Posts tagged as German

Baltic German alleged war criminal memorial planners forgo state support

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

A group planning to erect a statue to a member of the Baltic German nobility in Estonia who, according to reports, engaged in war crimes during the Russian Civil War, says it will forgo €45,000 in state support for the project, citing media slander of his legacy. The NGO, called Ungern Khaan, only founded just under a month ago, says that it will rely on donations for the memorial, either…

Baltic and German Foreign Ministers meet in Tallinn

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

On 20 July 2020, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, took part in the annual meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Baltic States and Germany in a “3 1” format, along with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Urmas Reinsalu; the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Linas Linkevičius; and the German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Heiko Maas. At the meeting in Talinn, the Ministers were…

German Eurofighter Join RAF Typhoons in Lithuania

Thursday, July 16, 2020

A DETACHMENT of German Air Force Eurofighter fighters have arrived in Lithuania to undertake combined quick reaction alert training alongside the RAF Typhoon fast jets already deployed there. This opportunity has been arranged to enhance the current twinning programme that has been running between the two air forces under Eurofighter Interoperability Enhancement programme. Wing Commander Stu Gwinnutt, the Officer Commanding RAF 135 Expeditionary Air Wing deployed to Siauliai Air Base…

Latvia’s Baltic German French spy

Thursday, November 7, 2019

It’s one hundred years since crucial battles put the fledgling Latvian state on a firmer footing, and to mark the occasion the Latvian National History Museum is staging an exhibition that tells the tales of winners of the Order of Lāčplēsis, a military award established to honor those who showed outstanding bravery in the independence struggles. The exhibition provides a timely reminder that it was not only ethnic Latvians who…

German machinery orders plummet, adding to recession fears

Friday, October 4, 2019

An industry association says orders for German machinery, an important export, plummeted in August, adding to signs of a recession in Europe’s biggest economy. The VDMA group said Friday that orders were down 17% compared with a year earlier, with demand from abroad dropping 19% and orders from inside Germany falling 12%. Orders from countries outside the eurozone fell a particularly sharp 21%. VDMA’s Olaf Wortmann said the figures suggest…

German submarine to visit Lithuania for first time in 18 years

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

A type 212A U-31 submarine escorted by FGS Oste warship of the German Navy will conduct a port visit to Klaipėda on Wednesday, according to Lithuania’s Ministry of Defence. The ships will be met by LNS Dzūkas (P12) patrol ship from the Lithuanian Navy. Both vessels will be moored untill September 21. “The visit of the German U31 submarine to the Port of Klaipėda is a demonstration of the firm bond…

Von der Leyen seeks to secure EU top job at parliament

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Outgoing German defense minister Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday set out her political objectives on a greener, gender-equal Europe where the rule of law continues to hold sway, in an attempt to woo enough legislators at the European Parliament to secure the job of European Commission President The Christian Democrat of the European People’s Party is seeking to become the first woman to hold perhaps the most important post…

German family finds bullet from Telliskivi shooting in their luggage

Saturday, July 6, 2019

A German family who visited Tallinn in June discovered a bullet among their possessions which had been fired in the course of a shooting spree which led to the murder of a taxi driver. The family did not find the bullet until after they had returned home, ERR’s online news in Estonian reports. In the small hours of Friday, June 21, 30-year-old Raivo Jürimäe approached two taxis on Telliskivi street…

EU summit suspended amid deadlock over top job candidates

Monday, July 1, 2019

Almost a full day after sitting down to pick candidates for the European Union’s prime political posts, weary EU leaders broke off their talks Monday amid deep divisions over who should run the European project for at least the next five years. After a full night of one-on-one meetings, trilateral talks, and group discussions — including sitting down over breakfast — EU Council President Donald Tusk called a halt, and…

German business confidence dips further to near 5-year low

Monday, June 24, 2019

A closely watched survey is showing that German business confidence has fallen to a near five-year low as managers’ expectations for the coming six months have deteriorated. The Ifo institute said Monday that its monthly confidence index slipped to 97.4 points in June from 97.9 last month, in line with market expectations. The third straight monthly fall takes the index to its lowest since November 2014 and was entirely due…