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Lithuania: Online voting may not be possible in October elections

Friday, July 10, 2020

Although the Lithuanian parliament has allowed online voting in the upcoming October general election, it may not be possible to have it ready in time, according to the country’s Central Electoral Commission (VRK). The new law, passed last month, allows voters who are abroad or in self-isolation to vote online during pandemics. “We all have agreed that there is very little time to prepare high quality solutions,” the Central Electoral…

Pentagon awaits possible Amazon challenge over cloud deal

Friday, November 1, 2019

Amazon must decide soon if it will protest the Pentagon’s awarding of a $10 billion cloud computing contract to rival Microsoft, with one possible grievance being the unusual attention given the project by President Donald Trump. Amazon was long thought to be the front-runner in the competition for the huge military contract. Its Amazon Web Services division is far ahead of second-place Microsoft as the market leader for cloud computing…

Lithuania concerned over possible bread price increase following drought

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The drought observed in recent months has caused losses for Lithuanian farmers. According to Agriculture Minister Giedrius Surplys, the price of bread and other bakery goods could increase because of it, as reported by Lithuanian public media LRT. Kęstutis Nesavas, owner of a bakery in Šiauliai, says that although the increase from five to ten cents for baking flour may not seem like much, his company purchases flour in tonnes…

Federer, Nadal drawn into possible Wimbledon semifinal

Friday, June 28, 2019

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were set up for a potential semifinal at Wimbledon in Friday’s draw, while Serena Williams was placed in what shapes up as by far the toughest quarter of the women’s field. With defending champion Novak Djokovic in the top half of the men’s bracket, the No. 2-seeded Federer and No. 3-seeded Nadal were placed together in the bottom half. Nadal is ranked No. 2, and…

Lithuanian officials probe possible terror funding scheme via Vilnius-based firm

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Lithuania’s Financial Crime Investigation Service (FNNT) is investigating possible illegal fundraising for the Islamic State via a Vilnius-based company, the 15min news website reported on Tuesday. An intelligence and terrorism information center named after Meir Amit, a former chief of the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence service, back in 2017 published a report that the ISIS-affiliated website Akhbar al-Muslimin had launched a drive for Bitcoin donations that might be used for ISIS goals.   Clicking on the link opened a…

Latvian prosecutors informed about possible ministry violations in subsidised energy procurement

Friday, August 24, 2018

Latvian Minister of Economics Arvils Ašeradens has turned to the Latvian Office of the Prosecutor General over possible violations at the Ministry of Economics when issuing state permits for subsidised energy procurement. The ministry is performing a series of changes as to how the mandatory subsidised energy procurement is supervised by amending the corresponding regulations and ordering control visits at the power stations that have been granted the profitable permits…

CEC to decide on four candidates’ possible relation to KGB

Friday, August 17, 2018

Latvia’s Central Election Commission has received results of investigations of all 13th Saeima election candidates from Interior Affairs Ministry’s Information Centre and Latvian Centre for the Documentation of the Consequences of Totalitarianism. Information shows restrictions detailed in Saeima Elections Law may be applied to eight candidates. CEC has plans to decide on crossing out six candidates at the next meeting, said CEC representative Kristīne Bērziņa. According to information from Latvian…

Defence Forces are ending the active search for the missing AMRAAM missile

Friday, August 17, 2018

Today Estonian Defence Forces decided to end the active searches for a missing AMRAAM missile accidentally shot from Spanish fighter in Estonian airspace last Tuesday, but will stay ready to react and continue the search if new information arises. “All theoretical ground hitting points of the missile are now carefully searched. During the past two weeks, we employed three helicopters, five ground patrols and fifty men large units for the…

Cert.lv has no information of possible security risks of Yandex.Taxi app

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Latvia’s information technology security incident prevention institution Cert.lv has no information regarding any possible security risks of Russian Yandex.Taxi mobile application. With that, Cert.lv is unable to comment on statements made by Lithuanian institutions about this mobile app, says Cert.lv deputy manager Varis Teivāns. At the same time, he says Cert.lv closely cooperates with Baltic and other European cyber-security centres. Once more detailed information has been received about the research…