Posts tagged as response

Lithuanian president to set up health experts’ panel to advise on coronavirus response

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda wants to set up a council of health experts that will be involved in shaping the country’s policies to manage the coronavirus pandemic. “Today, the president spoke with several of the best health experts in Lithuania and the president decided to establish an advisory council of health experts at the presidential office to ensure that experts’ voice is heard and enabled,” said the president’s adviser Simonas…

Lithuania introduces Belarus to Nausėda’s plan via diplomatic channels, awaits response

Friday, August 14, 2020

Lithuania has introduced the Belarusian authorities to President Gitanas Nausedė’s crisis resolution plan via diplomatic channels and is awaiting response from Minsk, a presidential adviser said on Thursday. “It’s been communicated to the Belarusian side, we are waiting for their reaction,” Asta Skaisgirytė told journalists. Under the plan presented by Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda on Wednesday, Belarus should establish a national council bringing together the government and members of civil…

PM Kariņš talks about coronavirus response on CNN

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Latvian Prime Minister apeared on the American media outlet Cable News Network (CNN) July 1, talking about Latvia’s widely-praised response to the COVID-19 pandemic and European Union plans for economic recovery. He was interviewed by well-known journalist Richard Quest who begins by asking the question: “You are basically saying hang on, yes, we may have opened borders but think twice before travelling to a foreign country. Why is that?” Latvian…

France to send 300 troops to Lithuania next year

Monday, July 15, 2019

France will next year send around 300 troops to NATO’s multinational battalion stationed in Lithuania, the French ambassador in Vilnius said on Sunday. The Alliance deployed units to the three Baltic countries and Poland in early 2017, in response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and its activity in the Baltic Sea region. The battalion in Lithuania is led by Germany. Other countries send their troops for a certain period of…

Allied units in joint amphibious landing exercise

Friday, July 5, 2019

A joint Estonian and British amphibious landing exercise took place at Kolga Bay on Estonia’s northern coast Thursday. The exercise came as part of Baltic Protector 2019, a large scale exercise led by Britain’s Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) and involving NATO allies which has run since May, covering a broad sweep of the Baltic Sea. Britain’s elite Royal Marines Commandos were at the heart of Thursday’s landing practice, which was…

Russia defense chief calls Baltic buildup a response to NATO

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Russia will add new tank and missile defense units to its Baltic fleet this year along with more modern weaponry for forces positioned in the vicinity of NATO turf, the country’s defense minister said. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told Russian state media on Wednesday the moves were a response to NATO’s growing presence in and around the Baltics. “We are forced to provide an adequate response, carrying out strategic containment…

Number of residents of Latvia’s Valka after Estonian child allowances subsidies

Friday, January 18, 2019

Many people living in the Latvian border town Valka have registered as residents of the neighboring Estonian town of Valga despite never moving home, in order to qualify for Estonian child allowances, Louna-Eesti Postimees, the edition of Postimees for South Estonia, reported. “According to latest data, there are already about 1,300 such people,” Inga Karpova, journalist with the North Latvian newspaper Ziemellatvija, said. “The taxes of all of them go…