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  • Users of Riga Municipality's public transport up by 3 percent in June 2015
    old right buses from the Rigas Satiksme company Image rigassatiksme lv Rigas Satiksme the municipal public transport company of the Latvian capital carried 11 652 million passengers in June 2015 an increase of 3 percent from June 2014 a company representative told the BNS news service Rigas Satiksme spokesman Viktors Zakis said the largest number of passengers 5 557 million people was carried by buses Also 3 444 million people used trolleybuses and 2 651 million people trams in June 2015 In 2014 Rigas Satiksme carried 150 527 million passengers an increase of 0 3 percent from 2013 Fully owned by the Riga City Council Rigas Satiksme provides bus tram and trolleybus services to passengers in Riga 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

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  • Only Malta, Hungary to accept fewer refugees than Estonia
    Lithuania 255 and 70 Finland 792 and 293 and Sweden 1 369 and 491 The number of refugees accepted per one million inhabitants would be 115 for Estonia 185 for Malta 125 for Latvia 112 for Lithuania 201 for Finland and 194 for Sweden The biggest numbers of migrants are to be accepted by Germany France and Holland Germany is to accept 10 500 as part of the relocation program and 1 600 as part of resettlement France 6 752 and 2 375 respectively and The Netherlands 2 047 and 1 000 The number per one million inhabitants would be 149 for Germany 137 for France and 181 for Holland Commenting on the figures Eero Janson the chairman of the board of the refugee assisting non profit organisation MTU Eesti Pagulasabi said the present figures reflect the number of residents in individual counties as opposed to taking into account the number of refugees they agreed to previously accept Janson said Estonia does not have to start to voluntarily accept more refugees on its own Why so few applications for asylum are actually filed in Estonia is in itself a very big question and it is the absence of communities in Estonia that mainly plays a role in this said Janson Nor do the main smuggling routes used by human traffickers pass though Estonia 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

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  • Ex-Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili: Baltic States are Putin's next target
    with him Putin said three major things Saakashvili continued One we will make Georgia like Northern Cyprus Two Ukraine was not a country but a territory Three the Baltic States were not defendable He said all these things until we were no longer on talking terms Saakashvili added he believes the Baltic States should increase their defenses urgently Putin asked whether then Lithuanian president Adamkus really thought two or three scrap metal planes from NATO could defend him He then recounted Putin s chilling remarks We are laughing at this equipment Does Lithuania really think NATO will fight for them However Associate Professor Kestutis Girnius of the Institute of International Relations and Political Science at Vilnius University believes Saakashvili s words were exaggerated Girnius also doubted Putin said he wanted to make Georgia like Northern Cyprus which is considered by the international community a territory occupied by the Turks Putin has so far not managed to defeat weakened Ukraine said Girnius He knows very well the Baltic States are NATO members and are a tough nut to crack All the more so Lithuania Latvia and Estonia are getting ready for possible aggression and Putin is a careful player The interview in The Independent was one of Saakashvili s first with a western newspaper since he was appointed Governor of the Ukrainian city of Odessa He was appointed to the position by Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko at the end of May 2015 one day after he voluntarily gave up his Georgian citizenship and assumed Ukrainian nationality 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

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  • Lithuanian troops taking part in military exercises in Ukraine
    Duchess Birute Uhlan Battalion have left said Viktorija Cieminyte spokeswoman for the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defense In addition to Lithuania around 2 000 troops from 17 countries including the United States the United Kingdom Poland Romania and Bulgaria are taking part in the training exercises held at the Yavoriv Training Area in Lvov The event will take place until July 31 It includes combat shooting exercises and will also involve armoured vehicles and military helicopters The Rapid Trident training event is organised on an annual basis in Ukraine by the United States armed forces In 2014 1 200 troops including soldiers from the Lithuanian army took part Lithuanian troops are also scheduled to take part in the Maple Arch training event in Ukraine in November which is traditionally organised by the Canadian military 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

