Lithuania week: First monkeypox case confirmed, Beijing condemns foreign minister’s comments on Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan – Baltic News Network

Last week, Beijing condemned the foreign minister’s comments about Ms Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.First monkeypox case confirmed

Bitė Lietuva, Tele2 and Telia Lietuva acquire 5G spectrum in Lithuania

Mobile operators Bitė Lietuva, Tele2, and Telia Lietuva have secured the spectrum needed for the launch of next-generation mobile communications technology in Lithuania, after an auction of 5G frequencies held by the Lithuanian Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (RRT) has concluded. I got Authorities announced him on Friday, August 5th.

The results of the auction have not yet been officially released. The winning bidder must start his 5G service in at least one of Lithuania’s major cities from 2023 and install his 5G networks in major cities from 2024. The operator should allow all households to connect to her 100 Mbps stations from 2025. .

EC greenlights Lithuania’s plans for €7.5bn investment by 2027

The European Commission on Friday approved the investment plan of the European Union (EU) Fund for the period 2021-2027 offering 7.449 billion euros of investment in Lithuania, the finance ministry reported. increase.

Approximately 47% of the program’s funding will be allocated to investing in innovation and green transformation, while 30% will be allocated to strengthening human capital, addressing social inclusion challenges, and supporting education, health, and culture. directed at improving performance.

The ministry said in a press release that these 1.62 billion euros will be allocated to the regions, allowing them to plan investments autonomously and allow communities to mutually agree on the projects they need. As planned, her EU fund’s total investment in Lithuania has reached her €8 billion, with a €7.5 billion investment plan already approved by the European Commission, with the rest coming from the fair transition fund. .

Lithuania’s unemployment rate drops to 5.2%

Lithuania’s unemployment rate fell by 2.2 percentage points year-on-year to 5.2% in the second quarter of 2022, the country’s statistics agency, the Lithuanian Statistics Authority, said on Thursday 4 August.

The unemployment rate fell 1.1 percentage points quarter-on-quarter, based on Labor Force Survey data. From April to June, the unemployment rate was 5.7% for men and 4.8% for women. The youth unemployment rate for those aged 15 to 24 fell by 7.8 points in a year and fell by 1.1 points to 11.6% in the quarter.

The long-term unemployment rate fell by 0.6 percentage points from the previous year to 2.1%.

Beijing describes Landsbergis’ comments on Pelosi’s Taiwan visit as ‘wrong’

On Thursday, August 4, Lithuania’s Chargé d’Affaires’ Office of the People’s Republic of China described Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis’ remarks regarding House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan as a “mistake.”

He said remarks by some Lithuanian politicians would further aggravate bilateral relations between China and Lithuania, undermining Lithuania’s national credibility and the basic interests of its people. Landsbergis was the only high-ranking European Union politician to officially endorse Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.

the prime minister will take a vacation next week

Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrid Simonite will take a leave of absence next week, her spokeswoman announced on Wednesday, August 3.

Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis will represent Simonite during her leave. Overall, more than half of the ministers will be on vacation next week.

First monkeypox case confirmed in Lithuania

Lithuania’s first case of monkeypox has been confirmed, the Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday, August 3.

The Ministry of Health reported in July that Lithuania had ordered about 1,400 doses of monkeypox vaccine. The ministry later said that jabs would be administered if they came into contact with high-risk contacts and that there was no possibility of vaccination.

EC’s Kaliningrad transit guidance does not weaken sanctions policy

Lithuania’s President Gitanas Nauseda told CNN on Tuesday, August 2 that the European Commission’s latest guidance allowing Kaliningrad transit to resume would not weaken the EU’s sanctions policy.

Lithuania has suspended passage of sanctions to Kaliningrad after EU restrictions on Russia went into effect in June. Lithuanian officials said at the time that the decision was based on explanations from the EC.

Home Office says EU is being consulted on implementing CJEU decision

Interior Minister Agne Bilotaite confirmed on Tuesday that the Ministry of Interior is drafting a bill to legalize the turnback of illegal immigrants at the border. Bilotaite said the law would allow border guards to use such means in extreme emergencies and conditions of war.

Lithuania introduced the measure last year in response to an influx of migrants trying to cross its territory from Belarus, accusing the Minsk government of orchestrating the influx. In total, more than 11,000 illegal immigrants have been denied entry to Lithuanians from Belarus since the order to turn back illegal immigrants.

Presidential adviser denounces participation in anti-Lithuanian campaign

Citizen participation in anti-Lithuanian activities must be subject to legal assessment, Kestutis Budris, senior adviser on national security affairs to the President of Lithuania, said Monday, August 1, that four Lithuanian said after a recent visit to Moscow.

On Monday, the public prosecutor’s office was looking into both circumstances surrounding the formation of the association. International Forum for Good Neighborhoods And the members visited Moscow last week.

In June, Algirdas Parekkis, a controversial Lithuanian who is serving a prison sentence for spying for Russia, enrolled in the association. The Bureau of Prisons later discovered that he had failed to register the organization using his electronic signature. In other words, a third party may have registered on his behalf.

July new car registrations down 33.9%

Autotyrimai said on Monday, 1 August, citing data from Lithuania’s state-owned motor vehicle registration company Regitra, about 2,300 new passenger cars were registered in Lithuania in July, down 33.9% from the same month last year.

With only 28 new vehicles registered by the end of the month and seven more to be registered in the near future, the volume of expedited re-exports in July was very low. Passenger car registrations fell 34.2% to 2,100, while light commercial vehicle registrations fell 30.1% to 158. Last month, 160 all-electric vehicles were registered, almost 2.2 times more than a year ago.

Since the beginning of the year, a total of 18,100 new passenger cars have been registered in Lithuania, down 25.2% year-on-year. Lithuania week: First monkeypox case confirmed, Beijing condemns foreign minister’s comments on Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan – Baltic News Network

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