Posts tagged as officials

Death of A Lithuanian Soldier: A Mother’s Story

By Adomas Abromaitis on Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Unfortunately, unprofessionalism has become a distinctive feature of our times. Indifference and ignorance are common to most Lithuanian officials. These traits are especially disgusting in the armed forces. The matter is soldiers are to some extend limited in their rights and commanders should be not only supervisors, but must be very attentive to their subordinates and their needs. A terrible accident that happened recently with a Lithuanian serviceman characterizes the…

Belarus imposes sanctions on Baltic officials

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

On Tuesday, an official from the Belarusian Foreign Ministry said the country has imposed sanctions on 100 people in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. “We are also imposing symmetrical restrictive measures against each of these countries,” said Anatoly Glaz, spokesman at the Belarusian Foreign Ministry. According to the country’s state news agency BelTa, 100 officials form each of the three Baltic countries are now forbidden to enter Belarus. Last Friday, Estonia,…

‘We want action’ Lithuania to propose EU sanctions against Belarus’ officials

Friday, August 14, 2020

On Friday, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said he will suggest imposing EU sanctions against Belarusian officials responsible for vote-rigging and violence against protesters. The minister plans to raise the issue at the videoconference of EU foreign ministers on Friday. “We don’t want yet another statement of concern; we want action,” Linkevičius told BNS. “Officials who used excessive force must feel responsible, so I’ll suggest imposing individual sanctions on officials…

Vilnius city officials and a firm suspected of fraud in lung ventilator deal

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Lithuanian financial crime investigators, the FNTT, are looking into a deal by Vilnius Municipality to procure lung ventilators. The firm Andrikus, which has failed to deliver the goods despite being paid in advance, is suspected of tax fraud. City administration employees are also under investigation for suspected abuse and embezzlement, the Financial Crime Investigation Service (FNTT) said in a statement. On Tuesday, FNTT officers took documents from the municipality’s offices…

Zelensky to meet with Latvian officials and Ukrainian diaspora, visit Occupation Museum and unveil memorial plaque

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The agenda of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s upcoming visit to Latvia includes meetings with top Latvian officials and the local Ukrainian community, a tour of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, unveiling a memorial plaque, as well as other engagements, LETA was told at the Latvian president’s office. Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska will be accompanying the Ukrainian president on his visit to Latvia, which is scheduled for October…

Karins to meet with top EU, NATO officials in Brussels

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins during his visit to Brussels on Wednesday will meet with the top EU and NATO officials, LETA learned from the prime minister’s office. Karins is scheduled to meet with European Parliament President David Sassoli and European Council President Donald Tusk. The officials plan to discuss current EU matters, including Brexit, climate policy, the multi-annual budget and external relations. Also, the Latvian prime minister will meet with…

Ventspils Musical High School ends up in bribery scandal

Monday, June 3, 2019

A bribe of EUR 7 000 was reportedly given to ensure Ventspils Musical High School is declared compliant with fire safety requirements, as reported by public broadcaster TV3 programme Nekā personīga. Construction of Ventspils Musical High School cost EUR 25 million and the building itself is to be commissioned at the end of June. Internal Security Bureau has acquired information about an attempt to bribe the fire-fighters committee. Investigators waited…

Ministry and police officials: Border tech cheaper than staff, in long run

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

There has been consensus on constructing the border infrastructure in principle, between politicians and officials, which only saw some wavering once the costs of the project became clearer, according to Raivo Küüt, undersecretary at the Ministry of the Interior. “To achieve this [constructing the eastern border as planned], there are alternatives, but are they cheaper or sustainable in the long term, ” Kütt said, ERR’s online news in Estonian reports.…

SSS: counter-intelligence efforts can help protect Latvia’s high-ranking officials

Thursday, May 2, 2019

More and more often protection of Latvia’s high-ranking officials also requires counter-intelligence measures, as explained by Latvia’s State Security Service in its last year’s report. Every day, SSS ensures protection for the Saeima speaker and the country’s prime minister. In the event of a sudden threat, however, SSS also offers protection to other state officials. SSS is also responsible for security of foreign and international organizations’ representatives during their visits…

Officials salaries grow by 10.7 percent, top 3 earners make more than PM

Thursday, May 2, 2019

The average salary of state officials increased by 10.7 percent in 2018 to €1,754, with top earners making well over €6,000 a month, getting paid more than the prime minister. The salary of officials at the national level increased by 9.2 percent to €1,750, while the salary of local government officials increased by 16.7 percent to €1,769, data of the Ministry of Finance shows. Tax Board and Health Insurance Board…