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    they do not need their own state Speaking on Latvia s LNT TV channel on August 3 2015 Latvia s Ambassador designate to NATO Indulis Berzins said the greatest thr Read More Social Democrats top party popularity polls in Lithuania According to a recent survey by public opinion and market research company Spinter Tyrimai 20 1 percent of the Lithuanian population would vo Read More U S heavy weaponry to be deployed in Latvia from autumn 2015 Latvia s Chief of Defence Lieutenant General Raimonds Graube confirmed on July 31 2015 the deployment of heavy weaponry from the United Read More Grybauskaite Russia s sanctions on the West have backfired Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite believes the economic and import embargo imposed by Russia on the West has backfired 10 Read More Fleeing Russian recession Kubana finds new Latvian home Kubana originally an alternative festival that launched in a remote Russian region six years ago has moved to Riga and will take p Read More Latvia s GDP grows by 2 7 percent in Q2 2015 According to an estimate by the Latvian national statistics office Latvia s seasonally adjusted Gross Domestic Product grew by 2 7 percent Read More Eight die from heroin bought from Roma community in Vilnius Eight people including a Belarussian and a Latvian citizen recently died in Vilnius as the result of a heroin overdose According to the Vilni Read More Previous 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 Next Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login 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

    Original URL path: http://www.baltictimes.com/search/jcms/start/710/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Russia mocks Estonian plans to fence border
    construction is scheduled to start in 2018 The project s cost is estimated at 71 million euros There is neither military confrontation nor any criminalized situation connected to uncontrolled counterfeit goods smuggling drug trafficking or anything else said Konstantin Kosachev the head of the Russian Parliament s International Committee on August 26 Nor there is a migration threat many European countries face According to Kosachev the truel aim of the wall initiative is to present Russia as a threat to the rest of Europe which must be fenced off He advised Tallinn to use the money spent on the wall to solve Estonia s economic problems rather than erecting an ideological monument with no practical purpose Kosachev added Russia is not going to retaliate describing the entire project as nonsense and a throwback to the Berlin Wall His opinion was echoed by the chairwoman of the Duma s Anti Corruption Committee Irina Yarovaya who called Estonia s plans to build the border fence a creation of the reservation for their own citizens She mocked Tallinn s decision by suggesting the Estonian government s should double the cost to 142 million euros to ensure the wall is five meters high a move that would ensure nobody jumps over it Comments Related Articles Concept of foreign policy has changed for Estonia Medieval ships uncovered beneath Tallinn building sites Go Rail ends Tallinn Moscow service for economic reasons Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Japan follows Estonia s lead with electronic ID cards Right wing parties launch 24 hour anti migrant rally Right wing parties launch 24 hour anti migrant rally in Tallinn The battle for the Estonian coastline Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying

    Original URL path: http://www.baltictimes.com/russia_mocks_estonian_plans_to_fence_border/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Bankruptcy proceedings start against Air Lituanica
    can be appealed to the Lithuanian Court of Appeals within 10 days The bankruptcy petition was filed by Air Lituanica CEO Nerijus Jukna and Vilniaus Silumos Tinklai a municipal company to which the air carrier owes 2 143 million euros Jukna told the court that Air Lituanica had 1 999 million euros in assets and 8 244 million euros in overdue debts The court rejected Estonian Air s request to be brought into the proceedings as a third party Air Lituanica announced on May 22 this year it was suspending operations A week later it would file for bankruptcy According to recent data from the current Vilnius administration Air Lituanica s net loss in 2014 soared to 10 27 million euros an almost two fold increase from 5 19 million euros the previous year In 2014 its annual revenues rose by 70 2 percent to 6 4 million euros The use of the Baltic News Service information for commercial purposes is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of JSC BNS 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

