Posts published in Baltic states

Uzbekistan delegation visits Estonia

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Tallinn hosted a training workshop for e-health specialists within the framework of Biennial Cooperation Agreement between the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2018-2019. Representative Office of the World Health Organization in Uzbekistan organized the event. Uzbekistan delegation included representatives of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, ministries of health and finance, National Project Management Agency under the President…

Lithuania’s Orlen Lietuva gears up for million worth investment

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Lithuanian oil refiner Orlen Lietuva, owned by Polish oil group Orlen, is getting ready for investments worth several hundred million euros, according the Verslo Zinios information writes LETA/BNS. Orlen Lietuva has signed an agreement to draft a basic project as the company plans to install new residue conversion equipment to be able to better refine oil. The company’s spokeswoman Kristina Gendrvile, the exact value of the investment will be clear following all…

Merger of news services does not mean reduction in amount or quality

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Merger of TV3 and LNT news services does not believe reduction in the news quality or amount, said All Media Baltic group’s head Christian Anting in an interview with the Latvian public radio today. He said that the media group has always considered news as a very important part of the news content, but development in this area is necessary. “News play a fundamental role in our work as the…

Minister of National Defence R. Karoblis to conduct a visit to the United States

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

On November 13–16 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis is conducting a formal visit to the United States where he will attend „The Road to the 2019 NATO Leaders’ Meeting” conference held by the U.S. think-tank Atlantic Council in the run-up for the NATO Summit in London. Minister will speak at the NATO-Industry Forum in Washington, he is also planned to meet with U.S. Congressmen, and attend a Lithuanian Armed…

Lithuanian wanted by FBI for cybercrimes put in custody in Kyiv, awaiting extradition

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

A Lithuanian citizen suspected of embezzling six million US dollars from US financial institutions, stealing personal data and money laundering, is to be extradited from Ukraine to the US, according to a court ruling issued in Kyiv on Monday. “Officers of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Financial Crimes Investigation Service started the investigation into the criminal activities of a 32-year-old foreigner back in 2010. The man was…

Belarus to increase troop presence on Lithuanian border, adjust military plans with Russia

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Minsk will deploy additional troops to the Lithuanian border and adjust plans of the Russian-Belarusian regional military taskforce, Belarus’  Defence   Minister Andrei Ravkov told reporters on Tuesday. This comes in response to additional defence measures in the Baltic states and Poland, according to Andrei Ravkov quoted by the Russian state-owned news agency TASS. “It is understandable it is neither aggression nor a direct military threat. But the growing military…

Russia’s persecution of Lithuanian judges ‘attack on EU’ – Justice Minister Jankevičius

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Russia’s ongoing persecution of the judges and prosecutors is an unprecedented attach on the whole of the European Union, Lithuanian Justice Minister Elvinas Jankevičius says. Russia said in July 2018 it had opened a criminal case against Lithuanian judges and prosecutors involved in the so-called January 13 case, in which the former Soviet Defence Minister Dmitry Yazov and more than 60 other former Soviet officials and military officers were convicted…

Poland fines French company over Nord Stream 2

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK), the country’s anti-monopoly body, has fined French  energy   company Engie over 40 million euros for failing to provide information regarding its involvement in Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. The fine was announced on November 8 based on the results of a UOKiK investigation launched in April 2018 against Russian energy giant Gazprom and the five other shareholders in the…

The path to abyss begins with nationalism – opinion

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

My grandfather and father served in the First and Second World Wars. Two generations, severely damaged psychologically and morally, writes German Ambassador to Lithuania Matthias Sonn. The European peace, freedom and prosperity in which I was allowed to grow up, in contrast, has now lasted more than seventy years. Do we appreciate our almost unbelievable fortune enough? Are we doing enough to preserve it? As Germans, as Europeans? Every year…

Lithuanian men’s basketball team picks a new coach

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The Lithuanian Basketball Federation has appointed Darius Maskoliūnas, assistant coach of Žalgiris Kaunas, to lead the national men’s basketball team. One member of the federation’s executive committee voted for Antanas Sireika, coach of BC Šiauliai, and 13 for Maskoliūnas. For the past five years Maskoliūnas has served as assistant coach of Žalgiris’ Šaruūas Jasikevičius. In 2013-2016, he also served as an assistant to Jonas Kazlauskas in the national men’s basketball…