Posts tagged as Meeting

Meeting against territorial reform planned in Latvia

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

A “people’s meeting” in which residents from various regions of Latvia will express their dissatisfaction with the administrative-territorial reform plan, will be held this Thursday almost simultaneously with a protest planned by healthcare employees, Liga Bulmeistere, a representative of the Latvian Green Party, informed LETA. While the healthcare employees will be protesting the government’s failure to keep the pay rise promise, those dissatisfied with the territorial reform are determined to…

North Korea rejects meeting with South over resort

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

North Korea on Tuesday rejected South Korea’s request for working-level talks to discuss the possible demolition of South Korean-made hotels and other facilities at the North’s Diamond Mountain resort that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants removed. In letters addressed to Seoul’s Unification Ministry and South Korea’s Hyundai business group, North Korea said face-to-face meetings would be unnecessary and repeated its stance that details should be worked out through…

Estonian defmin to take part in NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Estonia’s Defense Minister Juri Luik is about to take part in a two-day meeting of NATO ministers of defense in Brussels on Thursday and Friday where strengthening of the alliance’s deterrence and defense will be talked about. Luik and his Latvian, Lithuanian and Polish counterparts are to meet with Gen. Tod D. Wolters, NATO’s supreme allied commander Europe (SACEUR). In addition, the ministers of defense are to discuss matters related…

Iran may skip UN summit where Trump meeting suggested

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Iran’s president and foreign minister may skip next week’s high-level meetings at the United Nations as the U.S. has yet to issue them visas, the Islamic Republic’s state-run news agency reported Wednesday, as tensions remain high in the Mideast over an attack on a crucial Saudi oil installation. The U.N. meeting had been considered as an opportunity for direct talks between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and President Donald Trump amid…

US objects to French tax on tech firms at G-7 meeting

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The Trump administration is objecting to France’s plan to tax Facebook, Google and other U.S. tech giants, a rift that’s overshadowing talks between seven longtime allies near Paris this week on issues ranging from digital currencies to trade. As finance officials from the Group of Seven rich democracies’ gathered Wednesday at a chateau in Chantilly, near Paris, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin planned to take a tough line against host…

JKP leaving government meeting is ”yellow card” to Karins government

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The head of the New Conservative Party’s (JKP) Saeima group Juta Strike told LETA that the way Normunds Mezviets was re-appointed the head of the State Security Service by the government yesterday was reminiscent of ”the old political style”, and that the walk-out by JKP ministers from the government meeting is a ”yellow card” to the current government. Strike said that JKP plans to discuss with Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins…

Foreign minister to highlight Ukraine, Georgia at OSCE meeting

Monday, July 8, 2019

Foreign minister Urmas Reinsalu (Isamaa) is attending an Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) informal foreign ministers’ meeting in Slovakia this week, BNS reports. Formed in the early 1970s,  The OSCE is the world’s largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization, and focuses on arms control, human rights, press freedoms and fair elections. It boasts 57 member states. The meeting, held in the resort town of Štrbské Pleso in Slovakia’s Tatra Mountains, is to…

Head of Latvian Finance and Capital Market Commission steps down

Saturday, July 6, 2019

The chairman of Latvia’s Finance and Capital Market Commission (FCMC) Pēters Putniņš and his deputy Gunta Razāne submitted resignations on Thursday, 4 July, as confirmed by Finance Minister Jānis Reirs. Both submitted resignations, asking to be relieved of duties as of 15 July, said Reirs. He confirmed forwarding resignations to Saeima speaker Ināra Mūrniece along with a letter, requesting the matter regarding Putniņš and Razāne to be discussed by Saeima’s…

Trump and Kim’s DMZ meeting mixes show and substance

By Zeke Miller on Monday, July 1, 2019

With those words, a deliberate step and a pat on the arm of Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump became the first sitting American leader to step into North Korea on Sunday as the two made history at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone. The made-for-television moment was unthinkable just two years ago, when the men were trading base insults and grim threats. Trump’s three-hour stop at the DMZ — of…

Minister R. Karoblis to attend Baltic Defence Ministers’ meeting in Tartu

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

On June 19–20 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis will take part in the Baltic Defence Committee meeting in Tartu (Estonia). He will discuss European Union defence initiatives and coordinate the Baltic countries’ positions concerning the Euro-Atlantic agenda with his counterpart of Latvia Artis Pabriks and of Estonia Jüri Luik. Significant attention at the meeting will be paid to the joint trilateral Baltic projects, development of the joint recognised maritime…