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Estonian interior minister not to attend discussion focusing on relocation of immigrants

Thursday, July 18, 2019

At an informal meeting of justice and home affairs ministers of the European Union to be held in Helsinki on Thursday and Friday, Estonian Minister of the Interior Mart Helme from the Conservative People’s Party (EKRE) will attend the discussions of migration policy and interior affairs, but will skip a dinner during which the ministers are to discuss relocation of the migrants arriving in the EU via the central Mediterranean…

Latvian State Police request criminal prosecution of fake news portal owner

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

July 2019 marked the end of State Police investigation of a criminal process launched last year in relation to distribution of fake news. One Niks Endziņš was arrested as a result of the criminal process in 2018. The investigation revealed that the crime in question was committed by a group of three to obtain monetary benefits. Police have successfully put an end to committed illegalities and have acquired sufficient evidence…

Islamic State expands reach in Afghanistan, threatening West

By Kathy Gannon on Monday, June 10, 2019

The Islamic State group has lost its caliphate in Syria and Iraq, but in the forbidding mountains of northeastern Afghanistan the group is expanding its footprint, recruiting new fighters and plotting attacks on the United States and other Western countries, according to U.S. and Afghan security officials. Nearly two decades after the U.S.-led invasion, the extremist group is seen as an even greater threat than the Taliban because of its…

Women’s rights activists march in Vilnius to draw attention to discrimination

Monday, March 11, 2019

Women’s rights activists staged a march through central Vilnius on Friday to draw attention to discrimination and the gender wage gap. Participants sang songs and held banners slamming sexism, discrimination and violence against women as they marched from the Cathedral to the government building. Inga Ruginiene, one of organizers, said Lithuania lags behind other EU member states in terms of the pay gap and women in the country face other problems as…

Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine appeal to Russia over Georgia

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Ukraine on Tuesday called on Russia to “reverse its illegal recognition of the so-called independence” of the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. August 2008 saw a five-day war between Russia and Georgia. Several hundred people lost their lives as the result of the hostilities. On August 12, 2008, an EU-mediated six-point ceasefire agreement was signed by Georgia and Russia. Georgian regions of Abkhazia and…