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  • Lithuania has some of the safest railways in Europe, new study shows
    railway safety performance the Ministry of Transport and Communications said According to the latest data investigated at EU 28 level last year the lowest number of rail transport accidents was registered in Ireland 3 accidents The biggest number of accidents was registered in Poland 328 whereas 24 accidents were registered in Lithuania A total of 28 European countries i e the European Union Member States except Cyprus and Malta with no railway transport Norway and Switzerland were voluntary participating in the European Railway Agency studies and were compared according to the index of accidents occurred in the railway sector Safety indicators data show that the railway safety in Lithuania is steadily improving Since 2010 the number of significant accidents has decreased by 45 percent from 44 accidents in 2010 to 24 accidents in 2013 In addition the figures of railway fatality risk have decreased from 31 persons in 2010 to 17 persons in 2013 The number of seriously injured people fell by almost 47 percent from 15 to 8 Comments Related Articles Wounded Ukraine soldiers arrive in Latvia for treatment video Lithuania spy leaked NATO secrets to Belarus Riga named among hipster capitals in the world Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Lithuania s foreign minister dialogue with Russian society key Estonia Lithuania UK Denmark call for EU action on Russian information warfare Latvia refuses to join Latvian Muslim fighing in Syria say security service Estonia tops world internet freedom list 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

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  • NATO to extend air policing in Baltic states amid Russia tensions
    on alert last month after a Russia jet allegedly entered Estonian airspace illegally The jet was chased away by NATO jets a claim Russia has flatly denied The build of NATO forces in the region has been met with suspicion by officials in Moscow The exercise scenario is aimed at drilling actions of staffs of various levels in the conditions of an attack of a hostile major state on a member of the alliance said Sergei Koshelev head of the main international co operation department of the Russian Defense Ministry It is obvious that the course NATO member states have chosen will not make the situation in Europe safer the official added cited by Russia s TASS news agency More than 2 500 troops and 300 military vehicles from nine NATO member states are currently holding military exercises in the Lithuania The goal of the exercises is to enhance the defense of Lithuania and the Baltic States improve interoperability of allied troops and prepare properly for various military scenarios The exercise also serves to test preparedness of the armed forces for standby in the NATO Response Force NRF Lithuania s President Dalia Grybauskaite said Collective defense is the basis of the united and strong NATO The Wales Summit agreed on concrete collective defense measures for the Baltic States This exercise is a good proof that NATO is placing special focus on our security and taking concrete measures to ensure it Comments Related Articles Wounded Ukraine soldiers arrive in Latvia for treatment video Lithuania spy leaked NATO secrets to Belarus Riga named among hipster capitals in the world Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Lithuania s foreign minister dialogue with Russian society key Estonia Lithuania UK Denmark call for EU action

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  • Hundreds of events announced as part of Latvia’s EU presidency (video)
    art genres and integration of social developments in art the Song and Dance Festival and the Amber Road and Latvian diaspora s involvement in the Latvian Presidency of the EU Council The program will incorporate hundreds of events including various concerts and dozens of tours of Riga and Latvia The Latvian culture program will be presented internationally by the most prominent and acclaimed artists including Kremerata Baltica Latvian National Symphony Orchestra Latvian Radio Choir Raimonds Pauls and the Big Band of the Latvian State Radio Sinfonietta Riga and State Choir Latvija More than 500 artists actors and musicians will be involved in the cultural program of Latvian Presidency of the EU Council The program will close with the 8th Nordic and Baltic Song Festival which will bring together about 10 000 participants As reported Latvia will hold the Presidency of the EU Council in January June next year Watch the video below to learn more about Latvia s EU presidency Comments Related Articles Wounded Ukraine soldiers arrive in Latvia for treatment video Lithuania spy leaked NATO secrets to Belarus Riga named among hipster capitals in the world Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Lithuania s foreign minister dialogue with Russian society key Estonia Lithuania UK Denmark call for EU action on Russian information warfare Latvia refuses to join Latvian Muslim fighing in Syria say security service Estonia tops world internet freedom list 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

