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Sunday, 23.11.2014, 15:04
During its presidency of the Council of the European Union next year, Latvia will play an important role in the region's security, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said after meeting with Latvian President Andris Berzins on Thursday, informs LETA.
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Today, the development of laws that fulfill the requirements of today's digital society has become one of the most important issues for maintaining security and controlling cyber crime, according to the President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who today opened the Networked Security international conference, which is being organised by the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences and brings together experts from approximately 40 countries, reported BC the president's office.
In the United Nations Security Council session, that addressed the latest developments in Ukraine, on 12 November, Lithuania urged Russia to end an undeclared war against Ukraine, reports BC Lithuanian MFA.
A detained Lithuanian citizen was spying for Belarus and was interested in air traffic control in Lithuania, said representatives of the State Security Department (VSD) during a news conference on Monday, informs LETA/ELTA.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite has appointed head of Kaunas County Police Headquarters, Linas Pernavas, as the new police commissioner general. Pernavas will start his work from Tuesday, informs LETA/ELTA.
At its Thursday session, the Estonian government approved of two emergency situations plans drawn up by the Ministry of Interior, which stipulate activities and responsibilities in case of sudden attack and hostage-taking, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
On the outskirts of Riga, at the Sabiedribas Marupe company's bio-and natural gas cogeneration station, an accident occurred yesterday afternoon, costing two lives, informs LETA.