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Wednesday 16.01.2019 | Name days: Lida, Lidija

NATO ministers conclude Russia has put at risk Euro-Atlantic security

During approval of the Intermediate – Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, NATO foreign affairs ministers agreed with USA and concluded that Russia has developed and has tested missiles banned by the document, thereby breaching the treaty and putting at risk Euro-Atlantic security.

Baltic states offer condolences after death of U.S. ex-President Bush senior

After the death of the former U.S. President George H.W Bush at the age of 94, the leaders of the three Baltic states have expressed their condolences to his family and the U.S. The death of George Herbert Walker Bush, who served as the U.S. President from 1981 to 1989, was announced on Friday, November 30. The cause of the death was not announced.

Mass protest in Tbilisi against presidential election outcome

The Georgian capital a mass rally has been held, where the results of the Georgian presidental election have been critised as the election of Salome Zurabishvili with the backing of the ruling Georgian Dream party. At the Sunday, December 2, rally in Tbilisi Vashadze, who lost in the run-off in presidential election addressed thousands of his supporters.

European Parliament supports new temporary border control rules for Schengen Area

Instead of the two-year period, the temporary border control within Schengen Area should not exceed one year, MEPs say. In accordance with the current Schengen Borders Code, member states are allowed to organize temporary border control checks within internal borders if there are threats to public order or internal security.

Putin insists Russia was right to capture ships, Poroshenko turns to NATO

Russian President Vladimir Putin asserted that that Russian forces were in the right to capture three Ukrainian ships and sailors last weekend, whereas his Ukrainian counterpart has urged NATO to send ships to conflict area.

European Commission permits Tele2 and T-Mobile merger in Netherlands

European Commission has decided to permit Tele2 and T-Mobile merge in Netherlands. The deal will be completed in January 2018. Tele2 will receive 25% of shares.

SEB: investments in oil and gas industry down by half

The oil marked brought unexpected turns in October – since the beginning of the year, Brent crude oil price has declined by approximately 30%: from USD 86 to USD 59.

EY: biggest threats to businesses – new business models and shortage of workers

31% of businessmen consider influence of new business model and the ongoing shortage of workers as the main short-term threats to their business. Other major risks include geopolitical and legislative uncertainty, which are considered the main threats by 29% of respondents participating in EY latest Global Capital Confidence Barometer.

Russia's arms inspectors visit Estonian military bases

Estonian military units are this week inspected by a delegation from the Russian Center for Arms Control in line with the requirements of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.