Posts published in Day: November 18, 2019

Polish president to visit VIlnius for reburial of anti-Tsarist fighters

Monday, November 18, 2019

Polish President Andrzej Duda, and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda, is expected to arrive for a working visit in Lithuania on Thursday, the Lithuanian president’s office said on Monday.  On Thursday, Duda is scheduled to meet with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda to discuss political and economic relations, regional and energy security issues, cooperation in NATO, and the EU and Eastern Partnership agendas, according to the press release. On Friday, the Polish president…

Constitutional court should change position on dual citizenship, expat Lithuanian leader says

Monday, November 18, 2019

Dalia Henke, the chair of the Lithuanian World Community, has proposed making dual citizenship available to more people, even though a referendum on the issue failed earlier this year. The referendum in May on changing the Constitution did not garner enough votes, but almost a million people supported expanding dual citizenship, which represents “a strong mandate” for the president, parliament members and the Constitutional Court to change the regulation. Under…

SEB bank shares drop following money laundering suspicions in Baltics

Monday, November 18, 2019

Swedish banking giant SEB AB has seen its stock value sink by 15 percent as it awaits a programme by the Swedish public broadcaster over suspected money laundering in the Baltics, Bloomberg reported on Friday. According to Bloomberg reported, the share price Stockholm-based SEB fell as much as 15 percent, the steepest decline since the height of the global financial crisis in early 2009. SEB AB stated in a press…

Damaged diplomats’ reputation of Georgian ambassador in Lithuania

Monday, November 18, 2019

Former Georgian ambassador Khatuna Salukvadze’s rent arrears damage diplomats’ reputation, Lithuania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs says. The diplomat, however, says the dispute is not finished and has also accused her Spanish landlord of having illegally demanded more money without ensuring the apartment’s security. She also accused him of smearing her and plans to turn to court. “Such cases damage the reputation of all diplomats,” the Lithuanian MFA told BNS. The…

Vacant prison in central Vilnius

Monday, November 18, 2019

Lithuania’s state enterprise Turto Bankas (Property Bank) will hold workshops next year to decide on the future use of the vacant prison in central Vilnius. The last inmates were transferred the century-old Lukiškės prison in late June. In July, politicians, businessmen and public figures discussed possibilities to house a startup center here, a cultural space, hotel or a tourist attraction. Turto Bankas decided to “organise a public forum and creative…

Citizens of Baltic states feel safe

Monday, November 18, 2019

People’s sense of security in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania has improved in recent years, according to a recent survey. Of the three nations, the highest degree of financial and material security was reported in Estonia, with falling levels of concern over financial bars to education, rent or utility payment fears, and also property crimes, ERR reported on Monday. While a sense of national security had improved in all three countries…

Jüri Vips finishes second in Macau Formula Three race

Monday, November 18, 2019

Estonian racing driver Jüri Vips (Hitech Racing) finished second at Sunday’s FIA Formula Three Macau Grand Prix in his debut race for the Red Bull Junior team, which he only joined last week. Vips, 19, from Tallinn, had already clinched pole both ahead of qualifying, and in the qualifying race itself on the streets of the Guia Circuit in the Chinese special administrative district of Macau, a unique race now…

An item of collection of the National History Museum of Latvia suprises

Monday, November 18, 2019

Carbon dating of an item in the collection of the National History Museum of Latvia has thrown up a surprise with a small boat recovered from a swamp turning out to be far more ancient than initially thought, reported Latvian Radio November 18. Along with some mammoth teeth which were being sent to Poland for analysis to determine their age, archaeologists sent a fragment of a small sacred wooden boat found in the…

Today is Independence day in Latvia

Monday, November 18, 2019

Latvia is in celebratory mood November 18 on the occasion of its independence day, with ceremonies, events and parties planned to mark 101 years since the proclamation of the independent Latvian state on November 18, 1918. The centerpieces of the celebrations as usual are the military parade beside the Daugava river in Rīga and a speech by President Egils Levits. Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš tweeted a message saying Latvians were…

Football: All Whites struggle in loss to Lithuania

Monday, November 18, 2019

An experimental All Whites side have slumped to a 1-0 defeat to Lithuania, handing the European nation their first win since March 2018. On Monday (NZ time), New Zealand coach Danny Hay fielded a different starting side to the one that lost 3-1 to Ireland last week and while there were glimpses of brilliance, they were no match for their vastly experienced opponents. Six of the All Whites starting side had fewer…