Posts tagged as authorities

Police authorities oppose residency exemption for third country clergy

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) opposes a bill due for reading at the Riigikogu, which would exempt from residency rules members of the clergy who are third country citizens. The bill would grant permanent, as opposed to temporary, residency to such persons, members of the clergy, monks and nuns, who were invited by a religious associations to serve in Estonia and whose invitation had been approved by the…

Europe has changed its mask

By Viktors Domburs on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

“Face” of peaceful and friendly Europe has changed. Europe even does not try any more to wear a mask of past tolerance. Tensions are constantly increasing. Unrest like wildfire is sweeping across Europe. Though riots caused by different events and decisions, political convulsions make Europeans feel uncomfortable. People are tired of being unheard by the authorities. Misunderstanding between ordinary people and authorities is more clearly visible, especially in the so-called…

Indonesia raises danger level around tsunami volcano

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Indonesia’s authorities heightened the danger alert level for a volcano that sparked a killer tsunami at the weekend killing over 400 people in the past weekend. French news agency AFP reports that on Thursday, December 27, authorities raised the crater’s status to high alert, the second-highest danger warning, while aviation officials ordered flights to be redirected away from the area between Java and Sumatra islands. A section of the crater…

Court finds guilty police officer who forwarded state secret, surveillance info

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Parnu County Court in a compromise procedure on Tuesday found guilty Ilmar Vahi, police captain of the West prefecture of the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board, who was accused of leaking a state secret, forwarding surveillance information and arbitrarily creating and eliminating evidence. The prosecutor’s office in collaboration with the internal control department of the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board detected altogether 12 episodes in which Vahi illegally…