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  • News from Latvia, Estonia & Lithuania - The Baltic Times
    success stories says Economist editor NATO to bolster presence in Eastern Europe NATO s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has confirmed that NATO defence ministers have agreed to bolster its presence in its eastern regions NATO has previously taken steps to reassure its eastern members who feel threatened by Russia Its latest plan aims to increase security by combining flexible ground forces with rapidly deployable reinforcements to deter any potential aggressor The aim is to create a multinational force Lithuanian Foreign Minister slams Ukraine over insufficient anti corruption measures Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius has blasted Ukraine for insufficient measures against corruption His comments come following the resignation of Ukraine s Lithuanian born Minister of Economic Development and Trade Aivaras Abromavicius who resigned on February 3 2016 Linkevicius hopes Abromavicius resignation will make Ukraine realise that the time has come for a radical clean up not ju Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Classifieds Estonia Police ban ice fishing as temperatures shoot up World s tallest Scots pine tree found in Estonia U S and British troops to take part in Estonian independence day parade Roivas only international community can solve Syrian conflict Estonia U S Army plan shows Europe ready counter Russian aggression Latvia Latvian LGBT group outraged over kiss as bus fare Valentine s Day initiative Riga public transport to accept kiss as form of payment on Valentine s Day New government for Latvia Kucinskis is new P M Straujuma admits biggest failure was lack of communication over refugees More refugees could arrive to Latvia within a month Lithuania Grybauskaite s office receives envelope containing suspicious substance Butkevicius believes there is conspiracy to oust him as Prime Minister Grybauskaite blames Prime Minister over government corruption New all about taxes Lithuanian party

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  • Estonia - the latest news
    threats of digital era Foreign policy experts to flock to Tallinn for Lennart Meri Conference President of Estonia calls for governmental and administrative reform Estonian Air Force s biggest ever joint exercise with US set to begin New survey 80 of Estonians support alcohol advertising ban 30 5 of all votes for Estonian parliamentary election submitted online Japan follows Estonia s lead with electronic ID cards Japan will become the first large country to introduce an electronic ID card following Estonia s initiative The announcement was made by the Japanese Minister of Finance Akira Amari on Friday after he visited Estonia to learn more about the countries e services 1 Right wing parties launch 24 hour anti migrant rally TALLINN Protestors marched through the Estonian capital last week bearing flags banners and torches of fire part of a 24 hour anti immigrant rally calling for stricter EU border controls and a national referendum on whether Estonia should take in EU quotas of refugees Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Classifieds Right wing parties launch 24 hour anti migrant rally in Tallinn The battle for the Estonian coastline Concept of foreign policy has changed for Estonia Medieval ships uncovered beneath Tallinn building sites Go Rail ends Tallinn Moscow service for economic reasons Siil exercise success ends fully professional army debate Estonia defence minister Riigikogu Chairman question not whether but how Estonia should receive refugees Ilves at Siil defence exercise I saw Estonia s strength power and skill Lennart Meri Conference examines uncertain Global Future Estonian government wants to use neglected Linnahall for EU presidency Estonian FM in Latvia our experience of refom can be of use to Ukraine Ilves Estonia first to experience both advantages and threats of digital era Subscribe A subscription

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  • Latvia - the latest news
    consider themselves happy new survey Latvian healthcare union members to protest insufficient funding today Charges brought against eight in Maxima supermarket collapse criminal case Prosecution possible for Latvian resident behind online petition to join Russia Security Police Latvian workers in UK town complain of discrimination and bad treatment New growth strategy for Latgale Latvia s poorest region Latvian President refuses to rule out possibility of Putin visit Latvian government reaches for guns over health care RIGA Latvia s healthcare workers are on strike On Nov 3 hundreds were at the doors of the Saeima Latvia s parliament They are protesting against the government s controversial 2016 budget proposals which scale back health care funds 10 Crude oil leaks from Latvia s VNT terminal VENTSPILS Some 500 liters of crude oil leaked from a disused oil pipeline of Ventspils Naftas Terminals VNT a company based in the northwestern Latvian port of Ventspils on Tuesday Julija Nikitina a representative of the Latvian State Environmental Service told BNS El Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Classifieds Latvia and China discuss bilateral cooperation Drunk AirBaltic crew sentenced to jail in Norwegian court 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 Wild boar attacks dog and its walker in Riga suburb May 9 commemoration in Riga attended by 220 000 organisers Latvia marks 25 years since independence OECD experts to visit Latvia to assess its readiness to join Thousands of contraband cigarettes found in car belonging to Latvian Embassy in Minsk 59 of residents of Latvia consider themselves happy new survey Latvian healthcare union members to protest insufficient funding today Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is

