Posts published in Day: February 6, 2021

Philipp Kirkorov will not be able to perform or enter Lithuania

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Interview The Russian pop singer Philipp Kirkorov will not be able to perform or enter Lithuania for five years, after the country added him to its blacklist for supporting Moscow’s policies in Crimea. Indeed, this interview was supposed to be dedicated to his being put on said list, but, meanwhile, bigger things have happened – namely, Alexey Navalny’s arrest, which prompted mass uproar. The EU’s High Representative of the Union…

More animals adopted from shelters during pandemic in Latvia

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Animal shelter ‘Ulubele’ had 200 more adoptions last year compared to 2019, the shelter’s head Ilze Džonsone told Latvian Television February 5. “The increase is likely related to the lifestyle during pandemic, Džonsone said. This makes us happy, because many have changed their lifestyle due to restrictions and are at home with family more often.” Džonsone said that there is still concern about possible attitude changes once restrictions are lifted, but…

Latvia: New aid program launched for art, entertainment, recreation industry

Saturday, February 6, 2021

On February 4, the government approved the framework developed by the Ministry of Culture (KM) and the financial institution ALTUM to provide support in the form of loans and grants to the arts, entertainment and recreation industries affected by Covid-19. The aid program also reaches the sector-related employees and ecosystem (artists, technical companies, venues) for the recovery of their economic activity. The total amount of the support program is EUR 6 million; it…

Latvia: It’s another curfew weekend

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Despite some tentative signs that the spread of Covid-19 may possibly have peaked in its latest wave of infection, there are still hundreds of new cases being registered each day. As a result the so-called “quiet period” in Latvia continues, including curfew conditions at weekends. That means that on Friday-Saturday nights and Saturday-Sunday nights people will have to stay at their place of residence during the night hours from Friday to Saturday and from Saturday…