Posts tagged as talks

President Levits has no other option but to promulgate tax cut on strong alcohol due to bill’s urgency

Thursday, July 11, 2019

President Egils Levits has no other option but to promulgate the legislative amendment reducing excise tax on alcohol by 15 percent because Saiema has decided to adopt the bill in a fast-track procedure. Dina Meistere, head of the Saeima Legal Office, told LETA that since the parliament has assigned the bill urgency status by at least two thirds of votes, the president cannot request reconsideration of the bill and has…

Lithuania: Coalition expansion talks completed, Vilnius University up in global rankings

Monday, June 24, 2019

Last week, four parliamentary parties continued coalition negotiations, two men were sentenced for spying for Russia, Government vowed to reduce shadow income in construction and car sale sectors. Coalition negotiators complete talks, fail to agree on child benefit Representatives of four parties in Lithuania, holding negotiations on a future ruling coalition, said on Thursday, June 20, they have completed their work, acknowledging, however, their failure to agree on the child…

Lithuania’s EAPL-CFA will take part in talks on ruling coalition

Monday, June 10, 2019

The Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – Christian Families Alliance will take part in the ongoing talks on a new ruling coalition, its leader said after the party’s council meeting in Vilnius on Friday. “It made the decision to officially start talks on a future coalition,” Tomasevski told journalists after the council meeting. “We agreed that program provisions are key and from that point we start to talk. If…

The main Latvian foreign policy issues is the protection of its interests

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

During a meeting today, President Raimonds Vejonis and Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (New Unity) were in agreement that the main foreign policy issues at the moment is the protection of Latvia’s interests in EU budget talks, Brexit and the upcoming European Parliament elections. As LETA was informed by the Presidential Chancery, Vejonis met with Rinkevics to discuss the work of the Foreign Ministry and his priorities. The two sides were…

Estonia’s potential coalition to continue talks with reduced composition Wednesday

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Representatives of the Center Party, the Estonian Conservative People’s Party (EKRE) and Isamaa — the three Estonian parties holding negotiations on forming a coalition government — will continue talks with a reduced composition on Wednesday morning. “Negotiations are currently being held within a reduced circle, meaning the chairman plus one more person,” Center Party spokesperson Andre Hanimagi told BNS on Wednesday. Hanimagi did not wish to disclose the topics of…

Center to decide over launching coalition talks with Reform on Friday

Thursday, March 7, 2019

The Estonian Center Party is to decide on Friday whether it will launch negotiations with the Reform Party in order to establish a coalition, the news portal of the daily Postimees reports. Center Party chairman Juri Ratas said after meeting with Reform Party leader Kaja Kallas on Wednesday evening that the Center Party will take two days in order to think and will decide on Friday whether it will start…

EU-British talks «constructive», while May’s party shrinks in UK parliament

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Following three British MPs leaving the ruling Conservative Party amid Brexit impasse, British head of government held more talks with the European Union that were constructive according to both Pirme Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. American news agency AP reports that no breakthrough on United Kingdom’s demands over legally-binding changes to the so-called Irish backstop was announced from the dinner meeting at EU headquarters held on…

China and U.S. to hold talks in bid to end trade war roiling markets

Monday, January 7, 2019

China and the United States will hold vice ministerial level trade talks in Beijing on Jan. 7-8, as the two sides look to end a dispute that is inflicting increasing pain on both economies and roiling global financial markets. The two nations have been locked in a trade war for much of the past year, disrupting the flow of hundreds of billions of dollars worth of goods and stoking fears…

Government formation talks to continue in Latvia

Friday, January 4, 2019

On Thursday, 3 January, KPV LV Saeima faction decided to continue government formation talks by submitting a number of requests to the so-called coalition core, as journalists were told by KPV LV faction leader Atis Zakatistovs. He did not reveal the requests, nor did he answer the question of whether or not KPV LV maintains Aldis Gobzems as its candidate for the post of Latvia’s Interior Affairs Minister. Zakatistovs did…

Turkey invites Trump for talks on Syria after US announces troop pull-out

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Ankara is one of the few countries to have backed the withdrawal as it clears the way for a possible offensive against the Kurds. Turkey has invited President Trump for talks in Ankara after his announcement last week that US troops would be leaving Syria. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested the visit in a phone call to the US leader over the weekend. The White House confirmed the invitation…