Posts published in Day: November 6, 2019

Extradition of a former Lithuanian judge and member of parliament is “ongoing”

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Lithuania’s Prosecutor General Evaldas Pašilis confirmed on Tuesday night that the extradition of Neringa Venckienė, a former judge and member of parliament who fled to the United States to avoid prosecution in Lithuania, has begun, but refused to comment on when exactly she would be brought to Lithuania. “The extradition process is ongoing, but I cannot say when she will be brought in, this or next week or some other…

New U.S. ambassador to Latvia met with Egils Levits

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The new ambassador of the United States of America to Latvia presented his credentials to President Egils Levits at Rīga Castle November 5. John Leslie Carwile presented the necessary paperwork then sat down to tea with Latvia’s head of state. A day earlier, Carwile paid a preliminary visit to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which said he “noted that the U.S. administration and the Congress see Latvia as a close and…

Lithuanian president critisized safety at Astravyets NPP

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda, currently in Helsinki, has invited Finland to join efforts to ensure the safety of the nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus. According to the president, Finland has specialists who could help the Belarusians to make the facility safe. “My idea is to use your expertise in this field, expertise of Finland, because you are very good specialists, you have a broad range of specialists who…

Lithuanian border guard service chief nominated for the position of police commissioner general

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Lithuania’s interior minister has nominated Renatas Požėla, the head of the country’s State Border Guard Service, for the position of police commissioner general. Under the new procedure that came into force earlier this month, the government will appoint a new police chief. The issue is put on the government’s Wednesday agenda. “Požėla has experience of working in the police and is acquainted with the system. If confirmed, Lithuania’s police commissioner…

Lithuania is grateful to the Czech Republic for strengthening security

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

On 4 November, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the Czech Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček in Prague. “We are grateful to the Czech Republic for its significant contribution to strengthening security in our region. Czech troops joined NATO’s enhanced forward presence battalion in Lithuania, which is led by the framework nation – Germany. The Czech Air Force is protecting the airspace of the Baltic states…