Baltics launch Europe's first pandemic 'travel bubble' as curbs ease
Thursday, 14 May 2020 Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia opened their borders to each other at the stroke of midnight on Friday, creating the first "travel bubble" within the European Union in a bid to jump-start economies broken down by the coronavirus pandemic.
Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia opened their common borders at the stroke of midnight, creating the first "travel bubble" within the European Union in a bid to jump-start economies broken down by the coronavirus pandemic. Soraya Ali reports.
Refreshing, savoury and bright pink, cold beetroot soup, or 'saltibarsciai' has been a favourite dish in Lithuanian kitchens for hundreds of years. Now, in a bid to drive up tourism after coming out of coronavirus lockdown, the country's national tourism board has published a map showing where connoisseurs can try more than 30 different varieties.
Estonian sauna companies started to see orders flying in shortly after the coronavirus pandemic was declared, as consumers focused increasingly on their wellbeing, industry executives said on Thursday.
Germany appealed to the public on Tuesday to download a new smartphone app to help break the chain of coronavirus infections, one of several such apps that European governments hope will revive travel and tourism safely. Emer McCarthy reports.
The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, met with Italian premier Guiseppe Conte Monday, ahead of the EU summit on Friday, but said that the positions of the member states remain apart. But she urged her counterparts to consider the bigger picture.View on euronews
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