Posts tagged as Prime Minister

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…

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…

Skopje ready for NATO membership, PM tells Alliance’s boss

Friday, January 25, 2019

Zoran Zaev, Macedonia’s Prime Minister, told Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO Secretary-General, his country was completely ready to join the Alliance, the Beta news agency. The two met at the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos and confirmed Skopje’s commitment to the NATO membership and the Alliance’s encouragement for the move. “Our country is ready for that significant step as one of Macedonia’s highest priorities at the international scene…

Georgian prime minister visiting Lithuania

Monday, January 21, 2019

There is to be much attention dedicated to the Eastern Partnership Programme and the country’s integration with the EU and NATO. After a war in 2008, Moscow recognised the separatist South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent, while the West still holds these to be occupied Georgian territories. Moscow has thousands of troops deployed in bases there. Due to this, Georgia’s chances of entering the EU and NATO remain dubious.

Linking HU-LCD with Kremlin might have been mistake, Lithuanian PM says

Monday, January 21, 2019

Linking the opposition conservative Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats with the Kremlin ahead of a planned teachers’ rally might have been a mistake, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has acknowledged. Speaking with the national broadcaster LRT’s program Savaite (Week) on Sunday, the Prime Minister was asked when he felt he made a mistake, and the Prime Minister mentioned the incident when the recording of the government’s sitting on providing…

Latvian president postpones nomination of PM candidate

Saturday, January 5, 2019

President Raimonds Vejonis has postponed the nomination of a prime minister candidate to possibly January 7, when he will have a meeting with the potential PM candidate Krisjanis Karins (New Unity), party representatives said after a meeting with the president today. Karins has been consulting with political parties for the past several weeks on the formation of a government under his leadership. He currently has the support of 50 MPs,…