Posts tagged as fails

Lembergs fails to get judge switched in his epic trial

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Lembergs said on his website that he had appealed against “global pressure on judges and the rule of law.” As previously reported, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) on December 9 imposed sanctions on Lembergs and four legal entities associated with him, based on the so-called Magnitsky Act. The accompanying explanation described him, in the U.S.’ view, as an oligarch with a long track record…

Motion of no confidence in Estonian interior minister fails

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The 101-seat chamber rejected the censure motion with 44 votes in favor and 42 against, with no abstentions. The motion would have required 51 votes to pass. The group of the opposition Reform Party filed the motion for the censure of the interior minister in connection with remarks made by the minister and chairman of the Estonian Conservative People’s Party (EKRE) about Finland’s new prime minister and the new government…

Move to sack Seimas speaker fails in blow to ruling party leader

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

A vote to remove the Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas, Viktoras Pranckietis, failed when only a few MPs showed up for it on Tuesday night. Eleven out of 141 lawmakers took part in a secret ballot and three voted in favour of dismissing Pranckietis, seven were against and one ballot paper was invalidated. At least 71 votes are needed to pass a no-confidence motion. The move is seen as a…

Facebook transparency effort fails

Friday, July 26, 2019

Facebook promised to make it easier to track political ads on its global social network. So far, those efforts have failed. Ahead of elections in Canada, the United States and possibly the United Kingdom, highly partisan groups continue to buy advertising on Facebook with limited oversight over how their posts are funded or whom they target, according to independent researchers and lawmakers on both sides of the Atlantic. The lack…