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  • Lithuania's laser industry generated around 70 million USD in 2014
    The Lithuanian laser industry is one of the best known in the world Image in mfa lt According to the daily Lietuvos Zinios in 2014 Lithuania s laser industry generated approximately 70 million US dollars in revenue It reported between 2010 and 2014 26 companies within the laser sector doubled their aggregate revenues I think the official statistics that approximately 20 percent of laser companies output remains in Lithuania are exaggerated said Petras Balkevicius the Executive Director of the Lithuanian Laser Association In fact we export almost everything The Lithuanian laser is known on all continents except Antarctica As estimated the global laser market is worth nearly 10 billion US dollars 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 with an interest in this rapidly developing area of the Baltic Sea region Read

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  • MEP Gabrielius Landsbergis: "Crimea could be returned to Ukraine via the United Nations"
    ve been trying to get across and I ve just had a meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenuk I saw from his reaction that he s positive to this idea of a joint battalion Landsbergis believes the three way battalion formed between the militaries of Lithuania Ukraine and Poland LITPOLUKRBRIG could be a model for the armies of Georgia and Moldova should they wish to adopt a similar path One more small detail is that there s a joint battalion between Lithuania Poland and Ukraine he continued Lithuania already knows the procedures and knows how things work However I think that could be expanded upon and two more countries could join Moldova and Georgia On July 24 2015 Landsbergis also met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for a cultural talk on bi lateral matters between Lithuania and Ukraine Landsbergis stressed while judicial reform within Ukraine is a key point on both parties agenda he believes there is too much talk about Crimea rather than the internal and security issues Ukraine faces Crimea was annexed by the Russian Federation in March 2014 However Landsbergis believes Crimea should be returned to Ukraine at some point and suggested to the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs one way of beginning proceedings could be going through the UN s General Assembly and the International Court of Justice I worry there is too much talk about Crimea and I suggested yesterday to the Minister of Foreign Affairs that there should be very concrete actions to ensure and even though it sounds unrealistic right now that Crimea should be returned to Ukraine at some point continued Landsbergis I suggested the possibility of going through the United Nations general assembly and calling on the International Court of Justice s assessment on the occupation and start a legal process

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  • Latvian Education Minister: refugees should go to Latvian schools
    and discussed integration of immigrants including asylum seekers and refugees said Pabriks I am happy we agreed with the minister that the asylum seekers and refugees should study in schools with Latvian as the language of instruction The minister also informed Pabriks on the planned teachers reform Pabriks promised his support to the minister as he believes that education is the foundation of the society On Monday July 20 European Union justice and interior ministers agreed on the admission of 54 760 refugees affected by the crisis in the Mediterranean During the meeting Latvia remained firm on its position that it will voluntarily take in 250 refugees Negotiations on the resettlement of refugees in EU member states are expected to continue until the end of 2015 Latvia will receive 6 000 euros for each person relocated on its territory for helping refugees with learning Latvian language and integrating into its society 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

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    Russia Today RT has requested permission to open a Read More Grybauskaite Greece must live within its means During an emergency meeting of European leaders in Brussels regarding the Greek economy on June 22 Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaite has Read More Prime Minister Butkevicius Lithuania will accept up to 250 refugees The Lithuanian Government has decided to receive up to 250 refugees distributed by the European Commission in an effort to ease the Mediterrane Read More Ivanov Russian threat to Baltic States Kremlin Chief of Staff Sergei Ivanov has described the threat of Russian military intervention towards Estonia Latvia and Lithuania as n Read More Lithuania ready to arm Ukraine Lithuania s ambassador to Ukraine Marius Yanukonis has said Lithuania is ready to provide defensive weapons to the Ukrainian armed force Read More Dalia Grybauskaite most trusted public figure in Lithuania A recent survey by Lithuanian news agency ELTA and market research company Baltijos Tyrimai has revealed President Dalia Grybauskaite is the mo Read More Amnesty International slams Latvian government for turning their backs on EuroPride 2015 Human Rights organisation Amnesty International has slammed Latvian political leaders for turning their backs on the lesbian gay Read More EU Agrees To Extend Sanctions On Russia Original article on Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty Read More Previous 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 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 and

