Posts published in Day: December 2, 2019

Conductor Mariss Jansons died

Monday, December 2, 2019

At the age of 76, the outstanding orchestral conductor Mariss Jansons has passed away, reported Latvian Radio 3 “Klasika” December 1, following foreign media reports that Jansons passed away on November 30 at his home in St. Petersburg. Jansons had been suffering from heart disease and had limited his appearances during the last year as a result. In October 2019, after a six-month hiatus, maestro Mariss Jansons returned to the conductor’s podium with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.…

Lithuania elected to chemical weapons prohibition body’s council

Monday, December 2, 2019

Lithuania has been for the first time elected to the executive council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the Foreign Ministry said. Lithuania’s candidacy for the OPCW executive council for the 2020-2022 period was unanimously approved in The Hague earlier this week, the ministry said in a press release. In his speech, Vidmantas Purlys, Lithuania’s ambassador to the Netherlands, “noted that Lithuania regretted the use of…

The price of national stadium can reach 155.9 million euros

Monday, December 2, 2019

The costs of the Vilnius authorities and the government on the construction and maintenance of a national stadium can reach 155.9 million euros, the authorities in the Lithuanian capital say. Povilas Poderskis, director of administration at Vilnius City Municipality, says the stated amount would be the city and the state’s joint commitment for a period of 25 years. “That’s an annual payment to the investor through the whole concession period,…