Posts tagged as Lithuania

Coronavirus pandemic cuts Lithuania’s emigration rate

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Lithuania recorded positive net migration once again in June as the number of people arriving in the country from abroad nearly twice exceeded the number of those leaving, figures from the country’s statistics office showed on Thursday. “The number of emigrating Lithuania’s citizens showed a slight increase but remained well below the pre-pandemic level,” said Tomas Šiaudvytis, a senior economist with the central Bank of Lithuania. In 2019, Lithuania reversed…

3 new cases confirmed in Lithuania

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Three new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Lithuania over the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s total count to 1,857, the country’s National Public Health Centre (NPHC) said on Thursday. Based on the latest statistics, 203 people are considered active cases, 1,564 have recovered, and 123 are in isolation. Seventy-nine people have died of Covid-19 in the country so far, and another eleven coronavirus-infected patients have died of other…

Lithuania’s ice cream map includes fish and beer flavoured desserts

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Lithuania Travel, the national tourism development agency Lithuania, has released a map listing the most unexpected ice cream flavours offered by restaurants and cafes across the country. Some of the quirker flavours of ice cream include smoked fish, black bread, peony, cumin, pine, linden, honey, and beer flavoured ice cream. The cold dessert locator is part of the broader set of maps introduced by Lithuania Travel to encourage people to…

Lithuania added Romania and Bulgaria to the list of COVID-19 affected countries

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Lithuanian Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga on Wednesday added Romania and Bulgaria to the list of COVID-19 affected countries, meaning that arrivals from these states will be required to self-isolate. The list was updated based on information from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control and will take effect on Thursday, the Health Ministry said. The minister also added the Virgin Islands, the Seychelles, Djibouti, San Marino and Swaziland, but…

Closer cooperation between Lithuania and Poland needed

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius says he will seek closer cooperation between Lithuania and Poland at their shared border to better deal with common security threats. A major fire in Lithuania’s southern town of Alytus and the coronavirus pandemic have highlighted the importance of smooth cross-border cooperation at the municipal level, the minister said in a press release after a visit to Sejny and Punsk. The two towns in northeastern…

3 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Lithuania

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Three new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Lithuania over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 1,844, the country’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday. Based on the latest statistics, 207 people are considered active cases and 1,547 have recovered. Seventy-nine people have died of Covid-19 in the country so far, and another eleven coronavirus-infected patients have died of other causes. Sixty-four people are currently in isolation. A total…

Lithuania sends €50,000-worth of coronavirus aid to Belarus

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Lithuania is sending a shipment of humanitarian aid to Belarus to help the neighbouring country combat the coronavirus pandemic, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said. In early June, the Lithuanian cabinet allocated 50,000 euros for aid to Belarus in response to Minsk’s request for international assistance. Previously, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko refused Lithuania’s support offer. “During the conversation, the [Belarusian] president just thanked for [the offer], but he did not express…

Lithuania faces new educational trends

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Scientists predict the second wave of coronavirus, and this uncertainty encourages high school graduates to reconsider their autumn semester plans. Among students around the world, an interest in a gap year and temporary employment is rapidly growing, while in Lithuania the number of students eager to acquire vocational education has increased by 40% this year. More than one billion of the world’s student population is still facing pandemic’s challenges, UNESCO…

Lithuania committed to developing strategic partnership with Ukraine

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Lithuania is committed to developing a strategic partnership with Ukraine and will make efforts to consolidate international support for reforms. Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to Ukraine Valdemaras Sarapinas said this at a meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vasyl Bodnar on July 6, 2020, the Foreign Ministry’s press service reported. The interlocutors discussed preparations for a meeting of the Council of Presidents of Ukraine and Lithuania, which…

Lithuanian medics return from Armenia

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

A team of eight Lithuanian medical workers and three experts returned home on Saturday after completing their two-week humanitarian mission in Armenia to combat the coronavirus epidemic. Marius Čiurlionis, a Lithuanian Health Ministry official who headed the medical team, noted it was the first ever medical help mission by Lithuania to a foreign country. “This is a big step forward,” he said. According to Čiurlionis, Armenia has so far carried…