Posts tagged as Border

Lithuania will not respond to provocations if Belarus sends forces to border

Friday, September 18, 2020

If Belarus deploys forces to the border with Lithuania and Poland as claimed by Alexander Lukashenko, Vilnius will not respond to the escalation, Lithuanian Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis said on Friday. “Even if the Belarusian forces move closer [to Lithuania], we are planning no actions which would be unplanned [like] deploying additional forces,” Karoblis told LRT RADIO. Alexander Lukashenko claimed on Thursday that Belarus would shut borders with Lithuania and…

Latvia starts outlining Santiago Way on Estonian border

Sunday, August 2, 2020

On Sunday, near the Estonian-Latvian border, the northernmost signpost of Camino de Santiago (St. James’ Way) in Latvia has been set up, Latvian Radio reported August 2. Currently, between Riga and the Lithuanian border city Žagare, the road has already been marked. Now, the mapping work is starting in Vidzeme. In total,    the route in Latvia could be more than 300 kilometres long. In Latvia, the road is being built thanks to volunteers,…

Coronavirus update: 8 Lithuanian border guards self-isolate after migrant tests positive

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Eight Lithuanian border guards have to go into self-isolation after an Afghan migrant detained at the border with Belarus has tested positive for Covid-19, the State Border Guard Service said on Thursday. Three men and a woman were detained near Vilėkai, a village in the district of Ignalina, last Friday and got tested for the coronavirus. One of the test results came back positive, according to a press release. The…

No need for tighter border controls amid coronavirus spikes, Lithuanian minister says

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

There is currently no need to tighten controls on people returning to Lithuania from abroad, despite a spike in coronavirus cases in some countries, Interior Minister Rita Tamašunienė has said. The Lithuanian government is not planning to introduce passport checks for people crossing the border by car, Tamašunienė told LRT RADIO on Tuesday. “That would mean […] closing the borders again,” she said. “Things are not so bad at the…

National guard no longer on Eastern border of Latvia

Monday, July 6, 2020

After July 9, the army no longer intends to continue national guard patrol on the eastern border of the country, Defense Minister Artis Pabriks told news agency LETA on July 4. He said that the situation is not so complicated that the national guard should continue to take part in the monitoring of the eastern border of the country. It should also be noted that national guard are not professional soldiers…

Going to Lithuania from Latvia? Know the new rules!

Monday, May 18, 2020

With the border between Latvia and Lithuania now open again, many Latvian residents are thinking of making a trip south. But before going, it’s worth reading up on the latest rules and regulations with which it will be necessary to comply. This is the information supplied by the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Lithuanian government website and features several changes taking effect today, May 18. Be aware that…

Estonian president approves continued use of Defense League in border control

Thursday, April 9, 2020

President Kersti Kaljulaid on Wednesday gave her consent to the minister of the interior to allow for the continued use of up to 150 members of the volunteer Estonian Defense League in support of the Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) for border control operations. Under the Law Enforcement Act, Defense League members have been involved in restored border control in Estonia since March 17, and for a period of…

Germany–Poland border

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

On the evening of March 16, Poland opened the border with Germany to foreign buses and minibuses with more than seven seats, allowing some Baltic residents to return home during the coronavirus pandemic. But last night more than 500 people were still stuck on the German side of the border as Poland didn’t let passengers cars through. Now private cars are to go to Saasnitz on the German side to take a dedicated…

Trump border wall between US and Mexico blows over in high winds

Thursday, January 30, 2020

A section of Donald Trump’s much-vaunted border wall between the United States and Mexico has blown over in high winds, US border patrol officers have been reported as saying. The steel panels, more than nine metres (30ft) high, began to lean at a sharp angle on the border between the Californian town of Calexico and Mexicali in Mexico amid gusts on Wednesday. The section of wall was under construction at…

Lithuania moves ahead with new checkpoint on Russian border

Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Lithuanian Cabinet gave a go-ahead for establishing a new crossing point on the border with the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad. “The new Rambynas-Dubki border crossing point will connect Panemunė and Sovetsk and increase the throughput of border checkpoints between Lithuania and Kaliningrad Region,” the Transport Ministry told BNS in a comment on Wednesday. The new post is expected to start operating in late 2020 after Russia completes the construction…