Posts tagged as ban

Tourism industry hopes for lift of ‘unnecessary travel’ ban

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Santa Graikste, executive director of the Association of Hotels and Restaurants, told Latvian Radio on June 8, that the biggest obstacle to the tourism sector in Latvia is currently a ban on entry for ‘non-essential’ reasons, and no influx of tourists can be expected until it is lifted, Santa Graikste, executive director of the Association of Hotels and Restaurants, told Latvian Radio June 8. Graikste said that the industry is now…

Estonia Becomes First Baltic Country To Ban Fur Farming

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Estonia will become the first Baltic country to ban fur farming. 55 out of 101 members of The Riigikogu (Estonia’s parliament) voted in favor of a bill to prohibit the practice. Estonia bans fur farming Moreover, the legislation will come into effect in January 2026. It follows a slew of European countries ditching fur in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a 2020 survey, 75 percent of people living…

Ban on lynx hunt to be debated in Saeima

Thursday, April 15, 2021

In the next meeting, the Saeima will consider a proposal signed by by 11,376 Latvian residents to ban lynx hunting in Latvia, according to Saeima press service April 15. 76 deputies voted in favor of the inclusion of the initiative collected on the portal “Manabalss.lv” at the next meeting of the Saeima on Thursday, three were against, one abstained. The author of the initiative, Jānis Vinters, has previously pointed out…

Estonia shuts down shops and restaurants as COVID-19 surge continues

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Estonian government banned groups larger than two people on Tuesday, closed non-essential shops and told restaurants to switch to take-aways as part of a drive to contain a surge in COVID-19 infections. Primary school will have to switch to online education, which was mandated to older students earlier this month in the Baltic nation of 1.3 million battles the second highest per capita rate of infections in the European Union…

Ban on ‘unnecessary’ travel extended until April 6 in Latvia

Friday, February 26, 2021

The government has extended the ban on entry to Latvia until the end of the state of emergency to slow the spread of new strains of Covid-19. Limit has now been extended until April 6. You can enter Latvia only for reasons: work, work, education, study, family association, medical services, transit, accompanying a minor, constant return or attending a funeral. For indicating a false purpose of the trip, you will…

Poland’s ban on most abortions to come into force, sparking fresh protests

Thursday, January 28, 2021

The ban on abortions in nearly all circumstances is to come into effect in Poland, after the law was published in the Official Gazette on Wednesday. The law, originally passed in October, was subsequently delayed due to widespread protests throughout the country against the measure, which took place amid the coronavirus pandemic. The protests saw clashes between demonstrators and police. Poland’s ruling conservative government said on Twitter: “The Constitutional Court…

New Year’s fireworks banned in Latvia

Thursday, December 24, 2020

As the New Year’s celebrations are approaching, local governments are banned from organizing fireworks, according to the decision of the joint meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers and the Crisis Management Council, said Health Minister of Latvia Ilze Vinkele (For Development), cites LETA. She said that such a decision has been made due to two reasons. One of them is to restrict gathering of people. Another reason is that every…

Lithuania bans flights from UK over coronavirus mutation

Monday, December 21, 2020

The Lithuanian government decided to halt all passenger flights from the UK where a new more transmittable strain of the coronavirus has been detected. The flight ban comes into effect at 4:00 on Monday morning and will be in effect until December 31. This will not affect any scheduled flights from Lithuania to the UK, however, Transport Minister Marius Skuodis said during an emergency cabinet meeting. Lithuania’s ministers held the…

Lithuanian president calls on EU to ban ‘unsafe’ energy, hinting at Belarus NPP

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

During a European Council meeting on Tuesday, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda said that “electricity generated by unsafe power plants” that do not meet environmental and nuclear safety standards should not enter the EU market. President’s office said in a statement that Nausėda did not specifically mention the Astravyets nuclear power plant in Belarus, criticised by Lithuania. Lithuania has been seeking a Baltic boycott of Belarusian electricity after the neighbouring country…

Lithuanian media watchdog moves to ban Russian TV channel

Thursday, October 29, 2020

The Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission (LRTK) has launched procedures to suspend the broadcasting RTR Planeta, saying the Russian-language TV channel’s programmes contain “incitement to war and hatred”. LRTK Chairman Mantas Martišius said on Wednesday the commission was constantly monitoring RTR Planeta for impermissible content because of its persistent violations. In RTR Planeta’s 60 Minutes show aired on September 17, Russian MP Vladimir Zhirinovsky made aggressive comments towards Lithuania, Latvia,…