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  • Latvijas Gaze CEO steps down as profits slump
    in the first quarter of 2015 Davis s contract was set to expire in August 2015 but he stepped away from the company a few months early following a poor set of results in the first three months of this year In the first quarter of 2015 the joint stock gas supply company Latvijas Gaze sold consumers 422 million m3 of natural gas Compared to the same period of 2013 natural gas sales decreased by 13 6 percent 10 The article you requested can be accessed only by subscribing to the online version of The Baltic Times If you are already subscribed to The Baltic Times please authorize yourself Log In In case you don t have a subscription yet please visit our SUBSCRIPTION section 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

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  • IMF impressed by Lithuania’s economic resurgence
    of Lithuania and considered and endorsed the staff appraisal without a meeting the organisation reports Lithuania s economic comeback over the past five years has been impressive Real GDP has surpassed its previous peak and external and internal imbalances have been corrected Euro adoption in January went smoothly and came with important upgrades to policy frameworks Financial stability has increased further Resilient growth in the f The article you requested can be accessed only by subscribing to the online version of The Baltic Times If you are already subscribed to The Baltic Times please authorize yourself Log In In case you don t have a subscription yet please visit our SUBSCRIPTION section 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 those with an interest in this rapidly developing area of the Baltic Sea region Read more Our news analysis

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  • Largest Baltic special forces exercise Flaming Sword 2015 culminates in combined operation
    which allowed learning from one another Special forces units have a great opportunity to train together and share experience in particular with the modern day security environment the fight against terrorism and hybrid threats in mind This rapidly changing world requires well trained troops that are able to give a quick and precise response to different crises Flaming Sword 2015 gives perfect conditions for preparing for such threats in the Baltic countries while ensuring interoperability at the same time Chief of Defence Lieutenant General Graube said The exercise was also observed by Commander of Special Operations Command Europe SOCEUR Major General Gregory J Lengyel I am absolutely amazed at this exercise Representatives of all the participating nations should be really proud of all this hard work done while conducting and arranging the exercise Lithuania directed this international event impeccably The training soldiers have not only improved their relationships and enhanced interoperability but also invoked state authorities thus involving everybody in in enhancing not only state but also regional security Major General G J Lengyel said after exercise The exercise trained soldiers of different nations to give an immediate response to a crisis situation before Article 5 collective defence is activated and operations are carried out on the basis of a separate agreement of nations Special forces personnel of Lithuania and NATO member and partner states with substantial combat experience formed special operations teams for exercise purposes in composition of which they operated together and shared experience They were planning and executing complex non standard land naval and air operations requiring special training to identify detain or neutralise the enemy thus preventing further escalation of a crisis or disrupting invasion of enemy forces and clearing the way for deployment of follow on allied forces Command for the special forces teams was

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  • FM Linkevicius Chairs UN Security Council Meeting
    the Threat to International Peace and Security It was a topic organised by Lithuania while the country held the Presidency of the UN Security Council for the month of May the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign affairs informs For the first time in the history of the Security Council counter terrorism issues were discussed by interior ministers UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon Secretary General of Interpol Jurgen Stock and o The article you requested can be accessed only by subscribing to the online version of The Baltic Times If you are already subscribed to The Baltic Times please authorize yourself Log In In case you don t have a subscription yet please visit our SUBSCRIPTION section 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 those with an interest in this rapidly developing area of the Baltic Sea region Read

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  • Lietuva in brief
    was submitted to the Lithuanian parliament the Seimas If passed partnership for both same sex and opposite sex couples would be written into law Reders then tried to follow up on the question but was interrupted by Grybauskaite who said she would not answer questions that had not been agreed upon beforehand She also requested to cut the footage of the exchange from the interview Grybauskaitė gave the same response after Reders asked enquired about the Zolitude shopping centre roof collapse which took place in Riga in November 2013 The roof of a shopping complex which housed a a branch of the Lithuanian supermarket chain Maxima collapsed 52 people lost their lives It was not agreed question I am sorry I am not prepared to answer she insisted In an attempt to rectify the situation and lighten up the tone of the interview Reders asked Grybauskaite who she thought were the five best Lithuanian basketball players of all time The question was not agreeable to Grybauskaite I cannot finish with such questions the interview she concluded If you don t want to ask the questions agreed we are finished That s it 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

