Posts tagged as bars

Can Lithuania put Belarusian regime officers behind bars?

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The Lithuanian Prosecutor General’s Office has launched a pre-trial investigation into crimes against humanity by the Belarusian regime. But can the case be successful? Lithuanian  launched the probe following a complaint by a Belarusian citizen, Maxim Chroshin, who turned to the country’s authorities after fleeing to Vilnius, alleging he was beaten and tortured by the Belarusian security forces. “It is a good start. I want the affected people, who are currently…

Bars and restaurants in Estonia to be hit hardest by new restrictions

Friday, December 4, 2020

While the newest set of restrictions established by the government on Thursday are lighter than what the scientific council recommended, they could have strong effects on restaurants and bars. Thegovernment’s decisionon Thursday means all companies and establishments can remain open for now. Based on that, the government does not consider it necessary to implement a support measure for any businesses at this point. “The government is not planning restrictions that…

Rules in bars and cafes may become more stringent

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Lithuanian Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga said the country’s authorities plan to review coronavirus protection guidelines, which allow people not to wear masks in cafes, bars, and restaurants when eating or drinking. He recalled examples in other countries where people wear masks at all times, except for when eating and drinking. In Lithuania, the existing rules are “being abused”, he said. Veryga also said catering establishments are not adhering to the…

Lithuanian cafes no longer required to ensure 10 metres per customer

Monday, May 18, 2020

Lithuania’s government has removed the requirements for bars, cafes and restaurants to ensure a space of 10 square metres per customer during the coronavirus quarantine. The previous rule made the prospects of reopening unfeasible for many businesses. Catering establishments will no longer “have to limit the flow of people and ensure a space of at least 10 square metres per customer,” Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelius said on Monday. “The basic…

First victim of DEFENDER-Europe 20: American soldier was injured

Friday, February 14, 2020

An American soldier was injured in a brawl Saturday night on a Grafenwoehr street that’s home to several bars, German police and U.S. military officials said. “At this time, we are investigating a 21-year-old man” who is suspected of injuring the soldier in the brawl, said Werner Stopfer, chief of police in the town of Eschenbach, whose officers responded to calls about the melee about 2 a.m. on Alte Amberger…

Iceland bars run out of beer supplying thirsty US sailors, Marines

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Several bars in downtown Reykjavik were drunk dry by U.S. sailors and Marines in Iceland participating in NATO’s Trident Juncture exercise. The influx of thirsty American servicemembers over the weekend caused a beer shortage in many of the popular drinking establishments in the small country. Almost 7,000 sailors and Marines were in Iceland for the exercise. The population of the Iceland is about 340,000. Reykjavik’s small downtown has several bars…