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  • Grybauskaite: Immigrant distribution will not solve human trafficking in North Africa
    burden from Italy Greece and Malta Grybauskaite told Lithuanian journalists present at the meeting According to the Lithuanian President the refugees require assistance from the EU but in part this situation is used for the development of these Northern African countries shadow economies Only sharing and helping several countries to deal with the immigrant burden is not enough said Grybasuakite It s a consequence We have to think about what has caused people to flee then invest in these countries so we don t have these inflows of immigrants There s a much bigger problem and we discussed it with the Italian president The passive distribution of immigrants will only encourage immigration even more she continued Europe is being watched and I have confirmation from the ambassadors of several North African countries who say if Europe passively solves this issue immigration and the wish to enter Europe will increase she concluded Lithuania will accept its quota of 250 refugees as proposed by the European Commission by 2017 The specific number will be discussed by EU interior ministers next week In a bid to stop immigration from North Africa the EU has stepped up border control in the Mediterranean Sea The EU has halted plans to destroy empty ships used for human trafficking from North African near its shores Libyan officials refused to approve the operation 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

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  • Over 50 percent of Lithuanians in favour of e-voting
    Alisauskiene the head of Baltijos Tyrimai who commissioned the survey said public opinion has not changed greatly since the e voting initiative was suggested five years ago Around five years have passed since this initiative came out and the number hasn t changed she told journalists in Vilnius on July 14 2015 According to Justice Minister Juozas Bernatonis those who vote for the Liberal Movement the Social Democratic Party of Lithuania and the Labour Party are the biggest supporters of introducing e voting Those who support the conservative Homeland Union Lithuanian Christian Democrats the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania and the Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union are those least in favour Critics are concerned about personal data protection which Bernatonis described as exaggerated The Lithuanian government plans to put amendments on the introduction of e voting before the Seimas as early as this summer The parliament has previously voted down similar amendments twice before 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

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  • Goods prices fall, but service prices rise in Lithuania
    level of services prices in Lithuania is still rather low and an upward trend in services prices was observed in almost all eurozone newcomers said Nadiezda Alejeva the head of the Price Statistics Department at Statistics Lithuania during a news conference on Monday July 13 We can see fluctuations on a monthly basis but long term monitoring shows a long term decline in prices she added Alejeva said factors that had impact on price fluctuations included low global oil product prices and higher excise taxes on alcohol and tobacco which came into effective in March this year Prices for goods dropped by 1 7 percent in June 2015 compared to June 2014 while prices for services rose by 3 1 percent The general price level in the country declined by 0 5 percent over a year on year period Statistics Lithuania will continue to monitor price developments until the start of next year 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

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    European Commission using the country s historical and current ethnic makeup to j Read More Dalia Grybauskaite honoured for strengthening Lithuanian State pays tribute to former Soviet exiles Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite was awarded the the Star of Hope Vilties Zvaidgzde on June 12 for her efforts in strengthening the Li Read More Lithuanian MoD highly probable Kremlin behind recent cyber attack The Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence believes the recent cyber attack on its website is highly probably evidence of the Kre Read More Residents in Baltics increasingly concerned over conflict with Russia According to US based research firm Nielsen Media Research in comparison to the first quarter of 2014 the first quarter of 2015 has seen a sub Read More Two members of the Other Russia party detained in location of Saber Strike 2015 On the morning of June 10 2015 two members of the Moscow based Other Russia Другая Россия party used a ladder to cross part of the fence sur Read More Grybauskaite Ten Walls homophobic rant shows how insular we Lithuanians are Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite believes the recent homophobic rant made by Lithuanian musician Ten Walls shows how insular r Read More Lithuania expected to be among leaders of economic development in EU The Bank of Lithuania believes Lithuania will be among the leaders in Europe in terms of its rate of economic development in 2015 Read More Previous 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 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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  • Russia to perform observation flights over Estonia and Finland this week
    Treaty between July 13 and 18 The flights will be performed using an internationally certified Antonov An 30B aircraft Russia will observe all conditions of the international treaty and this will be monitored by Estonian and Finnish specialists on board said Ryzhkov Russia has been making observation flights over Estonia since 2005 The Treaty on Open Skies is part of security and confidence building measure among member states of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe OSCE The purpose of OSCE is to gather and make available information about military forces and activities It was signed in Helsinki in 1992 and entered into force in 2002 To date 34 OSCE countries including all member states of NATO have acceded to the treaty Estonia joined the treaty in 2005 undertaking to receive up to four observation flights annually 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 Baltic Times continues to bring objective comprehensive and

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  • Grybauskaite and Vejonis discuss joint defence programmes for Lithuania and Latvia
    President with Lithuanian counterpart Dalia Grybauskaite in Vilnius on July 13 We discussed issues related to strengthening military cooperation including the joint acquisition of weaponry especially air defence Grybauskaite told a joint press conference she shared with Vejonis While the Lithuanian President refused to further elaborate on the plans she said we ll buy what we are capable of buying what we need and how much we need If it s cheaper we Lithuania and Latvia will do it together In May 2015 Defence Ministers from Lithuania Latvia and Estonia announced plans to create a joint medium range air defense system in Panevezys a town in Northern Lithuania During the meeting Vejonis said joint defence purchases would lower costs and added Poland could be involved in the process He also confirmed medium range air defense systems are being considered also without providing any details Prior to becoming Latvia s President Vejonis was the country s Defence Minister 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 that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania

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  • Opposition MP believes Latvia should not accept its refugee quota due to disease and terrorism
    right to be informed about the risks and plans related to the refugee issue Bondars said Outlining what he views as risks he said some of the refugees might be linked to various terrorist organisations including Islamic State He added refugees from North Africa could also be carrying diseases such as Ebola The Latvian parliament presidium called an extraordinary parliamentary session on July 9 2015 in which the government has to explain to lawmakers its plan to admit 250 refugees to Latvia Latvia s MPs are planning to adopt a draft resolution ordering the Cabinet of Ministers to submit a detailed report on the admission of refugees from Africa and other affected regions by July 13 They will also submit an action plan for the refugees accommodation and integration and will have to clarify how the refugees admission and accommodation will be financed over the period of next three years The draft resolution also calls for an extraordinary parliament session on July 14 which would see Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma have to report on the re settlement of refugees from Africa and other affected countries The extraordinary parliament session on the refugee issue was called by the initiative of the opposition party the Latvian Bloc of Regions LRA It has received backed by other opposition parties For Latvia from the Heart NSL and Harmony 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

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  • Removal of Soviet statues from Green Bridge in Vilnius to begin next week
    weekend Zubriakovas underlined all necessary safety measures would be taken to ensure a safe removal process and it will take up to two weeks to complete the work The statues have stood on the bridge in the centre of the Lithuanian capital since 1952 and depict typical Soviet iconography Red Army soldiers workers peasants and students Since Lithuania gained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 debates have raged between Lithuanian politicians and historians on whether the statues should remain on the Green Bridge Critics claim the statues are relics of Soviet propaganda and are offensive to those who faught for Lithuania s independence from the Soviet regime while those in favour claim they demonstrate the country is now comfortable with its Soviet past In Kaunas Lithuania s second city the last Soviet iconography was removed in March 2015 as part of its municipality s de Sovietisation process The final remaining Soviet symbols in Kaunas were hammer and sickles on the city s Aleksotas Bridge 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 that covers latest political economic

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