Posts tagged as discussion

Tax reform discussion hits dead end

Friday, July 10, 2020

The parties’ talks on changes to the tax system have stalled, according to several politicians, Latvian Television reported on July 8. The reason was the New Conservative Party’s requirement that the untaxed minimum should be raised next year to €500, as promised in the Party’s program. Other parties say that Latvia cannot afford it. With the beginning of next year, the government hopes to introduce a 5% health tax, shifting…

STRATCOMCOE to livestream COVID-19 discussion

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Wednesday 15 April will see the Rīga-based NATO Strategic Communicaitons Center of Excellence (STRATCOMCOE) breaking new ground with the launch of a series of virtual interviews and interactive question and answer sessions. STRATCOMCOE experts Nora Biteniece and Henrik Twetman will be in discussion with director Jānis Sarts about COVID-19, digital security and privacy, and interested parties are encouraged to join in for a virtual Q&A and discussion afterwards. “On social media platforms, disinformation about…

Lithuania suggests not to deviate from the main purpose of Rail Baltica

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

As the trilateral discussion of the Baltic States regarding implementation model of the project Rail Baltica continues, Lithuania suggests not to deviate from the main purpose – to implement the project on time because Rail Baltica is important not only for the Baltic region, but also for Europe as a whole, as a part of trans-European rail network that is going to fill in the lacking links between the North-Baltic…

UN Security Council hosts coronavirus security discussion

Friday, April 10, 2020

The UN Security Council (UNSC) held a discussion Thursday on the COVID-19 and its potential effects on peace and security. Estonia is a non-permanent UNSC member for 2020-2021. “Estonia has driven the conversation on the UNSC on how it should address the rapid spread of coronavirus, and resulting instability which could affect international peace and stability,” foreign minister Urmas Reinsalu (Isamaa) said, according to a ministry press release. “Yesterday’s meeting…

Lithuania’s State Defense Council to discuss coronavirus situation, intelligence reports

Friday, March 13, 2020

Lithuania’s State Defense Council is set on Friday to hold a meeting at the Ministry of National Defense and discuss the coronavirus and the intelligence services’ last year’s reports. The coronavirus situation will be presented by Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga, presidential spokesman Antanas Bubnelis told BNS, and also the State Security Department and the Second Investigation Department under the Ministry of National Defense will present their reports. The meeting will…

Klaipėda council member delivers appeal in partisan leader’s defamation case

Thursday, September 5, 2019

A court in Klaipėda heard the appeal of Viačeslavas Titov, a local councilor who was fined 12,000 euros for the defamation of Lithuania’s anti-Soviet partisan leader, Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas. In May, the Klaipėda District Court found Titov guilty for the defamation of a deceased person’s memory, incitement to hatred, and public approval or denial of Soviet crimes. According to the prosecutor, Titov systemically shared “hate inciting information” on Lithuanian post-war partisans…

Estonian interior minister not to attend discussion focusing on relocation of immigrants

Thursday, July 18, 2019

At an informal meeting of justice and home affairs ministers of the European Union to be held in Helsinki on Thursday and Friday, Estonian Minister of the Interior Mart Helme from the Conservative People’s Party (EKRE) will attend the discussions of migration policy and interior affairs, but will skip a dinner during which the ministers are to discuss relocation of the migrants arriving in the EU via the central Mediterranean…

Bill lifting election campaigning restrictions ready for cabinet discussion

Monday, July 8, 2019

A bill aimed at removing the ban on outdoor pre-election political campaign advertising has been drafted by the justice ministry, Baltic News Service reports. Proponents of the bill say it more accurately reflects the present-day realities of elections in Estonia, compared with the existing legislation, which predates social media and some other developments. The bill, which would also lift restrictions on active election campaigning on polling day, is to be…

Combating climate change will bring economic benefits

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Combating climate change will bring economic benefits, Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis said in his speech at the R20 Austrian World Summit in Vienna. LETA was told at the president’s office that the summit aimed to seek solutions and share experience in dealing with the challenges caused by climate change. In his address at the summit, the Latvian president expressed his conviction during the Summit that efficient measures to combat climate…