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  • Two members of the Other Russia party detained in location of Saber Strike 2015
    is also where the 2015 edition of the Saber Strike joint military exercises between NATO and non NATO allied forces started on June 8 The afternoon of June 10 saw Other Russia take responsibility for the action The party is largely compromised of members of the banned National Bolshevik Party The two men were carrying English language leaflets ready for distribution Two images of them carrying a flag depicting the black and orange Ribbon of Saint George They had been intending to distribute the leaflets with a view to instigating a demonstration The men have been detained by the authorities but the charges are still unclear The Latvian armed forces are also investigating In 2011 the Other Russia Party was denied official political registration The Ribbon of St George is a widely recognised military symbol in Russia dating back to the Russian Empire In Ukraine Estonia Latvia and Lithuania it has become widely associated with Russian nationalist and separatist sentiments 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

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  • Grybauskaite: Ten Walls' homophobic rant shows “how insular we [Lithuanians] are”
    we are becoming more and more open in our discussions about insular we are our intolerance of people who are different as well as homophobia Grybauskaite told a group of journalists in Vilnius on June 10 I believe discussions are a healthy thing she continued We need more of them and the sooner Lithuania becomes more open and more tolerant the better it will for the country On June 3 Ten Walls also known as Marijus Adomaitis posted a homophobic rant on his Facebook page which equated homosexuality to sexual abuse committed by Catholic priests and referred to homosexuals as a different breed Despite admitting he wrote the comments and issuing an apology on June 7 Adomaitis has come under fire from the international music and LGBT communities As a result of the rant he has also lost 10 slots at international music festivals most notably Creamfields Sonar and PITCH To read Adomaitis rant click here 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

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  • Lithuania expected to be among leaders of economic development in EU
    approximate one fourth as a result of the unstable economic situation in Russia and the depreciation of the rouble which sees Russian consumers buying less imported goods Meanwhile the stabilising economic situation in the European Union where Lithuania exports most of its products gives the Bank of Lithuania grounds for cautious optimism It also pointed out the improved economic situation in the EU is the result of the European Central Bank s monetary policy which is also implemented by the Bank of Lithuania It predicted total exports are projected to pick up by 0 1 percent in 2015 in contrast to the previously forecast 3 7 percent In 2016 it estimates the total of exports will grow by 4 3 percent in comparison to the previously predicted 5 percent The Bank of Lithuania also predicted 2015 will see annual deflation drop for the first time in a decade The general consumer price level is projected to be 0 3 lower than 2014 due to lower prices of fuel heating gas and electricity Furthermore the forecast for an increase in average wages and salaries is an increase of 4 9 percent in both 2015 and 2016 Since 2013 the growth in average wages and salaries has been outpacing the growth of prices said Gediminas Simkus the director of the Bank of Lithuania s Economics and Financial Stability Service As this trend will continue in 2015 and 2016 the purchasing power of households will increase further It is expected that 2015 will see private consumption increase by 3 4 percent with a jump to 4 percent the following year In terms of unemployment it is predicted to decrease from 2014 s level 10 7 to 10 percent in 2015 with a further reduction to 9 2 percent in 2016 Comments Related Articles

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    proposes ban on displaying tobacco products The Latvian Health Ministry has proposed banning tobacco products from being on clear display to buyers in shops Shou Read More Grybauskaite European Union will ensure commitment to Eastern Partnership countries Speaking at the European Union s Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaite has underlined the EU s c Read More Estonian parliament s EU Affairs Committee to discuss migration May 21 will see the European Union Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu the Estonian Parliament begin discussions surrounding Estonia s po Read More Search operation at sea may end today National Defence and Communications Ministers questioned Lithuania s National Defence Minister Juozas Olekas has said the search operation for the Antonov An 2 aircraft that went missing 116 ki Read More Estonian entry makes it to this year s Eurovision finals Estonia has qualified for the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest after the first semi final with Latvia and Lithuania s appearance still Read More Lithuanian citizen arrested in Moscow on spy charges An agent of the Lithuanian secret service named as Aristidas Tamosaitis has been detained in Moscow on suspicion of spying the public relatio Read More Russian submarine detected close to Latvia s territorial waters On the morning of May 20 the Latvian Armed Forces detected a Kilo class submarine and hydrographic survey vessel belonging to the Russian Navy Read More Previous 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 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

