Posts tagged as blame

Lukashenko blames Lithuania for unrest

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

As Alexander Lukashenko seeks to find Western organisers of protests in Belarus, his rhetoric is also being picked up in Lithuania. LRT FACTS investigates how messages favouring Belarusian regime are spreading in Lithuania. While the votes were still being counted and the first protesters went out into the streets, Belarusian president started mentioning “Maidan crazies”. He claimed that allegedly Polish people were in Belarus even before the election, while Ukrainians…

Riga blames Moscow for destroying Latvian transit

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, July 17, 2020

The Latvian Ministry of Transport has published transit industry statistics this week. These figures show the total collapse of the transit sector of the economy. It is surprising, but officials have not admitted that the main reason for the decadence of Latvian ports and railways is Riga’s anti-Russian policy. However, it is quite obvious that the collapse of the transit industry was the result of refusal to cooperate with Russia.…

Pandemic bares exploitation of migrant workers. Baltics are also to blame

Monday, June 22, 2020

With walls going up across Europe, migrant labour from the East became crucial to food security and international supply chains. Yet, workers have once again faced exploitation, and this time, Western Europe is not the only culprit, writes Jokūbas Sąlyga, a lecturer at UK’s Nottingham Trent University. Baltics in-depth. LRT English presents a forum of expert voices from the region.  Lockdowns across Europe have revealed an acute shortage of agricultural…

Grigeo Klaipėda lays blame for pollution on former bosses

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Grigeo Klaipėda, the Lithuanian cardboard manufacturer accused of polluting the Curonian Lagoon, says the responsibility is with former executives. The company has published its internal investigation report, alleging that it was the decisions and actions of former executives, primarily Vidas Beržonskis who headed the company in 2013–2019, that led to biologically untreated wastewater being released into municipal sewage networks and, subsequently, the Curonian Lagoon. Last month, Klaipėda prosecutors launched a…

China’s largesse in Tonga threatens future of Pacific nation

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The days unfold at a leisurely pace in Tonga, a South Pacific archipelago with no traffic lights or fast-food chains. Snuffling pigs roam dusty roads that wind through villages dotted with churches. Yet even in this far-flung island kingdom there are signs that a battle for power and influence is heating up among much larger nations — and Tonga may end up paying the price. In the capital, Nuku’alofa, government…

Heatwave in Central Europe breaks temperature records for June

Thursday, June 27, 2019

With heat rising this week in Central Europe, the June heat records have been broken in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic as with more records forecast to come in the coming days. British public broadcaster BBC reports that on Wednesday, June 26, Coschen in Brandenburg peaked at 38.6C, which is a new German record for June. Radzyn in Poland and Doksany in the Czech Republic also recorded new national…

China blames US for trade dispute, but doesn’t escalate

Monday, June 3, 2019

China fired back at the U.S. Sunday over the two nations’ trade dispute, issuing a report that blamed the conflict on the Trump administration but refrained from escalating the trade war. The report from the Cabinet spokesman’s office said China won’t back down on “major issues of principle,” but offered no sense of whether or how the world’s second largest economy might retaliate against U.S. tariffs on goods manufactured in…