While colonial-era statues are being torn down in the UK and Belgium, some Eastern European countries have already banished communist-era monuments to isolated parks, like Grūtas in Lithuania. Are there better ways to deal with canceled “heroes”, asks Deutsche Welle.
Despite its location some 3-hour drive from the coast, Vilnius is offering a beach experience, complete with sand, volleyball and ocean sounds, in one of its central squares, according to a press release from Go Vilnius.
Lithuania has so far spent 84.4 million euros on various measures to fight the coronavirus, according to the Public Procurement Service. Almost half of it was spent by the Health Ministry's Health Emergency Situations Centre.
Lithuania's Parliament Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis should step down from the position, since it should be occupied by someone representing the ruling party, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has said.