Posts tagged as Lithuanian government

Lithuania amending laws to pave way for Taiwan trade office

Thursday, March 25, 2021

The Lithuanian government has proposed an amendment to its Law on Civil Service to pave the way for opening a trade office in Taiwan, according to a report by the Baltic News Service (BNS), a news agency based in Tallinn, Estonia. The proposal was put forward by the Lithuanian government to its parliament on Tuesday to allow the establishment of trade missions in countries with which it has no diplomatic…

The Lithuanian government has added exceptions to lockdown rules

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

The Lithuanian government has added minor exceptions to the country’s lockdown rules, allowing single-member households to form “social bubbles” and some school students to attend online classes from classrooms. The changes are meant to help “people who are lonely and are truly under a huge psychological stress” as well as “kids who have difficulties studying from home”, Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė told her cabinet on Wednesday. Under the lockdown rules,…

Lithuania reports highest daily death toll so far, 1,432 new infections

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Lithuania registered 1,432 new coronavirus infections and another 38 deaths from Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, the country’s statistics office said on Tuesday morning. The daily death count is the highest the country has reported since the start of the pandemic. Most of the deceased, 17, were in their 80s, according to the statistics office. Four people were in their 50s and four more in their 60s. Moreover, 2,591…

Lithuanian government violated journalists’ rights by deleting recording

Friday, July 24, 2020

The Chancellery of the Lithuanian Government violated journalists’ rights when it refused to provide and subsequently deleted the audio recording of a Cabinet meeting in October 2018, the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania ruled on Thursday. Judge Dalia Višinskienė said that journalists‘ complaint was satisfied in part but it was also determined that there is no possibility to recover the audio recording. “The court decided to rule that the Chancellery…

Lithuania allows flights to 6 countries, including Italy

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The Lithuanian government gave the nod to resuming direct regular flights to six more countries: Cyprus, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Spain and Ireland. The foreign minister said Wizz Air, Ryanair and Air Baltic had asked for permission to relaunch more flights to and from Lithuania. “Cyprus will reopen to unrestricted travel by Lithuanian citizens from June 20. Wizz Air would fly to Larnaca from Vilnius and Ryanair would fly to Paphos…

Lithuanian government revokes Covid-19 guidelines after criticism of age discrimination

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Lithuanian government has revoked some of its recommendations, aimed at lowering coronavirus-related health risks for elderly people, after they were criticised as discriminatory. The Health Ministry’s guidelines for businesses previously required displaying signs advising so-called risk groups – people over 60 or with chronic health conditions – not to come. Moreover, shops, cafes and other businesses were advised to let their risk-group employees to work from home or, if…

Lithuanian government puts off decision on quarantine easing

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The Lithuanian government has postponed a discussion on further quarantine easing. Allowing mass events is among the main issues to be decided next week. Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga asked the cabinet to remove the issue from the meeting agenda on Wednesday, saying the resolution on easing the quarantine would be considered on May 27. One of the proposals is to allow mass events of up to 300 people from June…

Lithuanian government allows flights to Norway

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The Lithuanian government has greenlit relaunching regular flights to Norway, making Oslo the fourth destination to be accessible by air from Vilnius. Regular flights have so far been allowed to Frankfurt, Riga and Tallinn. Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius told the Cabinet that flights from Vilnius to Oslo would resume from May 25, adding that AirBaltic and Wizz Air had asked for permission to operate the service. “Flights would be operated…

Lithuanian distributes a third of planned job subsidies

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The Lithuanian government has already paid out about a third of the subsidies, payouts and compensations aimed at preserving jobs, according to an official. “Speaking of measures aimed at preserving jobs and people’s incomes, a total of more than 146 million euros have been paid out, or 29 percent of the total funding for this area,” Government Vice Chancellor Lukas Savickas told reporters on Wednesday. “Over the past week alone,…

Lithuanian government adopts 2-year coronavirus management plan

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Targeted testing, healthcare reforms and domestic production of personal protective equipment (PPE) are part of the Lithuanian government’s two-year coronavirus management strategy adopted on Wednesday. Even though Covid-19 infections have been declining, they might shoot up again once quarantine restrictions are lifted, the document says. Proactive targeted testing is identified as one of the key instruments for the management of the infection. The plan calls for proactive testing in hospitals,…