Posts tagged as PM

Lithuanian PM: Astravyets remains key issue in ties with Belarus

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Ensuring safety at Belarus’ Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction close to the Lithuanian border remains the key issue as Vilnius seeks a more open dialog with Minsk, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis told the Ziniu Radijas radio station. “Speaking about that melting of ice (in ties) with Belarus, we have no right to lose sight of the main focus – the problem regarding the Astravyets nuclear power plant,” Skvernelis said. “This is…

Lithuanian PM says his cabinet would ‘back in principle’ tax on bank assets

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says his Cabinet would “approve in principle” a move to tax commercial banks’ assets. “In principle, we are inclined to support, but (we need to discuss) the details and what real benefit it would have,” he told the Ziniu Radijas radio station on Thursday. The Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania–Christian Families Alliance, which has tabled such a proposal, says the measure would bring in…

Karins to meet with Kyrgyzstan’s First Deputy Prime Minister today

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) today will meet with Kyrgyzstan’s First Deputy Prime Minister Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev, LETA learned from the prime minister’s office. As reported, on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkevics, met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan, Chingiz Aidarbekov, to discuss bilateral cooperation between Latvia and Kyrgyzstan, the relationship between…

Prime Minister says Santa Purgaile will help further finance sector’s «repairs»

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Approval of Citadele Bank’s board member Santa Purgaile as the head of Finance and Capital Market Commission (FCMC) will help conclude one of the government’s launched «repair stages» in the country’s finance sector, said Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš after meeting with her. He says the government had previously proposed performing so-called «capital repairs» in the finance sector. Together with Purgaile’s approval it will help conclude an important stage of this…

Estonian PM, formin commemorate anniversaries of refugee flight, Baltic Way in New York

Monday, September 23, 2019

Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas and Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu, along with Lithuania’s Finance Minister Vilius Sapoka and Latvian Ambassador to the UN Andrejs Pildegovics, welcomed the local Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian communities in the New York Estonian House on Sunday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the great refugee flight and the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way. In his speech, the prime minister of Estonia recalled that 75…

Estonian PM at Tallinn Digital Summit: Regulation of AI usage needing work

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas at the Tallinn Digital Summit on Tuesday discussed artificial intelligence (AI) with heads of delegations from 14 EU members states as well as Canada, Singapore, Japan, New Zealand and Australia, and noted that more work has to be put into the rules of using AI technologies.  There is a lot of talk of using AI, according to the prime minister; however, much of it is…

Lithuanian PM leaves for Riga to mark Baltic Way, discuss Astravets NPP situation

Monday, August 26, 2019

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis left to Riga on Friday to meet with the Latvian and Estonian counterparts and mark the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way, as well as to discuss the situation around the Astravyets nuclear power plant. While in Riga, Skvernelis is scheduled to met with Speaker of the Latvian Saeima Inara Murniece and lay flowers at the Freedom Monument. At noon, the Baltic prime ministers will…

Baltic PMs agree on need to speed up Rail Baltica project

Monday, August 26, 2019

The three Baltic prime ministers agreed in Riga on Wednesday on the need to accelerate the implementation of the Rail Baltica European standard-gauge railway project. The prime ministers “spoke about the need for us to do everything we can to speed up the implementation because we are lagging behind, the project is not yet ready and we need to talk very seriously with the European Commission, with the rail companies…

Lithuanian PM calls on India to open embassy in Vilnius

Monday, August 19, 2019

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has invited India to open its embassy in Vilnius. “As head of government, I am interested in the development of successful economic relations. The establishment of India’s embassy in Vilnius would be a very practical instrument to bolster cooperation, therefore, I am inviting India to make this important decision,” Skvernelis was quoted as saying in a statement released by the Lithuanian government after his meeting…

Estonia: Reform Party to express no confidence in PM at extraordinary parlt session

Saturday, August 17, 2019

In connection with the illegal attempt to remove director general of the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board Elmar Vaher from office, the board of the opposition Reform Party on Saturday decided to call together an extraordinary session of the Riigikogu to express no confidence in Prime Minister Juri Ratas. “Estonia does not have a functioning government and the prime minister is responsible for this. Government ministers are crossing the…