Date: 14.08.2020.

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In Q2, the number of tourists in Latvian hotels fell by 78.1%

In Q2, the number of tourists in Latvian hotels fell by 78.1%

14.08.2020

After the travel restrictions from neighbouring countries Estonia and Lithuania were lifted, rapid inflow of tourists was observed in June. The number of visitors from Estonia, as compared to June of the previous year, increased by 5.6 %, but the number of nights spent by them – by 17.6 %.

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EU approves Belarus sanctions

EU approves Belarus sanctions

14.08.2020

European Union ministers agreed Friday to draw up a list of targets in Belarus for a new round of sanctions in response to strongman Alexander Lukashenko's post-election crackdown, reports LETA/AFP.

Self-quarantine in Latvia will also have to be observed by persons arriving from Denmark, Great Britain, Ireland and Greece

Self-quarantine in Latvia will also have to be observed by persons arriving from Denmark, Great Britain, Ireland and Greece

14.08.2020

As Covid-19 continues to spread, travelers returning to Latvia from Denmark, Great Britain, Ireland and Greece are also now required to self-isolate for 14 days because of an increased Covid-19 incidence in these countries, writes LETA, according to the latest data released by the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC).


Bank of Lithuania: Progress of financial innovations requires equal treatment and solutions at European Union level

Bank of Lithuania: Progress of financial innovations requires equal treatment and solutions at European Union level

14.08.2020

In response to the European Commission’s consultations on the development of the digitalisation of financial services in Europe, the Bank of Lithuania proposes to apply uniform regulation throughout the European Union (EU), following a technologically neutral approach, and applying smart supervisory solutions more widely.

Shopping centre "Alfa" installs first antibacterial solution for escalators in Latvia

Shopping centre "Alfa" installs first antibacterial solution for escalators in Latvia

14.08.2020

In August, 2020, the installation of the antibacterial escalator armrests and sterilisation modules was implemented in the shopping centre "Alfa", the project being first of its kind in Latvia. The innovation reduces the spread of bacteria and viruses at moments when hands come into contact with escalator railings


14.08.2020

Unemployment rate in Estonia reached 7.1% in Q2

According to Statistics Estonia, in the second quarter of 2020, the labour force participation rate was 70.4%, the employment rate was 65.4%, and the unemployment rate was 7.1%. There were 49,400 unemployed persons, which is 14,400 more than in the first quarter.

14.08.2020

Swedbank: Unemployment in Estonia has stayed moderate

Unemployment in Estonia has remained moderate despite the crisis, and the rate of unemployment for the full-year will be 8%, Liis Elmik, senior economist at Swedbank, said on Friday.

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