Tag: Latvia

Canadian soldiers’ nightmare in #Latvia

Canadian soldiers’ nightmare in #Latvia

| January 18, 2019

Latvia’s Defence Ministry reported on 9 January a change in the top brass of NATO’s enhanced forward presence in Latvia took place. Lieutenant-Colonel Philippe Sauvé (pictured) took over command from his Canadian compatriot Lieutenant-Colonel Steve MacBeth, thereby concluding the rotation of the third group of troops deployed in Latvia, writes Viktors Domburs. In an interview […]

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A ‘new-old’ minister of defence in #Latvia

A ‘new-old’ minister of defence in #Latvia

| December 27, 2018

The process of forming a new government in Latvia has become an exciting political show. And the show must go on. And it is really going on. After three unsuccessful attempts to find a candidate for the prime-minister post who could overcome disagreement between political parties, President Vejonis hopes that Krišjānis Kariņš (pictured) will gain […]

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#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

| December 6, 2018

  Working together with Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF), police forces from over 20 States arrested 168 people (so far) as part of a coordinated money laundering crackdown, the European Money Mule Action (EMMA). This international swoop, the fourth of its kind, was intended to tackle the issue of ‘money mules’, who […]

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€17.7 million in EU aid after intense floods in #Latvia

€17.7 million in EU aid after intense floods in #Latvia

| November 13, 2018

MEPs have approved €17,730,519 in EU aid to repair damage caused by intense floods in Latvia in the summer and autumn of 2017, in a vote on Tuesday (13 November). The aid comes from the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF). The report by Inese Vaidere (EPP, LV) recommending the swift approval of the decision was approved […]

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MEPs approve €17.7 million in EU aid after intense floods in #Latvia

MEPs approve €17.7 million in EU aid after intense floods in #Latvia

| November 6, 2018

Budget Committee MEPs have approved €17,730,519 in EU aid to repair damage caused by intense floods in Latvia in the summer and autumn of 2017, in a vote on Monday (5 November). The aid comes from the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF). The draft report by Inese Vaidere (EPP, LV) recommending the swift approval of the […]

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Pro-Russia party wins #Latvia election

Pro-Russia party wins #Latvia election

| October 8, 2018

A pro-Russia party has won the most votes in Latvia following Saturday’s (6 October) general election, writes the BBC. The Harmony party polled 19% with the pro-EU For Development party taking 12% and two populist parties, the KPV LV and the New Conservatives winning 27% between them. In the past, parties have formed pacts to […]

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Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

| September 27, 2018

On 24 September, the Alliance for Torture-Free Trade agreed to step up the pace of its efforts and work towards a United Nations instrument – such as a binding convention – to stop the trade in instruments for torture and the death penalty. The Alliance for Torture-Free Trade is an initiative of the European Union, […]

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