers and technicians, whose gross monthly wage on average comprised EUR 3 279. Also managers of information and communication technologies sector (EUR 2 931) and software and applications developers and analysts (EUR 2 644) were among the best paid occupational groups.

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