• Lithuania puts 44 names on the Magnitsky List

    The Lithuanian Parliament or Seimas has decided to add 44 names to the list of individuals banned from the country under the law known as the Magnitsky Act, Diena newspaper reports.

    The decision was adopted by the majority vote of 82 out of 83 members of Parliament. One member abstained from the vote.

    “By this decision I am calling on the government to put on the black list individuals who were closely involved in the murder of Sergei Magnitsky. This will make our Magnitsky list complete,” …

  • Poland signs 5-year contract to ship liquefied gas from United States

    The PGNiG oil and gas company based in Poland has entered into a five-year contract with the Centrica electricity and gas supply international company for shipment of liquefied gas from the United States to a liquefied natural gas terminal in Swinoujscie, Poland on the Baltic Sea coast, as stated by President of the PGNiG Management Board Piotr Wozniak at a Washington-to-Warsaw video conference, the Ukrinform news agency reports.

    According to Wozniak, the agreement with Centrica brings the …

  • Russian plane violates Estonian airspace

    A Russian Il-76 plane violated Estonia’s airspace, the Estonian Defense Forces headquarters reported.

    The headquarters’ press service reported to Interfax news agency on Tuesday that “today at lunchtime, an Il-76 state airplane of the Russian Federation entered the airspace in the region of the Vaindloo island without authorization”.

    The plane was reportedly in Estonian airspace for less than a minute. Its transponder was active and a flight plan had been filed. The plane made no radio …

  • Estonia calls on NATO to strengthen its presence in Baltics

    The President of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid stated that the upcoming NATO summit should address the issue of strengthening the presence of the Alliance troops in the Baltic region, the President’s press service reports.

    At a meeting with the ambassadors of Great Britain, France and Denmark to NATO, who arrived in Estonia, the President stated that at the Alliance summit in 2018 "we must find a solution of how, should the need arise, to organize deployment of additional forces in the Baltic Sea …

  • Poland facing considerable fines for logging in Bialowieza Forest

    The European Court of Justice demanded that Poland immediately halt logging in the Białowieża Forest, the reserved primeval forest, or Warsaw will have to pay a very large fine.

    “Poland must immediately halt all deforestation works in the Białowieża forest with the exception of areas where the deforestation is needed in order to ensure public safety,” the top European court headquartered in Luxemburg said in its ruling published on the evening of November 20th.

    According to the court’s …