Posts tagged as Majority

Thailand’s new Cabinet sworn in, ending rule by army junta

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Thailand’s new Cabinet has been sworn in, creating a nominally elected government after five years of military rule but keeping power in the hands of the same allies of the army. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who as army commander seized power in a 2014 coup and then served as junta leader and prime minister, returns to serve again as prime minister. This time he was elected by a parliamentary vote after a…

President Levits has no other option but to promulgate tax cut on strong alcohol due to bill’s urgency

Thursday, July 11, 2019

President Egils Levits has no other option but to promulgate the legislative amendment reducing excise tax on alcohol by 15 percent because Saiema has decided to adopt the bill in a fast-track procedure. Dina Meistere, head of the Saeima Legal Office, told LETA that since the parliament has assigned the bill urgency status by at least two thirds of votes, the president cannot request reconsideration of the bill and has…

Latvia has agreed an extension in introduction of Moneyval recommendations

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Latvia has been able to agree to an extension in the introduction of the recommendations from the Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (Moneyval), Ilze Znotina, the head of the Office for Prevention of Laundering of Proceeds Derived from Criminal Activity, told Latvian Television this morning. ”There is considerable progress. We have prepared our first report and have…

Lawyer says Lithuanian woman stole steak from Aldi ‘because of Brexit’

Thursday, June 27, 2019

A LAWYER representing a Lithuanian woman who stole packets of steak from Aldi told a court that Brexit was indirectly responsible for her crimes. Blackburn Magistrates Court heard Olga Jankovskaja had repeatedly stolen from shops to fund her drugs habit. But defending his client, barrister Mark Williams said the mother-of-one was unable to claim benefits until she had secured UK citizenship ‘post Brexit’. He told a district judge that although…

In quake-hit Indonesia, thousands in need of humanitarian aid

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

In Lombok island, Indonesia, the number of the victims of the disastrous earthquake of the past weekend, exceeded a hundred with more bodies found under the rubble of buildings. Canadian-British news agency Reuters reports on Wednesday, August 7, that a humanitarian crisis looms for thousands left homeless by the disaster in the rural area, where clean water, food, medicine and shelter are desperately needed. The representative of Indonesia’s disaster mitigation…