Posts published in Day: June 26, 2020

People in Vilnius protest against protests

Friday, June 26, 2020

A group of people gathered in Vilnius on Friday to take part in a satirical “rally against all rallies in the world”. The event was organised by a satire news website 1K.lt, which is run by a Lithuanian comedian, Olegas Šurajevas. According to the Facebook event, “the public space in recent times have been taken up by many strange people with absolutely zero self-reflection, self-irony and a very limited sense…

Estonia: Crisis reserve shaping up

Friday, June 26, 2020

The crisis reserve bill has been sent out for coordination by other ministries. Administrative needs and political will coincided very fortunately in this case, said Viola Murd, deputy secretary general in charge of rescue, emergency response and crisis regulation for the Ministry of Internal Affairs. What is the idea and goal of the crisis reserve? The aim of the crisis reserve is to allow the state to act quickly and…

Neo-Nazi suspect attempted a terror attack in Lithuania, police says

Friday, June 26, 2020

Police in Lithuania arrested a neo-Nazi suspect last year who tried to commit a terror attack, the country’s prosecutors said on Friday. A pre-trial was launched in October 2019 when an improvised explosive device was found next to the Western Union offices in the Lithuanian capital. The suspect had sprayed FK DIVISION and SIEGE graffiti, as well as a swastika. Lithuania’s anti-terror police unit, ARAS, neutralised the device which was…

Politicians hide behind civilians

By Vairis Godmanis on Friday, June 26, 2020

The United States plans to transfer the command of the 5th Corps of the U.S. Army from Kentucky to Poland and 30 American F-16 fighters from Germany to the eastern borders of NATO. In addition, the United States is redeploying to Poland not one thousand, as mentioned earlier, but two thousand American troops. In addition to these measures, the deployment of U.S. nuclear weapons in Poland has been publicly discussed…

Belarus, Latvia discuss international cooperation in tackling consequences of pandemic

Friday, June 26, 2020

The foreign ministers of Belarus and Latvia discussed international cooperation in dealing with the the consequences of the pandemic, BelTA learned from the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus. “Belarus’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei had a telephone conversation with his Latvian counterpart Edgars Rinkevics on the initiative of the Latvian side. The ministers discussed the coronavirus response measures in Belarus and Latvia, measures to…

State-paid COVID-19 tests available until end of summer

Friday, June 26, 2020

Everyone in Latvia will be able to receive a state-paid Covid-19 test until the end of summer. It is mandatory to previously sign up for the test by calling 8303, informed the Ministry of Health on June 26. State-paid testing was previously set to the end of June. It has now been decided to extend it to the end of summer. Such a decision has been taken because people are more…

Lithuania launches emergency app for people with hearing disabilities

Friday, June 26, 2020

Lithuania’s Interior Ministry on Friday presented a special app for people with hearing disabilities, allowing easier access to the 112 emergency number. “People with hearing disabilities will be able to use the app to report an emergency and receive assistance,” Interior Minister Rita Tamašunienė said. The new app will ensure good communication with the Emergency Response Centre with a possibility to have video calls 24/7, she added. “Video calls will…

Coronavirus update: Lithuanian authorities check kindergarten after child infected

Friday, June 26, 2020

Two new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Lithuania over the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s total to 1,808, the country’s Health Ministry said on Friday. Based on the latest statistics, 219 people are currently ill with Covid-19, 1,501 are considered to have recovered and 140 are in isolation. Seventy-eight people have died from the virus. Lithuania has also recorded 22 imported coronavirus cases since June 1. A total…

Latvia becomes member of European Space Agency

Friday, June 26, 2020

This week, June 24 2020, the Council of the European Space Agency (ESA) approved Latvia as an associated Member State of ESA, informed the Ministry of Education and Science (IZM) Communications Division on June 26. This will open up new opportunities for Latvian scientists and entrepreneurs to cooperate with the European space industry, as well as to promote research and study base of universities. The ESA Convention provides that the…

Lithuania moves closer to establishing a state bank

Friday, June 26, 2020

The Lithuanian parliament, Seimas, on Friday authorised the government to launch the procedures to establish a state-owned development bank. The government was also authorised to open consultations with the European Commission to request technical support. The parliament also said the establishment of the bank is a key economic project of the country. Seimas passed the resolution in a vote of 67 to 14, with 13 abstentions. “We are shifting away…