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Friday, 01.07.2016, 21:48
The Lithuanian government told the European Court of Human Rights in a suspected secret CIA prison case that what CIA-linked aircraft transported to Lithuania a decade ago was not prisoners, but communications equipment for an intelligence support center that was being set up close to Vilnius, informs LETA/BNS.
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Justice Minister Juozas Bernatonis says that Lithuania's law-enforcement bodies have no evidence to support claims by a terror suspect that he was held in a secret CIA prison in Lithuania, informs LETA/BNS.
US-based hotel giant Marriott International would like to see more than one Marriott-branded hotel in Lithuania, with the greatest potential seen in the economy and mid-priced segments, the business daily Verslo Zinios reported on June 29th, writes LETA/BNS.
Cujo, which was featured as one of the hottest up-and-coming startups at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference 2016, is setting up operations in Lithuania. The US-based startup will establish its Lithuania division by the end of the year, where top IT professionals will work on developing, testing and improving Cujo’s smart home internet security technology, reported BC press officer at Invest Lithuania Egidijus Jurgelionis.
Lithuania's law-enforcement has no substantial evidence of Saudi Arabian citizen suspected of organizing the 9/11 terrorist attacks being brought to a secret US detention center in Lithuania, a Vilnius court ruled on June 14th, informs LETA/BNS.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Estonia stand to gain from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the trade agreement being negotiated between the European Union and the U.S., and according to an estimate Estonia's exports to the United States could rise by as much as 13% when the agreement is concluded, says Signe Ratso, director in the European Commission's Directorate-General for Trade, cites LETA/BNS.
New publication by the Latvian Institute of International Affairs assesses new tendencies in Latvia-US relations
Experts, who have authored the new collection of articles on Latvian-US relations, offered by the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, not only highlight both countries’ strategic cooperation on security issues but also call for greater attention to economics and the role of the diaspora. The publication assesses the achievements of the last four years and offers recommendations for the future. The new book will be freely available at the presentation and expert discussion taking place on May 26 at the hotel Bergs, as well as online.