Posts tagged as Meeting

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…

Estonian parlt speaker, Croatian president acknowledge common values

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Estonian parliament speaker Henn Polluaas and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic acknowledged at their meeting on Tuesday that Estonia and Croatia are close in terms of their their common values and world view and stand for a rules-based world order. “The relations between our two countries are excellent,” Polluaas was quoted by parliament spokespeople as saying. “Although we are not neighbors, our histories have a lot in common, and we have…

President-elect Nausėda meets political leaders, shows compassion to heinous crime victim

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Lithuanian president-elect Gitanas Nausėda was meeting this week with the leaders of the Lithuanian parliamentary parties. He confirmed that he will make his first official visit to Poland on July 16, right after his inauguration. On Tuesday, Nausėda travelled to Kaunas Clinics, where a savagely beaten, nearly raped teenage girl from the rural Jurbarkas region is recovering. President-elect wants PM Skvernelis to continue his job Although he has said he…

Deputies of NATO states to meet in Antalya

Friday, April 12, 2019

Lawmakers, bureaucrats, military representatives and foreign mission chiefs from NATOmember states will meet in Turkey’s southern province of Antalya on April 12-14. The joint meeting of the 99th Rose-Roth Seminar, and Mediterranean and Middle East special group of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly will be hosted by the Turkish Grand National Assembly. The meeting will begin with the opening speeches of Turkish Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Madeleine Moon,…

No hidden agenda in Putin meeting says President Kaljulaid

Saturday, April 6, 2019

President Kersti Kaljulaid said on Friday that her proposed meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow has no hidden agendas and no desire for any direct benefit, and simply aims for communication, as neighbouring countries should do. President Kaljulaid is scheduled to attend the opening of the renovated Estonian Embassy building in Moscow on 18 April, and earlier in the week her office issued, via the embassy, a proposal…