Posts published in Day: October 19, 2019

Lithuania invites you to relax

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Tired of traffic jams in the morning – jobs that needed to be done yesterday – kids with never ending colds – not meeting that 10,000-step goal – and bad cholesterol levels that are on the up and up? Seems like someone needs to recharge their batteries! If so, we’ve got a unique escape plan for you: a trip to Lithuania, invites lithuania.travel. Milk SPA procedures With more and more…

Increase in people trafficking to Estonia

Saturday, October 19, 2019

In 2019, there has been an increase in people trafficking to Estonia and to coinciding with the EU Anti-Trafficking Day, a round table discussion will be held by the Ministry of Justice to combat the crime on Friday. The Social Insurance Agency said there has been an increase in people trafficked to Estonia in the last year. So far 496 people have called the department’s trafficking helpline (660 7320). Of…

Reforms in Latvia must result in stronger enforcement to tackle foreign bribery

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Latvia has continued to improve its framework against bribery of foreign public officials and subsequent money laundering but the reforms need to translate into further effective enforcement, according to a new report by the OECD Working Group on Bribery. According to the Working Group, which is composed of 44 countries, Latvia’s enforcement results are still not commensurate with the country’s exposure to foreign bribery and subsequent money laundering. Since Latvia…

Latvia is celebrating 100th anniversary of Latvian National Institutions for Culture, Education and Science at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris

Saturday, October 19, 2019

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Latvian National Institutions for Culture, Education and Science included among the anniversaries to be associated with UNESCO in 2018-2019 the audio visual installation “Alphabet of Latvian Culture” is opened at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, Latvian National Commission for UNESCO representatives informed BC. The Anniversary unites 7 institutions, namely: National Theatre of Latvia; Art Academy of Latvia; Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of…

Klaipeda leads Baltic ports in terms of cargo traffic for 4th year in a row

Saturday, October 19, 2019

The Lithuanian seaport of Klaipeda has posted the best cargo handling figures among all Baltic ports for four successive years now. Klaipeda handled 34.9 mln tons of cargo in the three quarters of 2019, a rise of 3.7% y-o-y, the port authority has told. The Latvian Transport Ministry’s figures for the reporting period show cargo traffic declining by 10.5 % to 23.9 mln tons in Riga, growing by 10.1% to 16.6 mln tons…

Estonian buses carrying children must have seat belts

Saturday, October 19, 2019

The Economic Committee of the Riigikogu decided on Thursday the use of seat belts in children’s excursion buses should be made mandatory by law. In early October, Chancellor of Justice Ülle Madise drew the attention of the Economic Affairs Committee to the lack of safety belts in school buses and buses for children’s excursions, as well as the lack of seats on non-urban buses. The commission agreed that a change…

Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found on Lithuanian Project

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Anti-Semitic graffiti was found on Oct. 12 on a Lithuanian project depicting Jewish life before World War II in the capital of Vilnius. The project, Walls That Remember, posted a photo of the graffiti on their Facebook page. The graffiti shows a Jewish Star of David crossed out. “The people who did this must be found and held accountable for this hate crime. We believe Lithuania is a country that…

Former Nazi concentration camp guard, 93, goes on trial in Hamburg

Saturday, October 19, 2019

When German Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt flew to Jerusalem to cover the high-profile trial against Adolf Eichmann, she reflected that the criminal who had escaped capture for years and was standing trial for crimes against humanity wasn’t a monster. He was an absolutely normal person who was really convinced he was “just doing his job”, she said. Over 50 years later, and facing 5,230 counts of accessory to murder in…

Grybauskaitė invited to join Friends of Europe think tank

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Former Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė will join the Board of Trustees at the Friends of Europe think tank. The former president agreed to join the board on Thursday during her attendance at the organisation’s annual State of Europe forum, the former president’s representatives informed. Grybauskaitė met with the think tank’s management and discussed cooperation possibilities involving various projects. “Grybauskaitė was invited to take an active part in the organisation’s activity…