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  • Lithuania - the latest news
    Crimean to Ukraine Grybauskaite European Union will ensure commitment to Eastern Partnership countries Search operation at sea may end today National Defence and Communications Ministers questioned Lithuanian PM names fight against shadow economy among the country s biggest challenges Lithuanian President will commemorate end of World War II in Poland Lithuanian KGB informers identities may be revealed PM urges caution Mixed hopes in Vilnius for Belarus reset VILNIUS Last Thursday the European Union suspended the majority of sanctions for Belarus noting improving relations after authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko released all political prisoners The decision was taken in light of the release of all politica Lithuanian MEP migrant crisis will be a lingering issue KLAIPEDA The topic of refugees is tapering off on the TV screens in Lithuania and Brussels alike It may vanish eventually from the news but the problem may grip the European Union and the European Parliament for years to come believes Petras Austrevicius A member of the Euro Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Classifieds Refugees to be questioned on religion and previous military activities by Lithuanian authorities Former KGB spy given Lithuanian residence permit 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 Vilnius Municipality to form commission on tackling Roma social issues Lithuania backs call for UN tribunal on MH17 shot down over Ukraine European Union approves 27 million euros in funding to LitPol Link Mayor Šimašius sees real threat of Hybrid Warfare should Moscow House open in Vilnius Kaunas pogrom anniversary commemorated in Lithuania Ex KGB officer wins court case against Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis EU Russia relations cannot be normalised until Russia returns Crimean to Ukraine Subscribe A

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  • Business in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
    launch in US Lithuanian Energy goes with the wind Estonia s anti money laundering laws clamp down on Bitcoin traders Swedbank consumer purchasing power in Estonia to rise significantly Russian sanctions hurting Estonian dairy exports Latvia fastest growing Baltic economy over the last year JCI gives young Baltic entrepreneurs a spring in their step Citadele bank privatisation milestone in Latvia s recovery EBRD vice president Three oligarchs sell half of Latvian transport company to Russian Railways Goliath Wind signs 100 million euro deal in India TALLINN The Estonian wind turbine technology developer Goliath Wind has signed a 100 million euro partnership deal with India s Steelite Engineering Ltd under which the Indian company will start producing wind turbines based on Estonian technology Estonia Merko signs contract on construction of Tallinn tram line extension TALLINN A consortium consisting of AS Merko Ehitus Eesti KMG Inseneriehituse AS and the City of Tallinn transport operator Tallinna Linnatranspordi AS signed an agreement on Tuesday to design and build the infrastructure extending the Peterburi Road tram line up to Tallinn Airport Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Classifieds Russian Roulette the shot of vodka heard round the world Estonia was Europe s biggest exporter of wooden houses in 2014 Lithuania will host innovation experts and creators from around the globe Transport Ministry Sacks Chairman of Latvian Railways Office launch party of Latvian Asian Chamber of commerce Small science delivers big results Sluggish times for Estonia s exports Kazakhstan following Russia s lead bans Baltic fish Latvia s Balticovo egg company hatches plans to launch in US Lithuanian Energy goes with the wind Estonia s anti money laundering laws clamp down on Bitcoin traders Swedbank consumer purchasing power in Estonia to rise significantly Subscribe A subscription to The

