Posts published in Day: September 2, 2019

Lithuania looks to sell water and food technology to India

Monday, September 2, 2019

Lithuania aims to attract investment from India, which, according to the head of the Indian Chamber of Commerce, Alina Adomaitytė, also offers immense opportunities for the country’s exporters, especially in food technologies and industries. In an interview with LRT.lt, Adomaitytė said that the “Scandinavian and US markets are saturated […] and India could be a possible solution” for Lithuanian exporters. According to her, there are already Lithuanian companies working with…

Vilnius-London City flights a success, but won’t turn profitable for another few years

Monday, September 2, 2019

Direct flights from Vilnius to London City, launched by Polish airline LOT in May, have lived up to expectations, according to Vilnius Airport operator Lietuvos Oro Uostai (Lithuanian Airports). However, the route may become profitable only in several years. The passenger load factor is going up every month, the operator said, and now stands at around 68 percent. “It has, obviously, lived up to our expectations. The direction was important…

Lithuania’s Nauseda gets Zelensky’s assurances on European integration

Monday, September 2, 2019

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda met with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky in Warsaw on Sunday and was assured by the Ukrainian leader that his country’s new government would continue European integration and reforms. “Zelensky told about the new government working for three days. They are determined to continue European integration and carry out reforms,” Asta Skaisgiryte, an adviser to the Lithuanian president, told BNS Lithuania after the meeting. “We said…

Estonian player wins EUR 846,844 with Eurojackpot

Monday, September 2, 2019

A lottery player from Estonia has won 846 843,80 euros by hitting the 5+1 prize tier in Friday’s draw of Eurojackpot, Estonia’s state-owned lottery company Eesti Loto said. The winning ticket was bought online. This is the second biggest Eurojackpot prize going to an Estonian player and the third biggest lottery win in Estonia’s history. The biggest lottery win in Estonia so far is 1.155 million euros, scooped in by…

Lithuanian parlt speaker to discuss Russia’s disinformation with Nordic counterparts

Monday, September 2, 2019

Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas Viktoras Pranckietis is leaving for Tallinn on Monday to attend a conference of the speakers of the Nordic and Baltic parliaments. Pranckietis is scheduled to give a speech on fighting the influence of disinformation by foreign countries. “Russia is allocating billion-worth budgets for spreading disinformation through government-controlled media channels. We realize the scope of the challenge we are facing and we need to invest into…

President to attend commemorative events to mark 80th anniversary of the start of WWII in Warsaw

Monday, September 2, 2019

Latvian President Egils Levits will attend the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II together with other European and world leaders in the Polish capital, Warsaw. There will be a military held at Pilsudski Square in Warsaw to commemorate the air raids on Polish cities of September 1, 1939, LETA was informed by the Presidential Press Service. Egils Levits is taking part in this event…

Pope Francis names former archbishop of Kaunas among 13 new cardinals

Monday, September 2, 2019

Pope Francis announced his decision on Sunday to name Archbishop Emeritus of Kaunas Sigitas Tamkevičius a cardinal. He will be one of 13 new cardinals who will be officially appointed on October 5. Tamkevičius will not be able to elect a new pope due to his age as only cardinals under 80 elect a new pontific. Tamkevičius will turn 81 in November. Tamkevičius was a dissident during the Soviet occupation…

Climate change could make Lithuania a winemaking country

Monday, September 2, 2019

With warming climate, vineyards are starting to spread in Lithuania. While the farmers can now cultivate more varieties, winemaking is still hampered by restrictive regulation, they say. Grape-bearing vines are not native to Lithuania – while vineyards in Europe date back 8,000 years, they were not brought here until the eighteenth century, and varieties resilient to cold climate are most widespread. Andrius Diliautas and his wife Karolina grow over 600 vines in their…

Child welfare needs better analysis, finds Riigikogu-organized seminar

Monday, September 2, 2019

A recent seminar organized jointly by the Riigikogu and the Office of the Chancellor of Justice looked at Estonian children’s welfare, including issues that need solving and the very means of measuring that welfare. The seminar, entitled “Child Well-being Indicators: Current Situation in and Possibilities for Describing the Situation of Children,” emphasized that an integral overview and monitoring of the situation facing children in Estonia could prevent problems and support…

President Kaljulaid in two-day official visit to Slovenia

Monday, September 2, 2019

President Kersti Kaljulaid is on an official visit to Slovenia from Monday, her office reports. The main aims of the visit are to deepen ties between the two nations and to promote business links. The president’s foreign policy adviser Lauri Kuusing noted the two countries are similar in size and are both somewhat on the periphery of the EU, adding that communications between Estonia and Slovenia, which both joined the…