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  • US begins deployment of 3,000 troops to Baltics
    alongside their allies in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steven Warren said vehicles helicopters and heavy equipment had begun arriving in the Latvian capital Riga and that the exercises would last 90 days Warren said the deployed unit was a Brigade Combat Team of around 3 000 frontline soldiers According to a U S military source speaking on condition of anonymity the equipment would remain behind in the region after the troops of the Third Infantry Division return to base Earlier in Riga U S General John O Connor told AFP the deployment would demonstrate resolve to President Vladimir Putin and Russia that collectively we can come together The delivery includes Abrams tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles as well as support equipment and O Connor said the armor would stay for as long as required to deter Russian aggression 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 Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic

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  • Riga officials: Moscow using Russian organisations to destabilise Latvia
    Ukraine and Georgia Latvians can feel secure because Latvia is a member of NATO and protected by the provisions of Article 5 but its own security is the greatest task of each country And consequently she adds Riga is boosting defense spending although that alone will not be sufficient She agrees with her interviewer that even the strongest army cannot resolve all the problems of the security of the country Security is not just blocking invasions it is about ensuring domestic security fighting international terrorism and ensuring that its media freedom is not exploited by those who want to destabilize Latvia Āboltiņa says that Latvia devoted too little attention to the impact of Russian television in the past but it is now correcting this On the one hand she says people should be free to choose what they watch But on the other the government has an interest in ensuring that channels which seek to destabilize the situation as RTR does in Latgale are countered In her view Latvia does not have the possibility of creating a Russian language channel of its own that could satisfy all the entertainment needs of the population even with European support But it does need to work to create a series of news and information programming for Russian speakers Despite some criticism Āboltiņa says she always speaks Russian with those journalists and others who speak it Her position she says is that Latvian is our single state language and speaking it we show respect to it But if a politician wants to be heard then it is important to speak on that language in which he wants to be heard Translators she continues do not always catch important nuances noting that she often has to correct them And she always stresses in Latvia at all times have lived people of various nationalities and it is important to have a dialogue with them Several upcoming holidays on March 6 and May 9 are likely to be more explosive this year than in the past Āboltiņa says because of the geopolitical situation Latvia s current status as chairman in office of the EU Council and the dangers of terrorism But precisely because of those dangers Latvian politicians must be careful And she calls on all of them and everyone else as well to attend to the words of Riga Archbishop Jānis Vanags who has pointed out that Latvia has a very complicated history that Latvia did not start World War II Hitler and Stalin did that and that residents of Latvia fought on various sides of the front but each fought for Latvia Consequently the Lutheran leader says each of them has the right to remember his fallen comrades But Āboltiņa says it is imperative and especially in this year of heightened tensions for politicians avoiding making a political issue out of how they do Comments Related Articles Moscow lacks available forces to seize and hold Baltics Estonian defence expert Searching for energy independence in the

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  • Latvian TV: Latvijas Gaze attempting to block consumer access to Lithuanian gas
    regarding gas storage at the Incukalns underground storage facility This year an agreement was signed on gas transit to customers in Estonia In order to use Latvian pipelines an agreement has to be made with Latvijas Gaze The company had to draw up regulations on the usage of these pipelines which would be equal and comprehensible for all users Latvijas Gaze submitted its regulations to the Public Utilities Commission which is still reviewing them The regulator repeatedly requested that the regulations be altered however not all of these recommendations were taken into consideration Public Utilities Commission board member Rolands Irklis told De Facto The regulator has received complaints from all three Baltic States which claim that Latvijas Gaze intends to organise access to the pipelines and the Incukalns facility so as to give priority to local consumers or in other words to the company itself The Lithuanian Energy Ministry is concerned that such regulations will be discriminatory against consumers and traders outside Latvia The Estonian gas network operator believes that all players in the gas market including Latvijas Gaze should be treated equally Latvenergo which is considering buying gas from Klaipeda says that Latvijas Gaze s regulations will make supplying gas from the Klaipeda terminal to power facilities in Riga impossible and warns that the European Commission may open an infringement procedure against Latvia as a result 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

