Posts tagged as Lithuania’s Klaipeda

Coronavirus spreads in a nursing home in Lithuania’s Klaipėda

Monday, April 20, 2020

A private nursing home in Klaipėda has become a  coronavirus   hotspot after 30 out of 38 residents and 10 staff have been confirmed infected with Covid-19. One person at the hospice has already died. According to Vinsas Janusonis, the head of Klaipėda University Hospital, it’s likely that all residents of the private nursing home Klaipėdos Hospisas could be infected with the coronavirus. The eight residents who are not infected…

Belarus orders two more oil tankers via Lithuania’s Klaipėda

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Two more tankers with oil for Belarus are scheduled to arrive in the Lithuanian port of Klaipėda in March. Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda previously said Vilnius is helping Minsk retain its sovereignty amid the standoff with Moscow over oil tariffs. Alexander Lukashenko, the Belarusian leader, called for a third of the country’s oil exports to come via Baltic ports, as he threatened to tap Moscow’s transit pipeline. The Belarusian oil…

Mayor of Lithuania’s Klaipeda will be challenged by Vaitkus

Monday, March 4, 2019

Vytautas Grubliauskas, incumbent mayor of Lithuania’s western port of Klaipeda, will be challenged by Klaipeda Port CEO Arvydas Vaitkus, representing the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union, in the run-off, according to preliminary results from all 54 polling districts. Grubliauskas received 31.15% of votes, and Vaitkus was backed by 22.82%. Agne Bilotaite, representing the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats, came in third with 14.73%, according to the Central Electoral Commission. Nominated by…