Posts published in Day: June 11, 2019

Latvian, Lithuanian and Polish transport ministers to inspect Renge section

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The transport ministers from Latvia, Lithuania and Poland will on Monday inspect the Mazeikiai-Renge railway section Lithuania dismantled over a decade ago and has recently started rebuilding. Together with representatives of Lithuania’s state-run railway company Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways) and oil refiner Orlen Lietuva, the ministers will inspect the work started last week and then the three ministers will later discuss issues important for their countries, Lithuania’s Ministry of Transport…

Lithuanian MP proposes providing free treatment to Ukrainian, Belarusian pensioners

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

A Lithuanian MP has proposed providing free medical treatment as of 2020 to Ukrainian and Belarusian pensioners who permanently reside in Lithuania, even if they never paid social insurance contributions. Their health insurance would be covered by the state, just like that of Lithuanian pensioners. Such amendments to the social insurance law have been proposed by Vida Aciene, representing the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union, and they were backed by…

Ruling coalition agrees to nominate Dombrovskis for EU commissioner

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The ruling coalition parties during the cooperation meeting on Monday agreed to endorse European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis’ (New Unity) nomination for a European Commission job. Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) told the press after the meeting that the issue on nominating Dombrovskis for the EU commissioner will be discussed during the government meeting already tomorrow. The prime minister on Tuesday will also meet with Dombrovskis, and the…

EKRE ex-minister Marti Kuusik charged with physical abuse

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Office of the Prosecutor General confirmed to ERR’s online news portal that Conservative People’s Party of Estonia (EKRE) politician Marti Kuusik, who served for less than two days as Minister of Foreign Trade and IT in Jüri Ratas’ (Centre) second Cabinet, was charged with physical abuse last week. ERR was unable to reach Kuusik himself for contact; his phone went straight to voicemail. Kuusik, a member of the Conservative…

Maritime-focused exercise BALTOPS 2019 begins in the Baltic Sea

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

On 14-16 June two largest NATO ship formation groups – Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMGMG1) will participate in one of the largest annual naval exercise BALTOPS 2019 in the Lithuanian territorial waters of the Baltic Sea. Maritime, air and land force elements will train in the exercise BALTOPS 2019. Military ships maneuvering in formations, ships convoying, artillery shooting, anti-aircraft and anti-terrorist…