Posts published in Day: June 5, 2019

Vice Minister of National Defence V. Umbrasas to go on a formal visit to North Macedonia and Slovakia

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

On June 4–5 Vice Minister of National Defence Vytautas Umbrasas will go on a formal visit to North Macedonia where he will meet with Deputy Minister of Defence Bekim Maksuti and attend opening ceremony of national North Macedonia’s Exercise Decisive Strike 2019. The exercise will include a group of Lithuanian Land Force soldiers. In the course of the visit on June 6–9 Vice Minister V. Umbrasas will take part in…

Slight rise in number of asylum seekers in Estonia, to 56

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

A total of 56 people were being accommodated at two asylum seeker centers in Estonia as at the beginning of June, Baltic News Service reports, a rise on the 42 reportedly housed in the centers in early April. The centers are located in the village of Vao, Lääne-Viru County, about 30 km southwest of Rakvere, and Vägeva, Jõgeva County, another 30 km to the south. The Vao center was home…

Latvia’s president proposes serving in the interest of society, not some narrow group

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

For society to trust politicians, their implemented policy cannot be selfish – it needs to be believable and clear, says Latvia’s President Egils Levits. «First of all, Latvia needs a policy that serves the interest of all society, not some narrow groups or even worse – be selfish. Secondly, politicians have to be trustworthy and use convincing arguments, not chase after ratings. Politicians have to be certain that what they…

Donald Trump tells Prince Charles US is ‘clean’ on climate change

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Prince Charles spent 75 minutes longer than scheduled trying to convince Donald Trump of the dangers of climate change, but the president still insisted the US was “clean” and blamed other nations for the crisis. Trump told ITV’s Good Morning Britain he was due to meet Charles for 15 minutes during his state visit, but the discussion went on for 90 minutes during which the prince did “most of the…

India launches mission to recover bodies of missing Himalayas climbers

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Indian authorities have begun a helicopter mission to remove the bodies of five missing climbers believed to have been killed in an avalanche high in the Himalayas. Eight climbers – four from Britain, two from the United States, and one each from Australia and India – were reported missing last Friday after they failed to return to their base camp near Nanda Devi, India’s second highest mountain. A rescue mission…

Thousands of Czechs take it to streets, requesting prime minister’s resignation

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

120 000 people have filled Prague’s streets, demanding Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš resignation following accusations of fraudulent use of EU finances, BBC reports. This is the largest protest in the country’s history since the 1989 Velvet Revolution. Protesters demand resignation of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and Czech Justice Minister Marie Benešová. Both high-rank officials deny accusations of fraud and criticize European Commission’s document that demands return of EUR 17.5…

Lithuanian president to attend Three Seas Initiative Summit in Ljubljana

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite is going to the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana on Wednesday attend a Three Seas Initiative Summit. “This meeting is important because as many as 12 EU countries have joined this initiative. The goal is to link the Adriatic, Baltic and Black Sea regions. This regional project covers key energy, transport and digital projects,” the president told the national radio LRT. Grybauskaite underlined that it’s very important…

Latvia bestows Cross of Recognition on Slovenian president

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The Chapter of Orders has decided to award the Cross of Recognition First Class to Slovenian President Borut Pahor and make him Commander of the Great Cross of the Order for his services to Latvia. Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis is currently in Slovenia on a working visit. Today, he is scheduled to meet with Pahor to discuss strengthening bilateral ties, cooperation in the European Union, NATO and other international organizations,…

Estonian PM says national flag a symbol bringing people together

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The blue, black and white flag is the symbol of the language, culture, consciousness and determination of the Estonian nation that brings people together, Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas said at the ceremony marking the 135th anniversary of the national flag of Estonia. At the end of the 19th century, the blue, black and white flag brought together Estonian intelligentsia, who wished to study and foster our culture and identity,…

It’s getting harder to find workers from Ukraine in Lithuania

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The head of Vilnius-based construction company Naresta says that besides tough competition cutting into profits, another tendency has been observed lately and that is the difficulty to find not only local workers but also an adequate workforce from Belarus or Ukraine, according to the Verslo Zinios business daily information writes LETA/BNS. The company states in its annual financial report that it hires 33 workers from Ukraine, making around 11% of…