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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 12.12.2019, 14:22

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US impose sanctions on Lembergs

US impose sanctions on Lembergs

09.12.2019

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of The Treasury on Monday imposed sanctions on a number of people and legal entities in Europe, Asia and Latin America, including on Latvia's Ventspils mayor Aivars Lembergs, based on the so-called Magnitsky bill, informed LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: EU – Baltic States, Latvia, Security, USA



Turkey did not fully approve NATO's Baltic defense plan - Cavusoglu

Turkey did not fully approve NATO's Baltic defense plan - Cavusoglu

06.12.2019

Turkey has not fully approved the NATO defense plan for the Baltic states and Poland and will block its publication until allies agree to designate the Syrian Kurdish YPG a terrorist group, Reuters quoted Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu as saying Friday, citing LETA/Reuters.

NATO updates defense plan for Baltics, Poland after Turkey backs down

NATO updates defense plan for Baltics, Poland after Turkey backs down

04.12.2019

Turkey agreed on Wednesday to back NATO's updated defense plan for the Baltic countries and Poland, thus clearing the last hurdle to its formal adoption, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said LETA/BNS.


Estonia: Financial Intelligence Unit following developments re suspicions concerning SEB

Estonia: Financial Intelligence Unit following developments re suspicions concerning SEB

27.11.2019

The Financial Intelligence Unit of the Central Criminal Police of Estonia said on Wednesday it was following the information published in the media in connection with the Estonian branch of SEB and, in the event of information coming up which entails suspected money laundering, will evaluate and analyze such information, reported LETA/BNS.

NATO combat helicopters, naval units and Patriot missile systems needed to improve security in Latvia - Pabriks

NATO combat helicopters, naval units and Patriot missile systems needed to improve security in Latvia - Pabriks

11.11.2019

In terms of security, Latvia is currently not in a bad position because long-term presence of NATO forces is relatively guaranteed, but the Alliance's combat helicopters, navies and Patriot missile systems are needed to improve the security level in Latvia, Defense Minister Artis Pabriks (For Development/For) said in an interview with LETA.


07.11.2019

Lithuanian parliament passes 'spy swap' bill

The Lithuanian parliament adopted on Thursday an amendment to the Criminal Code that details the president's right to pardon a convict involved in a spy swap deal, informed LETA.

06.11.2019

Latvia still has EU's largest murder rate per 100,000 residents

In 2017, the number of intentional murders in Latvia reached 5.6 per 100,000 residents, which is the highest figure within the EU, and by one murder per 100,000 more than in 2016, according to information from Eurostat.

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