Posts tagged as elections

Ukraine Elections: Too Close To Call – Analysis

By Sergei Souglobine on Saturday, March 16, 2019

On March 31, Ukraine will be going to polls to elect a head of state for a new five-year term. For a country where presidents traditionally perform real rather than formal or symbolic functions, the importance of such an election is always hard to overestimate. But the upcoming race looks particularly crucial. At stake is the fate of the current pro-western political administration brought about by the 2014 revolution and,…

It’s better to reform than destroy EU – EPP Chairman Weber

Friday, February 1, 2019

It is better to reform the European Union (EU) than to abandon or destroy it, Manfred Weber, Chairman of the European People’s Party (EPP) Group in the European Parliament, told LETA. The bloc’s future in in the hands of its citizens, not bureaucrats, he said. Weber also emphasized the significance of the upcoming European Parliament elections which are expected to help answer the fundamental question whether we as European are…

Lithuanian PM leaves for Israel to discuss security problems, EU ties

Monday, January 28, 2019

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis is leaving for Israel on Monday and is scheduled to meet with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin. The meetings will focus on security problems in the Baltic Sea and Middle Eastern regions, bilateral cooperation and Israel’s relations with the European Union. Traditionally, Lithuania is among Israel’s strongest supporters in Europe, partly due to the Holocaust history and the coordination of positions…

Many EU member states realize possibility of external interference in European Parliament elections – StratCom chief

Monday, January 21, 2019

Many European Union (EU) member states realize that there might be attempts to interfere in the upcoming European Parliament elections from outside, Janis Sarts, director of the Riga-based NATO Strategic Communication Center of Excellence (NATO StratCom), told LETA. The possible risks are currently being analyzed on the European level, and countries have the ability to exchange information. “We see that there are domestic political players in some countries who are…

2019: a difficult political year in Lithuania

By Viktors Domburs on Friday, January 4, 2019

2019 will be a big political year in Lithuania, with elections in national focus. Lithuania will hold presidential, municipal and European Parliament elections this year. Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite in her traditional New Year congratulation message was very restrained and short-spoken. She clearly understands that she did nothing outstanding to be proud of. This message looked more as a warning. It could be read between the lines that she warned…

Ten Latvian parties apply for financing from national budget

Friday, November 9, 2018

The ten parties which have won more than 2 percent of votes in the recent 13th Saeima elections have applied with the Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) for financing from the national budget, KNAB representative Inta Nolle said LETA. Ten parties are entitled to this financing after the last general elections. According to the Central Election Commission’s data, Harmony in four years will receive EUR 474,612, KPV LV – EUR 341,548,…

Latvian Saeima to decide on election of deputies to committees on 20 November

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Latvian parliament plans to elect deputies to different committees on 20 November, as confirmed by the Saeima Praesidium and Faction Council at a meeting on 8 November. During the meeting, participants also supported a legislative draft regarding rules for the formation of Saeima committees. Saeima plans to approve this legislative draft during the meeting on 13 November. Once this is done, deputies will have to submit candidates for committees to…

In pictures: Passionate voters and politicians before U.S. midterm election

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The U.S. has passed another passionate political campaign stimulating voter participation in the country’s midterm elections taking place on Wednesday, November 8. The election is held in the middle of the first term in office of the Republican President Donald Trump. It comprises electing all seats of the U.S. Congress House of Representatives, 35 of the 100 seats of the Congress’ Senate and 39 state and territorial governors.

Lithuania faces public condemnation by Council of Europe over Paksas case

Friday, October 26, 2018

The Council of Europe may adopt a resolution in December, stating that Lithuania fails to meet its international obligation by not implementing the European Court of Human Rights’ ruling on paving the way for Rolandas Paksas to stand as a candidate in elections. Donatas Murauskas, a representative of the Lithuanian government, says the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers will discuss this issue on Dec. 4-6. “The implementation of the…

Merkel’s partners lose historic majority in Bavaria state election

Monday, October 15, 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s partner party suffered their worst election result since 1950, losing votes to the far-right and the ecologist Greens. Canadian-British news agency Reuters reported citing the preliminary results of the Sunday, October 14, vote the Christian Social Union (CSU) won 37.3% of the vote, losing its absolute majority for only the second time since 1962. This is a result that is expected to make CSU an even…