RSS Lithuanian language and culture courses online
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Language and Culture Institute LINGUA LITUANICA kindly invites to Lithuanian language and culture courses online:
1. Start speaking Lithuanian course via Skype
An introduction course "Start speaking Lithuanian" will help to get acquainted with and start speaking Lithuanian, the course is exactly designed for that purpose. Even though the course is mostly focused on phrases and speaking, you are still going to get in touch with some of the major features of the Lithuanian language. More information about the course: https://lingualit.lt/en/main/language-teaching-2/lithuanian/start-speaking-lithuanian-/?
Timetable: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00-12:30.
Duration: 30 acad. hours.
Price: 180 EUR.
LESSONS WILL BE HELD VIA SKYPE IN SMALL GROUP.
2. Intensive Lithuanian Language and Culture Courses (distance courses), 3rd - 21st of August, 2020
The structure of the course:
30 acad. hours – group lessons with the lecturer via Skype program,
44 acad. hours – Lithuanian language course in Moodle learning platform,
6 acad. hours – virtual cultural program.
Price: 380 EUR (100 EUR + 280 EUR). If you register and pay the course's fee till 2020-05-31, price will be 350 EUR.
Catalogue of Lithuanian manufacturers supplying various personal protection equipment
Economics and business »
Enterprise Lithuania gathers the Lithuanian business community to combat the consequences of COVID-19 and has prepared a catalogue https://bit.ly/359hH7k of Lithuanian manufacturers who can supply various personal protection equipment for healthcare sector and for society. In this catalogue, you will find companies that can provide disinfectant, disinfectant for hands, disposable coverall, face shields, protective clothing, reusable face masks and other products.
Important information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Consular news »
The latest information on situation in Lithuania and travel restrictions can be found at the web page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republiuc of Lithuania: https://urm.lt/default/en/important-covid19
Important information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The first case of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Lithuania on 28th of February. Test results have confirmed infection to a female patient who returned from Verona (Italy) on 24 February 2020.
National level emergency
On 26 February 2020, the Government of the Republic of Lithuania decided to declare a national level emergency in the country, preparing for potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The declaration of a state of emergency in the country is a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus. It will help to coordinate the work of the responsible institutions, utilise equipment in state reserves, and streamline other procedures.
At a meeting of the National Emergency Operations Centre on 27th February, it was recommended to residents of Lithuania to avoid mass gatherings.
On February 24, Lithuanian Airports initiated additional risk management tools, related with the outbreak of coronavirus in Italy. All passengers arriving from the airports of Northern Italy to Lithuania shall undergo a health check and consulting provided by the professionals of the National Public Health Center.
All travellers who have travelled to China and Northern Italy are also asked to fill a questionnaire and follow the recommendations on the website of the National Public Health Centre under the Ministry of Health (http://nvsc.lrv.lt/COVID-19). They are asked to self-quarantine by staying at home, monitoring their health and limiting interaction with other people during a 14-day period after their return from the above-mentioned destinations. Travellers with possible coronavirus symptoms are urged to immediately call 112.
The Ministry of Health also urged employers in the country to show solidarity with efforts to tackle this infection. Employers are asked to allow workers who have recently visited the People's Republic of China, Northern Italy (Veneto, Lombardy, Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna), Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Singapore to work from home, minimizing their contact with others.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania currently recommends against travelling to China, South Korea, Northern Italy (Veneto, Lombardy, Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna), and the city of Adeje in the southern part of Tenerife (Spain) and its surroundings. It is recommended to take precautionary measures if traveling to the EU and the Schengen area, and the United Kingdom.
Travel recommendation for a specific country could be checked at https://keliauk.urm.lt .
Important to know
To prevent chances of getting infected with the coronavirus, it is recommended following standard measures to reduce the spread of the disease: frequently washing hands with warm water and soap, not touching the face and eyes, observing the coughing and sneezing etiquette (covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the bent of an elbow), observing safe cooking (especially when using uncooked meat or eggs) and avoiding close contact with anyone who has symptoms of respiratory disease such as cough or sneezing.
If within 14 days of your last visit to the COVID-19 affected areas (China (all provinces), Northern Italy (Lombardy, Veneto, Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna regions), Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, South Korea and Singapore) or following a close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 disease you have experienced flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or other respiratory problems, muscle pain or fatigue, please immediately call Emergency Help Centre line 112 and follow medical advice.
If you have not travelled to these countries, have not been in contact with persons with a confirmed COVID-19 disease and have experienced flu-like symptoms, please contact your family doctor or the nearest health facility. For more information, please call +370 618 79984 or send an email (24/7) to [email protected].
COVID-19 Hotline: +370 618 79984 (specialists from National Public Health Center provide information a 24-hour availability).
Government’s web page: http://lrv.lt/en/relevant-information/coronavirus-in-lithuania/relevant-information-1
Ministry of Health - http://sam.lrv.lt/en/
National Preparedness for Emergencies in Lithuania - https://www.lt72.lt/go.php/eng/Frequently-asked-questions-faq-about-the-novel-coronavirus
RSS Lithuania's Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis: Increasing restrictions on independent media actors in Belarus must stop
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On 22 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabrielius of Lithuania Landsbergis attended the United Nations Security Council high-level Arria-formula meeting on Media Freedom in Belarus. Lithuania's Foreign Minister called upon the Belarusian government to respect freedom of expression, and to end the arbitrary detention of journalists and all other media restrictions.
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis talked to EU Ambassadors via virtual discussion, highlighted the importance of the EU's values-based leadership
Activities of the Minister of Foreign Affairs » Multilateral Relations » European Union »
On 21 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis talked to the EU Ambassadors in Lithuania via virtual discussion and stressed that, in response to global challenges, the EU’s foreign policy needed to be value-based.
Baltic states call on the EU to take firm measures if Russia does not release Navalny
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Lithuania's Foreign Ministry calls for the immediate release of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was detained in Moscow today
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Lithuania's Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis announced the winner of Global Lithuanian Awards 2020 for lifetime achievements
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On 14 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis announced the laureate of Global Lithuanian Awards 2020 for lifetime achievements.
Lithuania asks for allied solidarity regarding Russia’s actions against Lithuanian justice officials in January 13 case
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On 13 January, at the North Atlantic Council meeting, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania to NATO Ambassador Deividas Matulionis raised an issue of Russia’s actions against Lithuanian justice officials in January 13 case and asked for Allied solidarity.
Ambassador Audra Plepytė elected as the President of the UNICEF Executive Board Bureau
Multilateral Relations »
On 12 January, the Ambassador Audra Plepytė, Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the United Nations, was elected as the President of the Bureau of the Executive Board of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs to call on the State Commission of the Lithuanian Language to change the official Lithuanian name of Belarus
News of the Ministry »
On 12 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis received a letter from Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, who requested replacing the official Lithuanian name 'Baltarusija' with a form that would be more similar to the one used in the Belarusian language.
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis and his Canadian counterpart discussed bilateral cooperation and international agenda items
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On 11 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis had a telephone conversation with his Canadian counterpart François-Philippe Champagne. The Foreign Ministers discussed bilateral cooperation, regional security issues, the situation in Belarus, and possibilities of support for democratic initiatives.
Lithuanian and Israeli Foreign Ministers discussed opportunities for cooperation
Bilateral Relations » Activities of the Minister of Foreign Affairs »
On 11 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis had a telephone conversation with his Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi and discussed good relations between Lithuania and Israel. The Foreign Ministers expressed their belief that bilateral political and economic cooperation would be further strengthened.