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Saeima approves concept of national defense

Friday, September 25, 2020

Saeima has approved a new State Defense Concept, which determines the main directions of the national defense and protection, Latvian Television reported September 24. This is the main planning document for the defense sector. The aim is to make Latvia’s defense strong enough so that any attack would cause an aggressor to lose significantly more than potentially gain and thereby deter any attacks. The Saeima said that the concept was prepared at a…

Further stationing of foreign troops in Lithuania puts at risk national military personnel and locals

By Lukas Ramonas on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Lithuanian ministry of defence can not cope with the spread of a dangerous COVID-19 among military. The MOD confirmed (https://kariuomene.kam.lt/en/military_insignia/news_1889/military_medics_will_treat_covid-19_positive_isolated_soldiers_of_the_nato_enhanced_forward_presence_battalion_battle_group.html) on Wendesday that eight troops from allies countries stationed in Lithuania as part of an international NATO battalion have tested positive for the new coronavirus. Unfortunately, these are the only data provided by Vita Ramanauskaite, an adviser to the national defence minister. Lithuanian media was informed only about the number…

‘Realise your dreams’: Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo donates football boots to national team’s under-17s women’s team

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo gifted football boots to the Portugal under-17s women’s team after they progressed to the next round of qualification for the European Championships in 2020. Portugal secured their passage to the elite round of qualification after Friday’s 4-0 win over Latvia, which sees them move one step closer to the tournament hosted by Sweden. And following that success Ronaldo, who won the men’s European Championships with Portugal in 2016,…

National security official twice raised concerns on Ukraine

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

A military officer at the National Security Council twice raised concerns over the Trump administration’s push to have Ukraine investigate Democrats and Joe Biden, according to testimony the official is prepared to deliver Tuesday in the House impeachment inquiry. Alexander Vindman, an Army lieutenant colonel who served in Iraq and, later, as a diplomat, is prepared to tell House investigators that he listened to President Donald Trump’s July 25 call…

Lithuania marks national Holocaust remembrance day

Monday, September 23, 2019

The traditional March of the Living to Paneriai, a suburb of Vilnius where tens of thousands of Jews were killed during to Holocaust, will be held and the names of the victims will be read out at the Choral Synagogue of Vilnius as part of events marking the Day of Remembrance for Jewish Victims of Genocide in Lithuania on Monday.  A commemoration will also take place in the capital’s Rudininku Square.   The March…

Estonia transposes directive on protection of EU financial interests into national law

Thursday, July 11, 2019

The Estonian government at a sitting on Thursday decided to amend the Penal Code and relating laws to transpose into national legislation two directives of the European Union — one on the protection of the Union’s financial interests and the other on the rights of minors who are suspects or accused persons in criminal proceedings. By adopting the EU directives, investigating crimes with an adverse effect on the Union’s financial…

National energy and climate plan calls for developing climate neutral economy

Monday, June 24, 2019

In Latvia’s national energy and climate plan 2021-2030, proposed by the Economics Ministry, the emphasis is on developing a climate neutral economy, according to the draft document. The national energy and climate plan, 2021-2030, is a document for a long-time planning of Latvia’s energy and climate policies, setting forth the basic principles, goals and directions of national energy and climate policies for the coming decade. Each European Union (EU) member…

Woman stabbed to death in Dundalk named as Lithuanian national Ingrida Maciokaite

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

She was just 31 years old. The young woman stabbed to death in Dundalk on Tuesday afternoon has been named as Ingrida Maciokaite.Ingrida, 31, originally from Lithuania, was killed in a brutal attack at around 2.45pm at the Bridgewater Mews apartment complex on Linenhall Street in the town.A source said: “It is believed an argument broke out and the woman suffered serious stab wounds. “Medics and gardai rushed to the…