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  • Grybauskaite: Security of Baltic region common interest to Lithuania and the U.S.
    States gives us both help and support Such transatlantic unity is the only response to the increasingly growing aggression she concluded On June 23 2015 the United States confirmed it will deploy military equipment in the Baltic States beginning as early as the end of the year In March 2015 it also decided to allocate 1 billion USD in defence funding to reinforce the region s security Grybauskaite described economic relations with the U S as a matter of great importance and stated Lithuania is one of the staunchest supporters of the free trade agreement between the EU and the U S She added as many as 79 percent of Lithuanians living within the country s borders support the agreement According Grybauskaite it is felt the agreement will not only increase trade contacts and contribute to European and American economic growth but it will also further deepen transatlantic relations especially with increasing aggression from the Russian Federation towards European Union member states Grybauskaite also underlined the importance of the United States easing the export of its energy resources to Europe and feels the decision will transform the European energy market and alter the Baltic region s energy dependency on Russia Grybauskaite and Boehner last met in May 2013 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

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  • Harmony most popular political party in Latvia in June
    vote for Harmony headed by Riga Mayor Nils Uzakovs should parliamentary elections have been held in Latvia in June The Union of Greens and Farmers obtained 15 percent of the vote while the National Alliance obtained 8 8 percent Unity received 8 7 percent while the Alliance of Regions of Latvia For Latvia From The Heart obtained 5 2 and 3 2 percent respectively Of all the parties Unity felt the biggest decrease In May 2015 11 8 percent of respondents said they would have voted for the liberal conservative party However all parties excluding Harmony and the Union of Greens and Farmers experienced a significant drop in popularity between May and June Harmony s ratings rose from 20 percent while the Union of Greens and Farmers increased from 12 8 percent Meanwhile the National Alliance dropped from 8 7 percent the Alliance of Regions from 6 4 percent and For Latvia From The Heart from 3 3 percent All For Latvia For Fatherland And Freedom LNNK party 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

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  • Russian foreign intelligence services activity “moderate” in Latvia
    Latvia According to Mazitis the SVR is interested in Latvia s political situation after it will swear in president elect Raimonds Vejonis on July 8 2015 and NATO s recent plans to increase its number of troops and heavy weaponry stationed in the country We know very well what Russian intelligence services are doing in Latvia said Maizitis I would describe their activity as moderate The new thing is that NATO force in Latvia is being expanded so this has become a matter of interest for every country that is not so friendly On June 23 2015 the United States announced it will be deploying heavy weapons in the Baltic States as early as the end of this year in order to counter any military aggression from the Russian Federation 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 objective comprehensive and timely information to those with an interest in this

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  • Dalia Grybauskaite calls European Commission's refugee quota "discriminatory"
    the EC established the quota and described its methodology as strange It is very important for every EU member state to show its solidarity towards those affected by the Mediterranean Crisis she said Lithuania is showing it and we are ready to take in 250 asylum seekers but when it comes to future actions there must be an objective criterion established This for example would take into account the side of a country s Gross Domestic Product GDP and population In reference to Lithuania Latvia and Estonia Grybauskaite continued now in the case of the Baltic States the estimates were made in a rather strange way I would even call it discriminatory because in terms of percentages smaller EU member states have been given higher quotas than their larger counterparts Our position is clear and nearly half of the other member states share a similar attitude there must be a very objective criteria set for how we can help refugees and it is essential to not only respond to consequences For example we must face the number of migrants but also the causes Therefore we must fight against illegal migration and human trafficking Grybauskaite also pointed out Lithuania currently has around 350 foreign nationals mostly from Ukraine and other former Soviet countries living within her borders The Lithuanian President is currently attending a summit of EU leaders in Brussels to discuss the Mediterranean Crisis and the prospect of a Greek economic default 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

