Posts published in Day: April 10, 2021

Travel bans cost Lithuania millions

Saturday, April 10, 2021

The government set aside over 7 million euros to impose lockdown restrictions, with the lion share being allocated for the travel bans that lasted from mid-December until April 7. Was the measure worth it? The measure was discontinued because it had already been “exhausted”, Lithuanian Health Minister Arūnas Dulkys said on Tuesday. “We have to admit that this measure […] has exhausted its possibilities,” he said, adding that the travel…

RIsk groups can line up for Covid vaccines Saturday

Saturday, April 10, 2021

On Saturday, April 10, people belonging to one of the priority groups currently getting Covid-19 jabs will be able to show up at mass vaccination centers in Rīga without an invitation, Health Ministry said in an informative statement April 8. People who are currently eligible for a vaccine in Latvia are medical staff, persons aged 60 and over, social care center residents and employees, people with chronic diseases and people…

Three for the Weekend: 2ANNAS, Tchaikovsky, Four bridges hike

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Another weekend has come, with Latvian spring being what it is — four seasons a day. Here are some tips for both indoorsy and outdoorsy weekend pastimes. Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS will take place April 9 to April 15, fully online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This year, the focus of the 2ANNAS festival is ZEME (EARTH). The festival offers 122 films from all over the world in 22 programs. Check…

Latvian universities will be allowed to hold classes in other EU languages

Saturday, April 10, 2021

On Thursday, April 8, the Saeima adopted  amendments to the Law on Higher Education in the final reading, according to the Saeima press service. The amendments provide that in all universities and colleges, studies are carried out in Latvian, but if the university meets certain quality criteria, it will have the right to hold study programs in another language which is an official  language of one of the European Union’s…