Posts published in Day: June 24, 2021

33 new Covid cases, 3 deaths in Latvia

Thursday, June 24, 2021

On Thursday, June 24, Latvia recorded 33 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 137,110. Of 2,246 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 1.5% were positive, a figure consistent with recent days. The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants continued its decline, from 89.2 Wednesday to 80.6 Thursday with the…

Latvia: Fire and falling tree cause Midsummer deaths

Thursday, June 24, 2021

A falling tree claimed a life on Midsummer night, while four people perished in a fire, Agrita Vītola of the State Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD) told Latvian Radio June 24. Midsummer eve was characterised by high temperatures during the day and violent thunderstorms during the night, both of which kept fire crews and the other emergency services busy. “Probably, due to the strong wind, yesterday at 01.55 we received a…

Lithuania warns against holding EU summit with Russia’ Putin

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Lithuania warned the European Union on Thursday against engaging in direct dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin for as long as Moscow does not change its behaviour. Gitanas Nauseda, arriving to a summit of the bloc’s 27 national leaders, voiced scepticism about a proposal by Paris and Berlin to consider holding an EU summit with Putin after the new U.S. President Joe Biden held his own bilateral meeting with his…

Lithuania supports Armenian people’s aspirations to live in peaceful, secure and stable state

Thursday, June 24, 2021

President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda congratulated the leader of the Armenian political party Civic Contract, Nikol Pashinyan, over victory in the June 20 early parliamentary elections, the Lithuanian President’s Office said in a statement. The Lithuanian President wished success, patience and dedication to Pashinyan in performing the duties of the responsible position. “Political stability is especially important for the citizens of Armenia after the recent war. We support the aspirations…

EU must be prepared to strengthen its external border with Belarus

Thursday, June 24, 2021

The European Union (EU) must be ready to support the strengthening of its external border with Belarus, the Speaker of the Saeima Inara Murniece (National Alliance) said during a meeting with Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte today when discussing the issue of increasing illegal migration flows on the EU’s eastern border with Belarus. As LETA was informed by the Parliament’s Press Service, the Speaker of the Saeima pointed out that…

Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with President of Lithuania in 2009-2019 Dalia Grybauskaitė

Thursday, June 24, 2021

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a working meeting with Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of the Republic of Lithuania in 2009-2019. The President noted Dalia Grybauskaitė’s significant personal contribution to the development and strengthening of the strategic partnership between Ukraine and Lithuania. “I know that you love Ukraine, you have done a lot for its sovereignty and support. We are very grateful to you and are always happy to welcome you,”…

Bayraktar over the Baltics (Video)

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Latvia may be the next NATO and European Union member state to purchase drones from Turkey. Latvia’s Minister of Defence Artis Pabriks paid a visit to a production centre for Turkey’s armed drones near Ankara, Turkish drone manufacturer Baykar. “It is in the interests of Latvia to promote constructive cooperation on mutually important issues with Turkey and its military industry. Turkey is our partner in NATO and I am sure…

What a post-Netanyahu Israel means for EU

Thursday, June 24, 2021

It is no secret that a sigh of relief was heard throughout most of Europe’s corridors of power when Benjamin Netanyahu was stripped of his power last week, after more than 12 years as Israel’s prime minister. Under his leadership, and increasingly in the past 4-5 years, the EU’s relations with Israel have deteriorated and had become strained at the very best. The views of Europe by Israel’s new prime minister,…