Posts published in Day: March 19, 2019

Baltic states no longer a bridge between east and west, says Latvia

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Baltic states can no longer cast themselves in the role of a bridge between Russia and the west, the Latvian foreign minister, Edgars Rinkēvičs, has said in an interview with the Guardian. Successive crises have shown Russian determination to interfere in western democracy or use Baltic banks to launder corrupt money, Rinkēvičs said after a visit to London during which he met Dominic Grieve, the chairman of the UK intelligence and…

Eurospike bid for long-range antitank missiles deemed suitable

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Estonian Centre for Defence Investments (ECDI) has deemed a bid by German company Eurospike GmbH in the procurement for long-range antitank weapons suitable. The value of the framework contract will be determined in the course of negotiations set to begin shortly. A month ago, the Ministry of Finance decided decided not to launch supervision proceedings regarding the procurement of long-range antitank weapons as it found that the ECDI had…

Number of job vacancies in Latvia up 33.4% in 2018

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

In 2018, there were 22.7 thousand job vacancies in Latvia, which is 5.7 thousand vacancies or 33.4 % more than in 2017. In public the sector there were 6.8 thousand and in private sector 15.9 thousand job vacancies. Over the year, the number of job vacancies in private sector grew by 5 thousand or 45.3 %, while in public sector by 0.7 thousand or 12.0 %, according to data compiled…

Stoltenberg calls NATO the most successful alliance in world history

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

NATO is the strongest, most successful alliance in history, wrote NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in an article dedicated to the expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. He notes in this article that 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of NATO’s foundation. He continues by saying that he is proud to celebrate this important date together with a number of allies. Particularly: 20 years have passed since the Czech Republic, Hungary…