Posts published in Day: April 28, 2021

Latvian Human Rights Activists Condemn Homophobia In China, Latvia And The World

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The issue of human rights of LGBT persons is like a hot potato – hard to spit it out, but also hard to swallow. Despite majority of the public having nothing against the LGBT community, people are afraid to allow them to have the same human rights everyone else has. Governments and politicians also clash when it comes to fully recognizing the human rights of LGBT persons – and communist…

Stoltenberg reacts to Russia’s statement on withdrawal of troops from Ukraine’s borders

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The North Atlantic Alliance welcomes the recent easing of tensions on Ukraine’s borders, but it continues to demand that Russia halt its military build-up and engage in the political process to settle the conflict, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said. He said this at a briefing in Brussels on Tuesday, April 27, following talks with Prime Minister of Slovakia Eduard Heger, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. “We have seen…

Lithuanian Seimas calls on Russia to stop aggression, provocations against Ukraine

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The Lithuanian Seimas has adopted Resolution No. XIVP-435, in which it called on Russia to stop aggression, provocations and propaganda against Ukraine, to immediately withdraw its troops from the Ukrainian border on the basis of international law and mutual respect. “The Seimas strongly condemned the unprovoked military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine and other aggressive unilateral actions that grossly violate bilateral and multilateral agreements and international law and…

Gabrielius Landsbergis to hold official meetings with authorities of Georgia

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Gabrielius Landsbergis, who is paying a working visit to Georgia, will hold official meetings with the local authorities today, April 28. Within the framework of the visit, the Lithuanian Foreign Minister will hold face-to-face meetings with the Prime Minister, the President, and the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia today. A face-to-face meeting will be held with the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign…

Lithuania is well placed to lead on clean energy and energy security

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Lithuania has made impressive headway in its clean energy transition in recent years but needs to take action in several key areas to accelerate progress towards its goal of climate neutrality in 2050, according to a new policy review by the International Energy Agency. Lithuania is seeking membership of the IEA, which conducted the in-depth review of the country’s energy policies as part of the accession process. The review found…

Vaccination in Latvia to be started on May 3

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Vaccination of all residents in Latvia, irrespective of the priority group, will be started on May 3, the government agreed today. Initially the government planned to launch vaccination of all residents not later than on May 10, but during discussions, the government decided to start it sooner. Before that two more priority groups will be opened. Starting from April 30, vaccination of critically important public sector employees and employees of…

Eight people die in fire in Riga hostel

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

According to LETA, on Wednesday morning, eight people died in a fire in a downtown Riga hostel, LETA learned from the State Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD). VUGD received a call to a fire on Merkela Street at 5 a.m. The top floor and roof of a six-storeyed building were on fire. Rescue of people was launched immediately, but eight people were found dead in the floor on fire. At…

Asian Playoff matches for FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021 revealed

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Kuala Lumpur: The road to futsal’s biggest event became clear for four Asian teams, with match-ups for the AFC Playoffs for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021 revealed in a draw on Tuesday. Iraq will face Thailand, while Vietnam will play Lebanon, with the respective winners of the two-legged playoffs to advance to global finals. The first legs of the playoffs will be staged on May 20, with the…

Swedbank’s Estonia profits fall to €37.6 million

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Swedbank’s Estonian arm saw its profit for the first quarter of 2021 decline by €2.1 million on year to €37.6 million. The decrease in profit is mainly due to higher loan loss provisions, the bank said. In the first quarter of this year, Swedbank’s retail and corporate loan volumes grew by 3 percent year-on-year, while deposits grew by 18 percent. In the first quarter of 2021, new loans were issued…