Posts tagged as Prime Minister

Britain’s Prime Minister Hopeful Admits Taking Cocaine

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Michael Gove, one of the contenders for the Tory leadership, told the Daily Mail on Friday he took cocaine on “several social occasions” while he was young and has deep regrets about it. Gove, 51, who has been the UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs since 2017, was quoted by the paper as saying: “I took drugs on several occasions at social events more than 20 years ago. At the time I was a…

French prime minister calls for global peace

Friday, June 7, 2019

The Latest on the 75th anniversary of D-Day (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Concluding D-Day celebrations at Juno beach, with birds singing in the background, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has made a plea for global peace and understanding. Philippe attended the ceremony alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, among other dignitaries from other countries. They paid a last…

Skvernelis to remain Prime Minister

Friday, May 31, 2019

Saulius Skvernelis will remain Lithuania’s prime minister under the coalition memorandum signed by the leaders of three political parties in Lithuania, and the Social Democratic Labor Party of Lithuania will nominate a new Seimas speaker. “It’s been agreed that Saulius Skvernelis remains prime minister, and the position of the Seimas speaker belongs to the Social Democratic Labor Party of Lithuania,” Ramunas Karbauskis, leader of the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union,…

Ukraine’s parliament keeps Groysman’s government alive

Friday, May 31, 2019

Ukraine’s parliament has refused to accept the resignation of the country’s Prime Minister Volodiymyr Groysman, who wished to step down after Ukraine’s new President urged the government to be sacked. Russian state news agency TASS reports that the vote took place on Thursday, May 30, with 97 MPs voting in favour the resignation, not reaching the minimal necessary number of 226. Groysman stated before the vote that he will accept…

Lithuania’s ruling party wants Skvernelis to continue as Prime Minister

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Saulius Skvernelis, the Lithuanian head of government, who failed to reach the runoff in the Lithuanian Presidential election and had pledged to step down from office, has received the support of his Union of Farmers and Greens in a confidence vote. Lithuanian news portal Delfi.lt reported that on Tuesday, May 14, all 46 Seimas members representing the Lithuanian Union of Farmers and Greens expressed their support of Skvernelis as the…

Karins to meet with Merkel next week

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) on March 11 will be on a working visit to Berlin and will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the State Chancellery reported. The prime minister will participate in working breakfast on security of the global financial system along with representatives of the German financial sector, business representatives, politicians and diplomats. Karins will present his vision on the necessary changes in the European…

Belgian prime minister inspects his country’s NATO troops

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel (Mouvement Réformateur) met with NATO troops from his country serving in Estonia, on Wednesday.The Belgian troops, which include personnel from the Chausseur Ardennais armoured infantry battalion, are serving as part of the NATO battle group at the Estonian Defence Forces’ (EDF) central training area. Mr Michel was accompanied by Minister of Defence Jüri Luik (Isamaa), who noted Belgian commitment to NATO and the long-term defensive…

Prime minister misses meeting in Riga, plane turned around

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The plane carrying Prime Minister Jüri Ratas and the delegation accompanying him was unable to land at Riga Airport due to bad weather on Monday morning, the Baltic News Service reported. The plane returned to Tallinn. Mr Ratas was scheduled to attend a meeting with prime ministers Krišjānis Kariņš of Latvia and Saulius Skvernelis of Lithuania in Riga today Monday. He and his delegation were travelling on board a surveillance…

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,…

Latvian prime minister receives access to official secrets

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Constitution Protection Bureau has issued Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš with a permit to access official secrets. Six ministers remain in the process of evaluation. Seven ministers have either been approved for the issue of permits or are in the process of permit re-registration. Six ministers are in the process of evaluation. The decision will be made as soon as the evaluation process has concluded, CPB explains. CPB Director Jānis…