Posts published in Day: July 3, 2020

Jobs, investment, resilience and robust supply chains: Why Rail Baltica is more than just a high-speed railway

By Portia Kentish on Friday, July 3, 2020

The Baltic region’s largest ever infrastructure project, Rail Baltica, is on track to begin operating in 2026, according to the project’s head of strategy and development Kaspars Briškens. The flagship initiative will link the Baltic region with the rest of the European Union, connecting Helsinki, Tallinn, Pärnu, Riga, Panevežys, Kaunas, Vilnius and Warsaw with over 870 kilometres of high-speed railway. For the region, it represents more than a railway, however.…

#Voices – Why does Belarusian opposition have a different flag and independence day?

Friday, July 3, 2020

Kiryl Kryvicki, a student at Vytautas Magnus University and an active member of the Belarusian community in Vilnius, talks to LRT English about why the political opposition in Belarus does not celebrate the independence day on July 3.  #Voices – a project by LRT English looking at important, controversial, or overlooked topics from the perspective of Lithuanian diaspora or expats in the country.  “Belarus is a disorderly post-Soviet republic whose…

LRT English Newsletter: ‘Sex on the Beach’ is back

Friday, July 3, 2020

LRT English Newsletter – June 3, 2020. Holidaying is good for the economy. As the authorities would like Lithuanian holidaymakers to splash out this summer, the parliament  voted to allow beach bars   to sell light alcohol – in a reversal of the government’s tough line on drinking. Health minister and the country’s main campaigner against drinking disapproves, however, saying “there is no place” for alcohol on the beach. Meanwhile …