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Congress has new questions for Donald Trump Jr

By John Santucci on Friday, March 8, 2019

Congressional investigators are making plans to ask Donald Trump Jr. to return to Capitol Hill, in part, to ask why he told lawmakers under oath that he knew “very little” about a deal with Russian developers in 2016 to put the Trump brand on a skyscraper in Moscow, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News. Sworn testimony from the president’s eldest son appears to conflict with testimony from former Trump Organization attorney…

Grybauskaite thanks Finland for support on Belarus’ N-plant safety

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite thanked on Wednesday Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila for his country’s support for efforts to ensure the safety of Belarus’ nuclear power plant under construction in Astravyets, near the border with Lithuania.   “According to the president, international support for Lithuania’s position on the Astravyets nuclear power plant will remain very important in the future, and Finland’s support is particularly significant,” her office said in a press release.  Grybauskaite…

President promotes Estonian defense forces’ chief of staff to brigadier general

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid on Tuesday promoted Chief of Staff of the Estonian defense forces Col. Veiko-Vello Palm to the rank of brigadier general. The promotion was proposed by the commander of the defense forces, it appears from the website of the president. Palm served as commander of the 1st Infantry Brigade from 2015 to 2018 and after that as deputy chief of staff of the defense forces. As the…

It is not correct to complain to embassies about internal matters – Raimonds Vejonis

Thursday, January 31, 2019

In an interview on the LNT television channel this morning, President Raimonds Vejonis said that it is not correct for parties to complain about internal political problems to foreign embassies. The President agreed that rule of law must be strengthened in Latvia, but that this must be done internally, and that proposals must first come from the Justice Ministry. He also reminded that once a person becomes an elected official,…

Lithuanian PM leaves for Israel to discuss security problems, EU ties

Monday, January 28, 2019

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis is leaving for Israel on Monday and is scheduled to meet with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin. The meetings will focus on security problems in the Baltic Sea and Middle Eastern regions, bilateral cooperation and Israel’s relations with the European Union. Traditionally, Lithuania is among Israel’s strongest supporters in Europe, partly due to the Holocaust history and the coordination of positions…

Lithuanian president: No-deal Brexit better than ‘chaos’ of delay

Friday, January 25, 2019

The more uncertainty continues, the worse it will be for both sides, said Dalia Grybauskaitė. The “chaos” of delaying Brexit could be worse than a no-deal scenario, according to Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė, who predicted that the EU would negotiate mini-deals to mitigate the worst outcomes. Speaking to Euronews on the fringes of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Grybauskaitė said that prolonging the uncertainty created by the current situation was damaging…

Shutdown goes on as Trump offer doesn’t budge Democrats

Monday, January 21, 2019

Thirty-one days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he’d billed as a compromise. Trump on Sunday branded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a “radical” and said she was acting “irrationally.” The president also tried to fend off criticism from the right, as conservatives accused…

Dalia Grybauaskaitė congratulated the Taoiseach of Ireland on his birthday anniversary

Friday, January 18, 2019

President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations to Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach of Ireland, on his birthday anniversary. According to the President, the Prime Minister celebrates his personal jubilee as he performs the important and responsible duties of Taoiseach, deeply committed to his country at a time of extraordinary challenges. Mr. Varadkar is a highly inspiring and proactive politician – a model example of a young statesman who has earned the trust and…

Trump cancels U.S. delegation to Davos forum – press secretary

Friday, January 18, 2019

President Donald Trump has cancelled his delegation’s trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next week due to the partial U.S. government shutdown, according to a statement released by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday. Trump, who attended last year’s Davos event, had planned to go again this year but pulled out last week as he grapples with Democrats in Congress over funding for a wall on the…

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…