Posts tagged as situation

U.S. – Baltic States: nothing personal – just business

By Adomas Abromaitis on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Security situation in the world is deteriorating year by year, day by day. But wars and conflicts nowadays are not only deaths and damage but business and money for involved participants. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) made a report on all international transfers of major arms (including sales, gifts and production under license) to states, international organizations and non-state groups. SIPRI Arms Transfers Database which is freely accessible…

Lithuanian airport reps, health specialists to discuss actions over situation in Italy

Monday, February 24, 2020

As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases has reached 152 in Italy, representatives of Lithuanian airports are meeting with specialists from the National Public Health Center to discuss additional protection measures at Lithuania’s airports. “We are soon meeting with NPHC specialists who are on watch at airports and we will discuss additional possibilities I wouldn’t want to specify as we still need to decide. But we will speak about additional…

RNP municipal housing manager unable to tackle crisis situation in relation to money stored in PNB Banka – Burovs

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The management of Rigas Namu Parvaldnieks (RNP) municipal housing manager is unable to tackle the crisis situation in relation to the money stored in the insolvent PNB Banka, Riga Mayor Olegs Burovs (Honor to Serve Riga) said. “The situation that there is a huge risk that, due to the activity of the company’s management, several thousands of residents will lose the money stored in PNB Banka is unacceptable and even…

Massive fire in Lithuania localized

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Open fireplaces no longer exist in a massive fire at a tire recycling factory in Alytus, a town in southern Lithuania, yet the fireplace may continue to smolder, local radio broadcaster LRT reported on Monday. “The fire has been localized and the chance of fire resurgence is close to zero. The situation has been managed. There is no open fire, but smoldering can occur for quite a long time,” LRT…

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…

EU commissioners to discuss energy projects, climate change with Lithuanian leaders

Friday, July 19, 2019

European Commissioner for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic is coming to Vilnius on Friday to discuss energy projects and climate change with Lithuania’s top officials.   Sefcovic, together with European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis, are scheduled to meet with President Gitanas Nauseda and Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis. The meetings will focus on energy and climate policy priorities, the Baltic power grids’ synchronization with the Continental European system, and the current situation…

Latvian minister shocked over situation with orphans in the country

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Latvia’s Welfare Minister Ramona Petraviča is unpleasantly surprised with institutions’ and municipalities’ opposition towards orphaned children ending up in a family-like environment, saying it’s an «inconceivable situation». According to the politician, during her regional visits and meetings with foster families she got the impression that the situation is only getting worse in Latvia. The minister is especially worried about this because the state invests considerable resources to make sure orphaned…

Corruption watchdog officer interviewed LU vice-rector following some person’s request

Thursday, July 11, 2019

University of Latvia vice-rector and Riga City Council deputy Baiba Broka, who was detained on Monday, 8 July, and then subsequently released from custody is fully prepared to cooperate with Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) in the investigation of the criminal case regarding the EUR 20 000 bribe. The suspended vice-rector added that she is also prepared to provide answers to journalists, because she believes corruption has no place…

German business confidence dips further to near 5-year low

Monday, June 24, 2019

A closely watched survey is showing that German business confidence has fallen to a near five-year low as managers’ expectations for the coming six months have deteriorated. The Ifo institute said Monday that its monthly confidence index slipped to 97.4 points in June from 97.9 last month, in line with market expectations. The third straight monthly fall takes the index to its lowest since November 2014 and was entirely due…

Current situation in Moldova can only be solved through democratic process

Monday, June 10, 2019

Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (New Unity) believes that the only way to solve the current complex and difficult situation in Moldova is through democratic process and dialog of political parties, the minister said on Twitter on Sunday. Rinkevics is closely following the developments in Moldova and believes that all sides should exercise restraint and calm. AFP reports that Moldova’s acting president Pavel Filip on Sunday signed a decree dissolving parliament…