Posts tagged as leaders

EU commissioners to discuss energy projects, climate change with Lithuanian leaders

Friday, July 19, 2019

European Commissioner for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic is coming to Vilnius on Friday to discuss energy projects and climate change with Lithuania’s top officials.   Sefcovic, together with European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis, are scheduled to meet with President Gitanas Nauseda and Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis. The meetings will focus on energy and climate policy priorities, the Baltic power grids’ synchronization with the Continental European system, and the current situation…

Putin uses G-20 to strengthen alliances, soothe tensions

By Vladimir Isachenkov on Friday, June 28, 2019

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin used a series of talks with global leaders at the Group of 20 summit on Friday to strengthen old alliances and try to soothe tensions with rivals. Putin used his meetings with the leaders of China and India to find common ground on issues such as opposing protectionism, while his long-delayed talks with the American and British leaders likelier touched on thornier issues. Putin’s meeting with…

After Hours HBO’s Chernobyl highlights Vilnius as a go-to filming location

Saturday, June 8, 2019

The last episode of HBO’s outstanding miniseries Chernobyl aired this week, ending the bone-chilling historical drama. As of today, the show stands as the highest-rated TV series in history on IMDB. Contrary to public belief however, Chernobyl was not filmed only in Ukraine – the larger part of the show was shot in Lithuania. Extensive parts of the show were shot in Vilnius, increasing the Lithuanian capital’s now established reputation as one of the regional leaders…

EU divided over top jobs after polls redraw political map

By Lorne Cook on Wednesday, May 29, 2019

European Union leaders stood divided Tuesday over who to name to the bloc’s top jobs, after elections shredded comfortable old political alliances and raised troubling questions about the future of the European project. At a summit in Brussels, major powers France, Germany and Spain all differed over who is best suited to lead the EU’s powerful executive arm, the European Commission, for the next five years. Former Luxembourg Premier Jean-Claude…

EU leaders to agree on 10 commitments at summit: draft text

Monday, May 6, 2019

Gathering in Romania was originally intended to show bloc moving on after Brexit. EU leaders will agree in Romania next week on 10 commitments related to the future of the bloc, according to a draft declaration seen by POLITICO. The leaders will meet on Thursday in the city of Sibiu for a summit that was meant to plot out the future of the EU after Brexit. Although Britain has yet…

Latvia is among global leaders in legal rights affecting women at work – World Bank

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Latvia was one of six economies to earn a perfect score on an index of laws ensuring equal economic opportunities for women over the course of their working lives, the World Bank said in its study “Women, Business and the Law 2019: A Decade of Reform”. Latvia alongside with Belgium, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, and Sweden earned the top score of 100, meaning the country’s laws give women and men equal…

The Baltic sky sold to NATO

By Vairis Godmanis on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

NATO systematically accompanies Russian aircraft over the Baltics. At the same time, the Russian Defense Ministry has repeatedly stated that all flights that had been carried out strictly complied with international rules for the use of airspace over neutral waters, without violating other state’s borders. On February 18 – 24 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled three times to identify and…

Lithuanian president, EU leaders to discuss Brexit, migration in Salzburg

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė is leaving for the Austrian city of Salzburg where she will discuss the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union and migration issues with leaders of other EU states. The informal summit will discuss ways to remove the final obstacles for an EU-UK divorce agreement and plan future ties. As Brussels and London have less and less time to agree on Brexit conditions, EU leaders might…