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  • Man threatens to blow himself up outside Vilnius Presidential Palace
    was called to the scene and began negotiations with the man During this period the police prohibited people from approaching the Presidential Palace Chief Presidential Advisor Daiva Ulbinaite said that the man was threatening to use gas and explosives At the time the president was not in the building and was not in any danger After a two hour stand off the suspect was apprehended outside the Presidential Palace The head of Vilnius County Police Headquarters Kestutis Lancinskas said that Aras officers arrested the man using tasers and physical force Bottles containing fluid were found in his hand luggage they will be sent for testing The suspect was not in need of medical help after the arrest Officers were unable to say if the man was sober but said he spoke incoherently and did not make any demands No weapons were found on the suspect and no records were found of previous trouble with the police Viktoras Grabauskas Aras commander later said that the man did not pose a significant threat to the public and that the operation was highly successful as no one was hurt 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

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  • Estonian president calls for permanent NATO presence
    1997 Founding Act of NATO and Russia in which NATO reiterated that bearing in mind the contemporary and foreseeable security environment the Alliance would not station additional permanent substantial combat forces in member states should be looked at in the context of its time In 2015 he said an agreement made in 1997 cannot be an obstacle for the stationing of permanent deterrence units in NATO member states Russia s own actions in Ukraine since early last year have stripped the NATO Russia Founding Act of its former meaning the Estonian head of state said At the meeting with the German Minister of Defence the decision making processes of Russian armed forces and the speed of deploying units were discussed In the past year we have noted on several occasions that it takes about four hours from the Russian strategic leadership making a decision to carry out a flash exercise to troops beginning to move on a tactical level President Ilves described This of course does not mean the invasion of a NATO ally but it demonstrates that the speed of decision making and actual movements today has become a question of mere hours and does not require the amassing of troops on a border for a lengthy period of time The Estonian head of state and the German Minister of Defence also discussed the importance of strategic communication in standing up for European values and the idea of creating an EU army 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

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  • 92% of Lithuanians feel they were well-informed about euro adoption
    Finance Rimantas Sadzius According to survey data between September 2014 and January 2015 the number of people thinking that the euro had triggered an increase in prices dropped from 84 percent to 58 percent To ensure that the public got used to the euro sooner it was mandatory to list product prices in both currencies from 22 August 2014 Statistics Lithuania have constantly monitored price changes in 1 000 goods and services and the State Consumer Rights Protection Authority in conjunction with other 17 supervising institutions monitored how closely the requirements were complied with Approximately 20 000 inspections were conducted approximately 1 000 companies were given warnings for incorrectly displayed prices or other violations and fines were imposed on 16 companies Prices must be displayed in both both in euros and litas must be displayed at retail sales and service locations until the end of June after that salespeople will be able to display information about currencies and prices at their own discretion The general perception is that adoption of the euro in Lithuania went smoothly according to data from Eurobarometer 86 percent of the Lithuanians believe that this was the case In January 2015 92 percent of Lithuanians felt they were very well informed or well informed about the currency changeover matching the record set previously in Cyprus and Slovenia The information campaign coordinated by the Ministry of Finance managed to reached to 2 4 million TV viewers 2 3 million radio listeners 1 5 million Internet users and 1 4 million readers of newspapers and magazines 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

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  • Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania 23rd, 33rd, 35th in world Social Progress Index
    with a score of 74 00 Scandinavian countries dominated the top of the list which was headed by Norway Sweden and Switzerland also featured in the top five along with Switzerland and New Zealand By contrast the Baltic countries eastern neighbours scored much more weakly Russia appeared in 71st position while Belarus was a little higher in 66th position Estonia received very high scores in the categories of Nutrition and Basic Medical Care Access to Basic Knowledge and Personal Rights where it was ranked second in the world but fared relatively poorly in terms of Tolerance and Inclusion Access to Advanced Education and Ecosystem Sustainability Latvia s three highest scores were in the categories of Nutrition and Basic Medical Care Access to Basic Knowledge and Access to Information and Communications while it also achieved comparatively poor scores in the fields of Tolerance and Inclusion and Access to Advanced Education in addition to Health and Wellness where it was ranked 116th out of all countries surveyed Latvia was however assessed very positively in the category of Ecosystem Sustainability where it was 8th in the world Lithuania s scores were similar to Latvia s and Estonia s with relatively high achievement in terms of Nutrition and Basic Medical Care Access to Basic Knowledge and Access to Information and Communications low scores in terms of Tolerance and Inclusion and Health and Wellness as well as Personal Freedom and Choice where it was ranked 56th in the world compared to 41st and 23rd for Latvia and Estonia respectively 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

