Posts published in Day: April 14, 2021

Estonia still owes €200,000 to Louis Freeh’s law firm

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Estonia still has roughly €200,000 worth of unpaid bills from Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan. The Ministry of Finance says that the money will not be paid before the law firm provides a clear overview of what it has been doing since last summer. The government announced, immediately after coming to power, on February 18 that it will terminate Estonia’s contract with U.S. law firm Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan. The bureau…

Lithuania Takes On EMSA Drone for Marine Sulfur Emissions Monitoring

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The government of Lithuania is set to use a drone provided by the European Maritime Safety Agency to monitor sulfur emissions from shipping over the summer. EMSA has provided a drone under a three-month contract from March 23, the European agency said in a statement on its website on Thursday. “Sensors on board the RPAS will measure the emissions from the exhaust plumes of vessels travelling in the main shipping…

Lithuanian mafia gang ‘all but gone’ in Ireland following garda clampdown

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

GARDAÍ HAVE MANAGED to dismantle the main working aspects of a Lithuanian criminal gang responsible for heroin smuggling and people trafficking across the island. Now all that remains of the gang are pockets of heroin dealing in rural areas. The network, headed by a high-ranking member of the Lithuanian mafia, is now operating at a fraction of what it once did. Gardaí, along with its colleagues in Europol, carried out…

Telia Lietuva embarks on mobile network upgrade using Ericsson equipment

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Telia Lietuva has announced that it has begun installing next generation Ericsson mobile base stations throughout Lithuania, after a strategic partnership agreement was signed with the Swedish vendor at the end of last year. Around 2,000 base stations will be installed over the next three years, making Telia’s network more sustainable, secure and ready for commercial 5G deployment in the future. Ericsson equipment will be used throughout Telia’s radio access…

Latvia to join CERN as an Associate Member State

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Representatives of CERN and of the Republic of Latvia signed an Agreement today admitting Latvia as a CERN Associate Member State. Representatives of CERN and the Republic of Latvia gathered in a virtual ceremony today to sign an Agreement admitting Latvia into the Organization as an Associate Member State. The Associate Membership will enter into force once CERN has been informed that all the necessary accession and ratification processes have…

Lithuanian MP drops homophobic music video just months after being caught with half-naked man (18+)

By Emma Powys Maurice on Wednesday, April 14, 2021

An anti-LGBT+ Lithuanian MP caught red-handed with a half-naked man on Zoom looks to be attempting to restore his reputation with a strange homophobic video stunt. On Monday (12 April) firebrand politician Petras Grazulis was filmed bouncing with a group of young men from Kangoo Club, gym enthusiasts who train in special springy “rebound shoes”. Together with the men, Grazulis chants an infamous homophobic Lithuanian song – “Kas nešokinės tas…

Latvian Party ratings for March show politicians have plenty of work to do

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The latest party ratings for March show good results for the non-parliamentary left-leaning party Progresīvie (Progressives), amid generally underwhelming performance among most other players on the political scene. At the request of Latvian Television (LTV), the research agency SKDS conducted its monthly survey, which show that as usual the opposition Harmony party commands the largest support (9.9%), though even that constitutes less than 10% of those surveyed. Respondents were asked which…

Latvia protests Russian embassy staffer’s Covid rule-breaking

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Latvia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) took the unusual step April 13 of publicly rebuking a member of a foreign diplomatic mission based in Rīga. The MFA expressed its protest to the Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Latvia, Vadim Vasilyev, who has been performing the duties of head of mission since the departure of former Ambassador of Russia. As    reported   by the news portal Delfi, on…

Estonian Defense procurement center: State-of-the art rifle deliveries continuing

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Deliveries of the Estonian Defense Forces (EDF) new, primary rifle, the R20 Rahe, continue apace despite the coronavirus pandemic, the Center for Defense Investment (RKK), the state body tasked with defense procurement, says. The bulk of the outstanding delivery of the assault rifle, the R20 Rahe, should arrive in Estonia in 2021. The entire procurement will total 18,340 pieces. The RKK says that the new weapon’s main advantages are its…

Person shot dead in Purvciems Wednesday morning

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

In Rīga’s Purvciems district, a person has been shot dead on Wednesday, April 14, according to information from the State Police. The person was pronounced dead at the scene. Police officers are currently carrying out an initial investigation. No further comment is being provided at this time. The State Police is asking that drivers with cameras on their vehicles, who drove along Gunāra Astras Street from Dzelzavas to Deglava Street between 6:30 and…