Posts tagged as political

Lithuanian, European academies sign manifesto against political interference in arts

Thursday, November 5, 2020

A group of 60 European academies have joined forces to fight for freedom in the arts, according to a manifesto published in Berlin last month. The manifesto, created by the European Alliance of Academies, was also signed by Vilnius Academy of Arts (Vilniaus Dailės Akademija) in Lithuania. “In some European countries, we are currently experiencing cultural policies that frame arts and culture only in a national sense and increasingly regulate…

Europe’s ‘Three Seas Initiative’ aims to curb Chinese influence

Monday, October 19, 2020

In 2015, Poland and Croatia initiated the Three Seas Initiative, also known as the Baltic, Adriatic, Black Sea (BABS) Initiative. It is an ambitious forum of 12 European Union states along a north–south axis from the Baltic Sea to the Adriatic Sea and the Black Sea in Central and Eastern Europe, that includes Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Austria, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary. The initiative’s aim is…

Political unrest as a push to militarization of Europe

By Viktors Domburs on Thursday, August 27, 2020

Everybody knows that militarization is not only a political process, but also a financial one. Militarization, is the process by which a society organizes itself for military conflict and violence. As soon as there are indicators of military threat, the government  starts a process. Related activities in case of real threat could prepare a state to repel a military attack, but only if it actually occurs. In case of potential…

Political parties talk public transport in Riga

Friday, July 31, 2020

In the face of Riga City Council extraordinary elections at the end of August, political parties spoke their mind about public transportation in Riga. Parties promised both new discounts and varied route opportunities, Latvian Television reported July 30. One of the most popular promises in party programs in the field of public transport is the connection of the city transport system with railway, which would also mean a single ticket on…

Military And Political Trends Of 2019 That Will Shape 2020

By Tyler Durden on Friday, January 3, 2020

In the year 2019 the world was marked with a number of emerging and developing crises. The threat of terrorism, conflicts in the Middle East, expanding instability in South America, never-ending military, political and humanitarian crises in Africa and Asia, expansion of NATO, insecurity inside the European Union, sanction wars and sharpening conflicts between key international players. One more factor that shaped the international situation throughout the year was the further…

Israel’s 2 main political parties deadlocked after election

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Israel’s two main political parties were deadlocked Wednesday after an unprecedented repeat election, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing an uphill battle to hold on to his job. The election’s seeming political kingmaker, Avigdor Lieberman, said he’ll insist upon a secular unity government between Netanyahu’s Likud and Benny Gantz’s Blue and White parties, who based on partial results are currently tied at 32 seats each out of the 120 in…

South Korean political parties back Moon in Japan trade row

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Setting aside their usual bickering, South Korean liberal and conservative parties on Thursday vowed to cooperate to help the Seoul government prevail in an escalating trade row with Japan. After a meeting between the parties’ leaders and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at Seoul’s presidential office, they announced plans to create a “pan-national” emergency body to respond to tighter Japanese trade controls on certain technology exports to South Korea. The…

Nausėda, visiting Poland, urged to get more personal than Grybauskaitė

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Gitanas Nausėda, the new Lithuanian President, is in Poland on his first official visit abroad. Lithuanian political experts have commented to LRT, what should be the aim of the visit, where the economist-turned-President is meeting with counterpart Andrzej Duda and other top politicians. Lithuanian public broadcaster LRT reports that the observers it approached about the Tuesday, July 16, visit believe that Nausėda’s decision to go to Warsaw on his first…

AU envoy: Sudan military, protesters to sign political deal

Friday, July 12, 2019

A political transition agreement between Sudan’s military and a pro-democracy coalition is expected to be signed Saturday, a top African Union diplomat said early Friday. Mohammed el-Hassan Labat’s announcement came just hours after the Sudanese military claimed it thwarted an attempted military coup. The transition agreement sets up a joint sovereign council that will rule for a little over three years while elections are organized. The deal is meant to…

Baltic power synchronization is one of key projects for Europe

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The disconnection of the Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian power systems from the Moscow-controlled BRELL ring and their synchronization with the electricity network of continental Europe is a priority project, Dominique Ristori, director general of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Energy, says. Awarded for merits to Lithuania by President Dalia Grybauskaite on Saturday, Ristori told BNS Lithuania that very important steps had been made as part of the synchronization project…