Posts published in Day: January 9, 2020

Lukiškės prison in Vilnius gears up for Netflix’s Stranger Things

Thursday, January 9, 2020

The fourth season of the Netflix drama Stranger Things will be shot in Vilnius, several sources told BNS on Thursday. The Lukiškės prison, which closed in summer 2019, is named as one of the filming locations. And although a contract with the TV series’ creators has not yet been signed, active preparations are underway and equipment is being installed, the sources told BNS. Lukiškės prison in central Vilnius / E.…

Rīga Port transshipments decrease 10.1%

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Bulk cargo made up the majority of the cargo at 20.84 million tons, which is a 12% decrease from the previous year. 8.093 tons of general cargo was transferred in 2019, as well as 3.83 million tons of liquid bulk cargo. Coal made up 31.6% of the transferred cargo, followed by container cargo, timber products, petroleum products and chemical products. “Long-term focus has mainly been on tons of cargo transferred…

Lithuanian troops moved from Iraqi Al Asad base to Kuwait

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Six Lithuanian soldiers who served at an Iraqi military base which was targeted by Iranian missiles on Wednesday have been redeployed to Kuwait, the military said. “The soldiers have landed in Kuwait and are in a military base in the country,” Captain Andrius Dilda, a spokesman for the Lithuanian Defence Staff, told BNS on Thursday afternoon. The Lithuanian soldiers trained local forces fighting the Islamic State at the Al Asad…

New World War – Trump tries to leave his mark on history

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, January 9, 2020

Once again, the whole world is on the verge of a new world war, due to the actions of the US leadership… It seems that the current president of America is trying hard to leave his mark on world history. Unfortunately, he has failed to make anything really useful. That is why, Donald Trump made the main goal of his presidential term unleashing of the military conflicts in all corners…

Soviet aggression case handed to Court of Appeal in Lithuania

Thursday, January 9, 2020

The January 13 Soviet aggression case was handed over to the Court of Appeal of Lithuania on Wednesday. 61 peoeple appealed the ruling that sentenced 67 citizens of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine for war crimes and crimes against humanity Fourteen civilians were killed and hundreds more were wounded when the Soviet troops stormed the TV tower and the Radio and Television Committee building in Vilnius in the early hours of…

Estonian defense personnel withdrawing from Iraq to Kuwait

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Estonian troops in Iraqi are to moving to Kuwait, in the aftermath of Iranian missile strikes on two bases in the country. Speaking on ETV current affairs show Aktuaalne kaamera Wednesday evening, chief of the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) said the personnel, who are primarily there in a training capacity according to defense minister Jüri Luik, should reach Kuwait, which borders Iraq, overnight, and follows an announcement Wednesday evening that…

Green arrow signs allowed indefinite return in Lithuania

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Days after removing green arrow signs which allowed drivers to turn right on red, the Lithuanian government backtracked on the measure, allowing cities to reinstall the signs. On Wednesday, the Cabinet reversed its previous resolution which ordered the removal of the green arrows as of January 1. The measure led to an outcry from drivers and municipalities. Transport Minister Jaroslav Narkevič said on Tuesday that municipalities would be allowed to…

Greater state security powers no threat to human rights, intelligence chief says

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Amendments granting more powers to state security, allowing “preventative conversations,” administrative detention and ID checks, would not violate human rights, Darius Jauniškis, head of the country’s State Security Department, says. “Those amendments have been under consideration for a long time, and I am deeply convinced that it definitely has nothing to do with some human rights violations,” he told the parliamentary Committee on National Security and Defence on Wednesday. “There…

Pollution from Klaipėda plant to reach Latvia, shops to boycott company

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Most of untreated wastewater allegedly released by Grigeo’s paper plant into the Curonian Lagoon must have been carried by prevailing currents into the Baltic Sea, the mayor of the Curonian Spit municipality of Neringa said. According to Darius Jasaitis, no more than one fifth of the pollutants could have remained in the lagoon. “Eighty percent or more of the currents in the Curonian Lagoon go to the Baltic Sea, a…

Lithuanian vice minister declines position in von der Leyen’s team

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Lithuanian Vice Minister of Finance Miglė Tuskienė has declined a job as economic adviser to the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, according to a report by 15min.lt. “I received the invitation, but did not join [von der Leyen’s team] due to personal circumstances,” the Tuskienė told 15min.lt, but did not elaborate on the reasons. The Lithuanian Finance Ministry said last November that Tuskienė had been invited to be…