Posts tagged as return

Lithuanian generals in shock: American tanks return home

By Vairis Godmanis on Monday, June 29, 2020

The American mechanized battalion left Lithuania. Tanks and soldiers went to Germany and then to Texas. The U.S. battalion left Lithuania without waiting for Defender Europe 2020 military exercises. The battalion has been in the country since last fall and took part in some exercises. It was planned that the battalion would join the largest Defender 2020 NATO maneuvers, but they were eventually canceled due to the coronavirus. Several dozens…

Bears return to Latvia – what should you do if you meet one?

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

With people increasingly turning to nature for relaxation, the increasing number of reported brown bear sightings is just one of several indications that bear numbers have increased in Latvia, according to the Nature Conservation Agency (DAP) on April 28. Over the past few weeks people have called in brown bear sightings from Līgatne, Aizkraukle, the Limbaži area and the Madona territory. DAP Environmental Protection Department Director Gita Strode attributes the…

Competition Council claims almost 20-fold return on “pitiful” budget allocation

Thursday, March 12, 2020

The Competition Council of Latvia (CC), te public body charged with ensuring fair competition in the marketplace, has calculated that the average public benefit from implementation of competition policy in Latvia from 2017 to 2019 is worth 24.8 million euros a year. “Considering the Authority’s budget in this period, each euro allocated to the Authority generates average benefit of 19.32 euros,” it said in a clear attempt to demonstrate that it believes it…

Lithuanian expatriates are considering to return

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

As Lithuania’s economy grows, increasingly many expatriates who have left the country since its accession to the EU are considering to return, a survey shows. Povilas Jankauskas is busy serving cakes, biscuits and muffins to clients at his small bakery in Vilnius. He started the business after returning from Northern Ireland seven years ago. Povilas had been one of the estimated 260,000 Lithuanian nationals living abroad, but has joined the…

Danish court clears way for Misāne’s return to Latvia

Thursday, February 20, 2020

A Danish court on February 20 upheld a decision by the Danish Attorney General to overturn the planned extradition of Latvian citizen Kristīne Misāne to South Africa, clearing the way for her return to Latvia to face criminal charges in her homeland instead of on another continent. The Danish Attorney General has also agreed that Misāne must be extradited to Latvia, the Ritzau news agency said. The decision was made following a…

Greek election: Voters crave return to mainstream politics

Friday, July 5, 2019

Greek voters appear set to defy a surge of support populist parties across Europe in a general election Sunday, with the pro-EU center-right opposition firmly in the lead. Left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called the snap poll after being trounced in May’s European parliamentary elections and several months after his coalition with a nationalist partner collapsed. It followed a grueling four years in office for Tsipras, largely defined by economic…

Lithuanian, Polish parlt speakers mull their reaction to Russia’s PACE return

Monday, July 1, 2019

The speakers of the Lithuanian and Polish parliament on Saturday night discussed ways for the region’s countries to react to the decision to return Russia to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). “We talked with the Senate speaker that we should consider this issue and maybe such an initiative could arise in Warsaw for us to bring together all countries that agree with the fact that Ukraine…

Pakistan considering returning captured Indian pilot, as Trump hints at de-escalation

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Pakistan said on Thursday that it was considering returning a captured Indian pilot, as U.S. President Donald Trump said American mediation was helping to defuse a crisis between the two nuclear powers a day after both downed enemy jets. The pilot, identified by Islamabad as Wing Commander Abhi Nandan, became the human face of the latest flare-up following the release of videos showing him being captured and later held in…

Germany’s Left Party co-leader calls for returning Russia to G7

Monday, June 4, 2018

Co-leader of the German Left Party (Die Linke) Sahra Wagenknecht called for returning Russia into the G7 to counterbalance the United States in the group. Germany’s Left Party Co-leader Calls for Returning Russia to G7. “We expelled Russia from G8. The problem is that the United States is conducting there its own policy, which is not desirable for other six [states]. Maybe the Russian return to the G8 would be…