Posts tagged as Netherlands

Lithuania could add Poland and Netherlands to travel blacklist

Monday, August 3, 2020

Lithuania’s Education Minister Algirdas Monkevičius, who is currently substituting for the health minister, said on Monday the country was monitoring the spike in Covid-19 cases in Poland and the Netherlands. If the coronavirus situation deteriorates, the two countries may be added to Lithuania’s travel blacklist. “In the morning, I asked specialists from the Health Ministry to provide their conclusions and inform me about the tendencies and indicators that would make…

How France, the Netherlands, Latvia, and the EU are supporting startups in times of crisis

Friday, May 15, 2020

There is no country that hasn’t been affected by the coronavirus. A major topic of concern that will affect not only individual entrepreneurs, but the future health of nearly every industry, is how startups can weather the storm. Naturally, attention has turned from private to public resources: what role should government agencies take in keeping the startup ecosystem alive? Introducing the second episode of Data Market Services Inspiration Series, a new…

Covid-19: 36 confirmed cases in Lithuania, authorities allow home treatment

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Two new  coronavirus   cases were diagnosed in Lithuania on Thursday, the Health Ministry said, bringing the country’s total to 36. Meanwhile, patients with mild cases of the  coronavirus   will also be allowed home treatment. One of the diagnosed patients returned from Norway via Latvia and the other one from Spain, the ministry said. Both have been isolated in Klaipėda University Hospital. Another patient, diagnosed on Wednesday night, is…

Lithuania’s Eurovision hopeful cancels trips to UK and Netherlands due to coronavirus

Friday, March 13, 2020

The Roop, which is representing Lithuania in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, has cancelled a trip to the Netherlands and all planned performances in London and Amsterdam due to the coronavirus, the band said on Thursday. “We do not want to risk our own or the public’s health,” the band’s lead singer Vaidotas Valiukevičius said in a statement. On Thursday, the Lithuanian government announced a series of anti-epidemic measures, including…

Netherlands deploys PzH 2000 SPHs to Lithuania for first time

Monday, January 27, 2020

The Royal Netherlands Army has deployed Panzerhaubitze (PzH) 2000 self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) to Lithuania for the first time as part of the German-led NATO Enhanced Forward Presence (EFP) battlegroup, the Dutch Ministry of Defence announced on its website on 15 January. The SPHs arrived on 14 January and will spend half a year in Lithuania, mainly to exercise and exchange experience with the Lithuanian army, the ministry said. The PzH…

Latvian U20 lady b-ballers beat the Netherlands and avoid relegation at EC

Friday, August 9, 2019

In a quarterfinal match for 9th to 16th place at this year’s European U20 Women’s Basketball Championships on Thursday, the Latvian team defeated the Netherlands 57:52. With the win, Latvia has avoided relegation to Division B and will continue to play for 9th to 12th place. Nikola Ozola led the scoring for Latvia with 18 points and seven rebounds, followed by Luize Septe 11 points, five rebounds, five assists, three…

Seven countries’ defense ministers, chiefs to mark JEF anniversary in Klaipeda

Friday, June 28, 2019

Defense ministers and chiefs of defense of seven NATO member states are meeting in Klaipeda on Friday to mark the one-year anniversary of the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF). The force is led by the United Kingdom and its partner nations are Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Finland and Sweden. The meeting will take place aboard the HMS Albion, the British Royal Navy flagship that is currently leading the…

Dutchman Emile Ratelband, 69, asks Netherlands court to change his age to 49

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Dutchman Emile Ratelband is taking legal action to lower his age by 20 years in a move he says will push back against age discrimination and boost his dating prospects. The 69-year-old Dutch TV personality and self-styled positivity guru has asked a court in the Netherlands to approve his request for a new birthday that officially would make him 49. Mr Ratelband says his legal appeal is consistent with other…

Estonia supports UK, Netherlands informing about cyber-attacks

Friday, October 5, 2018

Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser (SDE) issued a statement on Thursday in which he expressed Estonia’s support for the UK and the Netherlands in standing up against irresponsible cyber-attacks. “Today we have seen confirmations of serious instances of trying to undermine stability in cyberspace,” the statement read. “Estonia supports the assessment revealed by the UK National Cyber Security Centre identifying a campaign by the Russian military intelligence service GRU…

Netherlands to pull fighter jets from fight against Islamic State

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Dutch F-16 fighter jets will end bombing missions against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria at the end of the year, their government said on Friday. “Cabinet has decided not to prolong the use of F-16’s in the fight against Islamic State past Dec. 31,” the Dutch cabinet said in a statement.Four Dutch F-16s have been striking the militant group in Iraq since October 2014 and operations were expanded when the…