Posts published in Day: September 25, 2019

Lithuania will need at least 300,000 immigrants by 2050

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Lithuania will need at least 300,000 immigrants in the next 30 years to compensate for demographic losses due a negative natural population growth rate, the business daily Verslo Zinios reported on Wednesday. The country will need to attract even more immigrants to offset outward migration. Otherwise, it may become a rapidly aging society that will never catch up with Western countries, it wrote. The paper cited a study by the…

Trump’s attorney Giuliani mentions Latvia while accusing Biden and his son in corruption

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Former New York mayor, now US President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani, has mentioned Latvia while accusing former US vice president Jo Biden and his son in possible corruption, according to US journal National Review internet website. Giuliani said in a Twitter post that Biden’s sun earned millions, being in the council of one of Ukraine’s most corrupted companies. He also implied that this company had laundered USD 3 million,…

Some 300,000 packs of ranitidine-containing drugs removed from Lithuanian market

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

About 300,000 packs of ranitidine-containing drugs have been withdrawn from the Lithuanian market, the head of the State Medicines Control Agency said on Tuesday. “Those 14 medication positions that were recalled from the market under yesterday’s decree are no longer available either in pharmacies or healthcare institutions,” Gytis Andrulionis said at a news conference on Tuesday. Ranitidine-containing medicines are very popular in Lithuania, with 88,000 packs of these drugs sold…

NATO leader: Tricky times show need for international groups

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

While some world leaders championed national self-interest and decried globalism, NATO’s secretary-general said Tuesday that the case for the alliance is only growing stronger. “In times of uncertainty, in times of unpredictability, then I think we need even stronger international institutions like NATO,” Jens Stoltenberg told The Associated Press in an interview outside the U.N. General Assembly. He spoke after the diplomatic world’s premier annual forum opened with U.N. Secretary-General…

Bomb attack hits police bus in southern Turkey

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

A bomb attack hit a bus carrying police in the southern Turkish province of Adana on Wednesday morning and some people were wounded, security sources said. CNN Turk broadcast video of a badly damaged bus surrounded by debris and other damaged vehicles under a pedestrian overpass in the area of Yuregir in Adana. The sources said ambulances took the wounded to hospitals in the area. Armed police sealed off the…

Latvian double murder suspect dead in custody

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

A man suspected of a double murder in north-eastern Latvia has died within hours of being arrested by police. As reported by LSM September 24, a male suspect was apprehended following the discovery of two bodies in Madona district. However, shortly after being interrogated by police – during which he is said to have confessed to the double murder – the suspect was found dead in his isolation cell, having…

Rotational U.S. force of approximately 500 soldiers deploying to Lithuania

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Rotational U.S. force, a battalion-sized unit of over 500 U.S. Army soldiers, will deploy in Lithuania to ensure deterrence and train in exercises shortly in October. The unit is part of the U.S. Army Europe Operation Atlantic Resolve and will be deployed in Lithuania through spring next year. “We have sought for a larger long-term U.S. military involvement in Lithuania and the region consistently and patiently. Therefore the deployment of…

First large-scale solar district heating plant in the Baltics opens in Latvia

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

In the town of Salaspils, Latvia, the sun will now provide most of the energy for heating water during warm months. In September, the town’s municipal district heating company completed the installation of the largest field of solar collectors in the Baltic states. This project will contribute to Latvia’s goal to increase energy independence and transition to renewable energy sources. It will help the country further diversify its fuel supply…

Denmark rejected appeals against the Baltic Pipe route

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

No grounds for reviewing the decision The Danish Environmental Protection Agency rejected the challenge of consent for the construction of the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline along Danish territory. In mid-September, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency emphasized that appeals against the gas pipeline would not justify the resumption of the case. In this way, the Danish agency responded to the statements of the Environment and Food Complaints Board. In July this…

Increased activity of the Russian Air Force over the Baltic Sea

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

It has now become something of a tradition that August and September are a time of increased activity of the Russian Air Force over the Baltic Sea. This is mainly the result of intense military exercises conducted by the Russian army at this period of the year. An interception of a group of Russian aircraft performed by Belgian fighter jets, which took off from Lithuania, on September 17 confirms that…