Posts tagged as EU

EU, US and Canada ‘Have Punched a Big Hole’ in Daesh Propaganda

Monday, April 30, 2018

European authorities stated they have compromised Daesh-branded media in a joint effort with the US and Canada, thus destroying terrorists’ broadcasting capabilities. A joint operation to tackle the Daesh* propaganda machine was launched on April 25, 2018 by the law enforcement authorities of the European Union Member States, Canada and the US and coordinated by the European Union Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) within the European Counter Terrorism Centre (ECTC) at the Europol headquarters. According to the Europol statement,…

Developments in Baltic Defense since Trump Took Office

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Baltic states have felt themselves to be in something of a defense crisis since the Russian annexation of Crimea, which revealed Russia’s revisionist intentions to the extent that even Western Europeans began to take them seriously. While all three Baltic states worked to improve their own national defenses, they also had to rely on NATO to provide the resources necessary to deter or, if necessary, defeat Russia. Trump’s disparagement…

EU puts forward news defence plan

Monday, April 16, 2018

The European Commission and the EU’s foreign affairs chief presented recently an Action Plan to improve military mobility within and beyond the European Union. Military Mobility is one of the initial projects launched under the EU’s Permanent Structured Cooperation in Defence (PESCO) facility. Facilitating the movement of military troops and assets is seen as essential for European security. Today’s Action Plan identifies a series of operational measures to tackle physical,…

LCCI invites businessmen to develop cooperation with countries part of New Silk Road

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Latvia’s Chamber for Commerce and Industry invites businessmen to use the opportunities provided by China’s New Silk Road initiative and commence exporting goods to China. Transport channels have already been established to ensure this. Intergovernmental cooperation agreements have also been signed in relation to investments and other important matters. «Latvia is one of the most active participants of the project. LCCI also contributes to establishing cooperation with the eastern country.…

Estonian EU presidency cost EUR 68.1 mln

Saturday, April 7, 2018

“We can say today that the organization of the EU presidency cost 68.1 million euros and 10.7 million euros was saved compared with the initial budget,” Piret Lillevali, head of the Estonian EU presidency organizing team, said in a press release. The planned budget of the presidency for 2014-2019 was 74.8 million euros, not including an additional 4 million euros for the organization of a summit. Lillevali said that a noticeable…

Energy consumption in households: changes are expected

Friday, April 6, 2018

Although households in the EU states account for a “small” quarter of the total final energy consumption, their importance in the nations’ energy policies is enormous. For example, space and water heating are the main energy consumption sectors in the states; although renewables are becoming vital as well. The Baltic States have to take into consideration energy issues in the households’ policies to make them sustainable.

Russia seeks to discredit UK with special meeting of UN security council

Thursday, April 5, 2018

An emboldened Russia will on Thursday attempt to discredit Britain’s international reputation at the UN after a series of blunders by Boris Johnson and the Foreign Office led to accusations that the UK had overstated its case that Russia was responsible for the nerve agent attack on the former spy Sergei Skripal. Although the carefully crafted international alliance in support of the UK has held together despite Russian pressure, ministers…