Posts published in Day: November 7, 2018

In pictures: Passionate voters and politicians before U.S. midterm election

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The U.S. has passed another passionate political campaign stimulating voter participation in the country’s midterm elections taking place on Wednesday, November 8. The election is held in the middle of the first term in office of the Republican President Donald Trump. It comprises electing all seats of the U.S. Congress House of Representatives, 35 of the 100 seats of the Congress’ Senate and 39 state and territorial governors.

Parliament allows Lithuania to send more troops to international operations

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The parliament unanimously adopted a resolution giving the green light for up to 520 Lithuanian military and civilian national defense personnel to participate in international operations and serve in NATO and EU military headquarters in 2019 and up to 670 in 2020. The existing Seimas resolution, in force until December 31, 2018, allowed Lithuania to contribute up to 455 military and civilian national defense personnel to these missions and headquarters. The…

Allied fighter jets to conduct training flights in Estonian airspace

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

German fighter jets stationed at the Amari air base in northwestern Estonia as part of NATO’s Baltic air policing mission will perform training flights in Estonian airspace during the week. The German Eurofighter jets will be flying at an altitude of at least 152 meters and preferably away from populated areas, spokespeople for the Estonian defense forces said. The German contingent on the augmenting NATO air policing mission is from…

CPB is aware of spies working under protection of the Russian embassy

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Constitution Protection Bureau is aware of spies working in Latvia under protection of the Russian embassy. The bureau does not provide comments on any specific people, commenting on news that the first secretary of the Russian embassy in Latvia is also an officer of Main Headquarters of Russian Armed Forces. CPB does not provide comments on any foreign diplomats having any relation to intelligence and security services. At the same…

Estonia 200 supports allowing dual citizenship for all Estonians

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The recently established Estonia 200 said it supports allowing dual citizenship for all Estonians and also considers it necessary to stop issuing so-called “grey passports” to children born in Estonia. The nascent political party is of the opinion that the provision of Estonia’s Citizenship Act which requires that an Estonian citizen who acquired a second or other citizenships at birth or later in life must give up either their Estonian…

Iran responds to renewed U.S. sanctions with military manoeuvres

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

After the U.S. renewed its sanctions against Iran, the Middle-Eastern country has commenced air defence training and labelled the situation an economic war. British news portal The Guardian reported on Monday, November 6, that the U.S. sanctions end the economic benefits the U.S. granted Tehran for its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, though Iran for now continues to abide by the accord under which it limited its enrichment of…