Posts tagged as fight

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…