Posts tagged as people

To survive Lukashenko is willing to sacrifice his people to the Kremlin

By Zintis Znotiņš on Friday, September 11, 2020

It looks like the problems in Belarus will not go away any time soon. But all in all, nothing has really changed. The protesters are protesting, law enforcement and the government are keeping an eye on and detaining them and Lukashenko is still in power running around with an assault rifle, promising constitutional amendments and belittling protesters. We can also observe some trends that make the situation in Belarus even…

Two dozen people fined on first days of mandatory facemasks in Lithuania

Monday, August 3, 2020

The Lithuanian police fined 23 people over the weekend for failing to wear facemasks in shops and on public transport. The rule was brought back on Saturday in response to a growing number of Covid-19 cases in the country. In many cases, people without facemasks were warned to observe the rule, Revita Janavičiūtė, a spokeswoman for the Police Department, told BNS on Sunday. In 23 instances, however, the police sanctioned…

Lithuanian Airports joins project dedicated to people with hidden disabilities

Friday, July 10, 2020

Lithuanian Airports continues to work towards ensuring a high-quality passenger experience for individuals that may have additional needs. The airport operator – Lithuanian Airports – has joined the international social project: The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower. The purpose of the project is to assist people with hidden disabilities, identify their needs better and help airport employees recognise passengers with concealed disabilities, as well as providing the necessary assistance on time. The…

Estonia granted international protection to 550 people over 23 years

Friday, July 10, 2020

Estonia has granted international protection to close to 550 people from 1997, close to one-third of whom received protection as part of the EU migration plans, informs LETA/BNS. From 1997, international protection has been granted by Estonia to 544 people, Ruth Annus, head of the department for citizenship and migration policy at the Ministry of the Interior, told BNS. 200 of them received international protection as part of the migration…

Lithuania launches emergency app for people with hearing disabilities

Friday, June 26, 2020

Lithuania’s Interior Ministry on Friday presented a special app for people with hearing disabilities, allowing easier access to the 112 emergency number. “People with hearing disabilities will be able to use the app to report an emergency and receive assistance,” Interior Minister Rita Tamašunienė said. The new app will ensure good communication with the Emergency Response Centre with a possibility to have video calls 24/7, she added. “Video calls will…

Lithuania: 12 new cases. 426 people still ill

Monday, May 25, 2020

Twelve new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Lithuania over the past 24 hours, bringing their total number to 1,635, the country’s Health Ministry said on Monday. In total, 426 people are still ill and 1,138 people have recovered. A total of 63 people have died from Covid-19, and another eight who had the virus have died of other causes. Some 2,170 tests have been carried out in Lithuania…

Nearly 140 people cross from Poland after Lithuania relaxes restrictions

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Nearly 140 Polish citizens crossed the border into Lithuania on Monday after Lithuania eased travel restrictions for the neighbouring country. “A total of 137 Polish citizens, not including commercial vehicle drivers, crossed into Lithuania over the last 24 hours,” Giedrius Surplys, a government spokesman, told reporters on Tuesday. Starting on May 15, Latvian and Estonian citizens will also be able to enter Lithuania without the need to put themselves in…

Latgalian documentary “Time. People. Language.” to premiere

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The Latgalian documentary “Time. People. Language”, which examines the relationship between various Latvian political regimes and the Latgalian language, will premiere online on April 27 at 19:00, according to a Latgale Regional Television broadcast on April 26. It’s a symbolic date, as it falls on the day of the  First Latgale Congress   when Latgalians chose to unite with the other Latvian regions (according to the Julian calendar still used…

Around 2,000 people lose jobs in Lithuania each day

Friday, April 10, 2020

Around 2,000 people lose their jobs every day due to the ongoing quarantine in Lithuania, according to Paulius Kunčinas, an analyst taking part in the Pandemic Economic Group forum in Lithuania. “Based on the information I have managed to receive from the [the national heath insurance fund] SoDra, we are losing around 2,000 jobs. I think we’ll have 2–3 times more in a week,” said Kunčinas. Simonas Gustainis, managing partner…

Institutions are urging people to ventilate rooms

Friday, March 20, 2020

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other institutions are urging people to ventilate rooms at work, in school and at home, so it’s important to ventilate rooms in the correct way to release CO² and minimize risk of disease transmission, according to a Latvian Television broadcast on March 17. Apparently, despite prevalence, leaving the window open a crack isn’t the smartest option, as heating the outside…