Posts published in Day: April 6, 2019

Is Putin making another power grab in the Middle East?

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Russia has denied supporting a Libyan general who is currently marching on the country’s capital in an apparent attempt to take control of the north African nation. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Friday that he hoped the crisis in Libya would not lead to ‘renewed bloodshed’, adding that Moscow did not support Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar. ‘We are monitoring the situation in Libya very carefully,’ Peskov said. Asked…

Minister: it is wrong for the state to answer for every gravel road in Latvia

Saturday, April 6, 2019

In the field of maintenance of state roads it is necessary to outline priorities and leave only main roads with high traffic intensity and the most important regional roads in the hands of the state, said Latvia’s Transport Minister Tālis Linkaits during a conference on Friday, 5 April. «It is wrong for the state to answer for every gravel road. We need to set a goal to make sure Latvian…

Latvian National Media Council’s inability to justify Giels’ approval is a reason to worry

Saturday, April 6, 2019

The lack of arguments from the National Electronic Mass Media and LTV board chairman Einārs Giels’ lack of experience working in the media sector, which can be surmised from his public statements, are incredibly worrying signals that the decision was not made in the interest of the future development of national television company, says LTV board member Ivars Priede. On 3 April, National Electronic Mass Media Council chairperson Dace Ķezbere…

How does the formation of a coalition government in Estonia work?

Saturday, April 6, 2019

The recent coalition talks between the Centre Party, the Conservative People’s Party of Estonia (EKRE) and Isamaa, which lasted around three weeks, have led many to believe that this is a fait accompli, and the lineup will take office. In fact, this is not the case. Properly speaking, the official coalition talks are only starting from today. Whilst the Reform Party got the largest number of seats at the general…

No hidden agenda in Putin meeting says President Kaljulaid

Saturday, April 6, 2019

President Kersti Kaljulaid said on Friday that her proposed meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow has no hidden agendas and no desire for any direct benefit, and simply aims for communication, as neighbouring countries should do. President Kaljulaid is scheduled to attend the opening of the renovated Estonian Embassy building in Moscow on 18 April, and earlier in the week her office issued, via the embassy, a proposal…