Posts tagged as stand

Lithuania’s Labour Party leader not to stand for election

Friday, July 31, 2020

Lithuania’s Labour Party has named Vigilijus Jukna, a former agriculture minister, as their lead candidate for the October parliamentary election. Meanwhile, MEP Viktor Uspaskich, the party’s chairman, will not stand in the election at all. “I see myself in the executive branch, so I’m the party’s candidate for prime minister,” Uspaskich told reporters on Thursday evening after the party’s council announced the line-up of candidates. “If the election is a…

Mart Laar: Martin Helme has never allowed facts to stand in the way of his utterances

By Teet Korsten on Monday, July 20, 2020

The newly elected chairman of the Conservative People’s Party (EKRE) Martin Helme, when criticizing reforms that followed restoration of independence in his fist interview as EKRE leader, gave Postimees reason to seek out former prime minister Mart Laar who is vacationing in Saaremaa so he could be given the chance to comment. Few now remember Francis Fukuyama’s 1992 book “The End of History and the Last Man” that might have…

Designer creates artsy new disinfectant stand

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Latvian designer Mārcis Ziemiņš has used his time in lockdown to create an artsy hand-disinfectant stand, reports Latvian Radio. Before the coronavirus emergency, Ziemiņš mainly designed installations, decorations, and designs for events. When events subsided and the hum of work ground to a halt, Mārcis developed a new business idea satisfying the current demand. He created the “Spray Box”: a hand disinfectant stand combining function and design. Ziemiņš is the owner and head…