Posts published in Day: April 23, 2021

Embassy calls parliament’s human rights discussion ‘anti-China farce’

Friday, April 23, 2021

Beijing’s embassy in Vilnius has condemned Thursday’s human rights discussion hosted by the Lithuanian parliament as “an anti-China farce”. “On April 22, the Seimas discussed the so-called human rights issue of Xinjiang in disregard of China’s solemn position as well as facts and truth about Xinjiang,” the Chinese embassy to Lithuania said in a statement. “It is an anti-China farce choreographed by some anti-China individuals intended to smear China. The…

Rail Baltica shows first high-speed train concept

Friday, April 23, 2021

Rail Baltica has developed the first high-speed virtual concept of the train that will connect the Baltic states with the Western European railway network. The provided virtual concept train illustrates the features of the high-speed train. The train visualisations are based on a general model train, allowing everyone to imagine the future train. Rail Baltica has revealed a general overview of the virtual train’s design concept and features. As the…

€200 million water purification filter plant to be built in Narva

Friday, April 23, 2021

A €200 million fully robotic water purification filter plant will be built at Narva Industrial Park in Ida-Viru County by 2025. The plant will be built by water treatment company Aquaphor International OÜ but a precondition is the creation of a detailed plan for the third stage of the industrial park, a design for the production building and the issuance of a building permit by the end of the second…

Estonian government’s budget strategy to cut corners on fixed costs

Friday, April 23, 2021

On Wednesday, the government reached an agreement on a four-year state budget strategy with Minister of Finance Keit-Pentus Rosimannus (Reform) saying there are cuts to be made on fixed costs. The new budget strategy will work towards balancing the budget and cuts will be made in every area of government. Each sector will propose where savings can be made and the budget strategy will be approved next Thursday. Among many…

Lithuania sacrifices old people for the sake of the European Union

By Adomas Abromaitis on Friday, April 23, 2021

It is well known that Lithuania became a full-fledged member of the European Union on 1 May 2004. Lithuania in every possible way demonstrates his satisfaction to be part of a unique economic and political union. The EU acts in a huge variety of policy areas, from consumer protection to security and defence. It is proclaimed that human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human…

Tribunal Finds Injury: Wheat gluten from Lithuania

Friday, April 23, 2021

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today found that the dumping of wheat gluten, originating in or exported from Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Lithuania, has caused injury to the domestic industry. Anti-dumping duties will therefore be collected by the Canada Border Services Agency. The complainant in this case was ADM Agri-Industries Company of Windsor, Ontario. The Tribunal will issue the reasons for its finding on May 7, 2021. The Tribunal…

Holocaust revisionist confirmed as new head of state-sponsored ‘Genocide center’ in Lithuania

Friday, April 23, 2021

A revisionist historian whose work on World War II has been harshly criticized by Jewish experts on the Holocaust in Lithuania has been confirmed as head of the country’s state-sponsored Lithuanian Genocide and Resistance Research Center (LGGRTC). Dr. Arūnas Bubnys, currently the head of the LGGRTC’s research department, was approved as its new director by a vote of the Seimas, Lithuania’s parliament, on Thursday. A total of 76 parliamentarians voted…

What if I cannot make it on time for second vaccine shot?

Friday, April 23, 2021

What should I do if I cannot make it to my second vaccine dose on time due to work? Agnese Strazda, communication consultant for the Vaccination Project Bureau, answered the question on Latvian Radio April 23. I am a long-distance driver, how can I get the Janssen vaccine which is only required once? I could also get vaccinated twice, but only with a three-month gap. Agnese Strazda: The AstraZeneca vaccine has a…

Latvian Minister of Economics withdrawn from office after changing party

Friday, April 23, 2021

Latvian Minister of Economics Jānis Vitenbergs, who was elected in the Saeima from the faction KPV LV, after deciding to join the National Alliance (NA), has been withdrawn by KPV LV from the post of Economics Minister, Latvian Television reported April 22.  Minister changes party Vitenbergs has decided to quit the political party KPV LV, which, according to him, gave him the opportunity to get into politics. The minister noted…

Navy exploring uncrewed vessels options for 2030s

Friday, April 23, 2021

The Estonian Navy (Merevägi) is investigating options on developing unmanned vessels, primarily for use in its mine clearing work, ETV news show “Aktuaalne kaamera” (AK) reported Wednesday evening. A potential manufacturer of such craft is the Saaremaa-based Baltic Work Boats (BWB), while actual funding could, if granted, come from the European Defense Fund. The current Merevägi fleet – made up primarily of several U.K.-built mine-hunters – reaches the end of…