Posts tagged as UK

Latvians in the UK complain about long queues for passports

Thursday, August 27, 2020

This summer, many Latvians living abroad have already visited Latvia, and many are still planning to do so. However, the requirement of self-isolation when arriving in Latvia from the United Kingdom is not the only issue – many have expired travel documents, Latvian Television reported August 27. Due to the pandemic, the Consular Department in London has to work on various restrictions, leading to more passport applicants than the department is able to…

Ambassador: chance for Latvian entrepreneurs in UK market

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Despite the COVID-19 crisis it remains a favorable time for Latvian entrepreneurs in the British market, said Ivita Burmistre, new Latvian ambassador to the former Eurpoean Union member state the United Kingdom, in an interview to Latvian Radio on July 16. The ambassador has her first official working day in her new post on Thursday. One of her priorities is promoting economic activity. Burmistre considers it to be a duty for the…

Poland, US, UK, Romania and Croatia conduct military exercises on NATO’s eastern flank

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Troops have attended the military exercise Bull-Run 12 in Podlasie province near the Suwalki Gap, which is a bottleneck consisting of a 65 km short stretch of land located between Kaliningrad and Belarus. It serves as the only land route through which supplies can reach the Baltic States from Poland and other European NATO member states. War games focused on the defense of NATO’s eastern flank. Together with allied troops…

Lithuanians among the most numerous applicants for UK’s settled status

Friday, May 22, 2020

Nearly 177,000 Lithuanians have applied for the settled status in the UK, one of the biggest national groups and more numerous than French or Germans citizens. While migration to the UK has been on the decrease in recent years, the figure highlights the sheer size of the population that Lithuania has lost over the last decades. The UK government has recently released data, showing that 3.5 million EU citizens have…

As EU borders close, UK agriculture gets preview of Brexit – opinion

Monday, April 6, 2020

With seasonal workers and migrants separated from the UK by quarantine and closed borders, Britain’s farms are facing devastating labour shortages in a sign of things to come after Brexit, writes Craig Turp at Emerging Europe. Yes, technically Britain left the European Union on January 31, shortly before the coronavirus outbreak – at that stage confined to parts of China – became a global pandemic. Under the terms of the…

Boris Johnson and health secretary Matt Hancock test positive for Covid-19

Saturday, March 28, 2020

The prime minister’s chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, was seen running from Downing Street, around the same time that Boris Johnson announced to the nation he had contracted covid-19 on Thursday. In the footage, captured by BBC and Sky news cameras, Cummings flees from a back gate with a rucksack. The health secretary, Matt Hancock, confirmed that he had also tested positive shortly after.

US, British soldiers fall in Iraq; US attacks militia group

Friday, March 13, 2020

In Iraq, a rocket attack has hit a US military base killing two American and one British soldiers. The US has conducted air strikes against what its coalition forces called Iran-backed fighters. The Camp Taji military base near Baghdad, hosts foreign soldiers from the US-led international coalition against IS. Their mission is to train and advise Iraqi security forces. A coalition statement announced that on Wednesday, March 11, Camp Taji…

Lithuania’s Eurovision hopeful cancels trips to UK and Netherlands due to coronavirus

Friday, March 13, 2020

The Roop, which is representing Lithuania in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, has cancelled a trip to the Netherlands and all planned performances in London and Amsterdam due to the coronavirus, the band said on Thursday. “We do not want to risk our own or the public’s health,” the band’s lead singer Vaidotas Valiukevičius said in a statement. On Thursday, the Lithuanian government announced a series of anti-epidemic measures, including…

UK warns it could walk away from EU trade talks

Friday, February 28, 2020

The United Kingdom has unveiled a negotiating mandate for talks with the European Union that puts it on a collision course with Brussels, saying it was ready to walk away if “good progress” was not made by June. After leaving the EU last month, the UK has until the end of the year to negotiate a trade deal and agreements on everything from fishing to transport, to replace more than 40 years of closely…

Latvia condemns Russian cyber-attack on Georgia

Friday, February 21, 2020

Latvia added its voice February 21 to condemnation from the United States and United Kingdom of a massive cyber-attack that targeted Georgia on 28 October, 2019. The cyber-attack targeted Georgia’s government and private companies’ websites as well as the national TV stations. “Latvia shares in the views expressed in the statements made by Georgia, the United States of America and the United Kingdom, which attribute the cyber-attack to the Main Division of the General…