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Today sees the publication of the Nanny State Index, now in its fourth edition. Launched in 2016, it looks at the over-regulation of food, soft drinks, vaping, tobacco and alcohol in thirty European countries. Since the last edition was published in 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic has led governments ar
Lithuania will provide the Ukrainian military with a batch of bulletproof vests and supply a COVID-19 vaccine to Ukraine, Speaker of the Seimas of Lithuania Viktorija Cmilyte-Nielsen has said in an interview with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Read more here. Found a spelling error? Let us know – highlight it and press Ctrl + Enter.
Cyprus has climbed to fourth place among EU states in terms of the number of vaccine doses per 100 people in the total population, the health ministry said on Wednesday as it announced that ages 22-24, 50-55 and 56-58 will be able to book appointments on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.…
The Netherlands’ Board of Tourism and Conventions (NBTC) has proposed to create a travel bubble between the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany, which would facilitate travel among these three territories if the introduction of COVID-19 vaccination passports is delayed. The General Director of NBTC, Jos Vranken, has stressed that he will once again discuss the three-country […]
The WHO’s China-led international investigation into the origins of COVID-19 did not trace either its genomic derivation or the initial contraction of the virus that generated the pandemic. This could be because it did not look for an unnatural scenario or because a natural scenario did not in fact occur. China appears to have essentially dictated the proceedings of the investigation, the findings of which are deeply suspect.
Estonia has updated entry restrictions for all persons arriving in the country during the period May 10 – May 16. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia has informed that all persons wishing to enter the country from a European Union country placed on the red list will be required to undergo testing and a […]
site.title - Lithuania's western city of Neringa leads in terms of the number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 as 53 percent of local residents have so far received at least one vaccine doze, according to the latest figures from the country's statistics service, Statistics Lithuania.
The leading tour operator in the Baltic states launches summer 2022 holiday season early booking sales in May. Primarily “Novaturas” opens the most popular three holiday destinations - Turkey, Greece, and Bulgaria - to the travelers who are already planning their holidays next year. "This year we are monitoring the recovery of tourism sector and in 2022 we will travel both more and more freely. Before the pandemic, Lithuanians, Latvians and Estonians willingly planned their holidays in advance. For example, in 2019, we sold about 30 percent of all summer holiday program during early bookings. We believe that the upcoming digital green certificate, expected to be valid from the mid-June and applicable in all EU countries, will encourage travelers to plan their trips as usual. Certain requirements for safe travel are likely to remain next year, but travel planning itself will be much simpler, and such favorable holiday prices that are currently in our supply can hardly be expected next year. Also, early bookings are great alternative for those travelers who are hesitant about this summer holiday season and would like to postpone their trips to next summer. Starting from today, it is already possible to plan such trips to three most popular summer destinations - Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria”, says Audronė Keinytė, head of “Novaturas” group. The rules and requirements for safe traveling will remain in 2022 as well. Travelers who have purchased trips during early booking period will be able to rest assured of unforeseen situations in the future - the Company will add additional protection for planned trips free of charge: extra service that allows to change trip or fellow passenger at least 14 days before the departure and “Covid pause” service that allows to postpone planned trip in case the traveler is tested positive with the virus. The Company made decision to open early bookings firstly to Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria due to their popularity. Turkey's program for 2019 accounted for over 50% of the total summer holiday program, the Greek islands for about 17%, and Bulgarian resorts for about 15%. About “Novaturas” Group AB “Novaturas” Group is the largest tour operator in the Baltic States, offering summer and winter package holidays in more than 30 destinations worldwide and more than 100 sightseeing routes. In 2019, the group served more than 293 thousand customers. CFOTomas Staškūnas email@example.com, +370 687 10426
Linas Jegelevičius for the BNN Lithuania’s Northway Biotech, a Vilnius-based international bio-tech company, has grabbed the headlines of Lithuanian media by announcing something really extraordinary amid the slowly abating COVID-19 pandemic: it claims to have created an anti-coronavirus drug in cooperation with Swiss partners. «We gave it to the Swiss for clinical trials, so the […]
Today Vinted, Europe’s largest online C2C platform dedicated to second-hand fashion with more than 45 million members globally, has raised €250 million of new investment in a Series F funding round. Last year we interviewed Vinted's co-founder Milda Mitkute on our podacast. The scaleup's fresh fund
France is set to start categorising other countries according to their epidemiological situation through the traffic light system, which is currently applied by several other European Union and Schengen Area Member States, including the Czech Republic, Norway, Estonia, Lithuania, Cyprus, Denmark and more. The system, which usually categorises countries in three colours – red, orange, […]
The Lithuanian Ministry of Health has informed that starting from today, stricter entry restrictions will apply to arrivals from Costa Rica, the Maldives, and Mongolia. In addition, the same revealed that arrivals from Serbia and Bermuda will be subject to the country’s regular isolation requirements. The newly introduced measures entered into force today, on May […]
ATHENS – Tourists with proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 tests will find the door open to Greece for them – although those from the United States, European Union and a handful of other countries are already being admitted and the official tourism opening is May 15 - The National Herald
Last week, in Lithuania, the top news stories were the death toll related to Covid-19 exceeding 4 000, a renowned author criticising the human rights situation in Lithuania and firefighters extinguishing a blaze in Klaipeda wood processing factory. Lithuania sees surge in illegal border-crossings on Belarusian border Lithuania said on Monday, May 3, it has […]
Lithuania is planning to help Ukraine with vaccination against COVID-19, Speaker of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania Viktorija Cmilyte-Nielsen has stated at a joint briefing with Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Dmytro Razumkov.
I assured that we would also join vaccination in Ukraine. It is very symbolic, but we want this vaccine to help in the reg
Lithuania is ready to help Ukraine in the issue of vaccination against coronavirus infection COVID-19 and provide a vaccine, in particular, for residents of Donbas, said Chairperson of the Lithuanian Seimas Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen. “We did not ignore the topic of COVID-19 and vaccination. I assured that we would also join vaccination in Ukraine. It is […]
The circular economy — where consumers themselves are both the suppliers and buyers of goods and services — has come into its own in the last year of lockdown living as a popular and trusted way to buy and sell things. Now one of the larger players in that system — the clothes and home […]
Authorities in Cyprus have moved Slovakia from the group of countries profoundly affected by the Coronavirus outbreak to the medium-risk countries’ list after ensuring that the latter recently reported fewer infection cases. This means that Slovakia’s citizens no longer need to quarantine upon their arrival in Cyprus. They will only have to prove that they […]
As the numbers of Estonians vaccinated against Covid-19 are increasing, Kaja Kallas, the Estonian Prime Minister, has pointed out that soon introducing favourable conditions for vaccinated people should be considered to motivate their hesitant compatriots to do the same, broadcaster ERR reports. On Monday, May 10, the head of government took part in an online […]
site.title - Lithuania currently ranks 5th in terms of the 14-day COVID-19 case notification rate among EU member states and is in 10th place in terms of the 14-day death notification rate, according to the weekly coronavirus situation update published by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) on Thursday.