Posts tagged as high-level

Taliban send high-level delegation to Islamabad

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The Taliban announced Wednesday they are sending a high-level delegation to Pakistan’s capital as part of a tour that has included Russia, China and Iran in a push to resurrect an Afghanistan peace deal with Washington that seemed imminent just a month ago. Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen said Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, a co-founder of the Taliban and head of their political office in Qatar, will lead the 11-member delegation…

Former high-level EU official of Estonian origin convicted for rape

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

On Monday a court in Brussels sentenced Margus Rahuoja, a 51-year-old former senior EU official from Estonia, to four years in prison. Mr Rahuoja, a former EU director of aviation and international transport affairs, was found guilty of rape. According to Belgian La Dernière Heure, the victim in the case is a lawyer working at the EU’s Mobility and Transport directorate. Though La Dernière Heure didn’t publish Mr Rahuoja’s name,…

The annual high-level security and defence forum “The Rīga Conference 2018” opens today

Friday, September 28, 2018

On 28 and 29th September of 2018 the National Library of Latvia in Riga will host the annual high-level security and defence forum “The Rīga Conference 2018”, bringing together almost 800 participants from across the world. The conference, organised by the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defence, has been shaping the foreign policy debate in the Baltic Sea region since…