Posts tagged as Munich

airBaltic to resume flights to Helsinki, Munich and Berlin

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

National airline airBaltic has received permission from the Ministry of Transport to reestablish more flights, the company reported in a news release on May 19. Direct flights will resume from Riga to Helsinki and Munich as of Monday, May 25, and to Berlin as of June 1. “Now we are returning with a certain goal of maintaining our position in the region,” said Martins Gauss, CEO of airBaltic. Gauss stressed…

Latvia’s President Levits completes whirlwind Munich visit

Monday, February 17, 2020

There was no easing of President Egils Levits’ intense schedule over the weekend with the head of state giving his views on a wide range of topics at the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany and numerous fringe events and meetings. Kicking off his mini-tour of Bavaria on February 13, the President delivered a lecture in German to students on “Democracy in the Digital Age” at Ludvig Maximilian University. You can…

Conference on security policy ‘existential’ for Baltic states begins in Munich

Friday, February 14, 2020

Baltic leaders are departing for the annual Munich Security Conference that gathers state leaders and ministers to discuss upcoming security challenges that are existential for the Baltic states. Estonia’s International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS) will host a  discussion   on deterrence, security and stability in the Baltic states that will be attended by Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda and his Latvian counterpart, Egils Levits. “All three Baltic states are…

2 killed in Munich shooting, police say no danger to public

Thursday, February 21, 2019

German media report that two men have died after a shooting in Munich. Police in the Bavarian capital said Thursday the situation is “under control” and there is currently no danger to the public. The Munich daily tz reported the shooting happened on a building site. It quoted an unnamed police spokesperson as saying authorities are working on the assumption that one man shot dead another and then killed himself.

L.Linkevičius: NATO must continue to strengthen its deterrence and defense posture

Monday, February 18, 2019

On 16 February in Munich, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated in a discussion dedicated to the strengthening of security in the Baltic states. According to the Lithuanian Foreign Minister, we mark the second anniversary of the deployment of NATO’s enhanced forward presence battalion in Lithuania this month, which is testimony of the NATO ability to respond quickly to changes in the security environment and shows…

Auf Wiedersehen Oktoberfest: Munich beer fest a success

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

More than 6 million visitors, 7.5 million liters of beer, 124 rotisserie oxen and Bill Clinton in lederhosen; another Oktoberfest in Munich has come and gone. Festival organizers say good fall weather contributed to the fact that 100,000 more people visited this year over last: in all, 6.3 million from about 70 countries. That’s despite the fact this year’s Oktoberfest, which ended Sunday, was only 16 days long — two…