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  • New Kremlin backed media outlet to open offices in Baltics
    three Baltic capitals We will provide alternative interpretations that are undoubtedly in demand around the world We think that the world is tired of the unipolar point of view We believe that the basis of such a multicolored and multipolar world is international law Kisleyov said Sputnik which comes under Rossiya Sivodnja and RIA Novosti is to operate from 30 cities ranging from Washington DC to Beijing The announcement has been met with concern from Baltic officials who say the new channel which broadcasts in English and Russia would spread propaganda The concept of information war is clearly defined and we in the Baltic states are among its targets said Lithuanian MP chairman of the National Security and Defense Committee Artūras Paulauskas Our youth no longer speaks Russian their second language is English It is clear who the targets of all these channels are Russian language channels are intended for the older generation and Russian speakers Comments Related Articles Wounded Ukraine soldiers arrive in Latvia for treatment video Lithuania spy leaked NATO secrets to Belarus Riga named among hipster capitals in the world Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Lithuania s foreign minister dialogue with Russian society key Estonia Lithuania UK Denmark call for EU action on Russian information warfare Latvia refuses to join Latvian Muslim fighing in Syria say security service Estonia tops world internet freedom list 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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  • Ukraine PM Yatsenyuk set to visit Latvia- sources
    The EPP meeting in Jurmala will be held on November 19 21 to discuss the pending European Union reforms and the EU s position on Ukraine crisis The EPP Group s head Manfred Weber will open the meeting in Jurmala whereas Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma Unity will inform the EPP members about the priorities of Latvia s Presidency of the EU Council Also participating in the meeting will be MEP Sandra Kalniete Unity NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Secretary General Lamberto Zannier European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis Unity European Commissioner for Jobs Growth Investment and Competitiveness Jyrki Katainen Employment Social Affairs Skills and Labor Mobility Commissioner Marianne Thyssen Spanish Finance Minister Luis de Guindos European Investment Bank Vice President Wilhelm Molterer and Bank of Latvia President Ilmars Rimsevics Comments Related Articles Wounded Ukraine soldiers arrive in Latvia for treatment video Lithuania spy leaked NATO secrets to Belarus Riga named among hipster capitals in the world Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Lithuania s foreign minister dialogue with Russian society key Estonia Lithuania UK Denmark call for EU action on Russian information warfare Latvia refuses to join Latvian Muslim fighing in Syria say security service Estonia tops world internet freedom list 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

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  • Baltics would be wiped out in war with Russia, warns ex Duma member
    Estonia should be If there is a great war it is likely that nothing will be left of these countries Markov said who represents Russia s ruling party United Russia told Sweden s Dagens Nyheter newspaper The lecturer at Moscow s State University called on the Western elite to further give up Russophobia He added that the problem of the West is Russophobia which has been incited by the Western elite Russophobia is racism against Russians Give up Russophobia and your life will become easier Markov a lecturer at Moscow s State University said His comments were countered by Ambassador of Latvia to Sweden Gints Jegermanis Markov s comments in nothing new What is new is context Europe is facing a new war and Russian military aggression against Ukraine is only part of it therefore these statements have become slightly more worrisome said Jegermanis Comments Related Articles Wounded Ukraine soldiers arrive in Latvia for treatment video Lithuania spy leaked NATO secrets to Belarus Riga named among hipster capitals in the world Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Lithuania s foreign minister dialogue with Russian society key Estonia Lithuania UK Denmark call for EU action on Russian information warfare Latvia refuses to join Latvian Muslim fighing in Syria say security service Estonia tops world internet freedom list 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

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    the Baltic states and Finland to launch an emergency Read More IN PICTURES Latvia records first snowfall of the season Latvia has recorded its first snowfall of the season today Read More More pressure on Russia needed amid Ukraine crisis says Lithuania FM The EU should consider fresh sanctions against Russia amid the crisis in the Ukraine Read More WATCH Nazi pilot accused of murdering Jews during Holocaust is brought to life in new musical A musical based on the life of Nazi soldier Herbert Cukurs accused of murdering tens Read More Estonian firm to develop cure against Ebola in Africa An Estonian and Finnish firm will develop a vaccine to fight against the deadly Ebola Read More Lithuania to ban sale of energy drinks to minors Lithuania is set to to become the first country in the world to ban the sale energy dr Read More IN PICTURES Latvia declares state of emergency after floods hit homes A state of emergency has been declared in a Latvian region after a river flood hit hom Read More Anti EU Nigel Farage group collapses after Latvian MEP leaves A euroskeptic group in the European Parliament has collapsed after controversial Latvi Read More Previous 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 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 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

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  • NATO war games in Baltics targeted against Russia, says Moscow
    attack of a hostile major state on a member of the alliance said head of the main international co operation department of the Russian Defense Ministry Sergei Koshelev It is obvious that the course NATO member states have chosen will not make the situation in Europe safer the official added cited by Russia s TASS news agency The comments come after NATO top commander Philip Breedlove said the alliance should boost its presence in eastern Europe amid the crisis in the Ukraine Baltic officials have been put on edge amid tensions in the Ukraine fearing that a similar Crimea style scenario could be repeated in the region Because of the increased pressure that we feel in Eastern Europe now and because of the assurance measures that we are taking in the Baltics in Poland and in Romania we require additional rotational presence Breedlove said adding that he was in talks with the Pentagon over the possibility of extra troops in the region 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

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