Posts tagged as Lithuania

Rosie Eccles Bags Medal Hat-Trick Ands Sets Up Another Fight For Gold In Lithuania

Monday, May 17, 2021

Rosie Eccles has claimed a third medal in as many tournaments this year after reaching the final of the Socikas Tournament. The 24-year-old welterweight beat Russia’s Saadat Dalgatova in her opening fight in Lithuania. Eccles, the 2018 Commonwealth Games silver medallist, is certain to win at least a silver medal in the -69Kg category. The Caldicot fighter took bronze at the Bocskai event in Hungary. And just two weeks ago Eccles struck…

Lorry driver from Lithuania jailed for smuggling

Monday, May 17, 2021

A lorry driver has been jailed for nine years after attempting to smuggle £1 million worth of cocaine into Dover. Robertas Trimailovas, from Lithuania, was stopped at the town’s docks last month and Border Force officers searched his cab. They found 24kg cocaine hidden in three separate spaces in the lining surrounding the driver’s bunk bed. The 46-year-old was interviewed by the National Crime Agency and subsequently charged with importing…

Lithuania’s Vinted raises €250 million to support second-hand fashion

Monday, May 17, 2021

Vinted, Europe’s leading online C2C platform for second-hand fashion with more than 45 million members globally, has raised €250 million of new investment in a Series F funding round. Vinted will use the proceeds to help more people participate in the circular economy and continue delivering on its mission to make second-hand fashion the first choice. The investment, which gave the company a pre-money valuation of €3.5 billion, was led…

Lithuania: The Roop Will Have an Offstage Backing Vocalist

Monday, May 17, 2021

The Lithuanian broadcaster have revealed that The Roop will have a 6th performer; a backing singer who will remain offstage. An article published by LRT have revealed The Roop’s “secret weapon” in their act for Rotterdam. They will use their full quota of 6 performers as they use an additional backing vocalist off stage. The backing vocalist is 26 year old performer Algirdas Daumantas Ciūnys. Ciūnys may be known to…

Lithuanian fintech under scrutiny over potential role in Wirecard fraud

Monday, May 17, 2021

Company in Vilnius processed more than €100m in payments being examined by German prosecutors. Prosecutors suspect a Lithuanian payments company was used to steal more than €100m from Wirecard weeks before it collapsed, with some of the money channelled to the German group’s now fugitive second-in-command Jan Marsalek. Wirecard went bust last June after disclosing a €1.9bn hole in its balance sheet. Munich prosecutors suspect that hundreds of millions of…

Lithuania to donate COVID-19 vaccines to Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Lithuania will donate 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to neighbouring countries in the Eastern Partnership. The initiative was announced by Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis on Friday, who stated that the Baltic country was ready to “share life-saving vaccines with our eastern partners.” “Today, we have an opportunity to demonstrate the Lithuanian solidarity,” he said in a statement. “The vaccination process in EU countries is fast and smooth, but we are…

Lithuanian national economic recovery plan sent to Brussels

Friday, May 14, 2021

The Lithuanian government on Friday approved a 2.2-billion-euro national economic recovery plan, dubbed “New Generation Lithuania”, and would now send it to the European Commission. The plan might still be adjusted but any corrections would be more of a technical nature and would not modify its content, Finance Minister Gintare Skaiste said at the Cabinet’s meeting. “Negotiations with social and economic partners have been finalized and certain changes have taken…

1 125 new COVID-19 cases in Lithuania

Friday, May 14, 2021

On Thursday, 1 125 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 263 475 coronavirus cases have been detected in Lithuania. 16 784 cases are still active. Yesterday 12 people died of COVID-19. In total, the death toll reaches 9 260 cases. On Thursday, 13 643 PCR tests were done to detect COVID-19 cases. Yesterday 15 293 people got the first dose of the COVID-19…

Lithuania reopens to Israeli tourists

Friday, May 14, 2021

Lithuania has lifted entry restrictions for Israeli tourists after the Council of the European Union added the Jewish state to a list of non-EU countries whose citizens should be allowed to freely travel to Europe for tourism. Economy and Innovation Minister Ausrine Armonaite says the government is offering a helping hand to local businesses by reopening the borders to tourists from Israel and other “safe third countries”. The Council updates…

President of Lithuania comes to Chisinau: The program of the visit

Thursday, May 13, 2021

The President of Lithuania, Gitanas Nauseda, pays an official visit to the Republic of Moldova on May 13-14, at the invitation of President Maia Sandu. This is the first visit of a Lithuanian head of state to our country in the last six years. On the morning of Friday, May 14, the Lithuanian leader will meet with the President of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu. The two heads of…