Posts tagged as members

Ambulance took two Defense Forces members to a hospital in Estonia

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Two members of the Defense Forces were injured during a training exercise on Tuesday In Põlva County. One member fell under the vehicle of the military unit and the other was hit by it. The accident happened at 4.50 pm in Jõeveere village, Räpina municipality, a spokesperson of the Police and Border Guard Board said. A 19-year-old and 20-year-old member of the Kuperjanov Infantry Battalion were standing on the side…

Chemical weapons watchdog members voice concerns over Syria

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Member states of the global chemical weapons watchdog are voicing concern that Syria may still possess such weapons after inspectors discovered traces of what could be a byproduct of a nerve agent or poison gas. In a report submitted Tuesday at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ Executive Council, the organization’s director-general says the traces were found late last year at Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Centre in…

Commemoration Day of the Genocide of the Jews takes place in Latvia

Friday, July 5, 2019

On 4th July 2019, the official Commemoration Day of Genocide against the Jews in Latvia took place. The main public event commemorates the burning of the Choral Synagogue in Rīga on the 4th of July in 1941. This date marked the beginning of the Holocaust in the territory of Latvia, and since 1990 has been dedicated to remembrance of all the Jews that were killed in the Holocaust during the…

FCMC head Putnins and his deputy Razane tender resignation letters

Friday, July 5, 2019

The Financial and Capital Market Commission’s (FCMC) chairman Peters Putnins and his deputy Gunta Razane tendered resignation letters today, Finance Minister Janis Reirs (New Unity) told LETA. Both officials tendered their resignation letters, asking to relieve them of their positions as of July 15, the finance minister said. He informed that he had forwarded the resignation letters to Saeima Speaker Inara Murniece (National Alliance), asking to review the matter first…

City council’s opposition members not to back Burovs for Riga mayor

Friday, June 28, 2019

Opposition members of the Riga City Council are not planning to support Honor to Serve Riga (GKR) party’s candidate for Riga mayor Olegs Burovs, the surveyed politicians told LETA. Vilnis Kirsis, the city council’s New Unity group, said that his party would not back Burovs’ candidacy as real change on the city council can only be achieved through a snap election and not forming a new coalition with Harmony’s current…

Estonia should leave Council of Europe, says EKRE chairman

Thursday, June 27, 2019

After the decision of the council’s parliamentary assembly (PACE) on Tuesday to restore Russia’s voting rights, Minister of the Interior Mart Helme (EKRE) sees no reason why Estonia should spend taxpayer money on contributions to the Council of Europe. Helme, who is also chairman of the Conservative People’s Party of Estonia (EKRE), told media on Thursday that the council has “clearly given defending the principles of the rule of law.”…

Lithuanian minister to meet with regional diplomats in Latvia

Monday, June 3, 2019

Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs will meet with diplomats from other countries in the Latvian city of Jurmala to discuss initiatives aimed at strengthening the Baltic Sea region. The Council of the Baltic Sea States meeting in Jurmala will be attended by the foreign ministers of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, as well as diplomats from Denmark, Iceland, Germany, Russia and the European Commission. “The meeting’s participants will…

Aspiring prosecutors «drop out» in tests – half of contenders fail second stage of tests

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Approximately half of aspiring prosecutor candidates has failed the second portion of tests for general and judicial knowledge. 33 contenders passed the initial portion of tests and made it to the second stage. 14 contenders passed the second portion of tests, and 17 – did not. Two more either failed or left the test room. As previously reported, a total of seventy four contenders had applied for the first stage…

NATO’s Expanding Liabilities

By Michael Brendan Dougherty on Thursday, July 26, 2018

Expansionists have turned NATO into something other than a military alliance and weakened it by adding weak members. Last week, Donald Trump said reckless things about the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and silly things about Montenegro, the alliance’s newest member, specifically. He has complained about America’s Article 5 obligations under the treaty, though he seems to share the widespread misunderstanding that Article 5 obliges all member states to immediately engage…