On Tuesday 8 September, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the amendments to the “Regulations Regarding the Technical Equipment Necessary for the Border Check and Border Surveillance”. This means that the officials of the State Border Guard will be able to use unmanned aircraft (drones) in border surveillance.
If the incidence of Covid-19 increases in Estonia, the residents of Valka and Valga municipalities will not have to observe 14 days of self-isolation. Such a decision was made today, on 8 September, by the government, so that the inhabitants of these cities may freely cross the state border on a daily basis and their access to services, family and working conditions are not affected.
On Wednesday, 4 September, in response to the aggravation of the epidemiological situation and the increase in the incidence of Covid-19 in Lithuania and Estonia, the Cabinet improved the legal framework governing the mobility of persons between neighbouring countries.
Today, on 4 September, the government adopted amendments to the Cabinet Regulation*, applying a special regulation in the borderland so that people who work or study in Lithuania or Estonia on a daily basis can continue to do so if the morbidity increases in neighbouring countries. This was an important issue, as with the rising incidence of Covid-19 in neighbouring countries, there could be a situation where 14 days of self-isolation should be observed for all those returning from Lithuania and Estonia. This indicator has not yet been reached.
On Wednesday, 2 September, the Cabinet of Ministers approved changes in the Regulation governing epidemiological safety measures for the limitation of the spread of Covid-19 and affecting the transport, education and health sectors.
On 15 February 2020, the amendments to the “Electricity Market Law” became effective and strengthened the supervision of electricity producers receiving State aid in the form of compulsory procurement or guaranteed fees and eliminated their overcompensation.
On 13 April 2020, the tribunal in arbitration case Eugene Kazmin v. Latvia (ICSID Case No. ARB/17/5), under the auspices of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (hereinafter - ICSID), granted Latvia’s request that the Claimant, Ukrainian citizen Mr. Eugene Kazmin, be ordered to provide a letter of guarantee for an amount of EUR 3 million, as security for the possible reimbursement of Latvia's legal expenses.
Today, during the extraordinary European Council meeting that brought together the EU Heads of State and Government, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš stressed that Latvia stands for targeted sanctions against those Belarusian officials who are responsible for organising elections and violent suppression of peaceful demonstrations.
The Prime Minister of Estonia Mr. Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of Latvia Mr. Krišjānis Kariņš and Prime Minister of Lithuania Mr. Saulius Skvernelis met on August 14-15, 2020, within the framework of the Baltic Council of Ministers in Tartu, Estonia.
On Tuesday, 28 July, the Cabinet approved several changes in regulations, governing epidemiological safety measures to control Covid-19. They will enable the educational process to take place in person, and entrepreneurs, in particular in the areas of agriculture and culture, to resume or expand activities. At the same time, the system for control of the spread of Covid-19 will be strengthened, thus balancing economic development with the interests of public health.