Posts tagged as Sweden

Vilnius turns into Sweden for Netflix crime drama – in photos

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

With historical cars and Swedish shop-names, the producers behind a six-part crime drama for Netflix have turned the Lithuanian capital into Stockholm. “We are very proud for the still-classified Swedish project which was [bought] by Netflix,” Gabija Siurbytė, head of Lithuania’s Dansu production house, was quoted in a press release by Vilnius City Municipality. “I can’t reveal the details of the film, and I can’t wait to tell you more,”…

Arrivals from Georgia, Sweden, Norway required to self-isolate in Lithuania

Monday, September 21, 2020

Lithuania’s Health Ministry has published an updated list of coronavirus-affected countries. As of Monday, travellers arriving in Lithuania from Bulgaria, Sweden, Norway, Georgia, Canada, Tunisia, and the Faroe Islands will also be required to self-isolate. In all, arrivals from 20 EU countries are now required to provide a prior Covid-19 test and to self-isolate for two weeks once in the country. Under the current rules, non-residents coming to Lithuania from…

Flights to Norway, Sweden could be canceled from Saturday

Friday, September 18, 2020

The coronavirus rate in Norway and Sweden has passed 25 per 100,000 – the cut off point for direct flights to and from Estonia. If the government does not add both countries to the list of exceptions flights will be suspended from Saturday. According to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Norway has a two-week average infection rate of 28.6 per 100,000 inhabitants and Sweden 29.4. The…

Lithuania bans arrivals from Sweden, Luxembourg, Portugal

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Lithuania has updated its weekly travel ‘blacklist’ that bars arrivals – except Lithuanian citizens and residents – from countries with a high number of coronavirus cases. As of Monday (July 6), people from Sweden, Luxembourg and Portugal are banned from coming to Lithuania. Meanwhile, Lithuanian residents and citizens will have to self-isolate upon arrival from these countries. According to the updated guidelines, arrivals from Romania, Bulgaria, the UK and the…

SEB bank hit with huge fine in Sweden over Baltic banking mistakes

Friday, June 26, 2020

Sweden’s financial supervisory authority, Finansinspektionen (FI), said June 25 it was fining SEB bank 1 billion krona (960 million euros) for “deficiencies in its work to combat anti-money laundering in the Baltics”. “SEB has not sufficiently identified the risk of money laundering in its Baltic operations and has had deficiencies in its governance and control of the Baltic subsidiary banks’ anti-money laundering measures. SEB is therefore being issued a remark…

Lithuania keeps restrictions on travel from Sweden, Portugal and the UK

Monday, June 15, 2020

The existing ban for residents of Sweden, Portugal and the United Kingdom to come to Lithuania will remain in place this week. Meanwhile foreigners coming from Belgium are still required to self-isolate for two weeks, Lithuania’s Health Ministry said on Friday. Lithuanian citizens are allowed to come from all countries, but will need to self-isolate for 14 days if they arrive from the four countries. A few weeks ago, Lithuania…

Lithuania updates travel list – arrivals from UK, Sweden and Portugal still banned

Monday, June 8, 2020

Lithuania has on Monday allowed arrivals from 28 countries, including Belgium which was previously blacklisted. People travelling to Lithuania from 25 countries will no longer need to self-isolate. However, arrivals from Belgium, Ireland, and Malta are still required to spend two weeks in self-isolation. Meanwhile, a travel ban remains in place for Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Portugal. Under the current rules, the ministry publishes a list of ‘safe’ countries…

Estonian PM to meet with Swedish colleague in Stockholm

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas is about to visit Sweden on Friday, where he will meet with his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven, have lunch with members of the business community, meetings with banks and members of the local Estonian community. “I am making my first foreign visit this year to Sweden, which is our close partner and an important market for our entrepreneurs. In addition, the country has one of…

In Sweden, wanted man found asleep in store’s bed department

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Police in Sweden say a wanted man was found asleep in a bed in a furniture store north of Stockholm. Police spokesman Tobias Ahlen says the staff at the Ikea store in Uppsala on Monday contacted the police after they found the 25-year-old sleeping in the bed department. They were not aware that he was wanted. Ahlen said Wednesday the officers found out that the man had stayed in the…

Suicide rates fall after gay marriage legalised in Sweden and Denmark

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Suicide rates among those in same-sex relationships have fallen significantly in both Denmark and Sweden since the legalisation of gay marriage, according to a study, although whatever their marital status, homosexual people remain more likely to take their own life. The joint study by the Danish Research Institute for Suicide Prevention and researchers from Stockholm University compared suicide rates for people in same-sex and heterosexual relationships in the periods 1989-2002…