Posts tagged as plan

‘Democratic transition’ plan for Belarus proposed

Monday, September 21, 2020

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda, together with the presidents of Poland and Romania, has called upon European Union to consider an assistance plan for “for a democratic Belarus”. According to the president’s office, Nausėda and his Polish and Romanian counterparts issued a joint declaration calling on EU institutions and member states to consider a package of measures “for the political, economic, and societal transition of the country”. The plan will be…

Finance Minister plans to merge regulator with Latvian central bank

Thursday, May 21, 2020

The Ministry of Finance (FM) said May 21 it has submitted a proposal to the cabinet that would place Latvia’s independent financial regulator, the Financial and Capital Markets Commission (FKTK) under the wing of the Latvian Central Bank (LB). “The addition of the FKTK to the Bank of Latvia is the logical conclusion of the overhaul of the financial sector. Synergies of information and competencies will help the assessment of risks in…

Lithuania to announce coronavirus exit plan next week

Friday, April 10, 2020

The Lithuanian government is working on a four-point plan on how to lift the quarantine restrictions, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Friday. “I believe that we will be able to provide a preliminary outline as early as on Wednesday.” he told BNS. As part of the first stage, the Cabinet may announce a partial easing for the trade and services sector. The second stage would include outdoor cafes, sporting…

Peilāns: We plan to develop large-sized wooden construction in Latvia and around Europe

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Māris Peilāns, the Chairman of the Board of “Ceļu būvniecības sabiedrība “IGATE”” (Road Construction Company IGATE), who also manages several other woodworking and construction companies, has met the beginning of the new year with dual feelings – satisfaction with successfully completed projects and wondering, how suspicions regarding “crimes in construction processes” in the construction of Latvian eastern border expressed by a single state authority –  Internal Security Bureau (ISB) –…

Poland and Lithuania to plan joint Suwalki Gap defence

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The first Lithuanian-Polish  Defence   Council, to be held in Vilnius on Wednesday, will focus on the  defence   of the Suwalki Gap. The Suwalki Gap connecting Lithuania with Poland is just 80 kilometres wide, and is flanked by Russian exclave of Kaliningrad and Belarus. NATO has stressed that if the corridor was seized during an armed conflict, the Baltic states would be cut-off from the rest of the Alliance.…

Lithuanian govt to consider climate change action plan

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The Lithuanian government is set to consider a National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) on Wednesday as EU member states have committed to draft such plans by the end of this year. EU member states are drafting such plans to implement the goal to transition to an economy without greenhouse emissions by 2050, Lithuania’s Ministry of Energy said. “The EU’s climate change effect is the third largest in the world,…

Iran supports European plan to bolster nuclear deal

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that Iran supports a plan by European countries to bolster a nuclear deal that Tehran reached with the West in 2015 and from which the United States withdrew last year. Rouhani said the plan included preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, securing its support for regional peace, lifting U.S. sanctions and the immediate resumption of Iranian oil exports Speaking during a weekly cabinet meeting, Rouhani…

Helsinki’s Backing of Tunnel to Estonia Gives New Impetus to Rail Baltica Plan

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Moscow has long opposed Rail Baltica, the plan to build a European-gage rail network between Tallinn and Warsaw, arguing that the size of the economies of the Baltic countries will mean that such a line would never carry sufficient cargo and passengers to make it worthwhile. But now that Finland has said it will participate in the project by helping to build a tunnel between Helsinki and Tallinn and that…

Lithuanian, Polish govts plan join sitting

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Lithuanian and Polish Cabinets plan to hold a joint sitting early next year, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Tuesday. “We agreed to take our cooperation to the next level,” he said after meeting with visiting Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawieckis in Vilnius. “I am glad the Polish prime minister backed the idea of holding a joint sitting of the two governments early next year,” Skvernelis said. In…

Russia’s plan: protect or attack?

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, September 13, 2019

A special report entitled “Security in the Eastern Baltic” by the Russian Association of Baltic Studies (RABS) was presented on Tuesday. Let’s see what it is about. The main objective of the report is to identify the causes of the problems in the field of regional security of the Baltic Sea Region. The second task is to analyze the buildup of the armed forces of the United States and other…