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Saturday 23.02.2019 | Name days: Haralds, Almants

Ukrainian anti-corruption campaigner dies from acid attack

Ukraine's anti-corruption activist Kateryna Gandzyuk, who was attacked with acid in summer 2018, has passed away in hospital, in another example of the dangers faced by civil society activists in the country.

Week in Lithuania. Government to send revised martial law bill to Parliament

The Lithuanian government decided on Wednesday, October 31, to submit a package of legislative amendments aimed at clarifying the legal regulation of martial law to the Parliament for approval.

German's Merkel in Ukraine pledges to uphold sanctions against Russia

German head of government, Angela Merkel, has during a visit to Kyiv, expressed determination to continue targeted sanctions against Russian companies and officials over Moscow's role in the war in eastern Ukraine.

Precipitation expected in Latvia on weekends, whereas next week to start with sunny days

Although Saturday and Sunday are expected to be rainy in Latvia, weather will generally remain warm. As the next week begins, however, air temperature will start to decline steadily, but it will still be dry and sunny, as reported by State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Employers in Latvia will not be allowed to demand foreign language skills from employees for no reason

Employers in Latvia will not have the right to request foreign language skills from employees if their duties do not include the use of foreign languages. This is provided by amendments to the Labour Law approved by the Saeima in the third and final reading on Thursday, 1 November.

Defiant impeached former Lithuanian President launches campaign to restore litas

The defiant impeached former Lithuanian president Rolandas Paksas is not giving up. After a new attempt to lift his lifetime ban to run for the top post in 2019 failed, the now member of the European Parliament and the leader of a new nationalist movement, «I am calling the Nation» seems undaunted and this week has launched campaign aimed at scrapping the euro and restoring the litas, the Lithuanian currency that circulated in the country until the end of 2014.

Estonian emergency doctors sought by 57% non-emergency patients, audit reveals

In Estonia, the 57% of visits to emergency medical departments could have been avoided by seeing a doctor, the country's National Audit Office has found. It also concluded that the situation has increased waiting times in emergency medical departments, which are the most expensive place to treat patients in the whole health care system.

Four candidates apply for railway electrification project in Latvia

The first phase of Latvian railway network electrification project organized by Latvian Railway has concluded. During this phase, contenders were able to submit applications, confirming their desire to participate in the project.

98% of households with children have internet access at home

The share of households having access to internet at home keeps growing – at the beginning of 2018 those were 81.6 % of households. Compared to 2010, the indicator has gone up by 21.8 percentage points, and compared to 2009, by three percentage points.