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  • Zuokas predicted to win another term as mayor of Vilnius
    Zuokas will win will receive 14 euros Second in line comes MP Remigijus Simasius from the Liberals Movement his coefficient stands at 3 2 MEP Valdemar Tomasevski from the Leader of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania and MP Naglis Puteikis an independent candidate come third and fourth as they both share the coefficient of 6 It is also predicted that Zuokas Simasius Tomasevski Puteikis Conservative Mykolas Majauskas and Petras Grazulis from the party Order and Justice will make it to the second round of elections On 1 March Lithuanians will elect a total of 1 524 councillors in 60 municipalities Moreover this will be the first ever direct mayoral election in the history of Lithuania Arturas Zuokas represents the political party Lithuanian Liberty Alliance Liberals and has been mayor of Vilnius since 2011 This is his second stint as mayor as he also held this position between 2000 and 2007 He is best known outside Lithuania for running over a parked car in a tank as part of a stunt to demonstrate his tough attitude towards illegal parking Comments Related Articles Kaunas municipality begins refurbishment work on Jewish cemetary Lithuania supports Georgia s NATO aspirations NATO to halve Baltic air policing mission four jets to remain in Siaulai Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Mixed hopes in Vilnius for Belarus reset Lithuanian MEP migrant crisis will be a lingering issue Refugees to be questioned on religion and previous military activities by Lithuanian authorities Former KGB spy given Lithuanian residence permit Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic

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  • Half of Latvian youth would work for below minimum wage
    for between 100 and 360 euros a month The minimum wage in Latvia has been 360 euros a month since 1 Jan this year By comparison in Estonia only 14 percent of jobseekers of this age are willing to work for less than the minimum wage The company s representatives observed that the willingness of young people in Latvia to work for such low wages clearly indicates high levels of pessimism among younger jobseekers Despite this according to Cvmarket some companies are ready to pay 700 euros after tax a month to focused and positive young people who are still studying or have already acquired experience in their respective field Companies are increasingly more interested in employees personal traits and team players who are interested in their job willing to learn new skills and are able to adapt they claimed This report is based on data from cvmarket lv and cvkeskus ee covering more than 9 500 jobseekers aged 18 25 Comments Related Articles U S heavy weaponry to be deployed in Latvia from autumn 2015 Latvia Lumbers Towards Higher Spending on Defence Russia Today requests permission to establish Latvian subsidiary Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Latvian government reaches for guns over health care Crude oil leaks from Latvia s VNT terminal Latvia and China discuss bilateral cooperation Drunk AirBaltic crew sentenced to jail in Norwegian court Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born

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  • Linkevicius urges unity as Belarusian university-in-exile marks 10 years in Vilnius
    and the future of the university Linkevicius highlighted that international community sees EHU as a democratic project and it requires the university to carry out all the processes in a transparent and democratic manner Therefore the search for rector is extremely important in this context The minister noted that the current search for a new rector has attracted a great deal of attention in Belarus and Lithuania as well as in other countries and reminded the audience that the role of rector is a highly meaningful for the university Belarusian society and the international community During the meeting Linkevicius expressed his hope that the best candidate will be selected as the leader of the European Humanities University and trust of all stakeholders will be restored via a transparent and democratic process The minister reassured the audience that Lithuania would continue to provide comprehensive support for EHU s activities and engage in close cooperation with representatives of EHU governing bodies and international donors EHU became a university in exile in 2005 when it opened in Lithuania after its operations were shut down in Belarus the previous year This university is still unwelcome in Belarus EHU claims that it enables students to acquire education unbound by ideological constraints providing them not only with academic knowledge but also with the opportunity to develop as versatile civic spirited and independent minded personalities the future leaders of Belarusian society The university has around 1 500 students approximately 95 of whom are Belarusian according to their website it also says that the university intends to return to Belarus when it is convinced that academic freedom and the independence of the university can be assured Comments Related Articles Kaunas municipality begins refurbishment work on Jewish cemetary Lithuania supports Georgia s NATO aspirations NATO to halve Baltic air

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  • Russian, Belarusian opposition activists to launch TV channel in Estonia
    support from MyMedia an initiative funded by the Danish government to promote independent journalism in Turkey and several former Soviet countries Aru tv targets people in Russia and the Russian speaking population of Ukraine the Baltic states and Belarus Morozov told Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita The people behind this project consider its main mission to be providing information free of propaganda elements A previous attempt by Morozov to launch aru tv in 2009 was short lived Now the format has changed and will have a more satirical direction he told the Estonian site Rus err ee Aru tv is run mostly by political émigrés Morozov received political asylum in Estonia after he faced legal trouble in his homeland in 2005 for creating satirical cartoons of strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko and one of the main hosts is Artemy Troitsky an acclaimed Russian music critic and outspoken opponent of Putin s government who also relocated to Tallinn recently Comments Related Articles Linkevicius to replace Grybauskaite at London conference Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Russia waging hybrid warfare on EU Lithuanian Health Minister to resign over corruption scandal Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles NATO to bolster presence in Eastern Europe Lithuanian Foreign Minister slams Ukraine over insufficient anti corruption measures Refugee family relocated to Latvia left one child behind in Eritrea Report NATO would lose against Russia in invasion of Baltic states Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of

