Posts tagged as celebrating

Deal with the Devil: Baltics are celebrating the anniversary of joining NATO

By Jonas Dringelis on Monday, March 29, 2021

17 years ago, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia formally became members of NATO. According to the NATO leadership, the North Atlantic Alliance is “defensive organization” that is constantly expanding. Some might say it’s a “defence mechanism”. The “defensive expansion” of NATO does have something of an “Orwellian” ring to it though. “Orwellian” is an adjective describing a situation, idea, or societal condition that George Orwell identified as…

Neste in Lithuania: from the first visit of Santa Claus to oil-free fuel

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Neste Lietuva (Neste Lithuania) is celebrating its 30-year anniversary in Lithuania. Today, Neste Lietuva is the largest network of self-service filling stations in Lithuania; however, its road was a long and hard one. The first filling stations with limited imported goods in Vilnius, paper towels imported from Finland for Stikliai Restaurant and automatic payment terminals, which have once been a cutting-edge technological innovation: these are but snippets of the colourful history…

Celebrating end of WW2: when victory does not mean liberation

By Ivan Krastev on Friday, May 8, 2020

The fact that the Red Army helped defeat Hitler does not give Moscow the right to claim that it liberated Central and Eastern European nations, writes Ivan Krastev. Shared memories of World War Two are fading as the generation for which the war was a personal experience passes away. As a result, the conviction that the war was part of the European past, but not Europe’s future is fading too.…

Latvia is celebrating 100th anniversary of Latvian National Institutions for Culture, Education and Science at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris

Saturday, October 19, 2019

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Latvian National Institutions for Culture, Education and Science included among the anniversaries to be associated with UNESCO in 2018-2019 the audio visual installation “Alphabet of Latvian Culture” is opened at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, Latvian National Commission for UNESCO representatives informed BC. The Anniversary unites 7 institutions, namely: National Theatre of Latvia; Art Academy of Latvia; Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of…