Posts published in Day: June 4, 2019

Lithuanian defmin says decisions on Huawei technologies must be made at NATO, EU level

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis says decisions on the use of Huawei technologies in the development of Lithuania’s fifth generation, or 5G, network have to be made at the NATO and EU level. “The issue 5G communications should be international. Discussions on the aspects of cybersecurity and communications security are underway at the NATO level and in the European Union,” he told Ziniu Radijas on Tuesday morning. Following NATO allies’ decision not to work with Huawei,…

Lithuanian ministry asks security service to step in and assess Sigmen contracts

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Lithuanian Transport and Communications Ministry has asked Lithuanian State Security Department (SSD) to assist in assessing threats that may surface from the contracts held between Lithuanian Railways and private company Sigmen, a company owned by ex-KGB agent Yuri Simonenkov in Latvia, as reported by Lithuanian public media LRT. «We take any information about potential risks in the strategic company very seriously. We hope that SSD’s insights will help us to evaluate the situation objectively…

Toompea ceremony marks Estonian flag day

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Tuesday’s national flag day marks the 135th anniversary of the consecration of the original blue, black and white Estonian flag. The tricolor later became the national flag. A ceremony at the Governor’s Garden in Toompea, site of the Riigikogu, in Tallinn’s Old Town, brought together Jüri Trei, Estonian Flag Association chair, Archbishop Urmas Viilma, head of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church (EELK), and Riigikogu speaker Henn Põlluaas (EKRE), all giving…