Posts published in Day: May 5, 2020

Short stories of Lithuanian art. Kostas Dereškevičius

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

LRT and MO Museum bring you a series of videos presenting 20 key Lithuanian artists of the 20th century. Kostas Dereškevičius (born 1937) Kostas Dereškevičius entered the art scene in the 1970s. With fellow artists Algimantas Kuras, Arvydas Šaltenis and Algimantas Švėgžda he formed an informal group ‘4’. The four shunned lofty subjects, drawing inspiration instead from everyday bleakness of Soviet life. Dereškevičius stood out from the group with his…

Latvians on virtual parade

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The May 4 virtual parade “Put on your folk dress for Latvia” brought together more than 4000 participants on social networks. On 4 May 1990, Latvia proclaimed its independence from the USSR, and restoration of the Republic of Latvia. Four years ago, a new tradition was launched in Latvia: “People of Latvia. Honor. Gowns.” The parade takes place on May 4 each year, and calls for the participation of any interested person who owns a folk gown. This year, Facebook and Instagram was flooded with…

Lithuania to maintain defence spending despite economic hardship

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Lithuania will maintain its military spending at 2 percent of GDP despite its shrinking economy, the country’s president has assured NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. “The president has emphasised that even though the [Covid-19] pandemic will affect both the social and economic sectors, it will not change Lithuania’s principled stance on its international obligations,” President Gitanas Nausėda’s office said in a press release after a telephone call between the president…

Lithuanian parliament ups the ante on Belarus nuclear plant

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The Lithuanian parliament has called on the government to take even more active steps to block electricity from the Belarusian nuclear power plant in Astravyets from the Lithuanian market. The country has consistently maintained that the facility, to be launched near the Lithuanian border and only about 50 kilometres from Vilnius, breach international safety and environmental regulations. Minsk has been rejecting the criticism. The Lithuanian parliament, Seimas, passed a resolution…

42 Latvian companies register for digital exhibition in China

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

A total of 42 companies from Latvia have registered for the trade promotion exhibition “China – CEEC Online Expo 2020” planned to take place in June. The exhibition promoting cooperation between 17 Central and Eastern European countries and China will be held in the city of Ninbo, China. Participation is free of charge, said the Latvian Investment and Development Agency (LIAA). Latvia has participated in this exhibition every year since…

Estonia to support Ukraine during its presidency of UN Security Council in May

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba agreed on Estonia’s support for Ukraine’s positions and interests in the framework of Estonia’s presidency of the UN Security Council in May 2020. Kuleba discussed this issue during a phone conversation with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Urmas Reinsalu on Monday evening, according to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s press service. “The parties agreed to make efforts to counter the spread by Russia of distorted…

Research Paper on ‘Information Sharing Framework for Penetration Testing’ available now

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

In the contemporary interpretation of deterrence theory, maintaining high-level resilience against cyber attacks is one of two pillars of cyber deterrence posture. Penetration testing activities constitute the technical foundation of improving overall cyber resilience posture, apart from known vulnerabilities and threats. In practice, it is tremendously difficult to cover penetration testing requirements of the whole spectrum of many military systems. A new research paper on ‘Information Sharing Platform for Penetration Testing’ by…

The Bank of Lithuania approved the prices at which Ignitis Grupė will offer the buy-out of ESO shares

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

AB Energijos Skirstymo Operatorius (hereinafter – ESO and the Company), code 304151376, registered office address Aguonų g. 24, Vilnius. The total number of ordinary registered shares issued by ESO is 894,630,333; ISIN code – LT0000130023. The Ignitis Grupė informs that on 4 May 2020 the Bank of Lithuania (hereinafter – the Bank) approved the prices at which the Ignitis Grupė UAB will purchase the shares of the subsidiary ESO at the…

NATO Secretary General discusses COVID-19 and disinformation with Lithuanian President

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda on Tuesday (5 May 2020), as part of his regular political consultations. The two leaders discussed NATO’s response to the COVID-19 crisis and how the Alliance continues to deliver strong deterrence and defence. The Secretary General underlined NATO’s commitment to Lithuania, including with a multinational battlegroup in Rukla, the Baltic Air Policing mission and maritime patrols in the Baltic…

Stopping Rail Baltic would bring damages claims

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Taavi Aas (Center) said that there is no indication of Rail Baltic stopping. Rather, the project is building momentum, with the planning stage almost completed. The next stage of the project is full-scale construction work. Paralyzing the project would result in claims for damages from the European Union and Estonia’s southern neighbors over early termination of valid employment contracts. If Minister of the Interior…