Posts published in Day: November 2, 2019

One World War II Weapon Was Feared Like No Other (Not a Battleship or Submarine)

By Victor J. Kamenir on Saturday, November 2, 2019

During World War II, naval mines were used extensively in the Baltic Sea. Their low cost provided weaker German and Finnish fleets with an effective force multiplier in negating Soviet numerical and qualitative advantages. The Soviet Navy also deployed a large number of floating mines, and by the end of the war all three navies had sown over 80,000 mines in the waters of the Baltic, especially in the Gulf…

“Go Wild, Choose Estonia!” wins ICCA 2019 Best Marketing Award

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Estonian Convention Bureau’s “Go Wild, Choose Estonia!” is a creative storytelling destination marketing campaign from a small convention bureau, aimed to create a national brand image and maximise return-on-investment with a limited marketing budget. ICCA announced Estonia Convention Bureau as the winner of the 22nd edition of the prestigious ICCA Best Marketing Award (BMA) at the Closing Ceremony of the 58th ICCA Congress on Wednesday 30 October 2019 in Houston, Texas, U.S.A.. Estonian…

Mary Kross to be spared going to court

Saturday, November 2, 2019

The Harju County Court has satisfied an application by the North District Prosecutor’s Office to terminate the criminal case of Mary Kross, wife of MP Eerik-Niiles Kross, because even though it has been shown that she lied, the court and the prosecution find there is no public interest to pursue the matter. Kross told the police on numerous occasions that unknown men wearing arms of the Conservative People’s Party (EKRE)…

In dialogue with Lithuania, Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women calls for the improvements to gender equality legislation

Saturday, November 2, 2019

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today considered the sixth periodic report of Lithuania on how it implements the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.  Experts urged the State party to fully implement the Istanbul Convention, and seize this opportunity to improve legislation on gender equality.  Committee Experts said the adherence to the Convention was not fully used to…

Estonia publishes controversial second-pillar reform bill

Saturday, November 2, 2019

The Estonian government has published its plans for pension reform, which involve removing the mandatory status of the second pillar. According to Estonian broadcaster ERR, the bill enacting the changes is unlikely to be passed until after Christmas, missing the government’s planned timeline. Coalition government party Isamaa’s chairman Helir-Valdor Seeder said the government still planned to implement the changes from the second half next year, ERR reported. However, the opposition Social…