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  • Ambassador to NATO: Biggest threat from Kremlin trolls is convincing Latvians they do not need their own state
    need their own state said Berzins This influence can be exerted in various ways One of these is hybrid warfare which distorts the current information and news environment Berzins added while he believes a large number of Kremlin trolls are angry adolescents who always reject everything and everyone a new more educated group of online commentators has appeared A new group of trolls has emerged and it has been posting more professional comments he continued The comments reject the U S Military s involvement in the Baltic region and Latvia s wish to be part of Western Europe It is hard to prove these latest more professional comments come from the Kremlin troll factories but they would fit the description accurately Berzins received his credentials as Latvia s Ambassador to NATO from Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis on July 30 2015 He will assume the role on September 1 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

    Original URL path: http://www.baltictimes.com/ambassador_to_nato__biggest_threat_from_kremlin_trolls_is_convincing_latvians_they_do_not_need_their_own_state/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Social Democrats top party popularity polls in Lithuania
    Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius in the 2016 parliamentary elections In second place was the Liberal Movement party on 12 9 percent despite seeing a 3 1 percent point decline in comparison to previous months The opposition party Homeland Union Lithuanian Christian Democrats was the third most popular party on 9 3 percent The Order and Justice Party and the Labour Party tied on 7 8 percent each The results showed the rest of the parties remained under the 5 percent threshold and would fail to win mandates in multi mandate voting The survey was carried out among 1 006 participants between the ages of 18 and 75 The use of the Baltic News Service information for commercial purposes is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of JSC BNS Spinter Surveys Social Democratic Party LSDP 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

    Original URL path: http://www.baltictimes.com/social_democrats_top_party_popularity_polls_in_lithuania/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Grybauskaite: Russia's sanctions on the West have backfired
    and a result of its aggressive policies According to Grybauskaite Russia s decision to put an embargo on imported Western goods is evidence of Kremlin propaganda and a retaliatory sanction upon European Union and Western countries As a matter of fact the sanctions harmed and continue harming Russia and its people not the Western countries The European Union and other Western states took sanctions against Moscow following its annexation of Crimea in March 2014 The sanctions were significantly increased after the Malaysia Airlines MH17 was shot down over Eastern Ukraine last July In August 2014 Russia imposed an embargo on the import of food products and agricultural produce from the European Union and the West The Lithuanian President said the Western sanctions against Russia proved correct Russia was expelled from the G8 summits and the closest operators of the Kremlin policies Russian officials officers and separatists in Eastern Ukraine cannot enter the European Union she said For example their bank accounts have also been frozen She conclued the interview by saying Russia continues to act as an aggressor which does not care about lives or fates of people 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

    Original URL path: http://www.baltictimes.com/grybauskaite__russia_s_sanctions_on_the_west_have_backfired/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Fleeing Russian recession, Kubana finds new Latvian home
    a new location The problem they had no idea where that would even be While the organisers scrambled to find a new venue ticket sales began Despite the location being completely unknown to ticket sellers and buyers alike 5000 people bought tickets Ostrovsky was thrilled I was very pleased to see that so many people were ready to follow the festival to any possible destination around the globe he told The Baltic Times In the six years of its existence Kubana has set the stage for many big artists System Of A Down The Offspring Korn Scooter Gogol Bordello The Prodigy Die Antwoord and countless others Prices for this year s festival might seem slightly high especially for Latvian standards But as the mayor of Riga Nils Usakovs explained considering the artists that are going to perform the ticket price seems reasonable Indeed this year Kubana will bring many famous foreign and Russian artists Hollywood Undead HIM PANIC AT THE DISCO Leningrad Animal Jazz and many more Further information about the event and the tickets can be found at www kubana com Comments Related Articles Vilnius gets vision Gingerbread Mania 2015 Latvian State Choir launches ambitious project for nation s centenary Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles ARTS EVENTS GUIDE Estonia A nation shaped by the sea The Capital of Empty Spaces Dealing with the shrinking of the Great Baltic City Italian Riga s Casa Nostra restaurant 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

    Original URL path: http://www.baltictimes.com/fleeing_russian_recession__kubana_finds_new_latvian_home/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Latvia's GDP grows by 2.7 percent in Q2 2015
    Latvian national statistics office Latvia s seasonally adjusted Gross Domestic Product grew by 2 7 percent when compared to the same period in 2014 The growth of Latvia s GDP was driven by a 2 percent increase in the manufacturing sector and a 3 percent rise in the services sector which excludes trade Growth in the trade sector reached 4 percent Compared to the first quarter of 2015 Latvia s seasonally adjusted GDP grew by 1 2 percent in the second quarter of this year The updated and expanded second quarter data on Latvia s GDP will be released on August 31 2015 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 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 Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Goliath Wind signs 100 million euro deal in India Estonia Merko signs contract on construction of Tallinn tram line extension Russian Roulette the shot of vodka heard round the world Estonia was Europe s biggest exporter of wooden houses in 2014 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

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  • Eight die from heroin bought from Roma community in Vilnius
    Roma people themselves probably did not know about the concentration of the drugs they were selling said Kestutis Lancinskas the Chief of the Vilnius County Police department during a press conference on July 30 2015 Repeated tests have shown the heroin sold previously from the Roma settlement contained just 8 or 10 percent of the drug However recent tests of narcotic substances seized from the settlement have according to preliminary information increased by up to 30 50 percent Police informers are working to establish the source of the higher concentrated drugs The police has denied the reports about presence of rat poison in the drugs Vilnius Municipality recently confirmed it is setting up a new panel to address the social problems of the Roma settlement in Vilnius and take care of the community s integration into Lithuanian society 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

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    Estonian court puts store robbing gang behind bars TALLINN The Harju County Court last Monday meted out stiff prison sentences to a gang that robbed stores in the Estonian capital Tallinn caus Read More Striking Estonian kindergarten teachers cycle to the capital TALLINN Estonian kindergarten teachers have handed over a petition to Parliament signed by more than 27 000 people after they called for Read More Medieval ships uncovered beneath Tallinn building sites TALLINN The remains of several medieval ships have been uncovered in a residential area of Tallinn by builders constructing new apartment buil Read More Estonia ramps up military activity on this year s Victory Day TALLINN Soldiers marched through the island town of Kardla on Tuesday to celebrate Estonian Victory Day Army units from Estoni Read More Eesti in brief Asylum in Estonia Estonia is one of the least desirable destinations in the EU for asylum seekers according to Read More EC gets Rail Baltica on track VILNIUS After years of wrangling between the three Baltic States there could finally be a high speed railway that goes from Berlin to Tallinn Read More US to position tanks and heavy artillery in Baltics 2 By Helen Wright TALLINN America will pre position tanks and a heavy artillery battalion in the B Read More Previous 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 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 The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia

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  • African Swine Flu discovered in Tartu county; 1,200 pigs to be killed
    be under quarantine The farm s 1 186 pigs will be killed and the building will be disinfected afterward spokespersons for the veterinary watchdog and the Ministry of Agriculture said The veterinary authority took the samples from the farm during a routine check The farm is owned by OU Heko Pold Should the farm owner have followed all the necessary rules and regulations against ASF they will be re compensated the value of the animals killed or dead due to the disease The first incidents of domestic pigs infected with ASF occurred last week on two farms in Viljandi County and in one household in Valga County The official diagnosis was confirmed on July 20 So far more than 500 pigs have been killed African swine fever does not pose a threat to other animal species or humans but can be deadly for domestic and wild swine It can also cause massive financial losses to the pig farming sector 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 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 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

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