Posts published in Day: October 7, 2019

Used car dealers expect sales surge ahead of Lithuania’s pollution tax

Monday, October 7, 2019

Analysts and dealers say sales of second-hand cars with higher CO2 emissions are likely to go up as the year draws to an end, before the planned vehicle pollution tax takes effect. The tax will only affect newly registered cars. Luminor’s chief economist Žygimantas Mauricas says used car sales may surge in November and December. “Sellers, especially those selling more polluting cars, should get ready for this, because people will…

Thousands of troops to take part in largest U.S.-led exercise in Europe since the Cold War

Monday, October 7, 2019

The U.S. Army will deploy a division headquarters, three tank brigades and thousands of other troops to Europe early next year to take part in what will be the largest American-led military exercise on the Continent in 25 years, U.S. European Command said Monday. Defender Europe-20, which will resemble the massive “Reforger” drills held during the Cold War era, will involve 37,000 troops, including about 20,000 American soldiers. Equipment will…

EU politicians turn to “ball of snakes” to make own careers

By Viktors Domburs on Monday, October 7, 2019

Some of EU politicians are very successful in making their careers using the weak points of the European Union member states. Current tensions between Russia, China, Iran, North Korea and NATO (including EU countries) lead to the development of many expensive programs and projects that European taxpayers have to pay for. Current security situation provides a huge space for ambitious politicians. Those, in turn, involve the population of European countries…