Posts published in Day: June 11, 2019

What happens when a treaty that’s working is cancelled

By Dave Lindorff on Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Bush, Obama and Trump administration have broken two very important promises, or treaties, with Russia and it’s going to be very costly and dangerous for us and for the world thanks to them. The first broken promise was the decision by President George W. Bush to ignore the documented promise made by President Reagan to Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev that if he took down the Berlin Wall and allowed…

Grybauskaite’s last annual address: 5 key points

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Lithuania’s outgoing President Dalia Grybauskaite delivered her last State of the Nation Address on Tuesday. BNS Lithuania provides its five key points. 1. WARNING OVER DIALOGUE WITH ENEMIES. Grybauskaite highlighted Lithuania’s value-based foreign policy and warned against cooperation with hostile countries. “Immature political decisions and statements about cooperating with hostile countries can create creeping threats that will turn us into hostages when we have to choose between bad and dangerous,”…

Latvia extends participation of two civilian experts to EU mission to Ukraine

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The government today extended participation of two Latvian civilian experts to participate in the European Union (EU) Advisory Mission (EUAM) in Ukraine for a year. The mission of civil expert Ilvija Bruge has been extended to December 14, 2020, and the mission of Roberts Fedosejevs has been extended to September 8, 2020. There are currently 143 international experts participating in the mission, including three from Latvia, and two others will…

77% of Latvian men only turn to doctor over serious illness

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Most Latvian men, or 77%, only seek doctor’s advice in case of serious illness, found a study conduced by the Institute of Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility and Kantar pollster. The research focused on the causes of premature deaths of Latvian men and habits negatively affecting the overall expectancy and was done, by carrying out a poll, according to the society entitled the Institute of Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility. Results of…

The price of NATO-Russia contention

By Lukas Ramonas on Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Nowadays, tensions between the main political forces of the world are growing. Tightness in relations between the United States and Russia is observed in the political, economic and military spheres. So, many experts call the Baltic region the most verisimilar place of an “explosion” (beginning of large-scale military conflict between NATO and Russia). To achieve its goals in Eastern Europe, the United States uses military, economic, informational and other instruments…

Hundreds of thousands march against extradition bill in Hong Kong

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest the proposed extradition law that would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China to face trial. Riot police surrounded Hong Kong’s parliament early on Monday after what had been a peaceful protest against the bill descended into clashes between police and protesters. Organisers estimated over one million people took part at different points…

Final 10 announced in race to become British PM and Tory leader

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Ten candidates were nominated on Monday in the contest to succeed Theresa May as Conservative Party leader and prime minister, announced the party’s 1922 Committee. The candidates include: Former foreign minister Boris Johnson His successor Jeremy Hunt Environment minister Michael Gove Former Brexit minister Dominic Raab Health minister Matt Hancock Interior minister Sajid Javid International development minister Rory Stewart Former minister Esther McVey Former leader of the House of Commons…

Lithuania’s cyber security center warns about WiFi equipment risk

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Lithuania’s National Cyber Security Center warned on Tuesday about the risk posed by some of the WiFi equipment used in the country as it uses Russian technology, reported LETA. Having carried out an analysis of D-Link WiFi routers produced by a Taiwan company, specialists found no malicious software. But what they did found out was that they include equipment using Russian DNS services Yandex.DNS and SkyDNS, and firmware is updated…

Merko buys real estate development area in Lithuania for EUR 13 mln

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

UAB Merko Bustas, part of the listed Estonian construction group Merko Ehitus, bought for 13 mln euros a real estate development area in Vilnius spanning 13 registered immovables, Merko told the stock exchange. UAB Merko Bustas on Monday signed an agreement with UAB Vilniaus Aidai to acquire the real estate development area. The development area is located near the city center of Vilnius, at 7 Manufacturu Street. The 4.7-hectare development area has a…

Bolt starts business in London

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The taxi hailing service Bolt, founded and run by Estonians, launched operations in London on Tuesday and is servicing the whole Greater London, including Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted airports. The company’s CEO Markus Villig said that Bolt’s arrival in London, transport volumes of which are one of the largest in Europe, marks the emergence of more serious competition to the rival ride-hailing platform Uber. This, in turn, is good news for both drivers and passengers, who so…