Posts tagged as London

London fintech players eye edge in Baltic shift

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Lithuania has become the go-to destination for many British fintech businesses in search of greener post-Brexit pastures, the head of online banking service ConnectPay said. While London remains a leader in attracting fintech investment, Marius Galdikas, chief executive officer of ConnectPay, believes Lithuania is shaping up to be the next top destination for businesses due to its rapidly growing fintech sector. Since the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union,…

Repatriation flight from the UK takes place today

Monday, December 28, 2020

December 28, at 17:30, the planned repatriation flight to Latvia from London Gatwick airport will take place, a s previously reported by LSM. It will be used by people who urgently need to return, so tickets to this flight are not available freely. Returning Latvian nationals will have to do a mandatory COVID-19 test after arrival and observe ten days’ self-isolation in a state-appointed and paid-for hotel, said Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs (“New…

Baltic states to fly back citizens from London, options for residents ‘being considered’

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

The Baltic countries will charter a flight on December 28 to bring back a limited number of citizens from the United Kingdom, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said on Wednesday. “The list of returnees is being drawn up based primarily on the health circumstances and the special situation these individuals are in,” he said, adding that every person’s circumstances will be looked at on a case-by-case basis. Lithuania, Latvia and…

London Lions draw Lithuanians in Champions League

Thursday, July 16, 2020

London Lions have been handed a dream tie against Lithuania’s Neptunas Klaipeda in the Basketball Champions League. The first qualifying round draw was made in Switzerland and Lions will host the first leg of their tie at the Copper Box Arena on Tuesday September 15. The return leg will take place in the Lithanian coastal town’s Svyturio Arena on Friday September 18. If victorious, Lions will face Bulgaria’s Balkan Botevgrad…

Flights cancelled from Lithuania to Copenhagen, Istanbul, Vienna, London

Thursday, March 12, 2020

As Europe toughens measures to fight the coronavirus spread, several airlines have cancelled Thursday’s regular flights between Vilnius and Copenhagen, Istanbul, Vienna and London Southend. Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has cancelled Thursday’s flights from Vilnius and Palanga to Copenhagen, according to information on the Lithuanian airports’ websites. Other cancelations include Austrian Airlines’ flight to Vienna, Turkish Airlines’ flight to Istanbul and Wizz Air’s flight to London Southend. However, Ryanair’s flight to…

Uber loses license in London over safety, vows to appeal

Monday, November 25, 2019

London’s transit authority said Monday it is not renewing Uber’s license to operate in the British capital, dealing a major setback to the ride-hailing company. Uber vowed to appeal the decision and has 21 days to do so. The company can continue operating while the appeals process is under way. Transport for London cited “several breaches that placed passengers and their safety at risk” in its decision not to extend…

Lithuanian police chief plans to leave for London

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Lithuania’s outgoing Police Commissioner General Linas Pernavas plans to leave for London to work as the country’s special police attaché to the United Kingdom after his term of office ends later this month. “I had some time last weekend and talked to my family, and (…) I’ll most probably opt for the special attaché position in the UK,” he said in a video interview aired on the Tv3.lt news website…

Lithuanian expatriates concerned about their future in Britain – ‘There’s a mist over London’

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Uncertainty about the terms of Brexit has forced some Lithuanians residing in the UK wonder if they will need visas to stay in the country, while some are even considering moving back to Lithuania. Foreign Minister Linkevičius, meanwhile, says there’s “a mist over London”. There are nearly 150,000 Lithuanians living in the UK, according to estimates of the Office for National Statistics. Many of them were alarmed by the British…

Ratas meets with Boris Johnson in London (Video)

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre) met with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in London on Tuesday, becoming the first EU head of government to meet with the U.K.’s new prime minister in person. The Government Communication Unit previously announced that at their meeting, the two heads of state would discuss bilateral Estonian-British relations, including cooperation in the defense and security policy field, as well as cyber-cooperation and topical EU-related matters.…

Estonian PM Jüri Ratas to meet with Boris Johnson

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre) will be in London on Tuesday, where he will meet with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. At their meeting, the two heads of state will discuss bilateral Estonian-British relations, including cooperation in the defense and security policy field, as well as cyber-cooperation and topical EU-related matters, according to the prime minister’s weekly schedule as posted by the Government Communication Unit. Johnson was sworn in as…