Posts tagged as responsibility

Minister for Health: Responsibility falls not on the Ministry alone

Monday, October 26, 2020

For a successful management of the COVID-19 crisis, it is not only the work of the Ministry of Health (VM) that matters, but the government as a whole and the Prime Minister as the captain of the team, Minister for Health Ilze Viņķele wrote in her blog, LETA reported October 25. Viņķele wrote that crisis management is a collective responsibility because “control of restrictions is the competence of the Interior Ministry, organization of…

Latvian ministry of defence shifted its responsibility to the society

By Viktors Domburs on Monday, October 12, 2020

In October, the Pilskalns 2020 exercise has been held in four Latvian cities: Madona, Sigulda, Alūksne and Smiltene. The event is organized by the Ministry of Defence and the Vidzeme 2nd Brigade of National Guard in cooperation with the local authorities in order to train local civil protection commissions. The system of civil protection in Latvia is formed by the state institutions, local governments, merchants and all able-bodied citizens and…

Lithuania urges Russia to accept responsibility for MH17 downing

Friday, July 17, 2020

Russia should accept responsibility for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said on Friday, the sixth anniversary of the disaster that claimed 298 lives. Lithuania supports the Dutch government’s decision to bring Russia before the European Court of Human Rights for its role in the downing of MH17, and the trial of four suspects that opened in the Netherlands…

The Baltic countries are the “Westworld” for NATO soldiers

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, August 1, 2019

Road accidents, fighting in the streets and in bars, broken shop windows and cars, mountains of garbage, sexual harassment – this is the “Westworld” for NATO soldiers in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. On June 7, 2018, four armored personnel carriers of the US Army, Stryker, collided in a major road accident in the Prienai district. 13 US troops sought medical assistance. Another accident happened on the night of June 9…

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…

Germany’s Merkel fends off worries about her health

Friday, July 19, 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel fended off worries about her health on Friday, saying that she has a personal interest in staying healthy and having a life after politics. Merkel said that she understands questions about her health after three recent incidents in which her body shook as she stood at public events. But she said she’s aware of her responsibility as chancellor and “can exercise this function.” She has said…

Budget watchdog says no-deal Brexit will spur UK recession

Thursday, July 18, 2019

The U.K. will plunge into recession if it leaves the European Union without a divorce deal, with the pound plunging in value and the economy shrinking by 2% in a year, Britain’s official economic watchdog said Thursday. The Office for Budget Responsibility made its assessment as chances of an economically disruptive no-deal Brexit appear to be rising. Both men vying to take over next week as Britain’s prime minister, Boris…

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…

Responsibility must come with market power for technology giants, Vestager says in Vilnius

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Global technology giants must realize that responsibility comes with market power, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager told the LOGIN technology and innovation conference in Vilnius on Thursday. She acknowledged that Europe was slow to create its digital market and failed to create serious competition for Facebook or Google, which let them consolidate their positions. “They weren’t fazed with much competition because in Europe we only got a digital single market…

We ourselves are responsible for our nation – Vejonis

Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Convocation of the Constitutional Assembly on 1 May 1920 proclaimed the victory of the Latvian people in the War of Independence symbolically, Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis said in a statement. ”The fight for independent Latvia in the Latvian War of Independence required the heroism and courage of the entire people. The historical events confirm that the courage to stand up for one’s country is necessary for both big and…