Posts published in June 2021

Visit to Lithuania heralds progress in situation of Polish minority: Sejm Speaker

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

My visit to Lithuania was very fruitful, it may be a harbinger of extensive cooperation in the field of security and solving problems of the Polish minority, said the Speaker of Poland’s Lower House, the Sejm, Elżbieta Witek, summing up her official two-day stay in Lithuania. She met with the top Lithuanian officials, including President Gitanas Nausėda and Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė. “The talks that took place at all levels…

The weak spot of NATO

By Antanas Tubelis on Tuesday, June 29, 2021

NATO is an organization created to promote and protect U.S. geopolitical interests in Europe. The United States totally control and fund NATO. The United States are most interested in the existence of NATO and play determinative role in the bloc. The United States has created a myth about “Russian threat” to justify the necessity of NATO’s existence. Despite all NATO preparations to repel Russia’s “aggression”, in a possible military conflict…

Program of Ukraine Reform Conference in Vilnius released

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

The program of the 4th Ukraine Reform Conference, scheduled for July 7-8, 2021 in Vilnius (Lithuania), has been released. “This years’ Ukraine Reform Conference will bring together Ukraine and its international partners with the aim to discuss achievements in reform implementation; to consolidate support for reforms that strengthen country’s resilience and realize the ambitious and reform-oriented ‘Ukraine 2030 Strategy’; to ensure continuation, sustainability, and consistency of the reform process,” reads…

Latvian Government backs plan for 1,000 km of high-speed roads by 2040

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

The Latvian government on June 29 supported a Transport Ministry plan that promises more than 1,000 kilometers of high-speed highways will be completed in Latvia by the year 2040. Latvia’s national road development strategy from 2020 to 2040 envisages the creation of a road network that should allow the outskirts of Rīga to be reached from all other major cities in the country within two hours. It is planned to rebuild the country’s current main…

Japanese Foreign Minister to visit Latvia

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Toshimitsu Motegi, will visit Latvia on Friday, July 2, marking one hundred years since Japan recognised Latvia de jure . Motegi will be hosted by his Latvian counterpart, Edgars Rinkēvičs, and the officials “will discuss the latest international developments, the relations between the EU and Japan, as well as bilateral cooperation,” according to a release from the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the visit, the…

Overview: How expensive is it to holiday in Estonia with a family?

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

This year is the second summer where it is difficult to go on vacation abroad, so the opportunity to spend a family vacation in Estonia is increasingly being looked for. ERR’s Estonian portal looked into how expensive it is for a family to spend one summer weekend in Estonian accommodation establishments outside Tallinn. ERR used the most popular weekend of the summer as a comparison July 16-18. They looked for…

EU ministers reach agreement on CAP reform package

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

The new CAP reform package, agreed on Monday, seeks to strike a better balance between the economic, environmental and social aspects of agriculture, the Estonian Ministry of Rural Affairs said. At a meeting of the European Union’s Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Luxembourg on Monday, ministers approved a compromise on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform package, which had been on the trilateral negotiation table with the European Parliament and…

Former Estonian Air employees abandon Nordica lawsuit

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Former Estonian Air employees signed an agreement with the flight crew company Nordic Crew Management (NCM) and also abandoned a court dispute with the state-owned airline Nordica that had been going on for five years. According to the ruling of the Supreme Court on Tuesday, the court proceedings between the former employees of Estonian Air and Nordica have been terminated and the previous court judgments have been annulled, the law…

Volkswagen’s Estonian subsidiary plans to hire 40 people by end of 2021

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Volkswagen Group’s car software company Cariad Estonia AS, formerly Car.Software Estonia, invested €1.57 billion in development last year and plans to expand its team in Estonia to 50 people by the end of 2021. Volkswagen Group’s car software company Cariad Estonia AS, formerly Car.Software Estonia, invested €1.57 billion in the development of intra-group software solutions last year and posted a loss of €354 million for 2020. Head of the company…

Understanding Latvian peat

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Latvia generates the highest income from exporting peat products of the Baltic states, with an increase of more than 35% over the last four years, reports Māris Ķirsons for Baltic Business Quarterly . Peat is a natural resource that actually regenerates, albeit slowly. The extraction of peat is a traditional industry for the Baltics, which has been around since the 1700s. Thanks to Latvia’s favourable climate, the natural annual growth…