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    foreign ministers and deputy foreign ministers of Nordic Baltic and Visegrad Group s countries expressed the Read More Former Russian ambassador to Latvia programme was in place to influence elections The Russian Embassy in Riga and leaders of the political party Harmony have denied allegations recently made by former Russian Ambassador to Lat Read More Lithuanian Parliament votes in favour of joint brigade with Poland Ukraine An agreement between the Governments of Lithuania Poland and Ukraine on creating a joint military brigade has successfully passed the first leg Read More New survey 80 of Estonians support alcohol advertising ban A study conducted by AS Turu uuringute AS has found that 80 of the Estonian population supports or rather supports banning alcohol advertising Read More National Bolshevik activist ethnic Russians in Baltics mistaken in thinking they can integrate Many ethnic Russians in the Baltic countries think that they can function perfectly normally there because they speak the languages and get alon Read More Estonia one of three EU member states to have already met 2020 renewable energy target According to the latest figures from Eurostat the statistical office of the European Union Estonia is one of just three EU member states that Read More Estonian Latvian Polish officials sceptical of Juncker s EU army idea On Tuesday Latvian and Polish officials voiced scepticism over calls for the creation of a European Union army to counter a militarily resurgen Read More Previous 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 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

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  • Haute cuisine: the best French restaurants in Riga
    in olive oil I would dare to go so far as to bet though I risk my French passport by saying it that La Boheme s beef bourguignon was even better than most of those you can taste in la côte vineuse Regrettably some culinary faux pas can be found in some preparations and made La Boheme lose a few places Dishes which aim for subtle flavour end up tasting too rich or heavy for a gastronomic genre Quite ironically it should represent the fair price since it is named after a movement which claims as its main principle the rejection of bourgeois domination Nonetheless at an affordable price a dinner at La Boheme restaurant hits all the right notes 4th place Pinot Grēcinieku iela 26 The chef of Pinot an outlet based in the Old Town of Riga told me something that I think is far too rare in restaurants nowadays Many clients who come to his venue do not choose a dish mentioned on the menu Instead they ask for a dish they really want And this flexibility is the hallmark of great chefs Meals you take at Pinot might not be an exact copy of French or rather Mediterranean recipes and I happen to be disappointed by some parts of the menu such as the seafood risotto in which the squid s bitterness lingered on in the rice But in my opinion it is far more important that the restaurant s kitchen tries to innovate in such a way that you may have the satisfaction to taste a pleasant surprise Which was for my part the heavenly purée served with foie gras from which the sweetness was perfectly matched with the sourness of caramelised berry sauce After the meal two possibilities are then open to bring the evening to its end go downstairs explore the wine cellar and step further in his enthusiasm or take the path of the smoking lounge where you can enjoy their extravagant choice of cigars The restaurant s avant gardiste decoration along with the charming background music of smooth electro swing create a delicate atmosphere suitable for cordial reunions I was however disappointed by the casualness of the service staff who seemed to only have a limited interest in their tasks Although I am sure that this weak point will not get in the way of a great dinner in this establishment 5th place Ratatui If you visit Riga s suburb of Berģi on the other side of Jugla lake do not hesitate to try out Ratatui This restaurant presents a slightly different kind of cooking from most restaurants the chef Kounchef does not want to compete in the pursuit of high class dishes but prefers to focus on the simplicity of rustic warming and filling French cuisine perfect for Riga s long winters As a matter of fact going to eat at Ratatui reminds me of those small establishments that are plentiful in France and contain number of culinary artists offering

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  • Lithuania marks 100 days since euro adoption
    to adoption of the euro in Lithuania business the state authorities and the public who successfully without any significant issues adopted the new currency The euro has been circulating in Lithuania for 100 days said Butkevicius The Committee stated that the busiest phase of the currency exchange is over It has run smoothly and most of the litas that used to be in circulation have now been exchanged Identified violations related to the unfair conversion of prices of goods and services from litas to euro have been decreasing for six months in a row In addition to this the greatest fear of the public that after adoption of the euro prices of goods and services would go up has not materialised In the first months of the year Statistics Lithuania recorded a decrease in the average retail price deflation of 100 basic homogeneous consumer goods and services in this country Thanks to Lithuania s adoption of the euro the country s credit ratings improved and the costs of borrowing and currency exchange decreased It is estimated that over the first three months residents business and the public sector saved approximately 8 68 million euros in litas to euro exchange costs 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

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  • Latvian President Berzins will not run for second term
    regional policy that will help create such environment where people will want to live and work notes the president During the next ten years Latvia has to achieve at least the European Union s average level of gross domestic product per capita Economy and social security are inextricably linked to each other The president also notes that the geopolitical situation in Europe has changed and residents are justifiably worried about peace therefore every country has to act to bolster their defence capacity for greater security The new reality will be one of the priorities on the next president s agenda I believe in wise equable and reasonable policies that should prevent any kind of shock aggression and serious conflict in Europe says the president s statement I thank you all for cooperation support constructive criticism and integrity in everything that we have achieved for the good of Latvia during these four years Berzins concluded in his statement This is the first time since the restoration of independence that a president has decided of his own free will not to run for a second term Since 1991 Berzins s predecessor Valdis Zatlers has been the only president to serve just one term although the political parties represented in the 10th Saeima had originally said they would vote for him he was not re elected Berzins became president after Zatlers announced in May 2011 he would use his powers to initiate a referendum on the dissolution of the Saeima after the parliament refused to approve the searching of the house of a member of parliament In the presidential election a month later Berzins previously a member of parliament for the Greens and Farmers Union unexpectedly defeated Zatlers As reported coalition parties have been in talks to agree on one joint candidate Comments

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