Posts published in Day: April 5, 2019

Most banks in Latvia have failed to submit audited annual accounts on time

Friday, April 5, 2019

Most of the banks present in Latvia have not published audited annual accounts for the previous year, according to information compiled by LETA. The banks that have failed to submit audited annual accounts before April include Baltic International Bank, BlueOrange Bank, LPB Bank, Meridian Trade Bank, PNB banka (previously Norvik banka), Privatbank, Signet Bank, as well as Rietumu banka. The latter submitted its annual account on Thursday, 4 April. «We…

Polish PM to visit Polish troops in Lithuania, Orlen Lietuva refiner

Friday, April 5, 2019

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will pay a visit to Lithuania on Friday and visit his country’s troops stationed in Lithuania and also the Polish-capital oil refiner Orlen Lietuva in Mazeikiai, informed LETA/BNS, First of all, accompanied by Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, Morawiecki will visit the Lithuanian Air Force’s Air Base in Siauliai, northern Lithuania, where around 140 Polish troops are stationed as part of the NATO air policing…

Dialogue with Russia insufficient, action needed in Black Sea, Lithuanian formin says

Friday, April 5, 2019

Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius met with his counterparts from NATO countries in Washington on Thursday and said that the Alliance needs to take anti-Russia action in the Black Sea region. As the Alliance considers ways to respond to Russia’s actions in Eastern Europe, Linkevicius called for supporting countries subjected to Moscow’s aggression. “Military aggression in eastern Ukraine, the annexation and militarization of Crimea, the occupation of part…

NATO states agree on measures to protect Ukraine and Georgia against Russia

Friday, April 5, 2019

The foreign ministers of 28 member states of NATO, including the Baltic nations, have agreed to a series of measures to counter Russia in the Black Sea region. American news agency AP reports that on Thursday, April 5, meeting in Washington to mark the 70th anniversary of NATO, the ministers agreed to help Georgia and Ukraine with increased maritime cooperation, patrols and port visits. The Eastern European countries have both…

Reform chairwoman Kaja Kallas given task to form next government

Friday, April 5, 2019

President Kersti Kaljulaid gave the task to form Estonia’s next government to the Reform Party’s chairwoman, Kaja Kallas, on Friday. Ms Kallas now has 14 days to find partners for a new coalition. Meanwhile, speculations about a possible Centre-EKRE-Isamaa government continue. President Kaljulaid stressed that the leader of the party who won the most mandates in the 3 March general election has to have the opportunity to try and form…

NATO celebrates 70th anniversary, reaffirms alliance strength, solidarity

Friday, April 5, 2019

At Thursday’s ministerial meeting marking the 70th anniversary of NATO, talks focussed on the future of the alliance and the changing security situation, including Russia and the effects of the violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, support for Ukraine and Georgia, and bolstering the security of the Black Sea region. Participants of the meeting noted that NATO is a strong, united and adaptable defence organisation that has served…

Kaljulaid wants to talk bilateral relations, Ukraine, Georgia with Putin

Friday, April 5, 2019

Speaking to ETV news broadcast Aktuaalne kaamera on Thursday, President Kersti Kaljulaid said that in meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, she wants to discuss the conflicts in Ukraine and Georgia as well as bilateral Estonian-Russian relations. The Estonian president has attracted criticism in recent days over her plan to meet with Mr Putin during a visit to Moscow this month. The meeting itself has also been criticised as the…

Stoltenberg defends NATO existence before U.S. legislators

Friday, April 5, 2019

NATO «is in the national interest of each and every one of our nations», the organisation’s secretary general Jens Stoltenberg noted to legislators in the U.S., where the alliance has been criticised often at the highest level for limited defence spending by many member states. Belgian news portal EurActiv reports that the official along with member state foreign ministers is in the U.S. to mark its 70th anniversary. «We must…

Spring is finally here: air temperature in Latvia to reach +14°C this weekend

Friday, April 5, 2019

Although the amount of clouds in Latvia’s eastern parts is increasing, no precipitation is expected on Friday and Saturday. During the day, air temperature will reach +9° C… +14° C. It will be colder in Kurzeme along the coast, where air temperature will stay around +6° C… +8° C, as reported by Latvia’s Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre. Wind will draw in from the east and south-east. Over the course…

Salmonella bacteria found at Dava Foods laying hen farm near Tallinn

Friday, April 5, 2019

Salmonella bacteria has been found in one of the houses of the large farm of egg producer Dava Foods Estonia AS near Tallinn, Postimees reported on Thursday, informed LETA/BNS. The company has said that no infected eggs have reached the retail network. Dava Foods, producer of eggs under the Eggo brand, informed on Thursday that salmonella bacteria was found in one of the six farms of their farm complex in…