Posts published in Day: May 2, 2020

Latvia: Diplomats turn essayists to mark centenary

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Members of Latvia’s diplomatic corps have attempted to prove the pen is mightier than the sword by publishing a collection of essays to mark the upcoming hundred year anniversary of Latvia’s de jure international recognition. “A timely collection of essays has been published – ‘One hundred years of Latvian Diplomacy: the First Century of the Latvian Foreign Service.’ This anthology of essays is released now on the occasion of the Latvian Foreign Ministry’s centennial and…

Lithuania’s startup ecosystem triples in size

Saturday, May 2, 2020

The number of startups in Lithuania has grown to 1,021, according to a press release by the government agency Startup Lithuania. “A couple of years ago, the Economy Ministry set a very ambitious goal – to have 1,000 startups in Lithuania,” Economy Vice Minister Marius Skuodis said in the press release. “At that time, only around 380 startups were registered in Lithuania’s startup database. Today, Lithuania has something to be…

Who is behind anti-quarantine protest in Lithuania?

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Fringe protests against coronavirus measures have been seen across the world, including in Lithuania. While organisers seek to present the protests as spontaneous grassroot movements, conspiracy theories and fringe activists play a central role in them, LRT FACTS has discovered. Anonymous organisers About ten cars turned up near the parliament building in Vilnius on April 24, honking as they drove past before the police ordered them to disperse, the…