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State of emergency in Latvia extended until January 11 with further restrictions

State of emergency in Latvia extended until January 11 with further restrictions

02.12.2020

On December 1st, in order to limit the spread of Covid-19, the Cabinet of Ministers in Latvia decided to extend the state of emergency declared in the country until January 11, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) informed the media on Tuesday night after the government meeting, cites LETA.

Keyword tags: Covid-19, Education and Science, EU – Baltic States, Latvia, Legislation, Markets and Companies, Society, Transport



People have become more prudent in their consumption habits

People have become more prudent in their consumption habits

01.12.2020

Data from Statistics Estonia put Estonian GDP down 1.9% over the year in the third quarter, but up 3.3% on the previous quarter. This performance is better than that outlined in the baseline forecast scenario and is closer to that in the positive scenario. The statistics available so far show that the fall in GDP in Estonia in the third quarter was among the smallest in the European Union, but not much different from the results for other Northern European countries.

Light It Up: Vilnius Reimagines Christmas with Never-Before-Seen Christmas Tree and Digital Fairs

Light It Up: Vilnius Reimagines Christmas with Never-Before-Seen Christmas Tree and Digital Fairs

30.11.2020

As the most awaited holidays draw nearer, the official opening of the season of celebrations is usually marked by lighting public Christmas trees. In 2019 Vilnius Christmas tree was awarded the title of the Most Beautiful Christmas Tree in Europe. And this time around the Christmas tree is bound to be a reflection of the exceptional year.


Vinkele notes insufficient control of existing Covid-19 restrictions and support to people

Vinkele notes insufficient control of existing Covid-19 restrictions and support to people

30.11.2020

Compliance with the existing Covid-19 restrictions is being poorly controlled and support mechanisms for people who have lost their income due to the pandemic are insufficient, Health Minister Ilze Vinkele (For Development/For) said on Latvian Radio, cites LETA.

Social security contributions in Latvia to be cut by 1 pp in 2021

Social security contributions in Latvia to be cut by 1 pp in 2021

27.11.2020

Social security contributions in Latvia will be cut by one percentage points as of next year under draft amendments to the law on state social insurance, which the Latvian Saeima passed in the final reading on November 27th, cites LET.


26.11.2020

Lithuanian women continue to earn less than men

Men's gross monthly wages in Lithuania exceeded those of women by 177.6 euros on average in the third quarter of 2020, according to figures released by Statistics Lithuania.

24.11.2020

Covid-19 prevention measures stepped up in 12 Latvian municipalities

The government in Latvia decided today to step up coronavirus prevention measures in Daugavpils city, Baldone, Kraslava, Salacgriva, Akniste, Varaklani, Marupe, Malpils, Smiltene, Garkalne, Limbazi and Salaspils regions, informs LETA.

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