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Thursday, 29.09.2016, 04:38
The Lithuanian Cabinet on Wednesday decided to sack Jonas Milius, the head of the State Food and Veterinary Service, the prime minister's spokesman Mindaugas Janulionis told journalists at the government, writes LETA.
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The Lithuania-Poland talks on strategic energy projects may be determined by the outcome of the dispute initiated by Orlen Lietuva with Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, LG), which is directly unrelated with energy projects, informs LETA/BNS.
The Spanish Foreign Ministry has declared Latvia's Honorary Consul in Barcelona Xavier Vinyals "not acceptable for the performance of consular functions" and withdrawn his "exequatur" or authorization after the unofficial Catalan flag was exhibited on the facade of the consulate on September 11, the National Day of Catalonia, as Spain's ABC newspaper reported on Saturday, writes LETA.
The new Lithuanian law on the legal status of foreigners will make it more difficult for the majority of businessmen from third countries to live and do business in the Baltic state – they will have to invest more than they used to, lawyers say. More privileges are envisaged for foreigners engaged in innovative operations, LETA/BNS reported according to the Verslo Zinios business daily.
The Lithuania state is planning to exercise the jurisdictional immunity it is entitled to under international law in a lawsuit brought against it by Vladimir Antonov, a former majority shareholder of the collapsed Lithuanian bank Snoras, which means that it does not agree to the dispute being heard by a Moscow court, reports LETA/BNS.
Citizens who are not ethnic Latvians will not be allowed to change their nationality record to "Latvian" after all
Saeima today decided in the final reading to remove a provision from the Law on the Change of a Given Name, Surname and Nationality Record, which stipulated that citizens who are not ethnic Latvians may change their nationality record to "Latvian", writes LETA.
Shareholders of the so-called Vilniaus Prekyba (VP) Group, one of Lithuania's biggest business groups, were summoned to the Vilnius Regional Tax Inspectorate on Monday in connection with a probe conducted by Estonia's tax authorities, representatives of Mindaugas Marcinkevicius, a minority shareholder, confirmed to LETA/BNS.
As LETA was informed by the Security Police, the criminal process against this person was initially launched in 2015 for illegally participating in armed conflicts. This summer, the Security Police received information from Turkish authorities, who had detained the man. He was deported back to Latvia earlier this months and taken into custody by local authorities.The man has been taken into custody as a security measure.
A documentary by Polish filmmaker and script-writer Andrzey Tarkovsky-Kiliszevski, inspired by Inara Vilkaste’s book “Attempt on the State. Inconvenient Vashkevich” was screened in the European Parliament (EP) yesterday. Film viewing was organized by a Member of the European Parliament for Latvia Andrejs Mamikins. Human right activists, MEPs and journalists from different countries participated in discussions after the screening.
Prime Minister and President of the European Council discuss forthcoming meeting of the heads of state in Bratislava
On Thursday, 8 September 2016, Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis held a meeting with Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, in Rīga. During the meeting, the officials discussed matters relating to the future of Europe and the upcoming European Council meeting to be held on September 16 in Bratislava.
A demonstration of documentary by Polish filmmaker and scriptwriter Andrzej Tarkowski-Kiliszewki based on the book by Inara Vilkaste “Attempt on the State” will be held on September 7 at 16:30 in the European Parliament building, in Brussels.
Estonian law firm Aivar Pilv Law Office together with Latvian law firm Fogels, Vītols & Paipa and Lithuanian law firm Balčiūnas & Grajauskas founded a new pan-Baltic alliance LEADELL that brings together nearly 50 legal advisors, informe BC LEADELL representative.
The Commission has adopted a new set of ecological criteria under the EU Ecolabel scheme for computers (personal, notebook and tablet computers), furniture and footwear. Manufacturers wishing to benefit from the EU Ecolabel have to comply with strict requirements that focus on the environmental performance of the product, product safety and social aspects.
Currently, the attention of all those who work and conduct business in a united Europe is being paid to the behaviour of British authorities after Brexit. If the country withdraws from the EU, many thousands of companies incorporated in Britain are very likely to leave their legal motherland. And a certain share of this business can be bid for by Latvia.