Posts published in Day: March 17, 2021

36 districts may open schools next week; 45 may hold outdoor classes

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

According to Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC), pupils from grades 1-4 will be able to learn onsite in 36 municipalities where the cumulative incidence rate is currently below 220, according to the information published by Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) March 17. These and another nine municipalities where the incidence rate is slightly higher will be allowed to hold optional outdoor classes for pupils. Starting Monday, March 22,…

Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis pays a working visit to Berlin

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

On 17 March, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis pays a working visit to Berlin, Germany. The meeting with Germany’s Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas will focus on bilateral relations between Lithuania and Germany, the relationship with Russia and China, eastern neighbours, security situation in the region, and other important items on the international agenda. During the visit, Landsbergis will also hold a meeting with…

Lithuania suspends use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

In a change of policy, Lithuania suspended use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine as “a precaution” until the European Medicines Agency gives a final evaluation of its safety, the country’s Health Minister Arturas Dulkys said on Tuesday evening. “We are taking the decision now, because over the previous few hours we have received three reports about serious, unexpected, unwanted thromboembolic cases in patients who were given the AstraZeneca vaccine in Lithuania”,…

StratComTalks: Coordinated Online Harassment of Finnish Government Ministers

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

According to NATO StratCom COE experts, when the young and female leadership of the Cabinet of Ministers of Finland came into power in December 2019, they made international headlines as pioneers of gender equality in governance. At the same time, their election provoked online resistance in the form of abusive messages. Many assumptions about their political inexperience were accompanied by sexist and misogynistic language. NATO StratCom COE experts decided to…