Posts tagged as diplomats

Diplomats turn essayists to mark centenary

Monday, May 4, 2020

Members of Latvia’s diplomatic corps have attempted to prove the pen is mightier than the sword by publishing a collection of essays to mark the upcoming hundred year anniversary of Latvia’s de jure international recognition . “A timely collection of essays has been published – ‘One hundred years of Latvian Diplomacy: the First Century of the Latvian Foreign Service.’ This anthology of essays is released now on the occasion of the Latvian Foreign…

Latvia: Diplomats turn essayists to mark centenary

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Members of Latvia’s diplomatic corps have attempted to prove the pen is mightier than the sword by publishing a collection of essays to mark the upcoming hundred year anniversary of Latvia’s de jure international recognition. “A timely collection of essays has been published – ‘One hundred years of Latvian Diplomacy: the First Century of the Latvian Foreign Service.’ This anthology of essays is released now on the occasion of the Latvian Foreign Ministry’s centennial and…

Luik: We stand with the US, Americans are defending their diplomats

Friday, January 3, 2020

Commenting on the situation with Iran on Friday, after a U.S. military airstrike killed a top Iranian military leader, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik (Isamaa) said that Estonia stands as an ally with the United States, and stressed that the U.S. is defending its diplomats and facilities. “Of course we don’t have all the information yet, but the fact is, we stand with our ally, the U.S., in a situation…

Lithuanian FM: ‘We shouldn’t put all blame on diplomats’

Monday, December 30, 2019

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius is among the most popular politicians in the country, but says he will take part in next year’s general election as a voter only. In an exclusive interview with LRT.lt, Linkevičius talks Belarus, working with President Nausėda, and Lithuania’s place in the world. Was 2019 a good year for Lithuanian diplomacy? What were the main successes and failures? Lithuania’s situation in Europe and the world…

Russia expels German diplomats, retaliating to German step over Berlin murder

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Russia has asked two diplomats of the German Embassy to leave the country. This is a tit-for-tat measure after Germany declared two Russian diplomats personae non grata as Berlin investigates an international murder in the German capital, TASS reported. Russian state news agency TASS reports that a note to this effect has been handed to German Ambassador Geza Andreas von Geyr by the the Russian Foreign Ministry. «A strong protest…

Three US diplomats held near Russian test site where mystery blast killed five

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Three American diplomats were briefly detained in Russia near the military test site where a mysterious explosion released radiation in August, several Russia state news agencies have reported. The US embassy has confirmed the incident, the Interfax news service reported, but said the three diplomats had filed the proper paperwork to travel in the area. The Russian foreign ministry said the diplomats had named a different city as their destination…

Diplomats pushed Ukraine to investigate, dangled Trump visit

Friday, October 4, 2019

Top U.S. diplomats encouraged Ukraine’s newly elected president to conduct an investigation linked to Joe Biden’s family in return for a high-profile visit to Washington with President Donald Trump. It soon escalated into what one feared was a “crazy” swap that risked vital U.S. military aid. That’s according to a cache of text messages released late Thursday by House investigators following a 10-hour interview with one of the diplomats, Kurt Volker ,…

Latvia wants to sustain positive trend in economic relations with Russia

Monday, June 3, 2019

Latvia wants to sustain the positive trend in its economic relations with Russia, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (New Unity) said today during a meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Pankin. As LETA was told at the Foreign Ministry, the meeting took place during the concluding high-level meeting of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) in Jurmala. The Latvian minister expressed appreciation of…

Lithuanian minister to meet with regional diplomats in Latvia

Monday, June 3, 2019

Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs will meet with diplomats from other countries in the Latvian city of Jurmala to discuss initiatives aimed at strengthening the Baltic Sea region. The Council of the Baltic Sea States meeting in Jurmala will be attended by the foreign ministers of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, as well as diplomats from Denmark, Iceland, Germany, Russia and the European Commission. “The meeting’s participants will…

Russia Sanctions Won’t Work If Trump Doesn’t Back Them Up

By Editorial Board on Monday, August 13, 2018

The Trump administration’s new sanctions against Russia, imposed last week in response to the poisoning in the U.K. of a former Russian spy and his daughter, are welcome. They are also confusing, contrasting as they do the words and behavior of President Donald Trump himself, who has repeatedly and publicly lavished praise on Russian President Vladimir Putin. One hopes the real U.S. strategy is to stand strong against Russia’s transgressions.…