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  • Latvian citizen accused of hacking will go to US to stand trial
    adding that he himself is prepared to cover the travel costs The European Court of Human Rights ECHR decided on Dec 15 against reviewing its initial ruling regarding extradition to the United States for Calovskis The ECHR ruled last July that Calovskis could not be extradited to the United States yet and advised the Latvian government not to expel Calovskis until the judgment became final or until the Court had taken a further decision on this matter a decision which has now been made Calovskis legal team later appealed the ECHR ruling This means that it is likely that the final hurdle to Calovskis extradition to the U S has been lifted Interior Ministry State Secretary Ilze Petersone Godmane later confirmed that after information regarding the extradition process for Calovskis is received from the United States he will be extradited The government initially decided to extradite Calovskis to the US in August of 2013 however his attorneys turned to the ECHR requesting that the extradition be put on hold until Calovskis case had been reviewed in court and calling for the ECHR to halt the extradition process U S law enforcement institutions have brought charges against three alleged European hackers including Calovskis They are accused of hacking into computers in Europe and the US and stealing financial information Comments Related Articles U S heavy weaponry to be deployed in Latvia from autumn 2015 Latvia Lumbers Towards Higher Spending on Defence Russia Today requests permission to establish Latvian subsidiary Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Latvian government reaches for guns over health care Crude oil leaks from Latvia s VNT terminal Latvia and China discuss bilateral cooperation Drunk AirBaltic crew sentenced to jail in Norwegian court Subscribe A subscription to The

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  • Lithuania FM on sanctions extensions: EU has maintained solidarity and decency
    and entities to be included on the blacklist Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius told ELTA news agency that the EU managed to maintain both solidarity and decency He said that Brussels has still not dismissed the possibility of imposing sectoral economic restrictions on Russia in the future The main decisions have been made over a package of sanctions which had to be in force until March the minister said Work will continue regarding all the other measures so that provisions of the Minsk Protocol are implemented These other measures are sectoral sanctions and other necessary actions The work will not be stopped and it has not been blocked The EU first imposed sanctions against Russia after it annexed Ukraine s Crimea peninsula in March last years Sanctions were extended last July after pro Russian separatists were suspected of downing a Malaysia Airlines passenger aircraft Currently 132 people and 28 enterprises from Russian and Ukraine appear on the EU blacklist According to EUobserver new sanctions may target Russia s Minister of Defence Sergei Shoigu First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov Head of Russia s Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin the Kremlin s ideologist Alexander Dugin and other people close to Russian President Vladimir Putin Comments Related Articles Kaunas municipality begins refurbishment work on Jewish cemetary Lithuania supports Georgia s NATO aspirations NATO to halve Baltic air policing mission four jets to remain in Siaulai Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Mixed hopes in Vilnius for Belarus reset Lithuanian MEP migrant crisis will be a lingering issue Refugees to be questioned on religion and previous military activities by Lithuanian authorities Former KGB spy given Lithuanian residence permit Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times

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  • Latvian bill proposes restitution of formerly Jewish-owned properties
    have to be returned to the state in case the community ceases to exist The amendments concern a 1 122 square meter land plot and building at 6 Skolas Street The MPs who submitted these draft bills were Ojars Eriks Kalnins Unity Atis Lejins Unity Artis Rasmanis Greens Farmers Solvita Aboltina Unity Lolita Cigane Unity and Rihards Kols All For Latvia For Fatherland And Freedom LNNK There are estimated to be around 10 000 Jews currently living in Latvia the largest number of any of the Baltic countries This is barely 10 of Latvia s Jewish population before World War II Saeima speaker Linda Murniece announced her support for the motion although her party All For Latvia For Fatherland and Freedom LNNK is against it Saying that the Saeima would soon vote on the issue she said she felt it was a symbolic gesture that should be approved Murniece stressed that the problem of property restitution also includes a more extensive discussion about compensation for the lost properties Once we have started a discussion it is our duty to continue it Murniece said adding that the Latvian Red Cross and Latvian Medical Association may also apply to have formerly owned properties returned Last night the Saeima did indeed receive a request from the Latvian Red Cross for the restitution of more than 30 properties These properties included the organisation s former clinic on Asara Street in Riga ten hospitals four sanatoriums in Tervete and Krimulda a prosthetics factory on Pernavas Street in Riga a nursing school among a number of others Other requests for restitution came from advocate organisations and volunteer firefighters Comments Related Articles Linkevicius to replace Grybauskaite at London conference Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Russia waging hybrid warfare on EU Lithuanian Health Minister to resign over corruption scandal Subscribe

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  • German Erasmus Student reported missing in Riga
    sign of Engelbrecht using his Facebook WhatsApp or any other social media sites Police have been informed of Engelbrecht s disappearance We are doing all we can do at this moment informs Dairis Anucins a spokesman for Latvia s State Police speaking to The Baltic Times by phone We still have very little information about the time when he went missing Engelbrecht started his one semester Erasmus exchange programme at the Riga Technical University earlier this month where he is studying architecture Engelbrecht is expected back at the University of Stuttgart upon completion of his Erasmus programme in Riga Friends describe him as being between 1 93 1 95 meters tall with short reddish brown hair a red beard and dark brown eyes He is known for wearing a brown baseball cap with a white and orange bird on the front He often wears a square shaped watch all black with silver roman numerals his friends inform If you receive or have any information about Engelbrecht or believe you might have seen him over the last six days please contact morisseau baltictimes com Or The University of Stuttgart Dipl Ing Rainer Goutrie Coordinator for the international exchange program Tel 0711 685 82762 E mail international at f01 uni stuttgart dot de Comments Related Articles U S heavy weaponry to be deployed in Latvia from autumn 2015 Latvia Lumbers Towards Higher Spending on Defence Russia Today requests permission to establish Latvian subsidiary Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Latvian government reaches for guns over health care Crude oil leaks from Latvia s VNT terminal Latvia and China discuss bilateral cooperation Drunk AirBaltic crew sentenced to jail in Norwegian court Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way

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