Posts published in Day: January 17, 2019

Progress of the joint EU Cyber Rapid Response Teams development to be discussed in Amsterdam

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Amsterdam, January 17-18 – Progress and future developments of Lithuanian-led EU Cyber Rapid Response Teams (CRRT) and Mutual Assistance in Cyber Security project to be discussed at the annual conference in Amsterdam (the Netherlands). “We have achieved significant progress on the path of developing the EU cyber response force along with other participating countries and strategic partners of the project over the past year. Actions taken prove that we can…

Estonian PM says possibility of achieving Brexit deal remains

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The result of the no-confidence vote against British Prime Minister Theresa May in the House of Commons on Wednesday indicates that there is still a possibility of achieving a Brexit deal, Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas said. “We are now waiting for proposals from the United Kingdom regarding moving forward with their withdrawal from the European Union. The next steps are for Prime Minister May to decide. I commend her…

Narva power station closures to cost 150 jobs

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Power company Eesti Energia is to close part of its operations at the Narva power plants in eastern Estonia, leading to around 150 job losses. Some older electricity generation blocks have to be decommissioned in line with requirements of the EU Industrial Emissions Directive. The move also means the proportion of electricity generated from oil shale burning will fall, and with it oil shale mining activities. The Narva power plants…

Scientists suggest sustainable diet to save the planet and prevent premature deaths

Thursday, January 17, 2019

An international group of 37 scientists has developed a diet that promises to save lives, feed 10 billion people and all without causing catastrophic damage to the planet. BBC reports that a group of 37 experts from farming to climate change to nutrition were brought together as part of the EAT-Lancet commission under the auspices of the United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition. The world population is expected to…

Gina Stewart – the World’s Hottest Grandma (18+)

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The World’s Hottest Grandma has never been afraid of pushing the envelope, but her latest venture could shock even her most ardent fans. This week, Gina Stewart unveiled an X-rated version of her sold-out Almost Naked 2019 calendar, featuring uncensored topless photos of the 48-year-old. The cover of the calendar shows the mother-of-four posing on a fluffy white rug in nothing but a red G-string with the words ‘Almost Naked’…

Trump’s new missile defence strategy eyes space-based sensors

Thursday, January 17, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump is due to unveil a revamped U.S. missile defence strategy on Thursday that looks at ways to boost America’s security, including by possibly deploying a new layer of space-based sensors to detect and track enemy missiles. The Missile Defence Review will also recommends studying experimental technologies, including prospects for space-based weaponry that might be able to shoot down enemy missiles — a throwback to Ronald Reagan’s…

Lithuanian MOD holds public consultations to discuss procurement documents

Thursday, January 17, 2019

On January 21 the Ministry of National Defence is holding the second round of public discussion concerning procurements documents related to the Public-Private Partnership projects planned by the Ministry of National Defence. Three new military facilities are planned to be built over the several coming years in Šiauliai town, and regions of Šilalė and Vilnius. The invitation to tender for the projects will seek to attract not only the strongest Lithuanian enterprises…

Talk of Western intervention in the Black Sea is pure fantasy

By Pepe Escobar on Thursday, January 17, 2019

A power struggle over the Black Sea between Russia and the US plus NATO has the potential to develop as a seminal plot of the 21st century New Great Game – alongside the current jostling for re-positioning in the Eastern Mediterranean. By now it’s established the US and NATO are stepping up military pressure from Poland to Romania and Bulgaria all the way to Ukraine and east of the Black…

First two flu deaths recorded in Latvia this winter

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Flu has claimed the first two lives in Latvia this winter, according to the data of the Center for Disease Prevention and Control. Both patients had tested positive for influenza and were not vaccinated against the infection. The two flu victims are men aged between 30 and 59. Last winter, flu killed 91 people in Latvia and 75 people died of flu a year before. As reported, a flu epidemic…

Latvia and France to discuss the implementation of a bilateral action plan

Thursday, January 17, 2019

On January 16, the Under Secretary for European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Solveiga Silkalna, will meet with the Deputy Director for the European Union (EU), Jean-Claude Tribolet, and the Deputy Director for Continental Europe at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France, Nicolas de Lacoste, for a discussion on bilateral relations between Latvia and France, and EU-related topics, LETA learned from the ministry. The parties will discuss…