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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 02.07.2020, 15:18

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Emergency situation in Estonia saw number of frequent online shoppers growth 80%

Emergency situation in Estonia saw number of frequent online shoppers growth 80%

02.07.2020

A study carried out by pollster Kantar Emor in Estonia shows that the emergency situation prompted by the coronavirus brought about a surge in the number of online shoppers as well as their shopping frequency, and the number of people who often shop online grew by 80% compared with the April-May 2019, cites LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Covid-19, Estonia, Internet, Markets and Companies, Technology



Lithuania‘s media watchdog mulls following Latvia’s suit in banning RT TV channels

Lithuania‘s media watchdog mulls following Latvia’s suit in banning RT TV channels

02.07.2020

Lithuania's media watchdog, the Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania (LRTK), is considering following Latvia’s suit in banning TV channels of RT group controlled by Russia’s state but the decision will only be taken after the Ministry of Foreign Affairs publishes its opinion on the application of the European Union’s (EU) sanctions, Mantas Martisius, the commission’s chairman, has said LETA/BNS.

Estonia, Singapore call for support for global digitization

Estonia, Singapore call for support for global digitization

01.07.2020

Successful digitization requires robust multilateral cooperation, according to Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu who called on all countries to join a digital declaration aimed at supporting global digitization, informs LETA/BNS.


Latvia bans Russian propaganda channel RT

Latvia bans Russian propaganda channel RT

30.06.2020

In line with the sanctions imposed by the European Union against Russia's state-controlled propaganda 'news' outlet RT, the Latvian National Electronic Mass Media (NEPLP) council has decided to ban seven RT TV channels, urging other EU member states to do the same, reported LETA.

Bolt voted hottest unicorn at Europas Awards 2020

Bolt voted hottest unicorn at Europas Awards 2020

30.06.2020

Estonian transport platform Bolt was voted this year's hottest unicorn at The Europas Awards while Taaven Hinrikus, one of the founders of the Estonian fintech company Transferwise, won the Pathfounder of the Year Award 2020, informs LETA.


29.06.2020

Covid-19: downloads of pirated content in Latvia are growing rapidly

Although the number of Latvian users of illegal downloading and streaming sites — torrents — after an increase by 22 % in March returned to the level of February in April, the fact that the number of views on the torrent sites and the average time that one user spent on the site almost doubled causes concerns,” said the Executive Director of the association “Par legālu saturu!” (“For Legal Contents!”) Dace Kotzeva commending the survey and study conducted by the international internet research and technology company Gemius, “Audit of the Most Popular Torrent Download Sites and Research of Audience.”

29.06.2020

Latvia becomes associate member of European Space Agency

Earlier this week, the Council of the European Space Agency (ESA) approved Latvia's accession as an associate member of ESA, which will open up new opportunities for Latvian scientists and entrepreneurs to cooperate with the European space industry, the Education and Science Ministry told LETA.

26.06.2020

People with hearing disabilities get special emergency app in Lithuania

Lithuania's Interior Ministry on Friday presented a special app of the emergency number 112 for people with hearing disabilities, reports LETA/BNS.

26.06.2020

Lithuania’s Seimas okays e-voting abroad

The Lithuanian Seimas on Friday okayed a proposal to legalize e-voting abroad during the general elections but got stuck with the adoption of the whole package of legislative amendments on voting amid an emergency that was put forward by the Ministry of Justice, informs LETA/BNS.

25.06.2020

Biogen establishes subsidiary in Lithuania

Biogen, a US-best biotechnology company, one of the largest in the world, has established a subsidiary in Lithuania and it plans to research, produce, test and sell pharmaceutical and biological products., informs LETA/BNS.

25.06.2020

LMT has become partner in European defense project iMugs

Latvian mobile operator Latvijas Mobilais Telefons (LMT) has become a partner in iMugs (integrated Modular Unmanned Ground System), a European defense industry development project, LETA learned from the company.

19.06.2020

Solar power park project in Estonia raises EUR 132,000 via crowdfunding

Solarfund, which in April 2020 launched a crowdfunding campaign on the Fundwise platform promoting itself as Estonia's first solar power park owned by the people, has raised 132,400 euros for the project, which makes up 66% of the target amount of 200,000 euros, informs LETA/BNS.

19.06.2020

Estonia becoming the associate member of CERN

Prime Minister Juri Ratas on Friday signed an agreement on Estonia becoming an associate member of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), informs LETA/BNS.

19.06.2020

Estonia: Milrem presents new robotic ground vehicle

Estonian company Milrem Robotics and Belgian manufacturer of weapons systems John Cockerill Defense on Thursday showcased a new robotic combat vehicle named Type-X with a Cockerill protected weapons station to select military forces from around the world, reported LETA/BNS.

19.06.2020

SES Announces Senior Leadership Team Changes Long-time SES employee

SES today announced that Ferdinand Kayser, who has spent nearly 20 years at SES leading the video business and is presently the CEO of SES Video, has decided to retire at the end of 2020. The next six months will allow for a full and orderly transition of executive activities directly to Steve Collar, CEO of SES, who will assume responsibility for SES’s Video business from 1 July 2020. In addition to supporting the transition, Mr Kayser will take a leading role in deepening SES’s activities across government and institutions in Luxembourg and will continue to serve as Chairman of both the SES Astra and GovSat boards.

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