Posts tagged as Europe

Lithuanian Director Romas Zabarauskas Completes The Lawyer

Friday, February 14, 2020

Lithuanian director Romas Zabarauskas has completed postproduction on his third feature film, the gay romantic drama The Lawyer / Advokatas, which was shot on location in Vilnius and Belgrade. Wide Management is handling the sales and will showcase the film at the European Film Market (20-27 February 2020) in Berlin. The Lawyer is a love story between two men – A Lithuanian lawyer (played by Eimutis Kvoščiauskas) and a Syrian refugee…

Are Lithuanian cities ‘deadliest’ in Europe and is drinking to blame?

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Fox News ranked Kaunas, VIlnius and Klaipėda as the top three “deadliest” European cities, basing their claim on a UN study from 2019. Once the story was picked up by all major news outlets in Lithuania, social media exploded with comments, the police held a press conference disputing the “deadliest” label, and government representatives claimed to have contacted Fox News for clarification. Did Fox truthfully present the figures from the…

The U.S. conquers new territories in Europe

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, February 7, 2020

The deputy of the Latvian parliament Nikolay Kabanov spoke this week about the plans of the government to allocate territory in the suburbs of Riga under the U.S. military base. According to him, the Parliament was expelled from the decision-making process. Kabanov said on Tuesday that the Latvian government revised the document of the Ministry of Defence, containing amendments to the agreement on cooperation between the republic and the U.S.,…

Fox names Lithuanian cities ‘deadliest’ in Europe

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Trump’s favourite TV channel Fox has named Lithuania’s thee top cities as the most “deadly” in Europe based on a report by UN Office on Drugs and Crime released in 2019. Kaunas topped the list with 5.4 murders per 100,000 inhabitants, Vilnius came second with 3.9, and Klaipėda placed third with 3.9. The other cities bringing up the rear were Marseille in France, Debrecen in Hungary, Celje in Slovenia, Belfast…

A Volume of 58.5 Bn Cubic Metres of Natural Gas Was Transported Through the Nord Stream Pipeline in 2019

Thursday, January 30, 2020

In 2019, Nord Stream AG transported 58.5 bn cubic metres (bcm) of natural gas to consumers in Europe through the Nord Stream Pipeline. Thanks to uninterrupted operation throughout the year, the pipeline was loaded at a level comparable to that of 2018. By the end of 2019, a total volume of 322.5 bcm of gas had been transported since the commissioning of Line 1 of the Nord Stream Pipeline in…

Vilnius among Europe’s healthiest capital cities

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Lithuania’s capital city Vilnius has been named as the healthiest in the region of Central–Eastern Europe. Recent analysis by Treated.com, a UK-based health consultancy, has found that Vilnius ranks seventh of Europe’s 46 capitals, the Lithuanian city securing 169 points (the less points a city received, the healthier it is), scoring best in Central–Eastern Europe in terms of air quality and the highest in the continent in offering its residents…

Vilnius is emerging Europe’s healthiest capital city

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Following on from Lithuania being crowned as emerging Europe’s best-performing country when it comes to making progress in the fight against climate change, the country’s capital has now been named as the healthiest in the region. Recent analysis by Treated.com, a UK-based health consultancy, has found that Vilnius ranks seventh of Europe’s 46 capitals, the Lithuanian city securing 169 points (the less points a city received, the healthier it is), scoring…

Peilāns: We plan to develop large-sized wooden construction in Latvia and around Europe

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Māris Peilāns, the Chairman of the Board of “Ceļu būvniecības sabiedrība “IGATE”” (Road Construction Company IGATE), who also manages several other woodworking and construction companies, has met the beginning of the new year with dual feelings – satisfaction with successfully completed projects and wondering, how suspicions regarding “crimes in construction processes” in the construction of Latvian eastern border expressed by a single state authority –  Internal Security Bureau (ISB) –…

Europe adrift in a Trump world

By Robert Malley on Tuesday, January 28, 2020

No wonder Europe is struggling to find its voice. Never mind the Brexit drama, rise of right-wing populism and internal divisions. Europe finds itself caught in the midst of a power struggle between the world’s three greatest players, as the United States, Russia and China each try to either ignore, divide or strong-arm the Continent for their own ends. Coming from Moscow or Beijing, this kind of pressure is neither…

Small town in Latvia is Europe’s best city, says popular blogger

Friday, January 10, 2020

Nour Brahimi describes herself as “The first Algerian Female travel vlogger” and records her visit to the very fairest part of our fair land in a vlog you can watch above. Nour encounters traditional food and drink, experiences an essential  pirts  (Latvian sauna) and numerous other treats as part of a tour laid on for international travel bloggers, all of which she greets with boundless enthusiasm in a video titled “Latvia…