Posts tagged as president

Latvian Football Federation’s president removed

Friday, October 18, 2019

The Latvian Football Federation’s (LFF) President Kaspars Gorksss was dismissed from his job during the federation’s extraordinary congress on Thursday. 67 LFF members voted for dismissing Gorkss, 60 voted against and two abstained. Gorkss was elected president of the LFF last year for a period of two years, replacing Guntis Indriksons in the job. According to the LFF rules, the next LFF presidential election will take place in 2020, therefore…

Lithuanian president signs social enterprises bill criticised by businesses and people with disabilities

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda signed a bill on social enterprises into law on Wednesday, but proposed to supplement it with a monitoring mechanism. Nausėda thinks while the law “is not perfect,” it is a step toward dealing with issues of employment of disabled people, Antanas Bubnelis, the president’s spokesman, told BNS. “The new Law on Social Enterprises is not perfect, but the president signed it because he believes that this is a…

Latvian president to visit Vilnius – NATO, Belarus’ nuclear plant, Baltic heritage on the agenda

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Latvian President Egils Levits will pay a working visit to Vilnius on Thursday, the Lithuanian president’s office said on Wednesday.   Levits’ visit follows President Gitanas Nauseda’s trip to Riga in July. In Vilnius, the two leaders will discuss “topical bilateral issues, including tripartite annual meetings of the Baltic presidents proposed by the president [Nauseda] as well as the preservation of the Baltic heritage,” the office said in a press release. Also…

Albanian president on official visit to Estonia next week

Friday, September 27, 2019

President of Albania Ilir Meta is on an official visit to Estonia next week. President Meta arrives on Monday evening, and is to be welcomed by President Kersti Kaljulaid on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at Kadriorg Palace. He will also meet Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre) and speaker of the Riigikogu Henn Põlluaas (EKRE). The Albanian president’s itinerary also includes a trip to the e-Estonia showroon, NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre…

Lithuanian president leaves for UN General Assembly to discuss security, climate change

Monday, September 23, 2019

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda has left for New York on Sunday to attend the UN General Assembly session expected to focus on security and climate change.  The highlight of Nauseda’s visit to the US, which will end on Thursday, will be his address at the General Assembly session, scheduled for Wednesday. Diplomats say the president will likely speak about the importance of international law, Russia’s threat and sustainable development goals. Nausėda is…

MPs draft constitutional amendment to allow impeached president Paksas to run for parliament

Friday, September 20, 2019

Lithuanian MPs drafted a constitutional amendment to allow the country’s impeached president Rolandas Paksas to run for parliament. The proposed amendment, registered on Thursday, paves the way for a person who has been impeached and removed from office to stand for election again, but no sooner than a decade after the removal. The bill would not, however, allow an impeached individual to run for president or assume any other office…

Armenian FM hosted by Latvian President in Riga Castle

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Armenia’s delegation led by Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan on September 17 visited the Riga Castle where they were hosted by President of Latvia Egils Levits, the MFA told Armenpress. Minister Mnatsakanyan congratulated the Latvian President on assuming office and conveyed the congratulations and greetings of Armenian President Armen Sarkissian. Touching upon the current level of the Armenia-Latvia relations, the FM and the President praised the fact that the bilateral relations…

President of the Republic of Lithuania to visit Lithuanian military personnel in Rukla

Monday, September 16, 2019

On September 17 President of the Republic of Lithuania HE Gitanas Nausėda will pay a visit to Rukla and meet with Lithuanian troops. The President will be accompanied by Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis and Chief of Defence of Lithuania Major General Valdemaras Rupšys. The Head of State will familiarise with the armed forces units of Rukla Garrison and tasks of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group…

President Kersti Kaljulaid on working visit to Ukraine

Friday, September 13, 2019

President Kersti Kaljulaid is on a two-day working visit to Ukraine where she will meet with the President and Prime Minister in Kyiv. Kaljulaid met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk and Dmytro Razumkov, Speaker of Parliament, and will speak at the Yalta European Strategy Forum on Friday. On Thursday she met with Prime Minister Honcharuk, and expressed continued support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine and…

Lithuanian president to pay visit to State Security Department

Friday, September 13, 2019

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda is set to pay a visit to the country’s State Security Department on Friday and will be introduced by its management to intelligence development priorities. Darius Jauniskis, head of he SSD, will introduce the president to ways to collect and analyze information and will also talk about the department’s activity in preventing risks and threats to national security, presidential spokesman Antanas Bubnelis told BNS Lithuania. It…