Posts tagged as ban

Late night alcohol sales ban extended by one month

Thursday, October 15, 2020

The government on Thursday decided to extend the country-wide ban on late-night alcohol sales by one month until November 24 to limit the spread of coronavirus. Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Center) said while the spread of the coronavirus is stabilizing with the help of the current restrictions, the threat has yet to pass, which is why the government deems it warranted to continue the ban, spokespeople for the government said.…

RT ban in Latvia leads to international exchanges

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The decisions of Latvia’s media regulators to act against Russian propaganda channels have caused a counter-reaction from the channel RT (formerly named Russia Today), Latvian Television reported July 22. The pro-Kremlin channel  RT   has distributed statements from the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB), which criticizes the actions of Latvia and Lithuania in banning propaganda channels. Meanwhile, media experts in Latvia are calling for the regulator to explain itself more clearly in the international arena. The National…

Latvian coalition undecided on foreign adoption ban

Thursday, July 23, 2020

No consensus has yet been achieved by the government on the introduction of a temporary foreign adoption ban, Latvian Television reported July 22. In the first reading of proposed legislation this month, the  Saeima supported   amendments to the law, which provide for a ban on the adoption of Latvian children abroad from September 1 until a new regulation is introduced. According to the current arrangements, the monitoring of the child after leaving…

Does Lithuania properly apply EU sanctions to ban Kremlin’s RT?

Monday, July 20, 2020

Lithuania’s decision to block RT, a Kremlin-controlled media group formerly known as Russia Today, has been called out by Russian officials as an “unfriendly” decision, but also a misapplication of EU sanctions. LRT FACTS investigate. The decision to block RT “was based on EU ‘personal sanctions’ against Rossiya Segodnya Director General Dmitry Kiselyov, who has nothing to do with the Russia Today media holding, as we have repeatedly reminded all…

Lithuania bans arrivals from Sweden, Luxembourg, Portugal

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Lithuania has updated its weekly travel ‘blacklist’ that bars arrivals – except Lithuanian citizens and residents – from countries with a high number of coronavirus cases. As of Monday (July 6), people from Sweden, Luxembourg and Portugal are banned from coming to Lithuania. Meanwhile, Lithuanian residents and citizens will have to self-isolate upon arrival from these countries. According to the updated guidelines, arrivals from Romania, Bulgaria, the UK and the…

EU-wide ban on cod fishing in the Baltic Sea

Thursday, June 4, 2020

The EU announced July 24 an immediate ban on fishing cod, the staple of Britain’s fish and chips, in most of the Baltic Sea in response to an impending stock collapse. Alerted by scientists, the European Commission, which oversees the management of fish stocks in European waters, warned of “a rapid decline” in cod stock “if no action is taken”. “We must act urgently to rebuild the stock, both in…

Hololei regards timing of Estonian flights ban peculiar

By Evelyn Kaldoja on Thursday, May 21, 2020

It is a bit peculiar that Estonia decided to ban flights during a time other countries are opening up again, European Commission Director General for Mobility and Transport Henrik Hololei finds. What is your opinion of Estonia’s rather sudden flights ban laid down on Sunday? (Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Taavi Aas decided to ban flights to high-risk coronavirus countries, including the United Kingdom, Sweden, Belgium, Denmark, Turkey, Belarus…

Ban on Ukrainian poultry imports won’t affect Lithuanian market

Friday, January 24, 2020

The European Commission’s ban on imports of Ukrainian poultry meat and poultry products will have no major effect on Lithuania, a food control official said. “Lithuania imports practically no fresh poultry meat or poultry products from Ukraine directly through its border veterinary posts,” Daiva Visockiene of the Border Food and Veterinary Control Department at the Lithuanian State Food and Veterinary Service told. “Imports from Ukraine to Lithuania take place via other countries’ border…

Vilnius bans plastic tableware

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Single-use plastic tableware will no longer be used during public festivities in Vilnius, the local council decided on Wednesday. The decision will come into force in early March. The amendment was initiated by Lukas Savickas, a representative of the opposition Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union on the Vilnius Council and an adviser to Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis. He says the rule change is “a great chance for businesses to take…

China accuses US of ‘economic bullying’ over equipment ban

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

China on Tuesday accused the U.S. of “economic bullying behavior” after U.S. regulators cited security threats in proposing to cut off funding for Chinese equipment in U.S. telecommunications networks. China would “resolutely oppose the U.S. abusing state power to suppress specific Chinese enterprises with unwarranted charges in the absence of any evidence,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters at a daily briefing. “The economic bullying behavior of the U.S.…