Posts published in Day: May 6, 2019

EU leaders to agree on 10 commitments at summit: draft text

Monday, May 6, 2019

Gathering in Romania was originally intended to show bloc moving on after Brexit. EU leaders will agree in Romania next week on 10 commitments related to the future of the bloc, according to a draft declaration seen by POLITICO. The leaders will meet on Thursday in the city of Sibiu for a summit that was meant to plot out the future of the EU after Brexit. Although Britain has yet…

Latvian authority ordered to change the time and place of May 9 event in Riga

Monday, May 6, 2019

New Harmony party has cancelled its event planned for May 9 in Riga after the local authority ordered the party to change the time and place of the event, LETA learned. New Harmony had announced the so-called Immortal Regiment march from 12 noon to 2 p.m. The route of the march was planned from November 11 Embankment over the Akmens Bridge to Victory Park in Pardaugava. Aira Smelde, a representative…

Tallinn Administrative Court rejects SIG Sauer complaint in firearms tender

Monday, May 6, 2019

The Tallinn Administrative Court on Friday rejected a complaint by arms manufacturer SIG Sauer, with which the company had applied for the annulment of a competitor’s offer in the procurement of automatic firearms for Estonia’s defense and security services. The court also suspended any agreement until the final court decision enters into force. The deadline for SIG Sauer to appeal the ruling is May 13. The Estonian Centre for Defence…

Copies of Lithuanian independence act signatories’ files brought from Russia

Monday, May 6, 2019

Copies of student files of Antanas Smetona, Jonas Vileisis, Steponas Kairys and other signatories of Lithuania’s 1918 declaration of independence, and of documents of other public and religious figures have been found in Russian archives and brought to Lithuania, Vytautas Magnus University (VDU) said. Copies of historical documents of signatories, diplomats and clergymen have been brought to the Office of the Chief Archivist of Lithuania by two doctoral students at…