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  • Analysis - Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
    in Lithuania Moscow faces obstacles to closer involvement with Latvian Russians Lithuanian Independence Day and American soldiers National Bolshevik activist ethnic Russians in Baltics mistaken in thinking they can integrate Latvian journalist hybrid war has already begun via media Belarus is the key to the Baltic countries for Putin Shevtsova Gotland the Baltic s weak link SMALL STEP FOR CHINA GIANT LEAP FOR THE BALTICS Arts Events guide LATVIA THURSDAY JAN 28 Don Quixote ballet 19 00 Latvian National Opera Ballet LNOB Farhads Stade conductor Les Six and Goat s Dance 19 00 Riga The Great Guild Chamber music concert D Krenberg LIIA examines NATO relations with Central Asia RIGA The Latvian Institute of International Affairs LIIA with the support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO is hosting a public discussion Security in the Heart of Asia Central Asia NATO Partnership Challenges and Opportunities The di Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Classifieds Discussing the EU and Russia s soft power in the Baltic States and the Eastern Neighbourhood The Russians are coming to occupy the Baltic States At the faultlines of Ukraine s war Moscow lacks available forces to seize and hold Baltics Estonian defence expert Searching for energy independence in the Baltic forests The challenge of Russia s decline A seat at the table Berzins Zatlers and Vike Freiberga Lithuania s Barmy Army Lunch with The Baltic Times Artemy Troitsky Belarusian and Russian spy co operation highlights larger problems in Lithuania Moscow faces obstacles to closer involvement with Latvian Russians Lithuanian Independence Day and American soldiers 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

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  • Opinions from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
    state s mistrust and shady image Why sanctions on Russia don t work How to cultivate happiness in the Baltic States Last Chance for Ukraine and Europe Life in The Bus Lane A nation s genetics including its fears are handed on from one generation to the next Russia s very pragmatic allies The phantom of separatism in Latgale RIGA World War Three Inside The War Room first broadcast on BBC Two on Feb 3 set out a fictional vision in which Russia allegedly initiates a hybrid war in Latvia While showing some fictional scenes of unrest and military action it focused on a debate about the possible reac EDITORIAL The Baltic Security Question RIGA Baltic security is back on the agenda For some it never went away But Russia s military involvement in Syria and its ensuing standoff with Turkey after a Russian fighter jet was shot down over Turkish airspace had shifted major news focus from the Baltics and from Ukraine for the Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Classifieds Baltics 2015 The long march to Paris Rhetoric at the Riga Conference what we talk about when we talk about war with Russia What refugees are running from What changes lie in store for Poland Five perspectives on Latvia s refugee question Russia and the Baltic States Time to Get the Legal Facts Right Paradigm Change Lunch With An Information Warrior Why the idea of Russian invasion in the Baltics is absurdity Lithuanian NGOs grapple with state s mistrust and shady image Why sanctions on Russia don t work 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

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  • Culture in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
    gala in support of journalism Riga s Wagner Hall an historic theater in dire disrepair Eurovision qualifier breaks record Estonia voted best value destination by Lonely Planet Lithuania s forgotten Muslim heroes Inner survival Pocket full of sunshine on a cloudy day A legend of Latvia s Jewish community celebrates his 90th birthday Made in Japan ARTS EVENTS GUIDE EAT OUT Italian Casa Nostra Where Italy begins in Riga Italian owned 2 Italian chefs Elizabetes iela 10b 11 00 22 00 7 days Reservations 371 66 956 609 Riga s newest Italian restaurant located in the city rsqu Estonia A nation shaped by the sea TALLINN Estonia s maritime connections traditions and history will be explored in a series of events throughout 2016 after the Ministry of Culture chose the country s seaside heritage as its annual theme The Year of Maritime Culture Facing the Sea aims to Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Classifieds The Capital of Empty Spaces Dealing with the shrinking of the Great Baltic City Italian Riga s Casa Nostra restaurant Vilnius gets vision Gingerbread Mania 2015 Latvian State Choir launches ambitious project for nation s centenary Latvian Radio Choir Celebrates Rainis and Aspazija in Nationalist Concert Riga Bach Festival brings much needed Baroque performance to Latvia Arts Events guide Star studded gala in support of journalism Riga s Wagner Hall an historic theater in dire disrepair Eurovision qualifier breaks record Estonia voted best value destination by Lonely Planet 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

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