Posts tagged as Lithuania

Lithuania ready to mediate in Georgia crisis

Friday, February 26, 2021

Lithuania wants to act as a mediator in resolving the crisis in Georgia, Gitanas Nauseda said on Thursday. He consults on this issue with his Polish and Latvian colleagues. The situation in Georgia and the detention of Nikanor Meliya are of concern to Lithuania. “In any case, it probably clearly shows that the European Union needs to act much more decisively in the Eastern Partnership format,” Nausėda said after a…

Lithuania calls for European vaccine passports covering everyone with immunity

Friday, February 26, 2021

According to President Gitanas Nauseda, Lithuania supports the idea of a European certificate for the Covid-19 vaccine. “I plan to take an active part in the discussion on a European vaccine certificate. We agree on this issue in Lithuania that we support the vaccine certificate idea,” Nausėda said. In Europe, the introduction of vaccine passports or immunity documents for vaccinated people and those who have become infected is being considered.…

Coronavirus update: Lithuania records 624 new cases, 13 deaths

Friday, February 26, 2021

According to the statistics office, over the past 24 hours Lithuania has registered 624 new coronavirus infections and 13 deaths from Covid-19. 196,690 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Lithuania since the start of the pandemic. A total of 3,225 people have died from Covid-19 in Lithuania. The number of deaths has reached 6,286. As of Thursday, 143,920 people had received their first coronavirus vaccine shots and 70,853 had…

Estonian president to visit Lithuania

Friday, February 26, 2021

The President of Estonia will pay a working visit to Lithuania next week, LRT.LT reports with reference to the Office of the President of Lithuania. Kaljulaid will meet with Gitanas Nauseda on Wednesday. The following issues will be discussed: the fight against the pandemic, NATO and the European Union, the situation in Belarus and Russia, regional infrastructure projects and the EU’s Eastern Partnership programme. It is planned that she will…

Lithuanian fertility clinic under investigation for hiding €1m

Friday, February 26, 2021

It is assumed that the fertility clinic, operating in the three largest cities of Lithuania, has hidden income of about 1 million euros. “The medical establishment is suspected of having hidden revenue, and the non-accounted amount is estimated to stand at around 1 million euros,” Dalia Pocienė, a chief prosecutor from Klaipėda Regional Prosecutor’s Office in western Lithuania, told a press conference on Thursday. About 50 searches were carried out.…

Plans approved to expand Kruonis pumped storage plant, Lithuania

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Ignitis Group subsidiary Ignitis gamyba has approved plans to expand the Kruonis pumped storage plant in Lithuania and has initiated the first stage of the development – a tender for technical consultation services. A feasibility study and socioeconomic analysis of the 5th unit of Kruonis was carried out in 2020, where several possible scenarios for expansion were assessed – from modernising the current unit, to installing a new 110–225MW hydropower…

Leaders of Lithuania, Belgium, Denmark, Spain and Poland call for an increase in vaccine production capacities

Thursday, February 25, 2021

It states that Europe continues to face challenges due to insufficient vaccine supplies and production difficulties. “The emergence of new COVID variants jeopardizes our path to full recovery and normal life,” the letter says. Leaders emphasize the need for immediate action by the Community and member states to boost vaccine production capacities. They underlined the necessity to provide the right support to Europe-based producers in case unexpected problems emerge during…

Lithuanian government decided to extend the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown

Thursday, February 25, 2021

The Lithuanian government on Wednesday decided to extend the existing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown for another month till March 31 but face masks are no longer mandatory outdoors. “Face masks are not required in open spaces, where there are no other people except family members within the radius of 2 metres,” said the government. The wearing of face masks is still required indoors. The ban on non-essential travel between municipalities is…

Growth in need for office care in Lithuania led by international companies

Thursday, February 25, 2021

The scale of the office care management services provided by international real estate advisors Newsec in the Baltics has doubled in the past year. The popularity of the services is increasing rapidly among international companies. According to Rida Kalvaitienė, Newsec’s Head of Property Asset Management in the Baltics, the office care contracts signed in 2020-2021 with companies like World Courier Lithuania, Mambu and others are solid recognition – large global…

Baltic States may be left without NATO support

By Jonas Dringelis on Wednesday, February 24, 2021

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg urged at the NATO Defence Ministers Meeting held on February 17-18 “to increase NATO’s funding for our core deterrence and defence activities.” In an effort to improve “burden sharing” Stoltenberg proposed that allies jointly fund more of NATO’s work. “The country that provides the capabilities also provides the funding. So, if you send some troops to the NATO battlegroup in Lithuania, as Norway does, then…