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  • Estonian Defence Minister calls for more NATO funding to Ukraine
    also support the country with cyber defence and logstistics Stoltenberg then noted NATO has already established five trust funds the latest of which will concentrate on demining and countering improvised explosive devices According to Estonian daily newspaper Eesti Paevaleht Estonia s Defence Minister Sven Mikser wishes to motivate fellow NATO member states into contributing more to Ukraine s trust funds Following the meeting Mikser said the international community must understand the financial situation in Ukraine more than it already does The sanctions imposed on Russia by the European Union are very clearly felt in Russia but President Vladimir Putin believes the country can withstand them longer than Ukraine can withstand its current economic situation explained Mikser Therefore it is important to provide Ukraine with financial assistance in order to prevent that from happening Estonia already contributes to two of the five NATO trust funds helping Ukraine the cyber defence fund to which Estonia has pledged to contribute 100 000 euros and the medical rehabilitation fund By May 2015 the International Monetary Fund IMF saw Ukraine s economy shrink by 5 5 percent while Exotix a merchant bank specialising in emerging markets predicted its Gross Domestic Product GDP will have shrunk by almost 10 percent come the end of 2015 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

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  • Low income earners less than three percent in Latvia
    of low income persons in the country is now lower than three percent In May 2015 Latvia had 58 875 workers earning the monthly minimum of 360 euros which is 1 784 persons less than the previous month May 2015 saw the number of low income persons in Latvia equal to 2 97 percent Since the beginning of the year the number was 3 3 percent or 65 461 persons a significant drop from the 4 16 percent in 2014 According to the Latvian Central Statistics Bureau Latvia s population during the January May 2015 period has also dropped In January the total population was 1 986 111 persons whereas by may it had dropped to 1 980 700 When compared to January 2014 there was 2 001 500 persons living in the country 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

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  • United States confirms it will deploy heavy weapons in the Baltic States
    security of the Baltic region said Olekas Lithuania is by all means ready to accommodate a battalion sized allied forces unit and equipment if a decision is made as soon as today Olekas extended his thanks to the United States on behalf of the Lithuanian government for its support in light of increased aggression from the Russian Federation This is a visible message to our societies that the US stands firmly by he said Last week the Government of the Republic of Lithuania approved an inter governmental agreement which provides the legal basis for pre positioning and stationing US military equipment equipment and vehicles in Lithuania and to enhance Lithuania s defence infrastructure based on US financing We will continue intensive investment into our armed forces and defence including preparations to respond to any hybrid warfare scenarios We believe the 1 5 percent of the Gross Domestic Product s defence budget next year is a strong financial back up to that However that is not final and I expect to continue moving far ahead of our roadmap to reach two percent of the GDP s defence budget by 2020 The Baltic Defence Ministers meeting with the U S Secretary of Defence was held on the eve of the NATO defence ministers meeting in Brussels which takes place on 24 25 June The Brussels meeting will focus on the implementation of the NATO Readiness Action Plan agreed on at the NATO Summit in Wales in 2014 The plan sets out specific defence and deterrence measures to reassure allies in light of the Russian Federation s intervention in Ukraine 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

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    remain at 2014 levels According to Statistics Estonia April 2015 saw industrial production in Estonia remain at the same level as April 2014 production in manufact Read More Grybauskaite Kremlin s blacklisting of Lithuanian officials greatly appreciated Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite says it is greatly appreciated a number of Lithuanian politicians are included on the Krem Read More Petition to decriminalise marijuana in Latvia put to Saeima On June 1 a petition to decriminalise marijuana in Latvia will be submitted to the Saeima The initiative for the dec Read More European Commission 30 percent of Latvian residents still smoking According to its Barometer study the European Commission s latest research on European attitudes towards smoking 30 percent of Latvian res Read More Majority of Latvian politicians against European Commission s refugee quotas In line with views from Lithuania and Estonia the majority of Latvian politicians are against the implementation of the country accepting a quo Read More Grybauskaite Co operation between Lithuania Poland and Ukraine strengthens regional security May 29 saw Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaite meet with officials in the sixth Interparliamentary Assembly of Lithuania Poland and Ukraine Read More Sale of illegal alcohol and cigarettes denied Estonian state 70 3 million euros in 2014 A survey regarding the Estonian shadow economy from the country s Institute of Economic Research has revealed in 2014 the Estonian state Read More Previous 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 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

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