Posts tagged as diaspora

US election divides Lithuanian diaspora: ‘intolerance visible on both sides’

Friday, October 9, 2020

The divisive presidential election in the United States has also exposed differences among the Lithuanian diaspora in the county, according to the Lithuanian American Community. The Lithuanian diaspora is deeply split into two camps over the upcoming presidential election on November 3, where Democrat Joe Biden will run against Republican incumbent Donald Trump, according to Arvydas Urbonavičius, the chairman of the Lithuanian American Community. “It is sad because we are…

More to be done to engage young Latvians

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

New research by a leading academic into Latvia’s diaspora community and patterns of emigration and immigration shows that Latvia’s diaspora numbers around half a million members, compared to just under two million people living in Latvia itself. The research by Dr. Mihails Hazans of the University of Latvia was carried out for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and presented in Rīga July 6 but comes with the caveat that to is very difficult…

Coronavirus disinformation takes hold of diaspora

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

As the  coronavirus   went global, so did disinformation. One convenient target were the ballooning European diasporas in the era of Schengen and free movement. With almost a fifth of its citizens abroad, Lithuania was no exception. “I listened to a Russian doctor’s recording from Tenerife,” read one of the thousands of comments in a popular Lithuanian diaspora Facebook group. “[The doctor] said the workers were completely unprotected, and the…

Zelensky to meet with Latvian officials and Ukrainian diaspora, visit Occupation Museum and unveil memorial plaque

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The agenda of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s upcoming visit to Latvia includes meetings with top Latvian officials and the local Ukrainian community, a tour of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, unveiling a memorial plaque, as well as other engagements, LETA was told at the Latvian president’s office. Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska will be accompanying the Ukrainian president on his visit to Latvia, which is scheduled for October…