Posts published in Day: June 22, 2019

Global airlines reroute flights after Iran downs US drone

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Major airlines from around the world on Friday began rerouting their flights to avoid areas around the Strait of Hormuz following Iran’s shooting down of a U.S. military surveillance drone there, as America warned commercial airliners could be mistakenly attacked. The Federal Aviation Administration warned of a “potential for miscalculation or misidentification” in the region after an Iranian surface-to-air missile on Thursday brought down a U.S. Navy RQ-4A Global Hawk,…

Former head of Ventbunkers Ciniņa dismissed for severe violations; court rejects dismissal benefit claim

Saturday, June 22, 2019

A court in Latvia has rejected the claim by the ex-head of petroleum product transhipment terminal company Ventbunkers, Eva Ciniņa, to exact from the firm a dismissal benefit of 86 400 euros as she has been dismissed from the post for gross violations of her duties. According to information stated by representatives of Ventbunkers in the Kurzeme district court, Ciniņa was dismissed from the post after it was found that by…

Lithuanian formin calls on Georgians to avoid violence after parliament scuffle

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius on Friday called on the Georgians to avoid violence following clashes outside the parliament in Tbilisi. The protests were sparked by Russian MP Sergey Gavrilov’s address to an annual meeting of the Inter-parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy, with dozens of people, including activists and officers, injured. “We can understand the resentment but we would like to call on both the government and the protesters…

Estonian parlt committee chair taking part in security forum on fight against terrorism

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Chairman of the Estonian parliament’s security authorities surveillance select committee Alar Laneman is taking part in the Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum, which focuses on the fight against terrorism. Laneman said he expects the forum to examine the situation in anti-terrorist activities. “We will discuss the current situation in the fight against terrorism around the world, and ways to support countries in combating terrorism,” the select committee chair said. Laneman said that…

Implementation roadmap for Baltic grid synchronization project signed Thursday

Saturday, June 22, 2019

The state and government leaders of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland as well as the president of the European Commission on Thursday signed the implementation roadmap of the Baltic power grids’ synchronization with the continental European system. Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas signed a political agreement with the state and government leaders of Latvia, Lithuania and Poland as well as the president of the European Commission to affirm continued support…

Latvia bans Soviet and Nazi uniforms in protests and meetings

Saturday, June 22, 2019

The Latvian Saeima has passed in the final reading law amendments that would ban the wearing of the uniforms and elements of the armed forces and repressive institutions’ uniforms of the Soviet Union, its republics and the Nazi Germany. According to the Saeima Press Service, the final reading’s decision to amend the Law on Meetings, Marches and Protests was adopted on Thursday, June 20, and would enter into force on…