Posts published in Day: September 28, 2019

Lithuania to fund university studies for Ukrainians from war-torn Donbass

Saturday, September 28, 2019

The Lithuanian government will fund four Ukrainians from Ukraine’s war-torn Donbass region to study in Lithuania, according to the EducationMinistry. Each year since 2014, 15 students from Luhansk and Donetsk regions enroll at the Vilniaus Lietuviu Namai (Vilnius Lithuanians’ House) to complete secondary education. The Lithuanian government pays for the Ukrainian children’s education and accommodation. Under the approved programme, they can then apply for state-funded university studies after completing secondary education…

Latvia, Lithuania signed up to “information and democracy” to stop Fake News Online

Saturday, September 28, 2019

20 United Nations member countries on Thursday, September 26, signed the International Partnership on Information and Democracy agreement at the United Nations General Assembly to stop the spread of fake news online. These countries have come together to promote ‘independent, diverse and reliable information on the internet’ under an accord which was initiated by Reporters Without Borders, a press freedom watchdog. The main agenda of this inter-governmental accord is to…

Vilnius joins the global climate strike

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Around 200 activists, mostly young people, gathered in Vilnius on Friday to demand action on climate change. Protesters marched from the Lithuanian parliament along Gedimino Avenue to the government building, as the sound of drums and chants spurred on the protesters. “We want the political will that would ensure a safe future for us,” said Saulė Andrejevaitė, an organiser. Participants of the demonstration called on politicians and businesses to reduce greenhouse gas emissions…