Posts published in Day: July 4, 2019

Estonian key military base to be expanded for 10 million euros

Thursday, July 4, 2019

The key Estonian army base in Tapa, where NATO enhanced Forward Presence battlegroup is housed, is to be expanded with a warehouse complex and infrastructure for 10.1 million euros. Estonian public broadcaster ERR reports that the development is expected to begin in July and planned to be complete by the end of 2020. Ando Voogma, Nordecon AS board member commented: «Buildings and facilities projects for the defense forces are always…

Russian submarine fire takes lives of high-ranking navy officers

Thursday, July 4, 2019

After a deadly fire of a Russian navy submarine, its military has released the names of the 14 people killed in this week’s accident. On Thursday, July 4, Russian state news agency TASS reports that the Russian Defense Ministry had unveiled earlier in the week that 14 sailors have been killed by a fire onboard a submersible in Russia’s territorial waters on July 1. The tragic accident occurred while the…

Estonian PM hails international cooperation at Baltic Protector military exercise

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas on Thursday visited the Baltic Protector deployment exercise, which, he opined, is indicative of the allies’ and partners’ commitment to security in the Baltic region as well as their preparedness to jointly respond to threats. The exercise, which was kicked off in Denmark in May and takes place all across the Baltic Sea, is to culminate with and amphibious landing exercise in the Valkla-Salmistu region…

Lithuanian PM regrets over Eastern Europe losing out in EU post division

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has expressed his regret over the fact that not a single Central and Eastern European politician secured an important EU positions during the tough negotiations over the past few days. Nevertheless, the prime minister is glad EU leaders managed to reach a compromise. “Obviously, the geographical balance was not maintained here but a compromise has been reached, it’s swift and, most importantly, a result has…

Estonia to take part in Blue OLEx cyber exercise in Paris

Thursday, July 4, 2019

A high level exercise organized by the National Cybersecurity Agency of France (ANSSI) is about to be held in Paris on Wednesday in the course of which representatives of Estonia and other member states of the European Union are tasked with solving an intensifying cyber crisis. The exercise will include as participants heads of cyber agencies of the EU member states. “The objective is to rehearse the worst case scenario,”…

Lithuanian resident congratulates Trump on American Independence Day

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite congratulated US President Donald Trump on the 243rd anniversary of the Independence Day on Thursday and whished him and the whole American nation success, prosperity, unity and peace. According to the president, Lithuania values the United States as a very important partner in developing bilateral dialogue and military cooperation as well as in addressing common challenges within the framework of NATO. “We are delighted to see…

Estonia taking part in G7 education ministers’ meeting Thursday

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Estonian Minister of Education and Research Mailis Reps is to attend the education ministers’ meeting of the G7 in Paris on Thursday at the invitation of French Minister of Education Jean-Michel Blanquer, writes LETA/BNS. The main issues to be discussed at the meeting include equal access to education and matters relating to early childhood education and the teaching profession. Reps is also scheduled to meet with her Canadian colleagues, spokespeople for…

Estonia: Driving of electric scooters prohibited

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Following a traffic accident involving an electric scooter in Tallinn on Wednesday, Karin Kase, spokesperson for the Estonian electric scooter rental service operator Bolt, said that using a scooter while intoxicated is prohibited,reported LETA/BNS. “Everyone using a scooter is responsible for both their own safety as well as the safety of other road users. Just like with a bicycle, driving a scooter while drunk is prohibited,” Kase told. She noted…

Tourists from which countries prefer the Baltic countries and where do residents of the Baltic countries prefer to go on vacation

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Eurostat has compiled statistics on inbound and outbound tourism in the EU countries. Below are the statistics on the Baltic countries: where the most tourists came from and where tourists from the Baltic countries preferred to rest.        

CERN incubators to be established in Lithuania’s Vilnius, Kaunas

Thursday, July 4, 2019

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) will establish two incubators in the Lithuanian cities of Vilnius in Kaunas, the only ones in Central and Eastern Europe, under an agreement by Lithuanian Minister of Economy and Innovation Virginijus Sinkevicius and CERN representatives on Thursday, informed LETA. “It’s a great achievement for Lithuania focusing on technology creating businesses and for the whole startup community and it’s opening up a unique opportunity…