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  • Latvia has EU's highest proportion of women in top jobs
    women is Luxembourg 16 percent followed by Cyprus 19 percent and the Netherlands and Croatia both 25 percent The European Union average is 33 percent However the survey also found that a pay gap remains between men and women in Latvia The hourly earnings for women in Latvia are on average 14 4 percent less than what men earn according to Eurostat This means that the gender pay gap in Latvia is the 12th lowest in the EU The smallest gender pay gap in the EU is in Slovenia where women earn on average 3 2 percent less then men followed by Malta 5 2 percent and Poland 6 4 percent Meanwhile the largest pay gap between men and women is in Estonia where men earn on average 29 9 percent more than women Austria has the second highest gender pay gap 23 percent followed by the Czech Republic 22 1 percent In Lithuania women on average received 13 3 percent less than men The EU average pay gap is 16 4 percent 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

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  • Harmony seek damages over Latvia PM's independence threat claim
    that in Harmony s opinion Straujuma s statement that with Harmony in the parliament the independence of Latvia might be threatened was defamatory Straujuma said this on 4 Oct last year the day when elections to the Saeima Latvian Parliament were held Harmony has been described by some observers as pro Russian and has a cooperation agreement with United Russia Vladimir Putin s party Led by Nils Usakovs the Mayor of Riga Harmony holds 24 out of 100 seats in the Saeima a larger number than any other party but is not part of the current coalition government made up of Unity the Union of Greens and Farmers and National Alliance In addition to seeking moral damages Harmony wants Straujuma who is a representative of the Unity party to retract her statement As reported in November 2014 the State Police initiated an administrative case in connection with Straujuma s statements on the day of the 12th Saeima elections The court decided to fine Straujuma 50 euros 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

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  • Estonian elections: three parties start coalition talks with Reform
    shared common ground He did say however that the talks could go on for weeks Education Minister Jevgeni Ossinovski SDP said that his party the Social Democrats would attend the talks but that they do not think creating a government coalition of four political parties is very sensible IRL s Secretary General Tiit Riisalo said the party is going to the negotiations with an open mind and the fact that the Reform Party s previous government coalition with IRL collapsed should not be an obstacle to cooperation The Free Party s new MP Artur Talvik said in national television on Thursday that the firm demand of the Free Party at the coalition negotiations is their democracy package The centre right Reform Party remains the largest party in the Riigikogu Estonian Parliament as it has been since 2007 with a total of 30 seats If a coalition of the four parties was formed it would have 67 seats in the 101 seat Riigikogu The principal opposition would be the Centre Party which holds 27 seats 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

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  • Lithuania PM: national airline plans to be revealed after Vilnius elections
    it would reveal them only after the run off mayoral elections in Vilnius had been completed Butkevicius did not go into details about whether the national airline would be established on the basis of Air Lituanica I believe that the Government is prepared to work with a serious investor and contribute to the creation of this project It is definitely in our interest to have as many as possible direct flights from Lithuania to other cities in Europe We have a more or less clear vision but we need to wait for the end of elections and then make decisions the PM said speaking on the radio station Ziniu Radijas As reported Investors Forum recently proposed that the government of Lithuania should invest in the creation of a national airline This was one of ten proposals put forward to the government by Investors Forum an association uniting major investors in Lithuania s economy on how to improve Lithuania s competitiveness and investment climate 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

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  • EU to Russia: free Estonian security official Kohver
    adequate legal aid has been deprived of the right of fair proceedings and has been ordered to undergo unfounded psychiatric examination the details of which remain unknown it continues Despite repeated requests the Russian authorities have failed to resolve the issue The EU calls for immediate release of Mr Kohver and his safe return to Estonia the statement concludes The statement was read by the European Union at the Council of Europe s Committee of Deputies of Ministers in Strasbourg The statement was also approved by a number of European countries that are not members of the EU Albania Georgia Iceland Liechtenstein Macedonia Montenegro Moldova Norway and Ukraine Today the European Union is expected to make a similar statement to the OECD Six months have now passed since the abduction of Kohver from near the Luhamaa border crossing in Voru County on the Estonian Russian border Russia claims that Kohver had already crossed the border when he was seized and was intent on carrying out espionage Estonia says that he was captured by a group who had crossed from the Russian side of the border using smoke grenades and radio jammers to create confusion 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

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