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EU seeks to deescalate Persian Gulf tensions

Monday, July 15, 2019

European Union nations were looking to deescalate tensions in the Persian Gulf area on Monday and call on Iran to stick to the 2015 nuclear deal, despite the pullout of the United States from the accord and the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions on Tehran. Dutch foreign minister Stef Blok said that “it is still not too late, but Iran really has to stick to its obligations.” Iran recently begun surpassing…

Lithuanian president to meet with Mission Siberia team

Monday, July 15, 2019

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda is meeting with the Mission Siberia team on Monday. This continues the tradition, set up by former President Dalia Grybauskaite, of annual meetings with participants of the mission before the start of each expedition, Aistis Zabarauskas, the president’s spokesman, told BNS. “We just continue the tradition”, he said. This year’s ten-day expedition is set to begin on July 17. Just as last year, the participants of…

President Levits has no other option but to promulgate tax cut on strong alcohol due to bill’s urgency

Thursday, July 11, 2019

President Egils Levits has no other option but to promulgate the legislative amendment reducing excise tax on alcohol by 15 percent because Saiema has decided to adopt the bill in a fast-track procedure. Dina Meistere, head of the Saeima Legal Office, told LETA that since the parliament has assigned the bill urgency status by at least two thirds of votes, the president cannot request reconsideration of the bill and has…

Trump to hold news conference on census citizenship question

Thursday, July 11, 2019

President Donald Trump said he’ll hold a news conference Thursday to talk about the 2020 census and his push to include a question on citizenship. A Supreme Court ruling has temporarily barred the question , but Trump has said he may issue an executive order or memorandum to try to force the issue. The government has already begun the process of printing the census survey without that question . The…

President Levits takes oath of office

Monday, July 8, 2019

The new President of Latvia Egils Levits took the oath of office at an extraordinary meeting of Saeima on Monday. “I swear that all of my work will be dedicated to the welfare of the people of Latvia. I will do everything in my power to promote the prosperity of the Republic of Latvia and all who live here. I will hold sacred and will observe the Constitution of Latvia…

Lithuania’s president Grybauskaitė comes empty-handed from top Brussels jobs division

Friday, July 5, 2019

Europe’s leaders, divided starkly by political affiliations, have finally agreed to give two of the top four European Union jobs to women, but Dalia Grybauskaitė, the outgoing Lithuanian president is not between them. Analysts weigh in on chances of a Baltic nominee. Officially, her nonpartisanship along with some of her personal traits, like assertiveness, left her without a top EU job, but some analysts approached by BNN reasoned that Western…

Trump and Kim’s DMZ meeting mixes show and substance

By Zeke Miller on Monday, July 1, 2019

With those words, a deliberate step and a pat on the arm of Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump became the first sitting American leader to step into North Korea on Sunday as the two made history at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone. The made-for-television moment was unthinkable just two years ago, when the men were trading base insults and grim threats. Trump’s three-hour stop at the DMZ — of…

Lithuanian president to meet with families of border guards killed by Soviets in 1991

Friday, June 28, 2019

Lithuania’s outgoing President Dalia Grybauskaite is meeting on Friday with family members of border guards and police officers killed by the Soviets at the Medininkai checkpoint in 1991. The meeting is held in the run-up to the 28th anniversary of the Medininkai massacre on July 31. Grybauskaite’s term of office ends on July 12. Members of the Soviet special police unit OMON killed seven Lithuanian border guards and police officers…

President Kaljulaid on working visit to Finland, opening ESTO 2019 days

Friday, June 28, 2019

President Kersti Kaljulaid is in Finland today for a working visit and to open the ESTO 2019 12th Global Estonian Culture Days. Kaljulaid will meet with Finnish prime minister, Anti Rinne. Apart from her participating in the ESTO days, the president will also meet with the Finnish prime minister, Anti Rinne. Kaljulaid is expected back in Tallinn in the evening, the Office of the President said. The ESTO days are…

President on Victory Day: Defense starts with everyone

Monday, June 24, 2019

President Kersti Kaljulaid addressed Sunday’s Victory Day parade, noting the scope everyone in Estonian society has in contributing to the country’s sense of security. “We are also preparing our defense forces and defense league for situations that are unlikely, but still possible,” Kersti Kaljulaid said in her speech at the parade in Tartu, according to a press release from the president’s office. “Similarly, we might all be prepared for other…