Posts published in Day: May 9, 2019

Russia may hinder construction of Polish-Lithuanian submarine power cable, expert warns

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Russia may hinder the construction of a submarine power cable between Lithuania and Poland, a project that is part of plans to synchronize the Baltic power grids with the continental European system, an energy expert warned LETA/BNS. Arturas Petkus, head of strategic analysis and research at the NATO Energy Security Center of Excellence, says efforts must be made to avoid risks as Russia will likely pay particular attention to protecting its Nord…

Military Police to investigate deadly blast at Adazi training grounds

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Latvia’s Military Police have started a criminal investigation into a deadly blast in which a female first lieutenant of the Albanian armed forces was killed and two other Albanian soldiers injured at the Adazi training grounds on Monday, LETA was told at the press office of the Latvian Defense Ministry. The Latvian Chief of Defense, Lieutenant General Leonids Kalnins said at a press conference on Monday that the accident would…

Latvian authorities to test warning sirens 10 May; residents asked not to worry

Thursday, May 9, 2019

On Friday, 10 May, Latvia’s State Fire and Rescue Service and Interior Affairs Ministry’s Information Centre will perform a test run of the country’s warning sirens to check the functionality of the civil early warning system and outline any problems with it, SFRS stresses. Residents have no reason to worry and there is nothing they should do, because this will be nothing more than a routine siren test. SFRS urges…

Czech protesters call for resignation of justice minister amid case against PM

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Around 20 000 people have gathered in Prague and other Czech cities to show opposition to the appointment of a new Justice Minister who, the protesters fear, could meddle with a criminal case against the Czech Prime Minister. Canadian-British news agency Reuters reports that Marie Benešová was named to head the Czech Justice Ministry last week after the resignation of her predecessor. Protesters have expressed concerns she would seek to protect…

Undecided UK admits having to organise its European Parliament’s elections

Thursday, May 9, 2019

The United Kingdom will have to organise its national elections of the European Parliament, the country’s government has admitted, as London still has not decided how to leave the European Union and what future relationship to seek. British public broadcaster BBC reports that British Minister for the Cabinet Office David Lidington has said «regrettably» it is «not going to be possible to finish that process» meaning British MPs agreeing on…