Posts tagged as culture

Culture Minister concerned about next year

Monday, October 19, 2020

The culture sector will be able to survive this autumn, but the lack of certainty about the coming year is worrying, Minister of Culture Nauris Puntulis (National Alliance) told Latvian Television October 19. The Minister said: “I am absolutely sure about this autumn, after speaking yesterday with the institutions under our authority, we can survive this autumn, even if conditions deteriorate. The same applies to the private sector.” The Minister said…

Plan in place to support culture industry, says Latvian Minister

Thursday, May 14, 2020

In the crisis caused by COVID-19, EUR 32 million is needed to support the cultural sector, said Culture Minister Nauris Puntulis (National Alliance) in an interview with Latvian Television on May 14. “The meaning of the existence of our state is culture and language. Culture is what makes Latvia. During the pandemic, culture has been affected most directly. Latvia is called a cultural superstate – it is necessary to create…

Lithuania Proposes Additional Crisis Funding for Culture

Saturday, April 11, 2020

The Lithuanian Parliament approved an additional 5 m EUR in assistance to artists, culture professionals and cultural organisations impacted by the COVID-19 crisis on 8 April 2020. The film sector will receive 2 m EUR. The Lithuanian Government has put in place the Economic and Financial Action Plan to provide resources for the health and public security systems; for jobs and personal income protection, including an extension of the provisions…

State does not care enough for development of culture – Liepins

Friday, October 4, 2019

The Latvian state does not care enough for the development of culture, the outgoing Latvian National Opera and Ballet (LNOB) Director Zigmars Liepins says in an interview with Neatkariga newspaper. “There is only the principle of surplus: if something is left over after other sectors’ needs have been satisfied, it can be used for culture. During the Soviet times, there was a cartoon: the culture minister and the health minister…

Culture is Happening: Events around Estonia from Sept. 13-19

Saturday, September 14, 2019

All across Estonia, from the capital of Tallinn to the smallest villages in remote parts of the country, there is always something going on in the cultural sphere, from festivals to workshops, exhibit openings to guided tours, and movie screenings to concerts. Here are some highlights of cultural events taking place in Estonia this weekend and next week. Friday, Sept. 13 Tallinn Kirsty Mitchell exhibition “Wonderland” opening Fotografiska Tallinn Click…

Proposal to call 2021 year of Tatar history and culture in Lithuania

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Arūnas Gumuliauskas, chairman of the Lithuanian parliamentary commission for historical memory, has proposed calling 2021 the year of Tatar history and culture in Lithuania. In 2021, Lithuania will mark the 700th anniversary of the Grand Duchy’s union with Tatars, and the anniversary of the common fight against the Teutonic Order. According to the bill, the gesture would show the significance and appreciation of Tatars in Lithuanian history. “The Tatar community…

Germany honors resisters who tried to assassinate Hitler

Friday, July 19, 2019

Germany is marking the 75th anniversary of the most famous plot to kill Adolf Hitler, honoring those who resisted the Nazis — who were stigmatized for decades as traitors — as pillars of the country’s modern democracy amid growing concerns about the resurgence of the far-right. Chancellor Angela Merkel, who will speak Saturday at an annual swearing-in ceremony for some 400 troops before addressing a memorial event, paid tribute ahead…

Polls show sour views of race relations in Trump’s America

By Hannah Fingerhut on Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Even before President Donald Trump’s racist tweets toward four Democratic congresswomen of color, Americans considered race relations in the United States to be generally bad — and said that Trump has been making them worse. On Sunday, Trump tweeted that the congresswomen should go back to the “broken and crime infested” countries they came from, despite the fact that all are American citizens and three were born in the U.S.…

Estonian, Polish ministers of culture and sport discuss fight against doping

Friday, January 18, 2019

Estonia’s Minister of Culture Indrek Saar and Poland’s Minister of Sport and Tourism Witold Banka discussed cooperation between the two countries in sports at their meeting in Tallinn on Thursday, focusing on the topic of fight against  doping. “Poland has carried our several major reforms in the field of combating doping in recent years. Poland has evolved as an important  partner in this internationally. Close international cooperation is of utmost…