Posts published in Day: October 11, 2019

Estonian President Kaljulaid is attending the meeting of the Arraiolos Group in Greece

Friday, October 11, 2019

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid is on a one-day working visit to Athens today to discuss security, economic and migration issues with the heads of state belonging to the Arraiolos Group. In addition, the Estonian Head of State will have a bilateral meeting with Michael D. Higgins, the President of Ireland, to talk about the climate crisis, multilateralism and Brexit. The Arraiolos Group is known as a series of informal meetings that began…

Lithuanian and German Ministers of Defence met in Rukla

Friday, October 11, 2019

“We deeply appreciate Germany’s leadership in the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group – it is a substantial contribution to the security in Lithuania and the entire Baltic region,” Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis said on October 10 in Rukla, meeting with Minister of Defence of Germany Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer who had come to see German soldiers serving with the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group. “The visit not…

Representatives of Eastern Partnership countries discussing contribution to the European Common Security and Defence Policy

Friday, October 11, 2019

On October 9–11 representatives of six Eastern Partnership countries , European Union institutions, and EU member states are discussing the achievements of the Eastern Partnership imitative in strengthening defence cooperation and involvement in the European Union Common Security and Defence Policy, also, sharing ideas and proposals on the initiatives that are worth continuing and developing and possible new ones. The high-level seminar on “Security Dimension in the Eastern Partnership Policy:…

Lithuania: the average old-age pension should rise by 8.11 percent

Friday, October 11, 2019

The 2020 draft budget of the Lithuanian social insurance fund Sodra aims for a surplus of 326.17 million euros, with revenue projected at 4.841 billion euros and expenditure at 4.515 billion euros. The draft budget is expected to be discussed by the Cabinet next week before going to the parliament for approval. The document sets the pension indexation coefficient at 1.0811 starting in early 2020. Social Security and Labor Minister…