Posts tagged as debates

Estonia refuses to accept migrants as EU debates new migration scheme

Thursday, October 10, 2019

As long as the Conservative People’s Party of Estonia (EKRE) is in government, Estonia will not accept immigrants, Interior Minister Mart Helme said at a meeting of interior ministers in Luxembourg on Tuesday. Following a draft deal reached in Malta in September, EU interior ministers aimed to sign an agreement to distribute migrants rescued in central Mediterranean. The deal, which according to AFP was to see Lithuanian participation, failed to…

Hunt steps up attacks on Johnson in UK leadership contest

Monday, June 24, 2019

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt stepped up his attacks Monday on front-runner Boris Johnson in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister, challenging him to face public secrutiny amid the fallout from a reported quarrel with his girlfriend that prompted a police visit. Writing in the Times of London, Hunt said Johnson needs to earn the public’s trust by facing television debates before 160,000 Conservative Party members vote on which…

As opponent misses debates, Ukraine’s president converses with audience

Monday, April 15, 2019

On Sunday, 14 April, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko was forced to engage in debates with empty space next to him, because his opponent – Volodymyr Zelenksy – did not attend the debates organized at Kyiv Olympic Stadium. Poroshenko spoke with the audience alone for 45 minutes. He also answered questions from journalists and criticized the non-existent competition, BBC reports. The two presidential candidates had previously agreed to hold televised debates,…

Lithuanian parlt starts debates on rescue plan for European Humanities University

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Lithuanian parliament has started debates on a rescue plan for the Vilnius-based European Humanities University (EHU), which may otherwise face closure after getting a repeated negative evaluation from experts. Most of EHU’s students are from Belarus. Draft amendments allowing setting special evaluation and accreditation criteria for universities operating under forced emigration conditions last week passed the first reading in the Seimas with 106 votes in favor, no votes against…