Posts tagged as fight

Lithuania sends humanitarian aid to US to help fight coronavirus

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Lithuania is sending protective face shields, disposable gowns, and other equipment to the US to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday. The government earlier this year provided 100,000 euros from its reserve for humanitarian aid to the US. The money was used to purchase supplies manufactured in Lithuania, including 11,400 protective face shields from Medienos Era, over 10,700 disposable isolation gowns from Interscalit, and over…

Poland’s president ‘grateful’ to Lithuania for helping fight off EU sanctions

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Poland’s newly re-elected President Andrzej Duda sees Lithuania as a strategic partner helping Warsaw to fight the EU’s sanctions, according to an editor of the Polish biggest daily Rzeczpospolita. The EU has expressed concern that Duda’s party, Law and Justice (PiS), has been systematically tampering with the rule of law, attacking judicial independence, democratic institutions and minority rights in Poland. “It was Lithuania, the [Prime Minister Saulius] Skvernelis government, that…

Comprehensive approach is necessary to fight money laundering in EU

Thursday, July 9, 2020

The European Commission has made a clear commitment to deliver a comprehensive approach to fighting money laundering and terrorism financing, to better protect the European Union economy and financial system in the future, the European Commission’s Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis said at the European Parliament plenary debate on preventing money laundering and terrorist financing on July 8th. “The Commission fully shares the European Parliament’s view that it is high time…

Lithuania filed humanitarian aid to Ukraine for fight against Covid-19

Friday, May 15, 2020

On May 14, Lithuania filed the humanitarian aid on the request of Ukraine – protection means necessary for the fight against Covid-19 as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania noted. It was noted that the aid was filed within the Eastern Partnership. Armenia, Moldova and Georgia will also get it. The military aircrafts will deliver it. The aid will be transferred to Ukraine by land. The ministry stated that over 52,000 shield protectors…

Spanish pilots fly to fight in Lithuania

By Vairis Godmanis on Wednesday, April 29, 2020

On May the 1st the Spanish Air Force is to take over the lead of Baltic Air Policing, which is NATO’s mission safeguarding the airspace over the Baltic Allies Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The Spanish F-18 fighter home base is Zaragoza Air Base in the northeast of the country some 300 km away from the Capital Madrid. “My country will be actively supporting the mission almost three and half thousand…

Lithuanian companies create robot, other novelties to fight coronavirus

Friday, April 10, 2020

As Lithuania battles the new  coronavirus  , the country’s companies, startups and individual people are trying to create medicines, vaccines, reagents, medical and protective equipment and disinfecting devices. A government institution, the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology, launched a competition in March for innovative ideas to fight the virus and has so far received 121 ideas, its acting manager Gintas Kimtys said. “As an example, I would like to…

Lithuanian firm develops robot to fight Covid-19

Thursday, April 2, 2020

A Lithuanian company is developing a disinfectant-spraying robot that could help limit the spread of Covid-19. The prototype is to be tested in a Hong Kong hospital this week. Rubedo Sistemos, a Kaunas-based robotics firm, says the robot does not yet have a name and the prototype’s appearance is not quite market-ready. It so far looks like “a box on wheels,” says the firm’s business development manager Paulius Rakauskas. “It’s…

After EU talks fail, Nausėda vows to fight for Lithuanian farmers

Monday, February 24, 2020

After EU talks on a new budget ended without an agreement on Friday, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda vowed to fight for a faster increase in direct payments for Lithuanian farmers. His comment came in response to a new proposal, submitted on Friday night, to allocate 2 billion euros in additional funding for direct payments to farmers in the 2021-2027 budget. “The whole essence of the matter is that everyone will…

Nine ideas on how to fight racism in Estonia

Friday, February 14, 2020

Participants at the Estonishing Evenings event on racism in Tallinn came up with specific ideas and suggestions on how to achieve a more tolerant Estonia that is more comfortable with diversity. At the end of 2019, Estonishing Evenings, the monthly English-language event series, supported by Estonian World, took a closer look at a more serious topic in the Estonian society – racism and hate crimes. Estonia’s current penal code is…

The fight against climate change

Friday, January 24, 2020

The fight against climate change was high on the agenda of the January plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), which hosted a debate on COP25 and the European Green Deal. Urgent measures need to be taken to make climate protection and sustainable development happen, and the European Union must take the lead, the European Commission announced in a press release. At the debate held in Brussels…