Posts published in Day: February 15, 2019

Kashmir terror attack

Friday, February 15, 2019

Kashmir Terror Attack: China has repeatedly blocked efforts by India and other UN Security Council members to list terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed’s chief Masood Azhar as a UN designated terrorist. Countries from across the globe condemned the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district with nations like the United States, UK, Russia and France asserting that they stand with India in combating the menace of terrorism. China however, kept its…

Tram link between Ulemiste terminal, Old City Harbor possible already in 2023

Friday, February 15, 2019

A tram line connecting the still-to-be-built Ulemiste passenger terminal to the southeast of Tallinn’s city center with the Old City Harbor could be built for approximately 26 million euros and could be ready at the end of 2023, a study by the French consultancy firm Egis Rail SA suggests. RB Rail AS, the joint venture coordinating the Rail Baltic railway project, and Egis Rail SA in February 2018 signed an…

Lithuanian Foreign Minister slams as intolerable mayor’s hints about 2 Polish towns’ ‘incorporation’

Friday, February 15, 2019

Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius has slammed as intolerable hints by Lazdijai Mayor Arturas Margelis that Poland’s northeastern towns of Sejny and Punsk should be part of the southern Lithuanian district. “Election campaigns are an interesting genre, but political nonsense should not be tolerated,” the minister BNS by phone from Warsaw on Thursday. “Even when you joke, you have to think about what you are joking about. This is especially important for incumbent mayors,” he…

Lithuanian president proposes giving media access to registry archives

Friday, February 15, 2019

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite will propose to the country’s parliament in the spring to decide on giving the media wider access to state data and provide the possibility to access historic data of the Center of Registers to use for public information goals. Grybauskaite plans to propose amendments to the Laws on Companies and the Real Property Register, giving the media free of charge access to the state’s archival data…

Constitution provides opportunity to develop Latvia as a strong and happy state

Friday, February 15, 2019

The Constitution provides the opportunity to develop Latvia as a strong and happy state, President Raimonds Vejonis said on the anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia. As LETA was told at the president’s office, Vejonis noted that the Latvian Constitutional Assembly, the first elected legislative body of independent Latvia, adopted Satversme, the constitution, on February 15, 1922. On behalf of its authors, then President…

Judge: Ex-Air Force colonel must pay $150K after raping girl 30 times

Friday, February 15, 2019

A former Air Force colonel must pay $150,000 for raping a 15-year-old girl 30 times during a 7-month period in 2015. Andrew Green, now 52, spent four months in jail on a statutory rape after pleading guilty. He became a registered (though not public) sex offender. He retired from the military after being arrested on rape charges. State Supreme Court Justice Deborah Karalunas Wednesday ruled that Green must pay the…

Rinkevics voices support for memorandum to promote political dialogue between Latvia and Hungary

Friday, February 15, 2019

Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (New Unity). during a meeting with Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto voiced support for the signing of a new memorandum of understanding between the Foreign Ministries of the two countries to promote political dialogue. As LETA was told at the Latvian Foreign Ministry, Rinkevics met with Szijjarto on the sidelines of the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East,…

Andriukaitis to announce his decision on running for president

Friday, February 15, 2019

European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis is due to announce his decision on Friday on whether he will run for Lithuania’s president. The social democrat is holding a press conference at the Martynas Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania later in the day. He’s been nominated by his party’s 40 branches, and if he decides to run for president, it will be his third attempt to be…

High-level election debate to discuss development of digital state

Friday, February 15, 2019

Information technology entrepreneurs are to organize an election debate on Friday in order to receive an overview of reforms concerning the citizens of Estonia as a digital state. At the debate organized by the Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications, ministers, IT visionaries and entrepreneurs are to discuss, for example, what the implementation of robots means for ordinary people or what does a model of state governance suitable for a…

Mikser attends high-level conference on Middle East

Friday, February 15, 2019

Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser (SDE) on Wednesday and Thursday attended a high-level ministerial conference in Poland centred on discussing possible ways of ensuring greater stability in the Middle East. The meeting brought together more than 50 countries to encourage the resolution of prolonged conflicts and find common ground among various viewpoints, according to a ministry press release. Discussions over the two-day event touched on the threats posed by…