Posts tagged as conference

Conference on security policy ‘existential’ for Baltic states begins in Munich

Friday, February 14, 2020

Baltic leaders are departing for the annual Munich Security Conference that gathers state leaders and ministers to discuss upcoming security challenges that are existential for the Baltic states. Estonia’s International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS) will host a  discussion   on deterrence, security and stability in the Baltic states that will be attended by Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda and his Latvian counterpart, Egils Levits. “All three Baltic states are…

CyberChess 2019 to take place in Latvia

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

CERT.LV and ISACA Latvia chapter in collaboration with LMT and dots. are organizing an international cybersecurity conference CyberChess 2019. Date and venue: October 2-3, 2019 in Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija, Elizabetes Street 55, Riga. Live streaming will be available on www.cert.lv and www.straume.lmt.lv. Main conference language is English, some presentations in parallel sessions will be in Latvian. Registration is open till September 19, 2019. Participants will receive certificate of attendance. Places…

Trump’s Afghanistan decision pushes country toward vote

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

President Donald Trump’s sudden halt to U.S.-Taliban talks looks like a gift to the beleaguered Afghan president, who has insisted on holding a key election in less than three weeks’ time despite widespread expectations that a peace deal would push it aside. Now, with an agreement to end America’s longest war on hold, Afghanistan suddenly faces a presidential vote amid warnings that it’s not ready — and the threat of even more…

Estonian parlt committee members to meet with European counterparts in Helsinki

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Members of the foreign affairs committee and national defense committee of the Estonian parliament are taking part in a Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) conference in Helsinki on Thursday and Friday. Marko Mihkelson, head of the delegation and deputy chairman of the foreign affairs committee, said that the EU Foreign and Security Policy has reached a crucial breaking point. “Europeans must decide…

Trump to hold news conference on census citizenship question

Thursday, July 11, 2019

President Donald Trump said he’ll hold a news conference Thursday to talk about the 2020 census and his push to include a question on citizenship. A Supreme Court ruling has temporarily barred the question , but Trump has said he may issue an executive order or memorandum to try to force the issue. The government has already begun the process of printing the census survey without that question . The…

Estonian PM in Georgia for Eastern Partnership 10th anniversary conference

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas is in Georgia on Wednesday and Thursday to attend an international conference marking the tenth anniversary of the European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EP). The conference, held in the city of Batumi on Thursday and Friday, will be attended by delegates from several European Union member states and Eastern Partnership nations, including eight ministers of foreign affairs, spokespeople for the Georgian Foreign Ministry told journalists on…

EU-British talks «constructive», while May’s party shrinks in UK parliament

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Following three British MPs leaving the ruling Conservative Party amid Brexit impasse, British head of government held more talks with the European Union that were constructive according to both Pirme Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. American news agency AP reports that no breakthrough on United Kingdom’s demands over legally-binding changes to the so-called Irish backstop was announced from the dinner meeting at EU headquarters held on…

Mikser attends high-level conference on Middle East

Friday, February 15, 2019

Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser (SDE) on Wednesday and Thursday attended a high-level ministerial conference in Poland centred on discussing possible ways of ensuring greater stability in the Middle East. The meeting brought together more than 50 countries to encourage the resolution of prolonged conflicts and find common ground among various viewpoints, according to a ministry press release. Discussions over the two-day event touched on the threats posed by…

Foreign Minister Klimkin to visit Lithuania

Friday, January 18, 2019

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin will pay a working visit to the Republic of Lithuania on January 10-11, the ministry’s press service reports. “The purpose of the visit is to participate in the annual discussion club Snow Meeting that is a platform to discuss topical issues related to current challenges to European and world security,” the report says. The topics of the current Snow Meeting will be the strengthening of…

EU Chemicals Agency proposes ban on deliberately added microplastics to combat pollution

Friday, January 18, 2019

The EU Chemicals Agency ECHA on Friday proposed a ban on deliberately adding microplastics to products such as cosmetics, detergents and agricultural fertilisers in the EU by 2020 to combat pollution. The tiny bits of plastic pollution end up in waterways and oceans, giving rise to increasing concern among scientists about their effect on marine ecosystems. The European Commission, which estimates that between 70,000 and 200,000 tonnes of microplastics enter…