Posts tagged as fight

Ukrainians hungry for Lithuanian jobs, but some end up here in deeper misery

Friday, July 12, 2019

Once a country of EU record-high emigration, Lithuania has recently become a new home for thousands of Ukrainians, who come here in search for a better life. According to the Lithuanian Migration Department, the number of Ukrainians living in Lithuania has rocketed by almost 42 per cent in 2018, making them the largest foreign community in Lithuania. The stats say there were 16 873 Ukrainian nationals in Lithuania as of…

Briedis: “It will be the World’s finest boxing show!”

Friday, June 7, 2019

Latvia’s Mairis Briedis (25-1, 18 KOs) feels ready to shine for a third time at the Arena Riga on June 15, when he faces Poland’s Krzysztof Glowacki (31-1, 19 KOs) for a place in the Cruiserweight Final for the Ali Trophy. In Season 1 of the World Boxing Super Series Briedis fought twice in front of capacity crowds in Latvia’s capital. The national hero won a unanimous points decision over…

The U.S. And Russia Are Stocking Up On Missiles And Nukes For A Different Kind Of War

By Geoff Brumfiel on Friday, February 1, 2019

At a Russian base on the Baltic Sea, construction is underway to house a new generation of nuclear-capable missiles. Tent-like structures have popped up to shelter the mobile missile system, known as Iskander, which is capable of firing weapons with both conventional and nuclear warheads. Recent satellite imagery of the territory, known as Kaliningrad also shows that old buildings on the base are being demolished. “It really looks like the…

Lithuania, EU ministers to discuss fight against disinformation in Brussels

Monday, January 21, 2019

Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affair Linas Linkevicius and his foreign counterparts will discuss issues related to fighting disinformation in Brussels on Monday. On December 5, 2018, the European External Action Service and the European Commission endorsed an anti-disinformation action plan, with Lithuania being its key initiator, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said. On Monday, the EU Foreign Affairs Council will discuss the implementation of this action plan, will also speak about…

Estonian, Polish ministers of culture and sport discuss fight against doping

Friday, January 18, 2019

Estonia’s Minister of Culture Indrek Saar and Poland’s Minister of Sport and Tourism Witold Banka discussed cooperation between the two countries in sports at their meeting in Tallinn on Thursday, focusing on the topic of fight against  doping. “Poland has carried our several major reforms in the field of combating doping in recent years. Poland has evolved as an important  partner in this internationally. Close international cooperation is of utmost…

What does Ukraine mean for US?

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, September 28, 2018

US is turning Ukraine into an instrument of struggle with Russia. At the same time, Kiev is a very convenient option. The escalation of the conflict in Ukraine is beneficial to the United States for several reasons.   1. The procedure of deciding on military actions is too politicized in NATO countries. Arming the Ukrainian armed forces gives the US opportunity to keep the high level of confronting with Russia.…

New rules to tackle Terrorism and Criminal Financing

Thursday, September 13, 2018

MEPs are set to step up the fight against terrorism and crime by approving rules to prevent money laundering as well as tougher checks on cash flows. New rules to tackle money laundering According to estimates, €110 billion is generated each year from criminal activity within the EU (equivalent to 1% of the EU’s gross domestic product). Proceeds of crime and money-laundering schemes can be used to finance terrorist activities. Money laundering…

Estonian govt committee to submit proposals for improving fight against money laundering

Saturday, August 25, 2018

The Estonian government Cabinet tasked the government committee working in the Ministry of Finance to draw up proposals by October on how to improve the fight against money laundering. According to Prime Minister Juri Ratas, there has to be zero tolerance for money laundering in Estonia. “In recent years the rules against money laundering and terrorist financing have become stricter. Today’s regulation differs greatly from the time when large-scale suspicious…

NATO soldiers in the Baltics – thugs or defenders?

By Lukas Ramonas on Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The decision to deploy four multinational battalions in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland on the basis of rotation was taken after NATO summit in Warsaw in 2016. The core of the contingent in Latvia is Canada, in Lithuania – Germany, in Estonia – the United Kingdom and in Poland – the United States. However, this decision also had some negative consequences, especially for local residents of the host nations. The…