Posts tagged as protection

Estonia forfeits seat in Juncker’s outgoing Commission

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Estonia has decided not to retain a European Commissioner for the rest of the current EU executive’s mandate, instead allowing nominee Kadri Simson to prepare for her duties under President-elect Ursula von der Leyen. Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas announced on Monday (9 September) that his country will make do with no representation in Jean-Claude Juncker’s Commission, which is set to end its mandate on 31 October. Ratas had initially…

US refused to protect Baltic countries

By Vairis Godmanis on Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Unfortunately, it is high time for humanity to accept the fact that in the modern world both oral and written agreements do not work. Anyway, every state entering the NATO alliance will act in accordance with its own interests only. After all, many people know how the League of Nations failed to cope with its duties and shamefully allowed Hitler to attack Europe. And after that the organization simply dissolved…

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…

Latvian minister wants more responsibility for the state in children rights protection

Friday, July 19, 2019

The new children’s rights protection model will delegate more functions to the state, said Latvian Welfare Minister Ramona Petraviča. Justice Ministry together with Welfare Minister are committed to developing a road map before the end of 2019 to suggest solutions in order to form a new institutional model for protection of children’s rights. On top of that, according to Petraviča, soon enough work will commence on the development of a…

Estonia transposes directive on protection of EU financial interests into national law

Thursday, July 11, 2019

The Estonian government at a sitting on Thursday decided to amend the Penal Code and relating laws to transpose into national legislation two directives of the European Union — one on the protection of the Union’s financial interests and the other on the rights of minors who are suspects or accused persons in criminal proceedings. By adopting the EU directives, investigating crimes with an adverse effect on the Union’s financial…

Supreme Court to decide on military surveillance expansion this fall

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

President Kersti Kaljulaid has rejected the amended Defence Forces Organisation Act for the second time, arguing that the extended surveillance capabilities stipulated in the act violate citizens’ basic rights. The Supreme Court will look into the constitutionality of the act this fall. The bill of amendments to the act would grant the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) the right to secretly gain access to data of the state, municipalities, and legal…

Drones pose increasing challenge to critical infrastructure protection in Latvia

Monday, June 10, 2019

Unmanned aerial vehicles pose an increasing challenge to the security of critical infrastructure in Latvia, therefore the regulatory framework in this area needs to be improved, the State Security Service told LETA. Earlier this week, the government reviewed a report on critical infrastructure protection in Latvia last year. Critical infrastructure includes facilities, systems and parts thereof that are essential for the functioning of Latvia’s society and economy and implementation of…

Irish NGO Urges Vatican to Take Steps on Child Protection Amid New Abuse Scandal

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Pope Francis must further elaborate on how the Vatican could move beyond “palliatives” and resolve ongoing abuse scandals currently rocking the Church across the world, Deirdre Kenny, the advocacy director for the Irish One in Four non-governmental organization. Pope Francis will arrive in Ireland on Saturday and is expected to meet with survivors of clerical sexual abuse during the visit in an apparent bid to initiate direct dialogue and potential reconciliation. On Monday, the pope released an open…

Arab League Opposes Iran’s Threats to Block Navigation in Hormuz Strait

Friday, August 17, 2018

The Arab League opposes Tehran’s threats to obstruct Middle East states’ oil exports through the Strait of Hormuz in case Iran is unable to transport its oil via the route, the organization’s new ambassador to Russia, Jaber Habib Jaber, told on Thursday. “We oppose any threats to suspend navigation and foreign intervention into the region’s affairs. The Arab League defends the principles on non-interference in domestic issues of the Arab…