Posts tagged as Concern

Lithuania continues to strengthen its military amid Belarus concern

By Adomas Abromaitis on Thursday, September 3, 2020

Lithuania continues to buy American military equipment despite assurances that Belarus has no cause for Lithuanian military buildup concern. Economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many European countries to consider cancelling or delaying their military acquisition programs. This does not apply to Lithuania. It has confirmed that initial deliveries of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) from the U.S. will take place as scheduled in 2021. So,…

Exporters’ subsidies selection causes concern in Latvia

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Subsidized wages program for exporting companies is about to begin. Experts have found a number of shortcomings in the program’s criteria, which cast doubt on whether that money will reach its intended target, Latvian Television reported July 28. The rules established   by the Ministry of Economy and adopted by the government on aid to exporters affected by the COVID-19 crisis provide for special aid to compensate the wages of workers…

Coronavirus update: 6 news cases, cluster near Vilnius a ‘concern’

Monday, June 8, 2020

The Lithuanian Health Ministry confirmed six new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, bringing the country’s total to 1,720. Eleven cases of the virus were confirmed on Saturday, and nine on Sunday. Most of the cases were linked to a party in the town of Kalveliai near the Lithuanian capital. Some 150 people were identified who may have had contact with an infected person. “A very large-scale epidemiological investigation is…

Drug use among young a cause for concern in Liepāja

Friday, January 10, 2020

“The hospital is full of young people with serious psychological illnesses caused by using marihuana. Even smoking one time can cause psychological illness,” said the hospital’s Narcology Department Director Narcologist Jeļena Sorokina. The Piejūras Hospital Psychiatric department sometimes has months when up to 10 drug users from across Kurzeme are stationed there. The age of patients is also decreasing, with patients as young as 12 years old being treated at…

Pope in Japan meets victims, voices concern over nuke power

Monday, November 25, 2019

Pope Francis voiced concern about nuclear power Monday after meeting with victims of Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster, saying the development of future energy sources must take environmental considerations into account. Francis didn’t explicitly urge a ban on nuclear energy during his emotional encounter with victims. But he recalled that Japan’s Catholic bishops called for the abolition of nuclear power plants in the aftermath of the “triple disaster,” in which three…

North Korean, Iranian Missiles Remain a Significant Concern for US – Pentagon

Friday, January 18, 2019

The missile capabilities of US adversaries such as North Korea and Iran continue to play a significant role in America’s defense strategy, acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Thursday during the rollout of the 2019 Missile Defense Review. “While we are forging a new path to peace on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea’s missiles remain a significant concern, so do Iran’s,” Shanahan said during his address at the…