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  • President Grybauskaite: Lithuania able to accept "up to 250 refugees"
    have submitted to the European Commission our number would be up to 250 refugees she said This is the number I will propose the government approves in its resolution next week Grybauskaite explained the increase was the result of a formula based on Lithuania s population and Gross Domestic Product She also feels the European Commission s formula behind the conclusion Lithuania can host up to 710 refugees is difficult to comprehend and she believes the passive distribution of those affected is a solution that is unfair and doesn t make sense We cannot resettle all of Africa to Europe anyway Grybauskaite explained We can see obvious and clear signs of a trafficking business Therefore passive response and the mere distribution of those affected by the Mediterranean Crisis across Europe would only contribute to the prosperity of the business In an effort to solve the migration crisis in the Mediterranean Sea the European Commission has suggested resettling some of the refugees arriving in Italy and Greece from Africa 710 of which would be resettled in Lithuania By 2017 302 would arrive from Italy 201 from Greece and 207 from a third and yet to be decided country 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

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  • Saber Strike exercises may have attracted Russian military aircraft
    forces believe the annual Saber Strike joint military exercises which began that morning at the Adazi military base in Latvia may have attracted the attention of the aircraft The the three Russian airforce planes aircraft spotted by allied aircraft were an Ilyushin Il 20 electronic reconnaissance aircraft an Antonov An 26 and a Sukhoi Su 27 fighter jet Russian military activity near Latvia s border and exclusive economic zone has been high in 2015 with 55 having already been detected near Latvian waters since January From June 8 to 19 the Saber Strike joint military exercise are taking place in the Baltic States and Poland The exercises include more than 6 000 soldiers from Canada Denmark Estonia Finland Germany Latvia Lithuania Norway Poland Portugal Slovenia Great Britain and the United States Saber Strike has been organised since 2010 and is part of NATO s Allied Shield training series 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

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  • Finnish and Estonian Prime Ministers agree to continue on joint projects between the two countries
    during the governments of Jyrki Katainen and Andrus Ansip but has since been delated Today said Roivas we discussed how to further strengthen the economic cooperation between our two countries We can do it in tourism IT and with additional energy connections one of which is the Baltic Connector gas connection between Finland and Estonia Both Prime Ministers stated there are no disagreements in position between both countries onmost issues but Finland still maintains it does not plan to join NATO The countries are also pursuing different policies when it comes to the issue of excise duty on alcohol In Finland there will not be a rise on excise duty on alcohol because if we do the proportion of imported alcohol will increase rapidly explained Sipila However we will raise it on tobacco However Roivas announced on the issue of Russia and Ukraine both governments hold similar views We discussed that watching events taking place in Ukraine we in the European Union have no other choice than to proceed with the economic sanctions imposed on Russia he said I hope that will be a unified decision across all EU member states 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

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  • Mass Media in Latvia not trusted by 60 percent of residents
    60 percent of Latvian residents do not trust mass media According to 35 1 percent of respondents Latvian print and online news outlets attempt to attract readers with misleading clickbait headlines while television and radio show audiences feel shows present a meaningless point of view Journalists also came under fire with 19 8 percent of residents believing journalists present their personal opinion meaning the objectivity of Latvian media was also questioned When it comes to dealing with education reporting important events and investigative journalism in Latvia only 10 percent of those asked believe the media do so effectively The survey was conducted online between June 2 4 with a total of 637 Latvian residents between the ages of 18 and 88 asked 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 rapidly developing area of the Baltic Sea region

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