Posts tagged as critics

Critics fear Lithuania may ‘capitulate’ in the fight against Belarusian nuclear plant

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

The Lithuanian government is on Wednesday debating a declaration on the Belarusian nuclear plant that critics say will leave Vilnius isolated and without support of its neighbours. Belarus is preparing to launch the Astravyets NPP located some 50 kilometres from Vilnius. Lithuania has long opposed the project, saying it’s built in breach of international safety standards and is also a political tool for the Kremlin to keep a foothold in…

Critics of Sinkevicius’ position don’t realize Brussels’ agenda

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Critics of the European Commission portfolio offered to Lithuania’s delegated candidate Virginijus Sinkevicius do not realize Brussels’ agenda and the priorities of the future EC president, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says. Ursula von der Leyen, the president-elect of the European Commission, which is set to start working in November, has proposed to put the Lithuanian candidate in charge of environment and oceans. Critics say Sinkevicius, Lithuania’s economy and innovation…

Thailand’s new Cabinet sworn in, ending rule by army junta

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Thailand’s new Cabinet has been sworn in, creating a nominally elected government after five years of military rule but keeping power in the hands of the same allies of the army. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who as army commander seized power in a 2014 coup and then served as junta leader and prime minister, returns to serve again as prime minister. This time he was elected by a parliamentary vote after a…

Critics in the media

Friday, November 16, 2018

First Lady Melania Trump lashed out at unnamed ‘critics in the media’ Thursday for failing to take seriously her decision to speak out on cyberbullying – on a day when her husband once again used Twitter to insult rivals. The first lady defended the initiative as part of her ‘Be Best’ campaign at an event held at the U.S. Institute of Peace for a conference on Family Online Safety Institute’s annual…