Posts tagged as discuss

Estonian parlt committee chair to discuss topical EU issues with colleagues in Zagreb

Monday, January 20, 2020

Chairman of the European Union affairs committee of the Estonian parliament, Anneli Ott, is to participate in a meeting of the chairpersons of the Conference of Parliamentary Committees for Union Affairs of Parliaments of the European Union (COSAC) held in Zagreb, Croatia. The meeting will focus on the priorities of the Croatian presidency of the Council of the European Union and on bringing Europe closer to citizens, Riigikogu spokespeople said.…

Baltic, Polish defense ministers discuss security of NATO’s eastern flank

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The ministers of defense of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland during their meeting in Tallinn on Monday discussed matters of security of the eastern flank of NATO. The meeting on Monday brought together defense ministers Juri Luik of Estonia, Artis Pabriks of Latvia, Raimundas Karoblis of Lithuania and Mariusz Blaszczak of Poland. On Tuesday the three Baltic ministers will continue discussions, spokespeople for the Estonian Ministry of Defense said. “I…

Lithuania and Finland discuss cooperation on nuclear safety

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Lithuania and Finland are looking at potential cooperation in the area of nuclear safety which the two countries’ foreign ministers discussed during a meeting in Vilnius on Monday. The ministers noted that although relations between the two countries are close, new potential cooperation areas are emerging, such as nuclear safety, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said in a press release. Lithuania is constantly bringing up nuclear safety issues in meeting with…

Lithuanian president leaves for UN General Assembly to discuss security, climate change

Monday, September 23, 2019

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda has left for New York on Sunday to attend the UN General Assembly session expected to focus on security and climate change.  The highlight of Nauseda’s visit to the US, which will end on Thursday, will be his address at the General Assembly session, scheduled for Wednesday. Diplomats say the president will likely speak about the importance of international law, Russia’s threat and sustainable development goals. Nausėda is…

Official must be able to publicly discuss state’s problems

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Minister of Finance Martin Helme (EKRE) posted a message on social media on Wednesday criticizing Ministry of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for European Affairs Matti Maasikas, who had expressed concerns regarding the direction of Estonia’s foreign policy. Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre) in turn wrote another message on social media himself in defense of Estonia’s officials. In his post on Wednesday afternoon, Martin Helme, deputy chairman of the Conservative People’s Party…

Latvian chief of defense to begin visit to US

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Latvian Chief of Defense, Lieutenant General Leonids Kalnins is beginning a working visit to the United States today to discuss defense cooperation between the two countries’ armed forces, as well as security and cooperation matters. “Cooperation with the Michigan National Guard is among the deepest, strongest and most vital. And this is not because this cooperation involves military might but because it is based on a truly friendly relationship…

EU commissioners to discuss energy projects, climate change with Lithuanian leaders

Friday, July 19, 2019

European Commissioner for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic is coming to Vilnius on Friday to discuss energy projects and climate change with Lithuania’s top officials.   Sefcovic, together with European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis, are scheduled to meet with President Gitanas Nauseda and Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis. The meetings will focus on energy and climate policy priorities, the Baltic power grids’ synchronization with the Continental European system, and the current situation…

Lithuanian parlt speaker faces no-confidence vote after his party approves coalition deal

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Viktoras Pranckietis, the speaker of the Seimas, faces a no-confidence vote in the parliament to remove him from office after the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) has approved a new coalition agreement. In an open ballot vote on Monday evening, the LFGU council supported the agreement with 68 votes in favor, one against and seven abstentions, Ramunas Karbauskis, the party’s leader, told reporters in Kaunas. “We can say this…

Baltic presidents meet and discuss climate change, digital era and security

Thursday, July 11, 2019

On his first official foreign visit, Latvia’s President Egils Levits met with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid. The two discussed climate change, challenges of the digital age and security affairs. Leaders of the two countries agreed that Baltic and Nordic states should cooperate in climate change matters and agreed that climate change is a priority for Europe and the rest of the world. The two also stressed that Latvia and Estonia…

Iran says it has broken stockpile limit set by nuclear deal

Monday, July 1, 2019

Iran acknowledged Monday it had broken the limit set on its stockpile of low-enriched uranium by the 2015 nuclear deal, marking its first major departure from the unraveling agreement a year after the U.S. unilaterally withdrew from the accord. Iran had been expected for days to acknowledge it broke the limit after earlier warning it would do so. It held off on publicly making an announcement as European leaders met…