Posts tagged as report

Baltic states report lowest Covid-19 figures since pandemic began

Monday, June 1, 2020

This week, the Baltic states have reported some of the lower figures of new Covid-19 infections since the pandemic began. On Monday, the Latvian authorities said there were no new cases of Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, while Estonia and Lithuania reported one and three new infections, respectively. So far, 68 people in Estonia, 24 in Latvia, and 70 in Lithuania have died from Covid-19. Lithuania has 1,678 confirmed…

Coronavirus update: Lithuania reports 66th death, 8 new cases

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Lithuania has confirmed eight new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections to 1,647, the Health Ministry announced on Wednesday. One person died from Covid-19 on Tuesday. Lithuania has reported 66 coronavirus deaths so far, while eight more patients who had the disease died from other causes. The number of active cases currently stands at 389, while 1,184 people have recovered, according to the ministry. On Tuesday, 6,174 people…

Lithuania’s ruling party leader threatens LRT after report on minister

Friday, May 15, 2020

After LRT Investigation Team reported on alleged kickbacks received by Transport Minister Jaroslav Narkevič, the leader of Lithuania’s ruling party threatened to investigate LRT. If law enforcement finds no wrongdoing on behalf of the minister, Ramūnas Karbauskis said he would raise the question regarding the work of LRT Investigation Team. Karbauskis is the head of Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS), which is in a ruling coalition with the Polish-minority…

Lithuanian PM presents last yearly report before October elections

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis is presenting his government’s 2019 annual report – the last before the October general election – to the parliament on Tuesday. The prime minister said in the report that Lithuania’s gross domestic product grew by 12.4 percent since 2016 when the current government coalition won the election. “In light of the impact of the pandemic on the economy, we can say today that the government,…

Report Authors Discuss Challenges of NATO’s Reinforcement of the Baltic Region

Friday, May 8, 2020

In the event of a major crisis or war in the Baltic region, NATO’s reinforcement of the local armed forces and enhanced Forward Presence battlegroups would require the rapid movement of large and heavy military formations across Europe. In their report “Until Something Moves: Reinforcing the Baltic Region in Crisis and War”, a collaboration between ICDS and CEPA, Lieutenant General (retired) Ben Hodges, Tony Lawrence and Colonel (retired) Ray Wojcik…

MONEYVAL publishes follow-up report on Latvia

Thursday, January 23, 2020

As a result of Latvia’s progress in strengthening its framework to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing since its mutual evaluation report in July 2018, MONEYVAL has re-rated the country on ten Recommendations originally rated as “partially compliant” and one Recommendation originally rated as “largely compliant”. Latvia was placed in an enhanced follow-up process, following the adoption of its mutual evaluation report, which assessed the effectiveness of Latvia’s anti-money laundering…

US troops in Germany face ‘POSSIBLE IMMINENT’ threat of attack

Monday, January 20, 2020

The United States has received intelligence regarding a potentially imminent attack being planned against its military personnel stationed in Germany, according to an official memo seen by Newsweek. The U.S.’s 66th Military Intelligence Brigade received what was described as “third party information stating there was an [sic] possible imminent attack against U.S. Soldiers located at either Tower Barracks in Grafenwohr or Tower Barracks, Dulmen, exact location, date and time unknown.” Newsweek reviewed…

Latvia has agreed an extension in introduction of Moneyval recommendations

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Latvia has been able to agree to an extension in the introduction of the recommendations from the Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (Moneyval), Ilze Znotina, the head of the Office for Prevention of Laundering of Proceeds Derived from Criminal Activity, told Latvian Television this morning. ”There is considerable progress. We have prepared our first report and have…

Harmony party member detained for importing 15 tonnes of illegal vodka to Latvia

Saturday, July 6, 2019

On the night to 1 June, Latvia’s State Police intercepted approximately 15 tonnes of contraband vodka. Ex-Saeima deputy candidate from Harmony Ziedonis Apariņš has been detained. This man, together with once Riga City Council deputy Sandris Bergmanis and ex-Saeima deputy Andris Morozovs, founded Latvian Transport Association, according to information from LETA. State Police confirmed that a cargo 15 tonnes of contraband vodka lacking any excise tax labels was intercepted on…

Europol: terrorism threat remains high in Europe

Friday, June 28, 2019

The threat of terrorism in Europe remains high, especially from Jihadists, announced European police agency Europol on Thursday, 27 June. Although in 2018 there were fewer attacks than in the previous year, more attacks of Jihadists were successfully thwarted last year, as stated in Europol’s report. 13 people were killed in terrorist attacks in Europe in 2018. All of those attacks were performed by Jihadists, Europol reported. The number of…