Posts tagged as politics

I don’t want to lose my job at the whim of some political group – Turlais

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Riga mayor Dainis Turlais (Honor to Serve Riga, GKR) is determined to carry on with his duties and does not want to lose his job “at the whims of some political group”, the politician told LETA. Asked about the reasoning behind the no confidence motion proposed by the Riga City Council’s opposition members, Turlais said that “all politicians want to be good in the eyes of their electorate”, so from…

Schroeder says U.S. pressure on Denmark the main reason for Nord Stream 2 delay

Friday, June 7, 2019

U.S. political pressure on Denmark is the main reason for delays on construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Europe, project chairman Gerhard Schroeder said on Friday. The project has come under fire from the United States and several eastern European, Nordic and Baltic Sea countries, which fear that it will increase the European Union’s reliance on Russian gas. Former German chancellor Schroeder said that U.S. gas is…

Stability as a Distinctive Feature of the Political Transformation in Kazakhstan

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Kazakhstan is now undergoing some significant political events related to the unexpected-for-many-people resignation of its President Nursultan Nazarbayev as well as holding of early elections on June 9 this year. Nursultan Nazarbayev, the first president of Kazakhstan, has initiated the so-called “soft transition of power” procedure for the purpose of implementing political and democratic reforms in the country. One must suppose that such a decision of the Kazakhstan’s leader is…

Mr. Trump – the master of the Baltics

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, January 31, 2019

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Sunday that US President Donald Trump’s regular complaints about the alliance had not undermined it – adding that his criticism on defense spending was having a positive impact. Trump has frequently blasted members of the 29-nation western security partnership for not paying more into their national defense budgets, the AFP news agency reports. He has clearly stated that NATO allies need to invest more.…

2019: a difficult political year in Lithuania

By Viktors Domburs on Friday, January 4, 2019

2019 will be a big political year in Lithuania, with elections in national focus. Lithuania will hold presidential, municipal and European Parliament elections this year. Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite in her traditional New Year congratulation message was very restrained and short-spoken. She clearly understands that she did nothing outstanding to be proud of. This message looked more as a warning. It could be read between the lines that she warned…

PM speaks out against wider effects of physical confrontation in politics

Monday, December 3, 2018

The recent unrest and scuffling that marred Monday’s Riigikogu vote on the UN Global Migration Compact are quite un-Estonian, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre) has explained. Speaking on a video recorded in his office and posted on his social media account, Mr Ratas said he hoped that those involved would find it in their hearts to repent of their actions, and expressed his disappointment that the incident, which arose during…

Kanye West announces he’s distancing himself from politics

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Kanye West says he’s “distancing” himself from politics. On Twitter the rapper claims he’s being “used to spread messages I don’t believe in.” He has been a vocal supporter of President Trump but this decision appears to centre around a campaign he was linked to known as Blexit. Run by Conservative commentator Candace Owens it encourages black Americans to quit the Democratic party. She claimed the musician had designed clothing…

Trump sees mixing trade, foreign policy as good politics

Monday, September 3, 2018

When President Donald Trump pulled the plug on an upcoming trip to North Korea by his secretary of state, he pointed a finger of blame at China and the global superpower’s trade practices. In his recent trade breakthrough with Mexico, Trump praised the country’s outgoing president for his help on border security and agriculture. Both developments offered fresh evidence of how Trump has made trade policy the connective tissue that ties together different elements of his “America First” foreign policy…

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

A worldwide survey was conducted by the UN. The only question asked was: “Would you please give your honest opinion about solutions to the food shortage in the rest of the world?” The survey was a huge failure. In Africa they didn’t know what “food” meant. In Eastern Europe they didn’t know what “honest” meant. In Western Europe they didn’t know what “shortage” meant. In China they didn’t know what…

Amid the World Cup, Vladimir Putin scores some diplomatic goals

By Nathan Hodge on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev attend the World Cup opening ceremony on Thursday. The Kremlin may be locked in confrontation with the West, but the rest of the world is coming to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russia is hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and Putin is scoring important diplomatic points. World leaders have been making their way to Moscow for the games, raising Putin’s stature and putting Russia at…