Tallinn airport in Estonia has on May 1 started repair and construction works that for the most part will be conducted at night not to affect operation of the airport.
Tallinn Airport COO Einari Bambus told ERR that although the company does not expect the project to affect regular airline service, delayed flights might have to be redirected to Helsinki and Riga.
ERR reports that the works are planned for about a year and a half and during this period the airport’s 20-year-old runway surface will be replaced and extended to 3,480 meters.
The works will also include improvement of taxiways and other infrastructure around the airport’s terminal, replacement of the current beaconing, as well as bringing de-icing and engine testing areas up to the latest standards.
The U.S. has warned Russia that Washington would stop cooperation with Moscow in Syria if Moscow would not stop the bombardment of besieged Aleppo.
Latvia supports EC Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva as a candidate for the post of UN Secretary General, as confirmed by Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkevics.
If reforms are successfully realized in the electrical energy market, Latvia may experience a decline in electricity prices, as announced by Economy Minister Arvils Aseradens.
The Dutch-led international team of prosecutors stated on September 28 that it has found that the missile with which passenger plane on flight MH17 was downed in 2014 over eastern Ukraine was shot from territory held by pro-Kremlin separatists.
Politicians and the public regularly discuss the lack of budget funds to afford improvements for healthcare, education, law enforcement. New taxes and new ways of adding money to the state chancellery are sought left and right. They forget that transit has always been a stable source of income for Latvia, Vesti Segodnya writes.
73.5% of girls and 49.1% of boys in Riga do not see their future associated with exact sciences, according to results of Jaunieši IT study carried out in Riga’s schools.
To ensure more transparent procurements, businessmen urge government to introduce an electronic procurement system as soon as possible. This system is expected to ensure honest competition and help resolve other problems that are often present in state and municipal procurements.
Institutions that supervise the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau have to determine the cause behind the loss of classified documents, as announced by Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis.
To help develop the State Education Information System, it is planned to expand one of its sections by creating a register for students and graduates. This is provided by amendments to the Law on Institutions of Higher Education supported by the Cabinet of Ministers.
Today, 28 September, nine people were transported to Latvia from Greece as part of the European Union’s resettlement programme, as LETA was informed by the Office for Citizenship and Migration Affairs.
Compared to July, the level of construction costs in Latvia dropped by 0.4% in August 2016. Prices of building materials decreased by 0.8%, maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment reduced by 0.1%, whereas labour remuneration of workers did not witness any significant changes.
On Tuesday, 27 September, the Latvian government accepted amendments to the Law on Remuneration of Officials and Employees of State and Self-government Authorities that relieve 233 state institutions from the duty to report information about remuneration of their employees.
On 27 September, Riga District Court decided to put off the viewing of the criminal case regarding the incident at Adazi military base involving two Russian citizens until 24 July 2017.
Because Estonia plans to raise excise tax for alcohol in January 2017, the number of alcohol buyers from the neighbouring country is expected to increase in Latvia’s border area stores, as predicted by Mayor of Valka Vents Armands Krauklis.
A study performed in the UK on addiction to smartphones found that a third of its adult population look into their devices at night, which often causes quarrels with their other halves.
Celebrating 25 years since the foundation of diplomatic relations between Iceland and Baltics, Latvian Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkevics visited Iceland’s capital city of Reykjavik on 26 September to discuss regional news and international relations with ministers from Iceland, Estonia and Lithuania.
Latvia should prepare for future crises, which will take place, said Governor of the Bank of Latvia Ilmars Rimsevics in his interview to 900 seconds programme of LNT.
27 September is celebrated around the world as Tourism Day. This day marks the end of the tourism season in the northern latitudes and the beginning of the season for southern latitudes. For this event, Tourism Research Centre’s manager Eriks Lingeberzins explains the topical tourism trends and what has changed under influence of terrorism.
The former head of the International Monetary Fund, Rodrigo Rato has stood before trial in Spain on September 26 over allegations that he and 64 other bankers have been involved in credit card racket at Bankia bank, which has been rescued at public expense.
Latvia’s start-up sector has attracted investments worth at least EUR 110 million, notes Chairperson of Latvian Start-up Association Yekaterina Novicka.
Finance Ministry’s prepared amendments to the Law on Remuneration of Officials and Employees of State and Self-government Authorities that provide for refusal of keeping compensation records for state and municipal capital association officials will negatively influence the principles of the single compensation system, as noted by Unity.
European Union heads of state and government are to consider ways to improve relations with Russia as some member states are increasingly sceptical over official- and company-specific sanctions.
«Opinions of EU member states about the future integration of the Economic and Monetary Union differ. Bu the only difference lies in views about tactics, not the strategy and commitment for future changes. A stable Eurozone is a guarantee against economic shocks,» – announced Latvian Finance minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola on Monday, 26 September.
Baltic capitals have different town development strategies: Tallinn intends to focus on renovation and development of the city centre. Vilnius and Riga, however, consider realizing development projects outside of the city centre, as told on Monday, 26 September, by head architects of the three Baltic Capitals.
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Bob @ 2016-09-28 18:04:05
The shortage of skills in IT does not exist, this is global propaganda based on a new mythology, especially the fact that non-IT people vaguely believe it's an Eldorado - which it is not, except for bosses and shareholders.
Linda @ 2016-09-23 18:38:07
Linda @ 2016-09-23 18:36:51
The candidates should engage with all of Estonia's citizens not just an ill-conceived notion that one dual nationality citizen is more worthy than another! Be careful candidates what you promise to this minority because their 'uncle' over the border will insist upon it.
karlbomis64 @ 2016-09-23 10:28:28
kbomis64 @ 2016-09-23 10:20:53
My parents were born in Latvia and I had more great aunts sing this to me with there less than beautiful voices but I am being blessed with a great nephew this overnight and can't wait to sing it to him to make sure he goes to sleep but also gets an early taste of the language and culture he came from.