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  • News search
    More Envisioning the Invisible Front VILNIUS You wouldn t expect the KGB to be responsible for the title of a new film about the Lithuanian resistance movement in the late 1 Read More Lithuanian NGOs grapple with state s mistrust and shady image Unlike Western NGOs which are powerful and respected the Lithuanian non governmental sector is still underestimated and dealing with a slew of Read More Riga Bicycle Week calls attention to wanting cycling infrastructure RIGA Rattling through the Old Town cruising along the new bike lanes on Elizabetes and Dzirnavu streets rushing alongside motorized traffic Read More JCI gives young Baltic entrepreneurs a spring in their step RIGA The NGO Junior Chamber International s Baltic Energy Conference took place in Jurmala on 11 April 2015 providing young people from Read More Lithuanian dairy producers receive temporary support payments VILNIUS Lithuanian dairy producers that incurred losses due to the embargo imposed on milk products by Russia have received su Read More Norwegian Company Storebrand opens new training centre in Vilnius VILNIUS Norwegian banking and insurance company Storebrand officially launched its brand new training centre in Vilnius The firm which has h Read More Klaipeda seaport cargo handling turnover up by 3 8 percent in Q1 2015 KLAIPEDA Within the period of January March of 2015 Klaipeda Seaport cargo handling turnover increased by 3 8 percent to 9 04 million tonnes Read More Previous 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 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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  • Latvija in brief
    18 years old At present should a user be caught smoking marijuana in a public place in Latvia they could be faced with prison charges something the petition wishes to reduce to an administrative fine Furthermore they would like to allow for the growth of no more than two to three plants for personal use and the storage of 20 30 grams of fully processed marijuanain the home Further proposals included the personal storage of 200 300g of untreated marijuana and allowing users to carry up to 5g on their person Donats Blazevics the legalisation initiative s new representative believes the decriminalisation of marijuana would reduce alcohol abuse in Latvian society and added the World Health Organisation supports the decision for health reasons But Latvia s pharmaceuticals industry stands against the proposal Pharmaceutical company s have stressed that the initiative s authors are deliberately misinforming the society about free access to marijuana in Estonia and other European Union member states as well as its well known medicinal qualities The use of narcotics is strongly regulated in Latvia for medicinal reasons the pharmaceutical companies emphasise By law narcotic substances are subject to strict record keeping requirements and must be stored in a safe These drugs are not available without a prescription and their turnover is officially reported by pharmacies on a monthly basis 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

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  • NATO Naval Operation Discovers Shipwrecks From Both World Wars off Estonian Coast
    Countermeasures Group One was also involved in the operation which was organized by the Estonian Navy this year Commander of the navy Captain Sten Sepper who led the operation thanked everyone involved in the operation for their exemplary work He added that the operation in addition to finding and defusing explosives had shown up important details of the seabed that would enable the Estonian Navy to respond quickly if necessary This year marked the 20th anniversary of Open Spirit which started in 1995 with Swedish help The operation takes place annually in the Baltics and is hosted by Estonia Latvia or Lithuania each year Next year Open Spirit will be held in Lithuania The Baltic has seen an increase in military activity in recent months and Estonia Latvia and Lithunia have all expressed concern regarding Russia s presence in the region after the annexation of the Black Sea penininsula of Crimea last year Incidents have included naval ships and aircraft getting closer than usual to the counties boarders In October last year the Swedish military diployed 200 troops minesweepers ships and helicopters after being tipped off about a suspected Russian submarine lurking in their waters off the coast of Stockholm Last month Estonia held Operation Hedgehog the biggest military exercise in its history with 13 000 Estonian soldiers and 1 000 NATO troops taking part near the north eastern town of Lasna Associate Fellow at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs Eoin Micheal McNamara said the importance of Operation Open Spirit this year should not be overstated in relation to harder NATO operations in the Baltic He told the Baltic Times However with operations such as Open Spirit networking circles open up between policy makers and military officials the contacts gained can grant civilian and military policy officials opportunities as

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