Posts tagged as help

Finland, Estonia, Poland to help mark centenary of Latvian-Russian peace treaty

Thursday, August 6, 2020

On 11 August 2020, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Urmas Reinsalu; the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland, Pekka Haavisto; and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Jacek Czaputowicz, will arrive in Riga in response to an invitation from the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, and take part in events to mark the centenary of signing the Treaty of Peace between Latvia and Russia, the Latvian…

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…

Lithuanian President offered Belarus help

Thursday, April 23, 2020

In a first call between leaders of the two countries in a decade, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda offered his Belarusian counterpart, Alexander Lukashenko, help with the Covid-19 pandemic. “The leader of our country offered Belarus assistance in the form of medical supplies, if needed, because Belarus has submitted its request for aid to the European Union,” Asta Skaisgirytė, Nausėda’s foreign policy adviser, said in a comment sent to the media.…

EU reallocated €140m to help Eastern Partnership members

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The European Commission says it has reallocated more than 140 million euros to help Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine in their fight against the  coronavirus   pandemic. In a statement on March 30, the commission said it would also “redirect the use of existing instruments” worth up to 700 million euros to help the six countries of the EU’s Eastern Partnership programme mitigate the socioeconomic impact of the…

‘Presidentially-inspired’ pop song released, with a little help from a Saeima deputy

Monday, March 2, 2020

A new song has been released by popular Latvian singer Katrina Gupalo which claims to have been inspired by President Egils Levits. Nor is that the end of the song’s political connections, as the lyrics were provided by none other than veteran Latvian Saeima deputy Ojārs Ēriks Kalniņš (New Unity party), who it turns out is something of a songsmith on the side. In fact “Levitate” is a re-tooled version in English of Gupalo’s song…

Helsinki invites ‘speedy experiments’ to help clean-up Baltic Sea

Monday, February 24, 2020

Companies, start-ups and research groups are invited to submit ideas that prevent plastic waste in the Helsinki area to support the Baltic Sea Challenge. The City of Helsinki has donated €50,000 to Baltic Sea protection, for use in the new Baltic Sea Challenge (BSC) campaign to help prevent plastic waste. It will help the BSC network fund between three and five ideas for one- to six-month “speedy experiments” that contain…

Government allocates €50,000 for Red Cross working with Australian fires

Friday, January 31, 2020

A €50,000 grant from the Government Reserve will be allocated to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to support the work of the International Committee of the Red Cross in mitigating the effects of bush fires in Australia. The activities of the Australian Red Cross involve rescuing victims of fires, providing them with shelter, food and psychological help, and offering advice to affected households. As Australia is a developed country, the…

Virtual taxman ‘Toms’ is here to help

Friday, January 3, 2020

January 2, 2020 saw the State Revenue Service (VID) website launch the test mode of a Virtual Assistant named ‘Toms’. Toms’ task will be to answer citizens’ questions that are currently most frequently asked of VID’s flesh-and-blood tax consultants. So far Toms has mastered the basic knowledge of these FAQs, but his training will continue and in future it is hoped he will also be able to tackle more complex tasks, though it is…

Pennsylvania Guard to help Lithuanian army develop division-level HQ

Friday, September 13, 2019

Representatives of the Lithuanian Land Force and the 28th Infantry Division (28ID) of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard are signing an agreement on Friday to develop a division-level command and control (C2) capability. The document embeds the ambition of the Lithuanian Land Force Headquarters to develop a division-level command and control (C2) capability within the Lithuanian Land Force Headquarters. Lithuanian military representatives say it is necessary to ensure that the…

NATO states have to protect themselves and help Ukraine and Georgia – Lithuanian president

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Based on the current security situation, the member states of NATO should strengthen their own defense and help their partners like Ukraine and Georgia on the path of Euro-Atlantic integration. President of the Republic of Lithuania Gitanas Nauseda stated this during a press briefing following a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels on Wednesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “During the meeting, we discussed the threats and challenges…