Posts tagged as process

Simplified visa process to visit St. Petersburg launches in October

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, on Thursday, confirmed the list of countries whose citizens will be able to visit St. Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast with a free electronic visa from Oct 1. The list of countries was published on Friday morning. Citizens of 53 countries will be able to visit the region, RIA Novosti reported on Thursday. It is the same 53 for which a similar scheme was introduced on…

Trump to hold news conference on census citizenship question

Thursday, July 11, 2019

President Donald Trump said he’ll hold a news conference Thursday to talk about the 2020 census and his push to include a question on citizenship. A Supreme Court ruling has temporarily barred the question , but Trump has said he may issue an executive order or memorandum to try to force the issue. The government has already begun the process of printing the census survey without that question . The…

Government nominates Simson candidate for European Commissioner

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The Estonian government sent a formal letter to the European Commission on Monday in which it nominated MP Kadri Simson (Centre) as Estonia’s candidate for European Commissioner. Simson’s candidacy was made possible by a decision made by the Council of the European Union on Monday to support so-called temporary commissioners. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker had been against this move. Juncker stated early on that he believed that new commissioners…

Estonia starts process for joining world’s leading molecular biology organization

Monday, July 1, 2019

Estonia’s Minister of Education and Research Mailis Reps and Edith Heard, director general of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), have signed an agreement on Estonia becoming a prospect member state of the EMBL from June 2019. The prospect membership grants Estonian researchers for three years the same opportunities in the organization as are enjoyed by researchers from the full member states. Estonia has to decide about whether or not…

Current situation in Moldova can only be solved through democratic process

Monday, June 10, 2019

Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (New Unity) believes that the only way to solve the current complex and difficult situation in Moldova is through democratic process and dialog of political parties, the minister said on Twitter on Sunday. Rinkevics is closely following the developments in Moldova and believes that all sides should exercise restraint and calm. AFP reports that Moldova’s acting president Pavel Filip on Sunday signed a decree dissolving parliament…

Vejonis not to participate in government formation talks for the next few days

Thursday, December 13, 2018

President Raimonds Vejonis will not take part in the government formation process for a few days, as the political parties voted into the 13th Saeima have asked for more time so they could agree on the coalition makeup, the President’s Chancery told LETA. Earlier this week Vejonis had meetings with heads of the 13th Saeima groups to discuss the further government formation process. According to the President’s Chancery, the majority…

New tender announced for post of SRS director; first requirement – spotless reputation

Friday, August 17, 2018

Latvia’s State Chancellery has announced an open personnel selection process for the post of director of State Revenue Service. Application submission process will last until 14 September. Finance and administrative managers are welcome to apply. Similar to other high-level tenders, a personnel selection company will be involved. The company this time will be Amrop. It will help define the necessary requirements, invite potential candidates and perform their assessment across all…

Rising grain prices will push food prices up – Lithuanian producers

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Higher grain prices, which have gone up by a third, will soon be reflected on the food shelves as prices of flour, bread, as well as meat, chicken and eggs are set to rise. Gintaras Bagodas of grain processing company Kauno Grudai says grain prices are being pushed up by worse than expected crops in Russia and across Europe. Tautvydas Barstys, board chairman of GK Group, believes that flour and…