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Supreme Court lifts sentence on whistle-blowing hacker

Supreme Court lifts sentence on whistle-blowing hacker

30.09.2016

The Latvian Supreme Court today lifted the Riga Regional Court’s decision in a criminal case against Ilmars Poikans, a whistle-blowing hacker who under the nickname Neo accessed the database of the Latvian State Revenue Service (VID) and leaked the stolen data to the press in 2010, in the part where he was found guilty and sentenced to 100 hours of community service, reports LETA.

Keyword tags: Crime, Latvia, Legislation, Taxation, Technology



Russian journalists sent back from border planned to visit Estonian museums

Russian journalists sent back from border planned to visit Estonian museums

30.09.2016

The four Russian journalists who on Thursday were denied entry to Estonia wanted to get acquainted with Estonian museums, including the new building of the Estonian National Museum, an official connected to organizing the visit said LETA/BNS.

Better regulation system, decision-making and transparency in the EU

Better regulation system, decision-making and transparency in the EU

29.09.2016

The EU surveys have shown that citizens were interested in finding out more about the legislative process in the EU. The desire for greater transparency in EU legislation and decision- making process is widespread throughout the union. Hence, the recent launch of the Commission's new Better Regulation Portal.


Lithuanian govt sacks chief vet

Lithuanian govt sacks chief vet

28.09.2016

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.

Poland delays projects crucial for Lithuania to press for discounts for Orlen

Poland delays projects crucial for Lithuania to press for discounts for Orlen

26.09.2016

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.


19.09.2016

Spain revokes exequatur of Latvia's honorary consul in Barcelona for displaying Catalan flag

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Latvia's Honorary Consul in Barcelona Xavier Vinyals "not acceptable for the performance of consular functions" and withdrawn his "exequatur" or authorization after the unofficial Catalan flag was exhibited on the facade of the consulate on September 11, the National Day of Catalonia,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.

19.09.2016

New Lithuanian law to facilitate foreign startups

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.

16.09.2016

Lithuania to exercise state immunity in dispute against Snoras ex-owner

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.

15.09.2016

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.

12.09.2016

VP Group's shareholders questioned in Estonian tax probe

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.

12.09.2016

Security Police detain Latvian citizen on suspicion of participating in armed conflict in Syria

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.

09.09.2016

The film “Attempt on the State: Inconvenient Vashkevich” was screened in the European Parliament

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.

09.09.2016

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.

07.09.2016

Film - a warning about the connection of intelligence services employees with the terrorist acts

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.

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