Posts tagged as Block

Lithuania blocks millions in EU funding to Belarus

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Lithuania has blocked 5.8 million euros in EU funds in a cross-border programme with Belarus, Reuters news agency reported on Wednesday. The funding, overseen by Lithuania, was halted after the post-election crackdown by the Bellarusian regime, Božena Zaborovska-Zdanovič, spokeswoman of the Lithuanian Interior Ministry, told Reuters. “All payments were ceased until we received clarification from the European Commission on the apparent risks,” she said. EUobserver reported on Tuesday that the…

Cuban activists call on Lithuania to block EU pact with Havana

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Cuban activists in Vilnius are calling for Lithuania to block the EU-Cuba pact signed in 2016. Only Lithuania is yet to ratify the deal. Hugo Acha from the Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba asked Lithuania to give Cuba the same chance Lithuania received from Iceland 30 years ago when it recognised Lithuania’s independence.  Read more:  Lithuanian opposition wants ‘Cuba card’ as leverage in Brussels “Lithuanians are at the crossroads.…

Lithuania acts against pirate sites

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission (LRTK) has granted requests to block two sites showing pirated contented. In a statement, it says the requests were received from Internet Copyright Management and AGATA (the Lithuanian related rights association) and related to filmi.in and torrent.ai respectively. It adds that the two bodies had not given their consent to the publication of copyrighted content on the sites. The regulator concludes by saying that…

Lithuanian watchdog decides to block access to 9 online TV sites

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission (LRTK) decided on Wednesday to block access to nine online sites broadcasting TV programs. The nine sites – www.online-television.net, www.pr2pr.net, www.trefoil.tv, www.sunduk-tv.com, www.sunduk.tv, www.videomore.ru, www.viaway.com, www.rus24.tv and www.lapti.tv – will be inaccessible for users in Lithuania, the authority said. The owners of the sites failed to notify the radio and TV watchdog, as required by law, of the launch of their television program distribution…

Johnson calls opponents cowardly for blocking election bid

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson accused Britain’s main opposition leader on Thursday of trying to dodge an election, after rebellious lawmakers rejected the U.K. leader’s call to trigger a snap poll and moved to block his plan to leave the European Union next month without a divorce deal. Johnson remained determined to secure an election as the only way out of Britain’s years-long Brexit impasse. His office said he would argue…

Britain says Iranian vessels tried to block tanker in Gulf

Thursday, July 11, 2019

The British navy said it prevented three Iranian paramilitary vessels from impeding the passage of a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz early Thursday, a day after Iran’s president warned of repercussions for the seizure of its own supertanker. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard denied the allegations, saying if it had received orders to seize any ships it would have done so immediately. The incident came at a time of…

Hungary to block NATO Ukraine bid over language law

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Hungarian government will continue to block talks between NATO and Ukraine in anger at a newly-adopted Ukrainian law limiting the use of minority languages. Passed by Ukraine’s parliament on April 25, the law makes the use of the the Ukrainian language compulsory for all citizens, except for private conversations and religious ceremonies. Amongst others, the law is applicable to all public servants including those working in healthcare and education.…

Sessions Vows to Prosecute Makers of Undetectable 3D Printed Guns

Friday, August 17, 2018

The US Justice Department will prosecute to the fullest extent those who violate laws that prohibit the manufacturing or possession of undetectable plastic firearms, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a press release. “We will not stand for the evasion, especially the flouting, of current law and will take action to ensure that individuals who violate the law by making plastic firearms and rendering them undetectable, will be prosecuted…

Arab League Opposes Iran’s Threats to Block Navigation in Hormuz Strait

Friday, August 17, 2018

The Arab League opposes Tehran’s threats to obstruct Middle East states’ oil exports through the Strait of Hormuz in case Iran is unable to transport its oil via the route, the organization’s new ambassador to Russia, Jaber Habib Jaber, told on Thursday. “We oppose any threats to suspend navigation and foreign intervention into the region’s affairs. The Arab League defends the principles on non-interference in domestic issues of the Arab…