    Original URL path: http://www.baltictimes.com/bankruptcy_proceedings_start_against_air_lituanica/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Lithuanian and Polish border guards carry out two-stage ops against illegal immigrants
    and customs officers set up temporary road blocks on the roads between the two countries They inspected 1 454 vehicles and 3 124 persons crossing the border They also recorded several attempts to smuggle illegal immigrants into Lithuania and Poland According to the Lithuanian daily Lietuvos Rytas eight illegal immigrants from Vietnam were detained the near Polish border on August 21 after they were found hiding inside a truck with Estonian registration plates Figures from the Lithuanian State Border Guard Service show the flow of illegal immigrants from Georgia seen in recent years has been on the decrease Meanwhile the number of incoming Vietnamese citizens is rising with 32 detained in Lithuania during the first half of 2013 Over the first half of 2014 the number rose to 55 then again increased to 158 in the first half of this year The use of the Baltic News Service information for commercial purposes is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of JSC BNS 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 Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural

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  • Latvia praises Belarus for its release of political prisoners
    among those pardoned by Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko was former opposition presidential candidate Nikolai Statekevich who spent almost five years in prison Seen as a positive step the Latvian FoMin believes the decision will have a positive effect on the further development of relations between the European Union and Belarus Following the political prisoners release the Foreign Ministry hopes the Belarusian presidential elections scheduled for October 11 this year will be free and democratic and will take place in accordance with international election standards The EU had set the freeing of political prisoners as a condition for easing economic sanctions on Belarus which were imposed after Lukashenko s government violently suppressed protests on the night of the 2010 presidential election The use of the Baltic News Service information for commercial purposes is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of JSC BNS 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 of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times continues to bring

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  • Lithuania welcomes first 495 volunteers to its army
    be conscripted and now they have volunteered It s really a unique situation which is worth respect I am glad and really hope that next year we ll also have many volunteers or only volunteers who will follow the same path after seeing the success of the first volunteers Grybauskaite expressed the hope the volunteers would not only improve their physical strength but expand their knowledge and social circle during their time of service They are all handsome men and young people have changed continued Grybauskaite They do not remind us of the army from previous times and do not remind us of the conscription we still remember These young men are worthy of our trust and expectations They know what they have come for today she concluded Lithuania re introduced conscription in March year to staff army units and form a reserve in light of increasing Russian aggression to the Baltic regon The country planned to conscript 3 000 men this year However the majority of places will be filled with volunteers The use of the Baltic News Service information for commercial purposes is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of JSC BNS 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

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  • NATO aircraft scrambled to intercept Russian aircraft twice last week
    the country were scrambled twice to intercept two Russian aircraft flying in international airspace above the Baltic States NATO fighters were scrambled last Monday to intercept an Ilyushin IL 20 reconnaissance aircraft which had a pre filed flight plan but was not using its onboard transponder However it was confirmed the aircraft maintained communication with air traffic control centres The other intercepted aircraft was an Ilyushin Il 18 transport aircraft which also had its flight plan pre filed However it was flying with its onboard transponder switched on and it maintained radio communication with air traffic control centres The use of the Baltic News Service information for commercial purposes is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of JSC BNS 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 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 a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times continues to bring objective comprehensive and timely information to those with an interest in this rapidly developing area of the

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  • Polish President Duda calls for increased NATO troops in eastern region
    in Eastern Europe peace cannot be achieved should international law continue to be violated We must not consent when international law is violated when borders are violated and when countries sovereignty and independence is violated Unfortunately this is happening again in Europe In terms of improving relations between the European Union NATO and Russia Duda suggested military measures such as increased NATO troops in Eastern Europe plus economic measures such as EU sanctions imposed on Russia should not be the only political routes taken While describing it as an enormous task Duda called for a return to compliance with international law This is an enormous task and so far it has not been possible to fully perform it I think in future we need new solutions and these solutions will need to be discussed within the European Union but also within NATO he outlined We need wise diplomacy on the one hand while on the other we need community and agreement on the most important issues We have to work calmly for these Duda added while pan EU agreement on the international arena is largely about presenting coherent arguments he stressed co operation would be the key to successfully implementing a return to compliance with international law Within NATO structures we must take care of our security and ensure its maintains its guarantees to our nations The path to this is marked out but we need to work continuously and consolidate the solutions that have been approved and are currently being implemented he concluded Duda s trip to Estonia was his first trip abroad as Polish President He assumed office from predecessor Bronislaw Komorowski on August 6 this year The use of the Baltic News Service information for commercial purposes is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of JSC

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