Posts published in Day: March 12, 2019

Vilnius, Lithuania, Is Named The Cheapest City Break In Europe

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Paris is charming and London is fun but when it comes to city breaks: give the Eiffel tower, Nelson’s Column and your wallet a rest by going somewhere that won’t punch you in the throat financially. According to new research Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, is the cheapest European city break destination. The lesser-known capital came top in the Post Office’s 2019 City Costs Barometer report, which estimates the cost…

As Europe worries about Trump, congressional leaders invite NATO head for joint address

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is joining with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and other congressional leaders to extend a rare, bipartisan invitation to NATO’s secretary general to address a joint session of Congress next month, Pelosi’s office announced Monday. McConnell and Pelosi had held quiet talks about the idea of an invitation to Jens Stoltenberg as they eye ways to honor NATO as it celebrates its 70th anniversary…

Lithuania to increase number of video cameras on the border with Russia

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Lithuania plans to expand the video surveillance system on the border with Russia. Video cameras will be installed at Kybartai gateway. Along the 38.6 km section, only the border checkpoint and entry points are currently under surveillance. It is assumed that the current equipment will be updated and connected to the new border surveillance systems. A local surveillance control system will also be installed at the Kybartai gateway. The contract,…

Sig Sauer sees second arms procurement appeal overturned

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Arms manufacturer Sig Sauer Inc. has seen its appeal over the procurement of arms for the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF), contracted out to a rival company, overturned. The public procurement dispute review committee rejected the Sig Sauer appeal, over the purchase of automatic rifles by the Estonian Center for Defense Investment (ECDI), in a contract awarded to US arms manufacturer Lewis Machine & Tool Company (LMT). The appeal was the…

Inquest opens into Prodigy singer’s death

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Prodigy singer Keith Flint died as a result of hanging, an inquest heard. The musician, who sang lead vocals on the band’s number one singles Breathe and Firestarter, was found dead at his home in North End, Essex, on 4 March. A hearing was told a post-mortem found the 49-year-old’s provisional cause of death was hanging, while toxicology reports were awaited. Essex’s senior coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray adjourned the inquest…

Study: 76% would gladly work after retiring; one fifth say work will be a necessity

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

76% of residents interviewed by Swedbank would gladly continue working after retiring. Approximately half would agree to part-time employment. One-fifth of interviewed people admit – work after retirement will be necessary for them to survive. The opinion of representatives of the younger generation is generally more positive in regards to continuing to work after retiring, which means a desire to remain in the loop and be with people (47%). Respondents…

US is withdrawing all remaining diplomatic personnel from Venezuela

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The United States is withdrawing all remaining diplomatic personnel from Venezuela this week amid nearly week-long blackouts around the country, the US State Department has announced. It follows a January decision to withdraw all dependents and reduce embassy staff to a minimum in the country. ‘This decision reflects the deteriorating situation in Venezuela, as well as the conclusion that the presence of US diplomatic staff at the embassy has become…

Construction of 93 km of fence on Latvian-Russian border completed

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Contractors have finished construction of 93 kilometers of wire fencing along the Latvian-Russian border, but it is not clear yet if the construction of the fence will continue also in other sections of the border. In the summer of 2015, a general agreement was concluded on the construction of border infrastructure along the Latvian-Russian border. The project envisages construction of a wire fence along all 283.6 kilometers of the Latvian-Russian…

Maxima Latvija to pay EUR 140,000 in moral damages for Zolitude store collapse

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Maxima Latvija retail company will pay out nearly EUR 140,000 in moral compensations to people who suffered as a result of the collapse of a Maxima store in Riga’s Zolitude neighborhood in 2013, the company’s spokesman Janis Beseris told LETA. He said that Zolitude 21.11 association, representatives of the people affected by the store collapse disaster, and Maxima Latvija have reached an agreement on financial support to the people who…