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Estonian president at UN: pandemic offers opportunity for technological leap

Estonian president at UN: pandemic offers opportunity for technological leap

25.09.2020

The coronavirus pandemic and its aftermath have given the world an opportunity for a great global technological leap, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid said in her speech at the 75th United Nations General Assembly on September 24th, informs LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Estonia, EU – Baltic States, Forum, Legislation, Technology



Labor tax burden in Latvia higher than in Lithuania and Estonia

Labor tax burden in Latvia higher than in Lithuania and Estonia

24.09.2020

Even though personal income tax rates across the Baltic countries are similar, the overall labor tax burden in Latvia is higher than in Lithuania and Estonia, the Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia finance and tax expert Janis Hermanis said at the confederation's conference today, cites LETA.

Liepaja to put its name to become European Capital of Culture in 2027

Liepaja to put its name to become European Capital of Culture in 2027

23.09.2020

Liepaja will put its name in the running to become European Capital of Culture in 2027, Liepaja City Council spokeswoman Zita Lazdane told LETA.


Merzlikins becomes first Latvian hockey player to be named to NHL All-Rookie Team

Merzlikins becomes first Latvian hockey player to be named to NHL All-Rookie Team

22.09.2020

The Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins has become the first Latvian hockey player to be named to the NHL's All-Rookie Team, informs LETA.

Covid-19 crisis has created preconditions for transport industry to exit the crisis much stronger in Latvia

Covid-19 crisis has created preconditions for transport industry to exit the crisis much stronger in Latvia

21.09.2020

The Covid-19 crisis has had a serious impact on the transport industry, but it has also revealed opportunities to improve the industry's efficiency and created preconditions for the industry to exit the crisis much stronger, Transport Minister Talis Linkaits (New Conservative Party) said at European transport ministers' virtual conference today, informs LETA.


17.09.2020

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

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.

17.09.2020

Baltics must invest to ensure economic resilience isn't short-lived

With the Baltic economies weathering the coronavirus pandemic much better than other EU members, the countries have to focus on further investment so that their economic resilience is not short-lived, Swedbank Latvia's chief economist Liva Zorgenfreija said, cites LETA/BNS.

16.09.2020

BFM's student film wins student Oscar

A film made for the Film Arts curriculum of the Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School (BFM) has been picked as one of the winners of the 47th Student Academy Awards, announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on the night between Tuesday and Wednesday, reports LETA/BNS.

15.09.2020

Registration for NAPA Baltic Packaging Design Awards Has Started

The Lithuanian Design Association (LDA) invites product packaging designers and product companies to submit their work for the NAPA Baltic Packaging Design Awards, held for the sixth time this year. Submissions are open starting today, until October 20, with the best packaging designs scheduled to be announced on November 5, during the specialized Taste Vilnius HORECA event in Vilnius.

14.09.2020

Brailko/Namike triumph at European U-20 Beach Volleyball Championships

The Latvian women's beach volleyball pair Varvara Brailko and Anete Namike triumphed at the European U-20 Beach Volleyball Championships on September 13th, informs LETA.

10.09.2020

End Overfishing: 300 Scientists Urge EU To Protect Ocean Health As Climate Action

End overfishing" - that's the message delivered to EU Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius this week, as part of a statement signed by more than 300 scientists calling for action by the European Commission, European Parliament and EU member states to end overfishing "as an urgent and necessary response to the biodiversity and climate crises".

09.09.2020

Baltic herring harvesting quota in open waters of Baltic Sea to be cut by 36%

Due to a decline in the Baltic herring stocks of the open waters of the Baltic Sea, the Baltic herring harvesting quota for the open waters of the Baltic for 2021 has to be cut by 36%, an Estonian official said on September 9th, cites LETA/BNS.

07.09.2020

Ironman 70.3 Tallinn won by Daniel Baekkegard of Denmark, UK's Katrina Matthews

Daniel Baekkegard from Denmark and Katrina Matthews from the United Kingdom came first in the Ironman 70.3 Tallinn competition on Saturday with winning times of 3.40.08 and 4.08.14, respectively, informs LETA/BNS.

07.09.2020

Latvian volleyball team qualifies for European Championships for first time in 26 years

On Sunday in Cyprus, the Latvian volleyball team qualified for its first European Championships in 26 years, informs LETA.

03.09.2020

Vilnius hosting Forum of Regions

Vilnius is hosting on Thursday the annual Forum of Regions, a platform for discussions on key regional policy and local government development issues, reports LETA/BNS.

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