Posts tagged as responsibility

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…

Usakovs should take responsibility for Rigas Satiksme scandal – interior minister

Friday, February 1, 2019

The recent developments related to Rigas Satiksme municipal transport company’s allegedly corruptive procurement deals are not coincidental and Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs (Harmony) should take responsibility for them, Interior Minister Sandis Girgens (KPV LV) said in an interview with LNT TV channel this morning. The minister said that Rigas Satiksme has been subsidized with municipal budget funds for years and it has never been clear how this money has been…

Spain picks up over 400 migrants in Mediterranean in one day

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Spanish sea rescuers have stated that they had picked up over 400 migrants from the Mediterranean in one day as they had been on the way to Spanish mainland. French news agency AFP reported on Wednesday, July 25, that the Spanish Maritime Safety Agency stated on Twitter that it had picked up a total of 484 people in 30 makeshift vessels in the Strait of Gibraltar and Alboran Sea, which…

International law is of vital importance to small states

Monday, June 4, 2018

International law is of vital importance to small countries, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid said on Sunday at the Lennart Meri Conference in Tallinn. “Therefore sometimes you have to make this choice in your heart to go against your allies and they accept this argumentation. This creates a new layer of security,” Kaljulaid said. If Estonia becomes a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, it does not plan to deal…