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    Government has approved the Ministry of Social Security s proposal to increase the minimum monthly wage to 325 euros a 25 Read More Thirteen Russian aircraft and warships spotted near Latvian territory over last 24 hours The Latvian Armed Forces have confirmed over the 24 hours between June 16 17 five Russian military aircraft and four warships near Latvian wate Read More Lithuania s Civil Partnership bill to be reviewed by Catholic Church According to Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius the final adjustments to a bill drafted by the Lithuanian Ministry of Justice whic Read More Tea Politics with Christopher Lee After this week s Madrid NATO summit the Baltics will move back like some long repressed specter of the Cold War into the harrie Read More Russia threatens adequate response to deployment of U S heavy weaponry in Baltic States Russia has threatened to provide an adequate response should the United States increase its military presence in Eastern Eu Read More European Union driving force behind Latvia s economic wellbeing According to Latvian marketing and public opinion research centre SKDS more than 55 percent of residents in the country believe the European Un Read More Lithuania pays tribute to victims of Soviet oppression new memorial unveiled June 14 marked the Day of Mourning and Hope in Lithuania while June 15 marked the Day of Occupation and Genocide Across the country thousands Read More Previous 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 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

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  • Vilnius Mayor: Green Bridge statues represented “big lies” about the Soviet system
    course I m happy for two reasons Firstly and this is the main reason is because pedestrians are safe now The statues were very dangerous for passers by because their condition was very poor he continued We had no other choice to remove them from the Green Bridge According to expert advice we would have had to have closed the pavement by the statues during strong winds because they would have made it too dangerous to pass by There was also a big debate of the principles and values behind the statues For me personally I think the values the statues represent were actually big lies about the Soviet system Nothing more just big lies The mayor also explained a decision surrounding the fate of the statues had not yet been taken and would be discussed during the Autumn We are not discussing the fate of the statues yet due to their cultural heritage They will be guarded then during the Autumn we ll bring everyone to the table to have a discussion and decide whether they will be used temporarily or permanently in the future Those who support the removal of the statues believe they are examples of Soviet propaganda and act as an insult to those who fought for the Lithuania s eventual liberation from the Soviet occupation in 1991 Opponents of the decision believe the sculptures are an integral part of the bridge and have accused the Simasius administration of pursuing a populist agenda 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

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  • Murdered Putin opponent Boris Nemtsov nominated for Sakharov Prize by Lithuanian MEPs
    Group starting with its chairman Guy Verhofstadt said Petras Austrevicius the Deputy chairman of the ALDE group Austrevicius added the decision to nominate Nemtsov for the Sakharov Prize has also been backed by Lithuanian MEPs Antanas Guoga and Valentinas Mazuronis Austrevicius believes Nemtsov deserves the award as a result of his fighting for a democratic and prosperous Russia without the fear of constant political persecution Nemtsov was an unwearied fighter for human rights who paid the ultimate price for the freedom of thought of Russian citizens said Austrevicius Nemtsov the staunchest critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin was murdered near the Kremlin on February 27 2015 Established in 1988 the Sakharov Prize is awarded to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the fight for human rights across the globe Previous laureates include late RSA President Nelson Mandela and Myanmar dissident Aung San Suu Kyi 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

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  • More than 50 conscripts dodge Estonian Army June draft
    Army said on Tuesday July 14 We are currently at work to find out why and the young men are required to provide statements She said previous experience often shows the reason for avoiding the draft is an unexpected health problem such as a broken bone or an illness She added there are also other factors At the end of June 1 797 young Estonians including 10 young women started service in units of the country s armed forces Most of them will train as squad or reserve platoon leaders during their 11 month tenure The June call up brought the biggest numbers of conscripts to the Kuperjanov Battalion the Logistics Battalion and the Viru Infantry Battalion The final call up of the year scheduled from between September 28 to October 2 this year will see around 1 200 young men start the mandatory conscript service 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 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

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