Corruption investigators in Romania have brought charges against six high-ranking officials suspected of embezzlement. AP reports citing a statement by prosecutors on August 29 that they had indicted Rareş Văduva, head of an intelligence agency subordinated to the Interior Ministry, and five former senior officials from the same agency for allegedly abusing ministry funds, abusing their position and making false statements.
The meeting between ministers from the Union of Greens and Farmers and Russian Vice-Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich does not change Latvia’s stance on the sanctions imposed by the European Union against Russia, President Raimonds Vejonis told journalists on 24 August.
The June deportations, which affected thousands of people in Soviet-occupied republics in 1941, were remembered in Tallinn on Tuesday with an installation evoking hope that the atrocities would never be repeated.
Ukraine and Russia have on June 14 exchanged prisoners for the second time in a month’s time after the release of former Ukrainian military pilot, current MP Nadya Savchenko.
More than a half of online users read or watch news on social networks Facebook and Twitter and on video-sharing site YouTube, according to the results of an international survey performed in 26 countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
On Monday, 9 May, the number of attendees of evening events in Victory Park reached approximately 30,000 people, according to Latvian State Police spokesperson Dairis Anucins.
In March, Latvia’s communications officer will travel to Greece to begin talks in regards to the carrying of the next group of refugees from South Europe to Latvia, as confirmed by Chief of State Border Guard Normunds Garbars.
The next rotating group of the U.S. operation Atlantic Resolve – 170 soldiers – have arrived in Latvia on January 13 to perform training together with the Latvian National Armed Forces and to take part in international military exercises.
In Estonia, the total profits of the private company sector have in the first quarter of the year decreased by nine percent, when compared to the respective period of 2014.
General government budget deficit at the end of 2013 comprised EUR 223.8 million or 1.0% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and the general government debt comprised EUR 8873.3 million or 38.1% of the GDP.
With Russia exerting its pressure on Ukraine also through energy supplies, Lithuanian Energy Minister has urged on March 4 to work faster on the establishment of energy interconnections among the Baltic states and with the European Union.