Posts tagged as pressure

Lithuanian PM faces pressure

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda on Tuesday called on the country’s Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis to turn to the Chief Official Ethics Commission (VTEK) over the 300,00-euro improvements to a street near his home. The VTEK has already asked the government and other institutions for information regarding the incident. The watchdog will then decide whether to launch an investigation into possible ethics violations. The prime minister says he was not involved…

Ukrainian leader felt Trump pressure before taking office

Thursday, October 24, 2019

More than two months before the phone call that launched the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Ukraine’s newly elected leader was already worried about pressure from the U.S. president to investigate his Democratic rival Joe Biden. Volodymyr Zelenskiy gathered a small group of advisers on May 7 in Kyiv for a meeting that was supposed to be about his nation’s energy needs. Instead, the group spent most of the three-hour discussion…

Lithuania’s ex-president calls pressure on parlt speaker ‘fiesta of petty-mindedness’

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Lithuania’s former President Dalia Grybauskaite describes the Farmers and Greens Union’s pressure on Viktoras Pranckietis to step down as the speaker of the Seimas as “a fiesta of political petty-mindedness”.  “Looking from outside, one can see elements of revenge for (a lack of) political loyalty,” Grybauskaite said in an interview aired by Lithuanian Radio on Wednesday. “There are not and will not be any concrete accusations against him; he is a decent person. Looking from…

North Korean tests put pressure on Washington

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Another week, another North Korean weapons test. North Korea’s relentless, carefully calibrated barrage of firepower — Tuesday’s test was its eighth since late July — has managed to normalize a martial display of defiance that not too long ago raised fears of war in one of the most dangerous corners of the world. The tests, which have been repeatedly dismissed by President Donald Trump as routine, are just the latest…

Ruling parties putting pressure on parlt speaker, Lithuania’s president-elect says

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The ruling parties are putting pressure on Speaker of the Seimas Viktoras Pranckietis, seeking his replacement, Lithuania’s President-elect Gitanas Nauseda says. In his opinion, the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union could resolve this issue other ways, for example, by giving their partner, the Social Democratic Party of Lithuania, other posts. “There’s an element of certain political pressure. I could definitely agree with that as the problem could be resolved some…

Schroeder says U.S. pressure on Denmark the main reason for Nord Stream 2 delay

Friday, June 7, 2019

U.S. political pressure on Denmark is the main reason for delays on construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Europe, project chairman Gerhard Schroeder said on Friday. The project has come under fire from the United States and several eastern European, Nordic and Baltic Sea countries, which fear that it will increase the European Union’s reliance on Russian gas. Former German chancellor Schroeder said that U.S. gas is…

Estonian minister: EU could cover part of EUR 70 mln maintenance of eastern border

Friday, August 17, 2018

According to Interior Minister Andres Anvelt it is likely that the cost of maintaining Estonia’s eastern border with Russia, which is currently forecast to total 70 million euros in the next 10 years, will be mostly funded from European Union funds. “When we look at the financing from European Union funds so far, then we must consider that in case of the maintenance of technical surveillance on the border there is the…

EU Cannot Resist US Policies Without Russia’s Help, German Media Says

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

In their ongoing trade dispute with the United States European countries now realize the need to mend fences with Russia. Europe needs to join forces with Russia and China to effectively stand up to US pressure, Rupert Sternath wrote in Sunday’s issue of Suddeutsche Zeitung, underscoring the need for Germany work in sync with  the other signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. Sternath believes that Washington’s attitude towards Europe is unlikely to change any time soon and if Europeans keep…