Posts published in Day: March 30, 2019

Baranniks voted in as second vice mayor of Riga

Saturday, March 30, 2019

During a Riga City Council meeting today, a second Riga vice mayor post was created – with Vadims Baranniks (Harmony) appointed the city’s second vice mayor after Andris Ameriks (Honor to Serve Riga), informed LETA/BNS. 47 coalition city council members voted for the establishment of a second vice mayor post, while 15 opposition members voted against. Baranniks was the only candidate for the suddenly established post. This means that there…

Estonia: King of Belgium to visit Belgian troops serving at Tapa military base

Saturday, March 30, 2019

King Philippe of Belgium is scheduled to arrive at the Tapa military base in Estonia at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday to meet with the Belgian troops residing there. The Belgian king will be accompanied by Estonian Defense Minister Juri Luik and at the Tapa base he will be welcomed by commander of the 1st Infrantry Brigade of the Estonian defense forces, Col. Vahur Karus, and head of the British battle…

Latvia to switch to daylight saving time tonight

Saturday, March 30, 2019

While the debate in the European Union (EU) about ending the seasonal transition to daylight saving time and back to standard time is still ongoing, the current regulation remains in force, meaning that Latvia, like many other countries elsewhere in the world, will switch to daylight saving time (DST) tonight, LETA was told at the Economics Ministry. In Latvia, the switch to DST, also known as summer time, will take…

Lithuanian parlt’s committee approves bills to prepare for no-deal Brexit

Saturday, March 30, 2019

The Seimas Committee on Foreign Affairs approved on Friday a package of bills on Lithuania’s preparation for a no-deal Brexit. The government says the draft legislation will help mitigate possible negative consequences of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the bloc in the case of a no deal scenario, ensuring the rights of the citizens of both states and protecting business expectations. The package of almost 20 bills covers education, social…