Posts tagged as crimes

Serious crimes on the rise in Latvia

Thursday, October 1, 2020

The number of serious crimes is increasing in Latvia, so the responsible authorities are discussing improving the effectiveness of the police, Latvian Radio reported September 30. On Wednesday, during the meeting of the Saeima Defense, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Commission, representatives of the State Police revealed the need to address police capacity problems, both technical security and workload. It is also necessary to re-establish training facilities for operational staff. Reasons for the…

Who is to blame for violence in Lithuania

By Adomas Abromaitis on Friday, April 10, 2020

  Lithuania is used to maintain national security and defence relying on NATO allies in many ways. Such approach helps to save money and receive political preferences within the Alliance. Thus, the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup, as well as U.S. soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division are the main contributors to the Lithuanian defence today. U.S. soldiers from the…

Group of six suspected of ABLV money laundering crimes

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Six persons are involved in the criminal case on laundering at least EUR 50 million, during which searches were conducted at ABLV Bank January 28, the LETA newswire reported. The prosecutor’s office did not reveal information about the exact status of the six and whether a criminal procedure has been launched against them. All the persons are in Latvia, said Laura Majevska, a representative of the prosecutor’s office. Majevska revealed that searches were also…

Dressed in NATO uniform criminals operate in the Baltic States

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, November 1, 2019

The media and society for a few years have been discussing a lot of incidents related to the moral features of NATO soldiers and the crimes they commit. Soldiers are being accused of using and transporting drugs, violence against civilians, and violations of discipline. It is obvious that the NATO and U.S. soldiers experience some kind of moral decline – the defenders of “democracy” are turning into criminals. This problem…

Nearly 400 corruption crimes registered in 2018 in Estonia

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Altogether 378 corruption crimes were registered in Estonia in 2018, the largest number of which occurred in the state sector, the Ministry of Justice said. Last year, the biggest number of corruption crimes were found in the state sector, followed by the private sector and local governments, Ministry of Justice spokesperson Maria-Elisa Tuulik told BNS. According to the ministry, over half of the local government incidents were related to bribes…

Estonia to transpose 2 EU directives into national legislation

Friday, July 5, 2019

Estonia is to transpose two directives of the European Union into its national law — one on the protection of the Union’s financial interests and the other on the rights of minors who are suspects or accused persons in criminal proceedings. The government at a sitting on Thursday endorsed a bill amending the Penal Code and relating laws; the amendments will transpose into Estonian national legislation a directive on the…

Activities related to terrorism now added to list of crimes in Estonia

Friday, December 21, 2018

The Riigikogu adopted a government bill on Wednesday that makes training as well as travel for the purpose of joining a terrorist organisation or committing an act of terrorism a crime. The same bill also adds the organisation, funding and support of terrorism to Estonia’s list of crimes. The new law transposes a directive of the European Union to the effect into Estonian law. The bill also brings Estonian legislation…

Activities related to terrorism now added to list of crimes in Estonia

Thursday, December 20, 2018

The Riigikogu adopted a government bill on Wednesday that makes training as well as travel for the purpose of joining a terrorist organisation or committing an act of terrorism a crime. The same bill also adds the organisation, funding and support of terrorism to Estonia’s list of crimes. The new law transposes a directive of the European Union to the effect into Estonian law. The bill also brings Estonian legislation…

Lithuanian, foreign officers bust intl online crime gang

Monday, July 30, 2018

Lithuanian and foreign officers have busted a large-scale international criminal organization involved in various online and other crimes for a long time in Europe and beyond, Lithuania’s Prosecutor General’s Office said on Friday. The gang’s estimated damage could reach 18 million euros, with over 35,000 incidents of online fraud detected. It could be one of the largest e-crime cases in post-independence Lithuania 58 Lithuanians were involved in the criminal group,…