Posts published in Day: May 8, 2019

Estonia, Sweden have a lot to learn from each other on cyber issues

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Estonia and Sweden have a lot to learn from each other when it comes to matters of cyber security, Swedish cyber experts and diplomats who visited Tallinn earlier this week to discuss the situation of cybersecurity in the region and bolster cyber education in both countries said LETA/BNS. “Cyberspace is playing an increasingly large role in diplomacy. It is not only about being able to resist cyber-attacks, it is also…

Survey: Estonia most attractive Central, Eastern European country to investors

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Last year, companies of other Central and Eastern European countries deemed Estonia third in attractiveness after the Czech Republic and Poland, it appears from the survey. Of the companies who have invested in Estonia, 86% would invest in Estonia in the future as well. Last year, this indicator stood at 88%. Altogether 49% of the Estonian companies participating in the survey assessed Estonia’s current economic situation as good, while 51%…

Ex-president: Vējonis’ decision is reasonable because he lacks support in Saeima

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The decision made by Latvia’s President Raimonds Vējonis to not stand candidate for a second presidential term is reasonable, because he had only secured 11 out of 100 votes in the Saeima, said Latvia’s ex-president Valdis Zatlers in an interview to LNT. According to Zatlers, Vējonis spent his presidential term with dignity. He says the four-year term of Vējonis’ presidency was peaceful because there were no major shocks, but this…

Minister: administration of Latvian Railway cannot be trusted

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The current administration of Latvian Railway cannot be trusted – they do not understand European Commission’s free market regulations. Moreover – there are suspicions of corruption and internal scheming within the company, said Latvia’s Transport Minister Tālis Linkaits during a press-conference. Latvian Railway chairman and president Edvīns Bērziņš, board member and vice-president Aivars Strakšas, as well as vice-president Ainis Stūrmanis received the biggest portion of bashing from the minister for…

Latvia’s President Raimonds Vējonis will not stand candidate for second term

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Latvia’s President Raimonds Vējonis has decided to not become a candidate for a second term. This means there is only one other potential presidential candidate – lawyer Egils Levits, who has already secured support from parties of the ruling coalition and is promised support from more than half of Saeima deputies. After meeting with Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš, the president added that he has accomplished a lot during his term…

New rotation of Lithuanian military instructors to leave for Ukraine

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

A join team of instructors from the Lithuanian Land Force are leaving for a military training mission in Ukraine, the Defense Ministry said. The group of officers and non-commissioned officers from the Juozas Luksa Training Center, the General Jonas Zemaitis Military Academy and the Engineering Battalion were seen off in a ceremony in Kaunas on Friday. The new rotation will replace instructors from the Lithuanian Duke Vaidotas Mechanized Infantry Battalion.…

Lithuania to continue to boycott May 9 Victory Day events in Russia

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Lithuania plans to continue to boycott May 9 events in Russia, which celebrates the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany on that day, the Foreign Ministry has told BNS. Lithuanian diplomats will pay tribute to the victims of World War Two on 8 May. “The ambassador and embassy staff would lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin Wall on May 8. This will happen this…

Lithuanian parliament approves government’s 2018 performance report

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The Lithuanian parliament endorsed on Tuesday the 2018 performance report of Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis’ government. The respective resolution, registered by Ramunas Karbauskis, leader of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU), was passed in a vote of 69 to 37 with 10 abstentions. The “yes” votes came from parliamentarians of the LFGU and the Lithuanian Social Democratic Labor Party, the Order and Justice Party, which has a cooperation…

Lithuanian president refuses comment on Estonian colleague’s trip to Moscow

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite refused on Tuesday to comment on the visit made by Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid to Moscow lately. “I cannot make judgements about the behavior of other countries’ leaders,” Grybauskaite told reporters in Vilnius. Kaljulaid opened Estonia’s renovated embassy building in Moscow and met with President Vladimir Putin during her trip to the Russian capital in April. The Estonian leader said after the meeting that they “discussed…

Estonian court starts hearing case of Tallinna Sadam ex-managers

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The Tallinn-based Harju County Court on Tuesday started hearing the case of Tallinna Sadam ex-managers Allan Kiil and Ain Kaljurand involving also a number of other individuals and businesses as defendants. Due to the big number of parties involved in the proceeding, the start of the hearing was delayed for 20 minutes. Public Prosecutor Laura Feldmanis filed an application with the court to hand the proceeding concerning Polish citizen Jan…