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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 29.10.2020, 12:17

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Novaturas posts Q1-3 net loss of EUR 3.7 mln

Novaturas posts Q1-3 net loss of EUR 3.7 mln

29.10.2020

Novaturas, a leading Lithuanian tour operator, has reported a net loss of 3.7 million euros for the three quarters of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic sent revenue plunging to 30.5 million euros, informs LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Covid-19, EU – Baltic States, Lithuania, Tourism, Transport



Investments by Estonian food sector didn't top despite crisis

Investments by Estonian food sector didn't top despite crisis

29.10.2020

While investments in the Estonian food industry did not come to a halt in the first six months of this year, the crisis may have an impact on the decisions to be made in the future, the manager of the Estonian Food Industry Association, Sirje Potisepp, says, cites LETA/BNS.

Vinkele: If Covid-19 situation keeps deteriorating, new measures would restrict gatherings, public catering and education

Vinkele: If Covid-19 situation keeps deteriorating, new measures would restrict gatherings, public catering and education

29.10.2020

If the epidemiological situation in Latvia continues to deteriorate, the next measures taken by the government would involve even tighter restrictions on gatherings, public catering and education, Health Minister Ilze Vinkele told LETA.


Only 54% of schools in Latvia might carry on with in-person teaching in November

Only 54% of schools in Latvia might carry on with in-person teaching in November

29.10.2020

Starting November 2, only 54% of schools in Latvia might carry on with in-person teaching or model A, Education and Science Minister Ilga Suplinska (New Conservative Party) said, cites LETA/BNS.

EU Commission launches additional set of actions to help limit spread of coronavirus

EU Commission launches additional set of actions to help limit spread of coronavirus

28.10.2020

The European Commission on Wednesday launched an additional set of actions to help limit the spread of the coronavirus, save lives and strengthen the internal market's resilience, informs LETA/BNS.


28.10.2020

Lithuania limits attendance at sports, culture events, bans other big gatherings

Lithuania has set attendance limits for sporting and culture events and banned all other big gatherings as of Friday, October 30th, as part of efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus, informs LETA/BNS.

28.10.2020

15.5% Latvian enterprises selling goods or services over the Internet

Results of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) annual survey on the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in enterprises show that 99.9 % of Latvian enterprises (1) used internet at the beginning of 2020, and 62.6 % of enterprises had their own website, of which 94.1 % of large enterprises, 81 % of medium-sized enterprises and 58.4 % of small enterprises (2).

28.10.2020

45% Latvians say that remote work has made public administration more modern and accessible

45.7% Latvian residents admit that remote work has made public administration more modern and accessible for individuals, writes LETA, according to a poll conducted by the University of Latvia.

28.10.2020

Online sales account for 5% Estonian businesses' total sales revenue in 2019

One-fifth of Estonian businesses sold their products via their own website or electronic data interchange (EDI) in 2019 and online sales accounted for 5% of enterprises' total revenue, writes LETA/BNS, according to Statistics Estonia.

28.10.2020

LIAA attracts investments worth EUR 204 mln in 9 months

The Latvian Investments and Development Agency (LIAA) in the first nine months of this year attracted investments worth EUR 204 million, said LIAA director Kaspars Rozkalns in an interview with the Latvian public radio today, cites LETA.

28.10.2020

If epidemiological situation deteriorated significantly in Latvia, only necessity stores would remain open

If the epidemiological situation in Latvia deteriorated significantly, and Latvia got into the fourth Covid-19 risk category, only necessity stores would remain open, all entertainment venues would be closed, and health care services would be limited, writes LETA.

28.10.2020

EUR 46 mln economized by ministries this year will be spent on reducing impact of Covid-19 crisis in Latvia

Ministries this year have economized EUR 46 million, and this money will be used to reduce the impact of Covid-19 crisis and for contingency funds, the government decided, cited LETA/BNS.

27.10.2020

Private gatherings indoors and outdoors to be limited to 10 people in Latvia

The government decided that starting from Friday, October 30, there will be new restrictions on gathering of people in Latvia, informs LETA.

27.10.2020

Latvia decides to increase Covid-19 testing capacity by 60%

The government has decided to increase Covid-19 testing capacity by 60% and extend remote learning for pupils of grades 7-12, said Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) in a press conference after the government and Crisis Management Council meeting today, cites LETA.

27.10.2020

Eesti Pank: labor market situation remained stable during summer

The labor market review soon to be published by the Bank of Estonia finds that after a steep drop in employment and a sharp rise in unemployment in the second quarter of 2020, the labor market remained stable during the summer, according to Bank of Estonia economist Orsolya Soosaar, cites LETA/BNS.

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