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  • President Vejonis "truly interested" in Latvia's economic growth
    budget planning and the ecnomic situation in Greece Rimsevics outlined that at present growth is paramount for Latvia s economy and should therefore not be ruined with knee jerk decisions He stated should the government attempt to make any sharp economic decisions during the formation of the budget he is sure President Vejonis will intervene The Latvian Presidential press service reported during discussions surrounding the taxation system both officials agreed that the tax burden should not be changed next year Rimsevics stressed it is very important to retain a consistent and stable taxation policy avoid tax hikes especially a value added tax VAT hike Vejonis agreed a stable taxation policy would promote economic and confidence within the country During the meeting both Vejonis and Rimkevics discussed the situation in Greece Vejonis believes a successful solution is only possible should Greece prove to the international community it is able to implement reforms and a sustainable fiscal policy as had done by Latvia Lithuania and Estonia during the recent financial and economic global crisis Vejonis took office as Latvian President on July 8 from incumbant Andris Berzins 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

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  • US Secretary of State: Welles Declaration a sign of US and Baltic States' "commitment to freedom"
    1940 According to Kerry the Welles Declaration was more than a temporary symbolic gesture From 1940 until the full restoration of Baltic independence in 1991 the flags of Estonia Latvia and Lithuania continued to fly in Washington DC Throughout the long years of Soviet occupation the commitment of the United States to Baltic freedom never wavered In the time since America has watched in admiration as the Baltic nations have built strong democratic institutions and taken their rightful place within the European and Trans Atlantic communities he continued Now as we move deeper into the 21st Century our shared commitment to democratic values secure borders and the territorial integrity of sovereign states remains as unshakable and vital as ever On this important anniversary we celebrate Baltic independence and pay tribute to the many who suffered and sacrificed to ensure it The American people greet our Baltic friends as NATO Allies EU members and partners committed to a shared vision of a Europe peaceful united and free On July 23 1940 US Secretary of State Sumner Welles issued an official statement on the non recognition by the United States of Lithuania Latvia and Estonia s annexation by the Soviet Union 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

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  • Estonia sends weapons, ammunition to Iraq's armed forces
    Ministry told the BNS news service The weapons sent to Iraq consists of 12 units of Soviet made 120 millimeter mortars 140 RPD light machine guns 66 Chinese made AK 56 automatic rifles 44 Romanian made AKMS automatic rifles and 230 TT pistols with 21 000 rounds of ammunition The delivery of the donated weapons and ammunition to Iraq is organized by the United States Central Command CENTCOM in collaboration with other allies The Estonian decision to support the Iraqi armed forces fighting against ISIS is based on guidelines adopted by the EU External Affairs Council on Aug 15 2014 which supports the readiness of member states to provide weapons aid to Iraq in addition to humanitarian aid to help stabilize the security situation in Iraq and boost the capability of government forces to halt the onslaught of IS Last year Estonia donated more than a million rounds of ammunition to Iraq Previously in 2005 Estonia donated to Iraq 2 400 AK 56 automatic rifles with 2 4 million rounds of ammunition and 11 computers complete with computer class furniture 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

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  • Renovation of Synagogue on Geliu Gatve starts in Vilnius
    Up until World War II Vilnius was the key center of Litvak Lithuanian Jewish culture around the world said DCH director Diana Varnaite The saying that one has to go to Vilnius to receive wisdom was widely known among Jewish people I am convinced that being proud of such a precious cultural gift of Jewish cultural heritage Vilnius will wisely pass it over to the next generations There are only two out of more than 100 synagogues remaining in Vilnius and they are a reflection of the Vilnius Litvaks history religion and culture Therefore we hope to preserve as authentic as possible she concluded The DCH has allocated 43 443 euros for the renovation of Vilnius synagogues this year with the Jewish Community of Lithuania providing an addition 4 827 euros 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

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