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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 29.10.2020, 12:41

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EU seeking to increase member states' minimum wages

EU seeking to increase member states' minimum wages

29.10.2020

The European Commission on Wednesday proposed an EU directive to ensure that the workers in the EU are protected by adequate minimum wages allowing for a decent living wherever they work, informs LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: EU – Baltic States, Financial Services, Legislation, Markets and Companies, Wages



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.

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

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

28.10.2020

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.


Court releases Tallinna Sadam ex-exec Allan Kiil from further trial

Court releases Tallinna Sadam ex-exec Allan Kiil from further trial

28.10.2020

The Tallinn-based Harju County Court on Wednesday ruled to release Allan Kiil, former board member of port company Tallinn Sadam on trial on corruption charges, from further trial on the grounds that the accused is irremediably ill, informs LETA/BNS.

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

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

28.10.2020

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

Astravyets NPP's partner from Russia also supplies power cables to Lithuania

Lithuania's energy system is also supplied with power cables by Belarusian producer Energokomplekt which is a partner of Russia's Rosatom that is building the Astravyets nuclear power plant, the lrt.lt news website reports, cites 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

Higher education institutions in Latvia will apply distance learning by year end

In order to curb the Covid-19 spread, higher education institutions will have to ensure remote studies by the end of the year, LETA learned from the Health Ministry.

27.10.2020

Latvian prosecutor's office asks European Parliament president to consider lifting Usakovs' immunity

Latvian prosecutor's office has sent a request to the president of the European Parliament to consider lifting the immunity of MEP Nils Usakov (Harmony) so the prosecutor's office could bring charges against him, as the prosecutor office's press secretary Aiga Eiduka told LETA.

27.10.2020

Estonian government, trade unions, employers discuss ways for boosting economy

Representatives of the Estonian government, Confederation of Estonian Trade Unions and Estonian Employers' Confederation discussed the steps needed for exiting the economic crisis and topics relating to the Just Transition Fund at a trilateral meeting on October 26th, reports LETA/BNS.

26.10.2020

New coronavirus restrictions in Lithuania: sports matches without fans, mask-wearing

As the coronavirus continues to spread in Lithuania, the country's government has on Monday introduced new restrictions. Gatherings will be restricted over the upcoming days, sports matches will be held without fans, and face mask will be mandatory in all public spaces in the municipalities being placed under lockdown, reports LETA/BNS.

26.10.2020

Rail Baltica project will improve connectivity among parts of Riga

The Rail Baltica railway project will improve connectivity among the parts of Riga, said Agnis Driksna, Agnis Driksna, chairperson of the management board of the Rail Baltic joint venture RB Rail, cites LETA/BNS.

26.10.2020

Stoltenberg: NATO to boost military presence in the east

NATO Defence Ministers discussed security challenges during their virtual meeting on 22 October. They discussed progress on fairer burden-sharing, strengthening deterrence and defence in all domains, boosting the resilience of societies.

26.10.2020

Lithuania contests Mobility Package in EU Court of Justice

Lithuania has contested the Mobility Package, a major reform of the EU's rules regulating road transport, in the European Court of Justice, the Justice Ministry said on October 26th, cites LETA/BNS.

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