Posts published in Day: December 4, 2018

Lithuanian and Polish Presidents discussed support to Ukraine

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with Polish President Andrzej Duda for a bilateral meeting to discuss issues of key importance to both countries. Special focus was placed on regional security and the situation in Ukraine. According to the President, after the illegal annexation of Crimea, continuing aggression in eastern Ukraine and strategic blockade of the Ukrainian ports of Mariupol and Berdiansk, Russia is set to expand the occupation zone into the…

Classifier of Lithuanian influencers has been created

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Growing popularity of Lithuanian opinion leaders in social networks sites (SNSs) among many others has attracted the attention of scientists. Researchers at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) together with Smart Communication Agency Idea Prima have created classifier of influencers which will be constantly updated and refined. “Inspired by the dominating role of SNSs opinion leaders in communication, we have decided to classify them into categories clearly showing who are the…

Allied Intelligence Chiefs discuss countering cyber-attacks, disinformation

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Heads of Allied Civil and Military, Intelligence and Security Organizations met at NATO Headquarters in Brussels on 29 November 2018 for talks on countering disinformation, cyber-attacks and traditional means of espionage. The conference was opened by Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, together with the Romanian Chair of NATO’s Civilian Intelligence Committee and the Canadian Chair of the Military Intelligence Committee. The Allied Intelligence officials endorsed the framework for the establishment…

Russian causing tensions because it feels confused

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Commander-in-Chief of the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) Gen. Riho Terras believes that the Russian Federation is stirring up tensions because it feels cornered and confused, and that such tensions could continue for the next couple of decades. Speaking to Daily Eesti Päevaleht (EPL), Gen. Terras, who is retiring soon, noted that countries bordering the Russian Federation in particular need to exercise vigilance. ”The biggest tensions can be found in Moldova,…

Kelly Brook STRIPS for saucy calendar after making peace with her ‘saggy boobs’

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

These days you’re more likely to find Kelly Brook planting spuds than posing for sexy shots. But the glamour model has taken a break from her idyllic country garden to tantalise fans with her annual racy calendar. Her 2019 offering sees the star pose topless in a lily pond, baring her naked breasts with the rude bits kept just beneath the water line. In another she shows off her long…

Raw Politics: Protests in France, COP24, far-right in Spain

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Protests continue in France French President Emmanuel Macron is facing fresh pressure as protests continue throughout the country. Macron arrived back from Buenos Aires, Argentina where he was attending the G20 summit to violent scenes in Paris where protestors clashed with police at the Arc de Triomphe. What began as a protest against fuel price hikes has escalated with three dead and 260 people injured to date. COP24 Climate Conference…

Ballon d’Or winner revealed as Ronaldo makes top three but Messi misses out

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo Ballon d’Or duopoly is no more after Luka Modric won the award for the first time in Paris on Monday. Messi and Ronaldo have pretty much taken winning the coveted trophy in turns for the past 10 years, but Modric was named the Golden Ball winner this season. Real Madrid star Modric enjoyed a sensational season in which he won the Champions League with Los Blancos – their fourth European…

Workers coming from abroad help to ease labour shortages

By Orsolya Soosaar on Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Data from Statistics Estonia show that the average gross monthly wage was up 7.5% over the year in the third quarter of 2018. The rate of wage growth in recent quarters has been affected by the income tax reform. Labour shortages are being eased by workers hired from abroad, and this has reduced the upwards pressure on wages. Strong wage growth and the data released yesterday on the operating results…

To resolve wage matter, doctors to be allowed to work extended hours for three years

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Latvian Saeima’s Social and Employment Matters Committee plans to increase the number of extended work hours doctors are allowed to work, according to the committee’s vote on the period until which doctors are to be allowed to work more hours than permitted by the Labour Law. As Healthcare Minister Anda Čakša said at the meeting of the committee, Healthcare Ministry’s offer provides for allowing doctors work 16 extended hours a…

E. Gentvilas on Skvernelis’ move: with one more minister removed, he would run for president as a victim

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Liberal Movement leader Eugenijus Gentvilas tells lrt.lt that Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, who has announced the firing of three ministers, may seek to provoke a dissolution of the cabinet and use this to portray himself as a victim in the presidential elections, lrt.lt writes. On Monday, S. Skvernelis announced the firing of Minister of Education and Science Jurgita Petrauskienė, Minister of Culture Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson and Minister of the Environment Kęstutis…