Posts tagged as progress

LGBT rights survey shows progress in Lithuania

Monday, May 18, 2020

Eleventh ILGA-Europe Rainbow Map, an annual survey of LGBT rights in European countries, shows little progress in Lithuania over the last year. The survey by ILGA-Europe, an international non-governmental umbrella group of over 600 organisations in Europe and Central Asia, warns that even once-leading countries in Europe are falling behind in their commitments to equality for LGBT people. The report  , released last week, scores the countries on a number…

Progress made identifying remains returned from North Korea last year, defense agency says

Saturday, August 10, 2019

More than a year after North Korea returned 55 cases of remains, 11 American troops have been identified and more are expected in coming weeks, according to the agency overseeing the process. The remains were flown to Osan in late July, fulfilling part of the agreement reached by President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at their first summit on June 12, 2018, in Singapore. The cases…

Is Online Gambling Legal in the Baltics?

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Baltic sisters have been open towards all things related to progress, with a special focus on technology. Some of them even managed to become leaders in the region when it comes to the IT sector. Can you guess which ones? One of the sectors that has always been closely related to the progress achieved in technology is gambling. In fact, some of the technological trends have been actively reshaping…

Investigation team to announce progress in MH17 probe

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

An international team of investigators building a criminal case against those responsible in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is set to announce progress in the probe Wednesday, nearly five years after the plane was blown out of the sky above conflict-torn eastern Ukraine. All 298 passengers and crew on board the flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur were killed on July 17, 2014, when a missile shattered the…

EU commission expects Lithuanian economy to grow this year, but at slower pace

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Lithuania’s economic growth remained strong at 3.6 percent last year as the employment rate was high and unemployment continued to decline, the European Commission said on Wednesday in a report on challenges faced by the economy.  The EU’s executive body forecasts that Lithuania’s economy will continue to expand this year and next year, but growth will decelerate to 2.7 percent and 2.4 percent, respectively. Lithuania kept its public finances in surplus in…

EU-British talks «constructive», while May’s party shrinks in UK parliament

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Following three British MPs leaving the ruling Conservative Party amid Brexit impasse, British head of government held more talks with the European Union that were constructive according to both Pirme Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. American news agency AP reports that no breakthrough on United Kingdom’s demands over legally-binding changes to the so-called Irish backstop was announced from the dinner meeting at EU headquarters held on…

EU needs common anti-money laundering system

Thursday, February 21, 2019

The euro area and the European Union need a common money laundering prevention system, Lithuanian Finance Minister Vilius Sapoka said on Wednesday following Swedish media reports linking Swedbank to Danske Bank’s money laundering scandal.  “The prevention of money laundering in Lithuania is given very serious attention. I have stated on more than one occasion and told both MEPs and ministers of other countries that we must create a common money…

Trump to meet China’s Xi to try to seal trade deal, progress reported

Friday, February 1, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping soon to try to seal a comprehensive trade deal as Trump and his top trade negotiator both cited substantial progress in two days of high-level talks. Trump, speaking at the White House during a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, said he was optimistic that the world’s two largest economies could reach “the biggest…

South Korea sends sanctioned material to North Korea, politician says

Saturday, August 25, 2018

South Korea has sent 1 billion won ($893,239.96) worth of sanctioned material to North Korea, customs data showed on Friday, raising concern ties with the United States could be damaged as the South pursues cooperation with the North. The United States is pressing North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program, calling for stringent implementation of tough U.S. and U.N. sanctions. But at the same time, its ally, South…

Ukraine has made progress in efforts to join NATO: Trump adviser

Friday, August 24, 2018

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Friday during a trip to Kiev that Ukraine had made progress in its efforts to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), but that it still had more work to do. Russia strongly opposes NATO expansion towards its western borders and in 2014 annexed the peninsula of Crimea from Ukraine following a pro-Western revolution there. Bolton said it was important to resolve…