Ambassador of Estonia to the United States has noted that her experience after 2007 cyber attacks indicates – European Union sanctions against Russia work because travel to Europe is important for Russians.
In her speech at a discussion on Ukraine on March 12, Kaljurand recalled that the EU visa ban enforced after cyber attacks on Estonian sites in 2007 actually worked, ETV and ERR report.
Kaljurand explained Russians want to visit Estonia and educate their children in Europe, and this is why such measures are of importance.
- Banks briefed on sanctions' asset freeze
- Estonian new coalition agrees to increase child benefits
- EU and U.S. impose sanctions on Russian and Crimean officials
- Sanctions against Russia could cost hundreds of millions to Latvia, PM says
- U.S. adds to diplomatic pressure on Russia
- Lithuania also concerned over Kremlin-controlled media
- U.S. President to «stand with Ukraine» in conflict over Crimea
- Crimea: Simferopol airport seized by troops; only flights to Moscow allowed
- Crimean parliament passes «declaration of independence» on establishement sovereign Republic of Crimea
Latvian delegation of MEPs has sent a letter to Migration, Internal Affairs and Citizenship Commissioner Dimitri Avramopoulos, expressing concerns over European Commission’s proposed refugee and asylum seeker division mechanism.
Over the course of 25 May – 6 June, snipers of Baltic armed forces will be undergoing training at Adazi landfill. The goal is to improve skills and cooperation during joint operations.
An average of 68% residents of Latvia aged 15 to 74 regularly uses the Internet in spring 2015. This is 8% more Internet users in Latvia than there was in spring of 2014.
Estonian Ministry of Education and Research has announced a plan for investing the 359 million euros of structural fund money saying that the key priority will be science activity with a social and economic impact.
Investors of Liepājas metalurgs have completed their obligations before the state, said Finance Minister Janis Reirs in an interview to Rīta panorama programme of LTV.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has passed a decree that sets forth declaring troop deaths in peacetime a state secret.
The majority of representatives of parties present in the Saeima are against refugee quotas for Latvia. The only party that is not against is opposition party Harmony. Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma expresses support to the idea of voluntary acceptance of refugees.
Laima and LMT retain their last year’s positions on the Company Reputation Top – 1st and 3rd. The 2nd place is taken by Latvian Lāči company, as reported by authors of the list.
The LG G4 smartphone will become available to Latvian residents starting next week. One of the most notable features of this smartphone is the combination of F1.8 aperture lens with 16MP camera.
In Q1 2015 the average monthly gross wages and salaries accounted for EUR 785. The average wages and salaries kept increasing; however, growth rate has been slowing down. While wages and salaries grew by 7.4% in Q1 2014, in Q1 2015, on the other hand, wages increased by 6.1% or 45 euros.
Russia would need two days to occupy Baltic States, said the new Chairman NATO Military Committee, General Petr Pavel this Wednesday.
With nearly one-third of the national budget coming from the EU coffers, Lithuania basks in the European support, but when it comes to helping the old continent buffer the illegal migrants’ deluge Lithuania says «no».
This Thursday, 28 May, Saeima re-elected Ivars Bickovics in the post of Chairman of the Supreme Court of Latvia. 53 deputies voted in favour of this decision, 27 voted against and 4 deputies abstained from the vote.
This Thursday, 28 May, the Saeima supported amendments that provide stricter regulation of fast loan services, including a full prohibition to provide fast loan services at night.
After seven executives of the world football's governing body FIFA were arrested on May 27 over corruption charges, sponsors and organisations have expressed concern over how the allegations have discredited «the king of sports».
Most Saeima factions held meetings with presidential candidates on Wednesday, 27 May. However, it seems these meetings have not changed political parties’ decisions regarding presidential election plans.
This Thursday, 28 May, the Saeima will view amendments to the Consumer Rights Protection Law in the final reading. These particular amendments are meant to introduce stricter regulations over fast loans industry. This includes a complete prohibition to provide fast loan services at night.
Excise tax on alcoholic drinks should be increased starting with 1 August 2015. This is the decision made by the Saeima Budget-Finance Committee in regard to amendments to Excise Tax Law this Wednesday, 27 May.
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J. @ 2015-05-24 16:15:53
Although I'm happy the state tries to make life easier for families with many children, I don't think this is the way to go. This complicates the tax system and makes reporting more bureaucratic. I'd prioritize removing VAT on heating and food. Imagine how much a large family spends on food. Removing this VAT would really be beneficial.
Pharmk294 @ 2015-05-24 13:08:52