Posts tagged as position

The labour market in Estonia is in a good position

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The labour market was in an extraordinarily good place in the fourth quarter of 2019, as unemployment remained low at 4.1% and employment was up 0.4% over the year. The data do indicate though that the labour market is cooling. As it was throughout 2019, Harjumaa was the region where employment increased most in the fourth quarter. The contraction in the oil shale sector pulled down employment in Ida-Virumaa. Employment…

Critics of Sinkevicius’ position don’t realize Brussels’ agenda

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Critics of the European Commission portfolio offered to Lithuania’s delegated candidate Virginijus Sinkevicius do not realize Brussels’ agenda and the priorities of the future EC president, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says. Ursula von der Leyen, the president-elect of the European Commission, which is set to start working in November, has proposed to put the Lithuanian candidate in charge of environment and oceans. Critics say Sinkevicius, Lithuania’s economy and innovation…

Over 40 MPs propose narrowing down legal immunity

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas Viktoras Pranckietis and over 40 lawmakers are proposing narrowing down the legal immunity of MPs, judges, prime minister and ministers. They have drafted constitutional amendments stating that a member of the Seimas, judge, minister and prime minister could be prosecuted without the Seimas or presidential consent, if they are suspected of having committed a less serious or serious crime. Currently, there’s no such an exception…

Lithuania’s EAPL-CFA will take part in talks on ruling coalition

Monday, June 10, 2019

The Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – Christian Families Alliance will take part in the ongoing talks on a new ruling coalition, its leader said after the party’s council meeting in Vilnius on Friday. “It made the decision to officially start talks on a future coalition,” Tomasevski told journalists after the council meeting. “We agreed that program provisions are key and from that point we start to talk. If…

China blames US for trade dispute, but doesn’t escalate

Monday, June 3, 2019

China fired back at the U.S. Sunday over the two nations’ trade dispute, issuing a report that blamed the conflict on the Trump administration but refrained from escalating the trade war. The report from the Cabinet spokesman’s office said China won’t back down on “major issues of principle,” but offered no sense of whether or how the world’s second largest economy might retaliate against U.S. tariffs on goods manufactured in…

Lithuania to carry out the NATO Contact Point Embassy functions in Moldova, Defence Attaché position created

Thursday, February 21, 2019

On February 20 the Government approved the proposal of the Ministry of National Defence to establish the post of Defence Attaché at the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Moldova which will function as a NATO Contact Point Embassy in 2019-2020. At the moment there is no Lithuanian Defence Attaché based in Moldova, our country’s military interest is represented by a Defence Attaché based in Kyiv. Lithuania actively supports…

Latvian government decides not to position Latvia as regional financial services center

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Cabinet of Ministers on Tuesday decided to cross out the decision on positioning Latvia as the regional financial service center from the Financial Sector Development Plan. The government on Tuesday heard the Finance Ministry’s report on performance of the Financial Sector Development plan for 2017-2019 and the necessary changes. The Finance Ministry explained the decision to stop positioning Latvia as the regional financial services center with the changes in…

Estonian, Polish ministers of culture and sport discuss fight against doping

Friday, January 18, 2019

Estonia’s Minister of Culture Indrek Saar and Poland’s Minister of Sport and Tourism Witold Banka discussed cooperation between the two countries in sports at their meeting in Tallinn on Thursday, focusing on the topic of fight against  doping. “Poland has carried our several major reforms in the field of combating doping in recent years. Poland has evolved as an important  partner in this internationally. Close international cooperation is of utmost…