Date: 17.09.2020.

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EU Commission presents 2030 climate plan for greener EU

EU Commission presents 2030 climate plan for greener EU

17.09.2020

The European Commission on Thursday September 17th presented its new climate plan for 2030, including a tougher target to cut emissions to 55% of their 1990 levels, informs LETA/DPA.

Keyword tags: Ecology, Energy, EU – Baltic States, Legislation, Transport



Latest Covid-19 figures in Europe exceed March peak

Latest Covid-19 figures in Europe exceed March peak

17.09.2020

The latest weekly number of novel coronavirus infections in Europe is higher than in March 2020, when the region went through the first peak of the pandemic, the World Health Organization's (WHO) top European official said on September 17th, cites DPA/LETA.

Lithuanian, Polish railway companies step up cooperation

Lithuanian, Polish railway companies step up cooperation

17.09.2020

Lithuania and Poland's railway companies plan to launch a Vilnius-Warsaw passenger train and have also agreed to establish a joint company for freight transportation in both countries, according to the agreements signed by the Lithuanian state-owned Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Raiways, LTG) group and Poland's PKO on the sidelines of the first joint meting of the Lithuanian and Polish government in Vilnius on Thursday.


Saeima in Latvia approves in principle a ban on ribbons of St. George at public events

Saeima in Latvia approves in principle a ban on ribbons of St. George at public events

17.09.2020

Saeima in Latvia on September 17th approved in the first reading amendments to the Law on Safety of Public Entertainment and Festivity Events and the Law on Meetings, Processions, and Pickets, which stipulate banning ribbons of St. George at public events, rallies, protests and processions, informs LETA.

Labour costs in Latvia rose by 6.2% in Q2 2020

Labour costs in Latvia rose by 6.2% in Q2 2020

17.09.2020

Seasonally and calendar non-adjusted data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to the 2nd quarter of 2019, in the 2nd quarter of 2020 hourly labour costs increased by 6.2% or 60 cents, reaching EUR 10.27. Seasonally adjusted data comprised 4.0%.


17.09.2020

IIHF:Political reasons not enough to change location of World Championships

During a meeting in Zurich today, the International Ice Hockey Federation's (IIHF) Council discussed the issues submitted by the government of Latvia regarding the status of the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, scheduled to be hosted by Minsk, Belarus, and Riga, Latvia, LETA informed.

17.09.2020

Estonia: Elektrilevi has restored power to 11,500 households in Thursday storm

Since the beginning of the storm raging in Estonia on Thursday, the teams of electricity distribution system operator Elektrilevi and partner companies have eliminated 83 failures, with which the electricity supply has been restored to 11,500 households, writes LETA/BNS.

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