Posts tagged as delay

Latvian government turned population into prisoners

By Viktors Domburs on Thursday, March 25, 2021

Baltic States’ authorities decided not to “reinvent the wheel” and just found “hot” topics to divert attention from situation at home. They continue to discuss neighbour countries’ problems deflecting popular attention away from problems with COVID-19 vaccination delay, poorly performing economy and growing unpopularity. They try to focus citizens’ attention on the situation in other states, such as human rights violations in Russia, protests in Belarus, building North Stream-2, China’s…

How politics influences Lithuanian health system

By Adomas Abromaitis on Monday, March 22, 2021

The news that Lithuanian government suspends use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from March 16 as “a precaution” until the European Medicines Agency gives a final evaluation of its safety, made citizens nervous. It happened just some hours after Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė categorically told the public broadcaster her government would not suspend use of the vaccine, saying the harm due to the disruption to vaccination would be worse. Thus,…

Launch of Belarus’ nuclear plant delayed

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Belarus plans to launch the Astravyets nuclear plant, located some 50 kilometres from Vilnius and considered unsafe by the Lithuanian authorities, by autumn this year. The plant should become operation in July, and will be connected to the Belarusian power grid in September or October, the Belarusian Energy Minister Viktar Karankevich said on April 11. “If there will be any corrections in the future, we will react [swiftly],” he said,…

Samsung folding screen phone to go on sale after big delay

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Samsung says it will start selling its highly anticipated folding phone on Friday, after the original launch date was delayed by months because of embarrassing problems with the screen. The South Korean tech giant had put the Galaxy Fold’s launch on hold after reviewers encountered problems with the device’s innovative folding screen, which the company indicated on Thursday have now been resolved. “During the past several months, Samsung has been…

Schroeder says U.S. pressure on Denmark the main reason for Nord Stream 2 delay

Friday, June 7, 2019

U.S. political pressure on Denmark is the main reason for delays on construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Europe, project chairman Gerhard Schroeder said on Friday. The project has come under fire from the United States and several eastern European, Nordic and Baltic Sea countries, which fear that it will increase the European Union’s reliance on Russian gas. Former German chancellor Schroeder said that U.S. gas is…

Vote on May’s Brexit bill delayed until early June following outcry from MPs

Saturday, May 25, 2019

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit withdrawal bill will not be published or debated until the week beginning June 3, the government has announced. Whip Mark Spencer told MPs on Thursday: “We will update the House on the publication and introduction of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill on our return from the Whitsun recess.” “We had hoped to hold second reading on Friday 7 June,” he added. “At the moment, we…