Posts tagged as security

Lithuania hosts traditional Snow Meeting of security policy experts

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Security policy experts are gathering in Lithuania on Thursday for an annual Snow Meeting to discuss challenges faced by Europe and the United States. Participants of the two-day informal gathering include the foreign ministers of Ukraine, Slovakia and Latvia, and Ben Hodges, former commander of the United States Army Europe. “The meeting will discuss ways to maintain a strong transatlantic link and to strengthen NATO (…). The focus will be…

Baltic PMs meet on closer cooperation, security

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The prime ministers of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia met here on Monday on closer cooperation and security issues. At a meeting of the Prime Ministers’ Council under the format of the Baltic Council of Ministers (BCM), Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis and his Latvian and Estonian counterparts Maris Kucinskis and Juri Ratas discussed cooperation in the field of energy, transportation, said a statement from the Lithuanian government. The issues discussed…

Modern European security: theory and practice

By Eugene Eteris on Wednesday, December 19, 2018

In the second article on European security, the issues inspired by the media-summit in Brussels, some theory and practice in modern approaches to security both in the EU institutions and the member states are discussed. Besides, present Commission agenda on security union shows its role in the member states increased attention to security and defense. Security protection issues are becoming a hot-spot agenda in the member states’ external and internal…

Allied Intelligence Chiefs discuss countering cyber-attacks, disinformation

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Heads of Allied Civil and Military, Intelligence and Security Organizations met at NATO Headquarters in Brussels on 29 November 2018 for talks on countering disinformation, cyber-attacks and traditional means of espionage. The conference was opened by Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, together with the Romanian Chair of NATO’s Civilian Intelligence Committee and the Canadian Chair of the Military Intelligence Committee. The Allied Intelligence officials endorsed the framework for the establishment…

The annual high-level security and defence forum “The Rīga Conference 2018” opens today

Friday, September 28, 2018

On 28 and 29th September of 2018 the National Library of Latvia in Riga will host the annual high-level security and defence forum “The Rīga Conference 2018”, bringing together almost 800 participants from across the world. The conference, organised by the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defence, has been shaping the foreign policy debate in the Baltic Sea region since…

NATO Chief lists benefits of alliance to the security of the United States

By George Allison on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is as important to the United States as it is to Europe, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in the US last week. The NATO chief spoke at the Heritage Foundation following talks with US security officials. In his remarks, he stressed the importance of the nearly 70-year-old organisation to America. The alliance has guaranteed peace and stability in Europe since it was founded in…

Afghan special forces sent to bolster threatened city defenses

Monday, August 13, 2018

Afghan security forces backed by U.S. advisers and air strikes fought on Monday to drive Taliban fighters out of the embattled city of Ghazni, where hundreds of people have been killed or wounded during four days of fighting. The Taliban attack on Ghazni, a strategic center on the main highway linking the capital Kabul with southern Afghanistan, is a blow to President Ashraf Ghani weeks before parliamentary elections are due…

Minister of National Defence R. Karoblis expresses condolences over the Czech soldiers fallen in Afghanistan

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis conveyed condolences to Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic Lubomir Metnar regarding the death of three soldiers of the Czech Republic killed in Afghanistan on Sunday. “This is a great loss both for the families of the perished servicemen and for your country which has sacrificed the lives of its servicemen for peace and brighter future of the Afghan people. Lithuania stands in…

Cert.lv has no information of possible security risks of Yandex.Taxi app

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Latvia’s information technology security incident prevention institution Cert.lv has no information regarding any possible security risks of Russian Yandex.Taxi mobile application. With that, Cert.lv is unable to comment on statements made by Lithuanian institutions about this mobile app, says Cert.lv deputy manager Varis Teivāns. At the same time, he says Cert.lv closely cooperates with Baltic and other European cyber-security centres. Once more detailed information has been received about the research…

Poland’s FM heads to White House Polish-US talks

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Poland’s foreign minister is set to met US President Donald Trump’s security advisor at the White House on Thursday for talks about military partnership and bilateral ties. Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said he would also talk to John Bolton about US military presence in Poland and international politics since a meeting between Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin. “I think the time has come to think about how to…