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Attempted theft of the author’s right to the film “Attempt on the State. Inconvenient Vashkevich”

Attempted theft of the author’s right to the film “Attempt on the State. Inconvenient Vashkevich”

06.12.2016

On the 30th November Latvian mass media published information that the film by the Polish director Andrzej Tarkowski-Kiliszewski “Attempt on the State. Inconvenient Vashkevich” which is based on the book by the entrepreneur Inara Vilkaste is deemed to be plagiarism. The Director of the documentary immediately submitted an application to the Prosecutor’s Office of Warsaw.

Keyword tags: Corruption, Culture, Latvia, Legislation



Estonian chief prosecutor's office confirms that Savisaar has been charged

Estonian chief prosecutor's office confirms that Savisaar has been charged

29.11.2016

The Office of the Prosecutor General confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that it has lodged charges against Tallinn's suspended mayor Edgar Savisaar, the Center Party, chairman of the City Council of Tallinn Kalev Kallo, a former adviser to the city government and five businesspeople, informs LETA/BNS.

Estonian parlt panel briefed about contraband goods found on Navy vessel

Estonian parlt panel briefed about contraband goods found on Navy vessel

21.11.2016

The Estonian minister of defense, commander of the defense forces and attorney general on Monday gave the parliamentary National Defense Committee an overview of liquor and tobacco smuggling on the minehunter Sakala.


Lithuania called to explain over sale of valuable weapons donated by US

Lithuania called to explain over sale of valuable weapons donated by US

15.11.2016

The United States Embassy has called for an explanation of how the semi-automatic weapons M14 used by US snipers and donated to Lithuania's Armed Forces ended up in the hands of private individuals, delfi.lt news portal said cites LETA/BNS.

Ossinovski wants bribery case to be transferred from Latvia to Estonian court

Ossinovski wants bribery case to be transferred from Latvia to Estonian court

14.11.2016

Estonian businessman Oleg Ossinovski, who is accused in Latvia of giving Latvian Railways former CEO Ugis Magonis a bribe of 499,500 euros, has said he wants the case to be eventually handled in Estonia, informed LETA.


12.11.2016

Food inspectors find dangerous strain of E.Coli bacteria in Biovela sausages

Inspectors of the Food and Veterinary Service have found the highly dangerous verotoxigenic strain of E. Coli bacteria in sausages made by Lithuanian meatpacking company Biovela UAB Mesos Perdirbimo Pagalynos (Biovela), reports LETA.

11.11.2016

Latvian dealership for premium automobiles involved in criminal scheme to evade VAT

One of the dealerships for premium automobiles in Latvia uses a criminal scheme to evade taxes and defraud the state, reports LETA according to newspaper Natkariga writes today. The unnamed dealership, however, claims that this is entirely not true.

03.11.2016

Film “Attempt on the State. Inconvenient Vashkevich” shows in different countries

Film – Shock, Revelation and Warning! Disbelief, astonishment, terror - these emotions are felt by each viewer of a documentary by the Polish director and screenwriter Andrzej Tarkowski-Kiliszewski, which is based on the book by Inara Vilkaste “Attempted state. Inconvenient Vashkevich”. Members of the European Parliament, to whom this film was recently screened, were no exception.

03.11.2016

Reizniece-Ozola nominates Cirule for head of State Revenue Service

Finance Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola (Greens/Farmers) has nominated Ilze Cirule, who has extensive work experience in insurance business, for the vacant post of the State Revenue Service's director-general, informed LETA.

03.11.2016

Lithuania's Achema contests EU decision to approve aid to Klaipeda LNG terminal

Lithuania's fertilizer producer Achema, the country's single largest natural gas consumer, has appealed the European Commission's decision to authorize state aid to the Klaipeda liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal to the EU General Court, writes LETA/BNS.

28.10.2016

No candidate for Latvian Corruption Prevention Bureau's head makes it to second round of tender

one of the candidates competing for the post of the Corruption Prevention Bureau's (KNAB) head has been selected for the second round of the tender, State Chancellery director Martins Krievins, who chairs the panel assessing the candidates, told journalists today.

27.10.2016

India govt approves agreement on prisoner transfers with Estonia

he Indian Cabinet has given its approval for signing and ratification of an agreement between India and Estonia on the transfer of sentenced persons, the Business Standard reported on Thursday, reports LETA/BNS.

27.10.2016

Court gives nod to continue Vilnius CHP plant construction

A Vilnius court has given the green light to the state energy group Lietuvos Energija (Lithuanian Energy) to continue the construction of a new biomass and waste-fired cogeneration plant in the capital, reports LETA/BNS.

27.10.2016

Commission’s work program for 2017: facing main European challenges

The Commission Work Programme for 2017 (CWP-17) is the third on a row of “delivery attempts” on 10 priorities outlined in the initial Political Guidelines from July 2014. CWP follows European main challenges in 21 key initiatives and 18 REFIT proposals to evaluate, review and simplify EU legislation. Commission will contribute to preparation for the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome in March 2017.

26.10.2016

Competition Council of Latvia fines Knauf and Poland's Norgips

The Competition Council has imposed a fine of EUR 1.6 million on Knauf building materials distributor and Poland's Norgips, the parent company of Norgips, which also belongs to the Knauf Group, the council informed LETA.

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