Posts tagged as decisions

Expert praises recent decisions of the Constitutional Court

Monday, July 20, 2020

The latest decisions of the Constitutional Court on minimum income adjustments  will represent a very large step towards Latvia’s Europeanization, said the head of the Sociology Department of the University of Latvia, associate professor Baiba Bela, in an interview to Latvian Radio on Monday July 20. The expert pointed out that Latvia has long been among countries with high income inequality rates and has one of the highest rates of people at…

No quick decisions on bank asset tax, Lithuania’s finance minister says

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The ruling bloc’s proposal to introduce a tax on bank assets in Lithuania will be extensively discussed in parliament before any decision is made, according to Finance Minister Vilius Šapoka. “Lithuanian banks are under the supervision of the European Central Bank, and they have to pay contributions to the Deposit Insurance Fund and to the supervision mechanism to ensure stability. There are many circumstances, and all the pros and cons…

Asian shares mixed as investors look ahead to rate decisions

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Asian shares were mixed Tuesday after a day of listless trading on Wall Street, as investors awaited signs on global interest rates. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added nearly 0.3% in afternoon trading to 21,379.45. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.7% to 6,599.60, while South Korea’s Kospi edged up 0.5% to 2,030.21. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was virtually unchanged, inching down less than 0.1% at 26,679.83, while the Shanghai Composite lost 0.3%…

JKP leaving government meeting is ”yellow card” to Karins government

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The head of the New Conservative Party’s (JKP) Saeima group Juta Strike told LETA that the way Normunds Mezviets was re-appointed the head of the State Security Service by the government yesterday was reminiscent of ”the old political style”, and that the walk-out by JKP ministers from the government meeting is a ”yellow card” to the current government. Strike said that JKP plans to discuss with Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins…

Hong Kong lawmakers raise complaints over police brutality

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Hong Kong lawmakers grilled the city’s security secretary Wednesday over allegations of police brutality during protests over an extradition bill that eventually was suspended. The agenda for the meeting showed that pro-democracy members were planning to file a motion of no-confidence for Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s handling of the legislation, which sparked the demonstrations over recent weeks including a massive march on Sunday. The opposition lawmakers were wearing black with…

Former New Zealand leader: ‘We need to learn to listen to China’

By James Griffiths on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

A former New Zealand prime minister has been quoted lavishing praise on China as the country’s current leader continues to deny reports of a rift between Wellington and Beijing. In a piece published by Chinese state-run People’s Daily on Monday, Jenny Shipley, a former leader of the conservative National Party and prime minister from 1997 to 1999, commended China’s “huge contributions to the world’s economic growth” and its “great efforts” to promote…

Europe has changed its mask

By Viktors Domburs on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

“Face” of peaceful and friendly Europe has changed. Europe even does not try any more to wear a mask of past tolerance. Tensions are constantly increasing. Unrest like wildfire is sweeping across Europe. Though riots caused by different events and decisions, political convulsions make Europeans feel uncomfortable. People are tired of being unheard by the authorities. Misunderstanding between ordinary people and authorities is more clearly visible, especially in the so-called…