Posts tagged as OSCE

President Levits suggests OSCE assessment of Belarus election

Monday, August 10, 2020

Latvian President Egils Levits issued a statement August 10 expressing hope that the Organization for Security and Economic Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) might be able to intervene to improve the situation in Belarus after President Alexader Lukashenko launched violent suppression of protests against an unbelievable election landslide in his favor. “As a neighbor of Belarus, Latvia fully supports the deep desire of the Belarusian people to live in their own independent, free and democratic…

Arms control inspectors of Belarus conducting a visit in Lithuania

Thursday, August 1, 2019

A team of arms control inspectors of Belarus are conducting an evaluation visit to a specified military unit in Lithuania on August 1 on the basis of the bilateral Agreement on Additional Confidence and Security-Building Measures between the Republic of Lithuania and the Republic of Belarus. The Belarusian inspectors will visit the Motorised Infantry Brigade Griffin of the Lithuanian Armed Forces (headquartered in Klaipėda). They will be able to get…

Foreign minister to highlight Ukraine, Georgia at OSCE meeting

Monday, July 8, 2019

Foreign minister Urmas Reinsalu (Isamaa) is attending an Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) informal foreign ministers’ meeting in Slovakia this week, BNS reports. Formed in the early 1970s,  The OSCE is the world’s largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization, and focuses on arms control, human rights, press freedoms and fair elections. It boasts 57 member states. The meeting, held in the resort town of Štrbské Pleso in Slovakia’s Tatra Mountains, is to…

OSCE High Commissioner expresses support for Vejonis’ initiative to grant automatic Latvian citizenship to non-citizen children born in Latvia

Thursday, March 7, 2019

On March 6, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics met with the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, Lamberto Zannier, LETA learned from the Latvian Foreign Ministry. The Minister gave an overview of the issues of society integration and national minority policy in Latvia, as well as informing the OSCE official about the education reform under way in Latvia. “The Latvian Government has committed to taking forward the education reform which…

Lithuanian-led arms control inspection team to conduct evaluation visit to a Kaliningrad-based military unit

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

A Lithuanian-led international arms control inspection team is conducting a visit to the 79th Guards Separate Motor Rifle Brigade in Kaliningrad Oblast of the Russian Federation on February 12-13. Arms control inspectors from Lithuania, France, and the United States will carry out an evaluation visit to a military unit in accordance with the Vienna Document 2011. During the verification visit arms control inspectors of Lithuania, France, and the U.S. will…

Russia to perform OSCE Armament Control Inspection in Latvia

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Over the course from 20th to 23rd November, officers of Russian armed forces will be performing Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe armament control inspection in Latvia, as confirmed by Defence Ministry. During the inspection Russian officers will visit Riga, Ādaži and Latvia’s central parts to ensure no military drills are organized on specific territories that would have to be reported to other OSCE member states and check if the actual…

Latvia to send additional expert to OSCE mission in Ukraine

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Another observer from Latvia will join the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, the government decided ast week. The draft decision prepared by the Latvian Foreign Ministry said that Olegs Lagutins will be sent on a mission from October 14, 2018, until March 31, 2018. Seven Latvian experts are already participating in the OSCE mission to Ukraine. In February 2017, the Latvian Cabinet…

OSCE to send observation team to Latvia for Saeima elections

Monday, July 16, 2018

The Organization for Security and Cooperation and Europe will be sending a team of election observers to Latvia for the October Saeima elections, LETA was informed by the Foreign Ministry. The OSCE will be sending it smallest format election team to Latvia, which mostly aims at observing specific identified election problems. The 2018 Saeima elections will take place on the first Saturday of October.

Arms control inspectors of Belarus and Russia visiting Lithuania

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

On June 11-14 a team of Belorussian and Russian arms control inspectors are conducting a verification visit in a chosen area in Lithuania under the Vienna Document 2011 of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). On Tuesday and Wednesday arms control inspectors of Belarus and Russia will have the right to visit military training areas of the Lithuanian Armed Forces in a chosen area of the size…