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.
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Approximately 175,000 residents have participated in this year’s Big Cleanup event in Latvia. In 40% of all official locations, residents performed not only cleaning duties, clearing the landscape of garbage, but also different landscaping activities.
In spite of the traditional improvement of the mood of residents in spring, results of the latest DNB barometer show that the general mood among the populace has worsened slightly.
After information was received from an anonymous caller regarding an explosive object placed somewhere on the premises of Riga International Airport, a state of emergency was announced and all people were evacuated from the terminal. The situation has been resolved and Riga International Airport has restored full functionality.
Reacting to the ongoing misinformation wave of Russia in Eastern Europe, increasingly louder calls to counter the campaign have been voiced in the U.S. Congress.
The death toll of the disastrous earthquake that shook Nepal on Saturday, April 25, at least 3 218 people have died.
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Mobilization check has revealed that nine out of 10 reserve troops would be fit for military service in Lithuania, the army’s representatives said.
Another fumble involving sprats had taken place this week. This time, however, the story does not revolve around someone’s ban on sprats: local producers have accused the Latvian Foreign Ministry of ruining plans to supply Latvian sprats to China.
Today, April 24th, Judges of the Supreme Court of Justice proposed the current Chairperson Ivars Bickovics as an official candidate.
Switzerland has become the happiest country in the world, followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada, according to a report by UN experts.
No one among Europe’s finance and economy ministers expect the worst scenario to occur for Greece. Ministers are currently working hard to make sure Greece decides to remain in Eurozone, said Latvian Finance Minister Janis Reirs in his interview to Latvijas Radio.
Still high from windfall in March 1 municipal election, Lithuania’s Liberal Movement fans the flames with an initiative on legalizing dual citizenship in the country.
To triple funding for migrant search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean – such a decision was agreed upon by European Union heads of state and government at a meeting on Thursday, April 23, in Brussels.
The selection process for management posts in multiple hospitals has concluded in Latvia. Healthcare Ministry has once again re-elected the same people in posts of four hospital management boards.
Continuing his visit to USA, Latvian Defence Minister Raimonds Vejonis met with Senator Jack Reed to discuss the European Reassurance Initiative this Wednesday, April 22nd.
To empower member states to ban use of genetically modified organisms in human and animal food products – this has been suggested in a proposal by the European Commission on Wednesday, April 22.
Commenting Saeima deputy Dainis Liepins decision not to leave the April 16th meeting of the Saeima, Chairperson of Latvian Regional Alliance Martins Bondars says he stands with application of legal means against unlawfulness.
With eurozone quantitative easing in full swing, the value of the single currency has remained in its level of the past few weeks.
The volume of goods carried through Estonia is declining, while Latvia and Finland have managed to ensure an increase in transit, Estonian Logistics and Transit Association evaluates.
The U.S. has on Wednesday, April 22, accused Russia for deploying additional air defence systems in Ukraine's east in breach of the current Minsk truce.
Over the last four years, the number of annually registered marriages has increased in Latvia from 10.8 thousand in 2011 to 12.5 thousand in 2014. During the first quarter of this year, 1,757 marriages have been concluded in Latvia, which is 307 marriages or 21% more than in first quarter of 2014.
Western countries have failed to assess Russia’s behaviour toward other countries in a correct way. This is because Russia’s development relies solely on internal development dynamics. This is why it is important to maintain a strong position and support from allies in the Baltic Region, said Latvian Defence Minister Raimonds Vejonis during a discussion held at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies.
Although the planning period for the use of EU funds had begun in 2014, the first projects that involve resources from the new programme will be launched in June 2015, says Eurofondi.lv consultant Natalija Kozemjakina.
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