Posts tagged as Baltic Way

Three for the Weekend: Baltic Way, Burgers, Bachata

Friday, August 21, 2020

Believe it or not, this is the second-to-last weekend of August. Enjoy! On August 22, at 19:00, a march will start from Meikšāni in  support of Belarus. The march will end August 23 at 12:00 in Piedruja. From Piedruja, participants will go to Vilnius to take part in the main Freedom Road human chain to mark the anniversary of the Baltic Way and to show support to Belarus. Application links,…

Lithuania to name motorway to Latvia ‘the Baltic Way’

Monday, January 20, 2020

Lithuania plans to commemorate the Baltic Way, which took place more than 30 years ago, by naming its main roads where people formed the live chain “the Baltic Way”. According to Transport Vice Minister Vladislav Kondratovič, the idea was proposed by the parliamentary commission on resistance and occupation (LKAIVK), and the Ministry of Transport supports it. “We want to commemorate the event and name those several sections where people lined…

Estonian PM, formin commemorate anniversaries of refugee flight, Baltic Way in New York

Monday, September 23, 2019

Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas and Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu, along with Lithuania’s Finance Minister Vilius Sapoka and Latvian Ambassador to the UN Andrejs Pildegovics, welcomed the local Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian communities in the New York Estonian House on Sunday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the great refugee flight and the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way. In his speech, the prime minister of Estonia recalled that 75…

Lithuanian PM leaves for Riga to mark Baltic Way, discuss Astravets NPP situation

Monday, August 26, 2019

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis left to Riga on Friday to meet with the Latvian and Estonian counterparts and mark the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way, as well as to discuss the situation around the Astravyets nuclear power plant. While in Riga, Skvernelis is scheduled to met with Speaker of the Latvian Saeima Inara Murniece and lay flowers at the Freedom Monument. At noon, the Baltic prime ministers will…

Watch Angela Merkel’s Baltic Way message

Friday, August 23, 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has sent a message of congratulation to the people of the Baltic states 30 years on from the Baltic Way. The specially-recorded 2 minute video was played at a conference in Rīga and is reproduced above, complete with English subtitles (though you may have to endure a couple of ads first). “The Baltic Way was a moving and crucial staging post on the journey to freedom…

Human chain reminded world about Baltic striving for freedom – Levits

Thursday, August 22, 2019

30 years ago, the human chain that stretched from Tallinn via Riga to Vilnius reminded to the whole world about the Baltic striving for freedom, said Latvian President Egils Levits at the special event dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way during which airBaltic presented its aircraft painted in the national colors of the three Baltic states. “Thirty years ago, in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and everywhere in the…

Prime Ministers of the Baltic States to mark the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way in Riga

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš has invited Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of Estonia, and Saulius Skvernelis, Prime Minister of Lithuania, to visit Latvia on 23 August. The officials will hold a meeting, as well as attend celebration events, informed Sabīne Spurķe Press Secretary to Cabinet of Ministers The informal meeting in Riga of the three Baltic prime ministers is also…

Plans in Lithuania to create chain of 10,000 people on Baltic Way anniversary

Monday, July 22, 2019

Public figures in Lithuania plan to bring 10,000 people to form a live chain to mark the anniversary of the Baltic Way. Ignas Brazauskas, the man behind the idea and one of the organizers, says there’s a plan to hold such commemorations every five years to create a new tradition and eventually repeat the impressive human chain of people in all three Baltic states on the 50th anniversary of the…