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  • SECOND ANNUAL EVENING GALA DINNER
    emphasis on the growing power of the Internet and social media in modern journalism We will honour several journalists who have made a tangible impact on the development of independent Baltic media A special musical treat will also await the guests Confirmed speakers will include Dr Valdis Birkavs a former Latvian Prime Minister and a member of Club de Madrid Ms Elisabeth Braw an award winning journalist at The Economist and World Affairs Journal Mr Slava Rabinovich a Russian American hedge fund manager and an overnight internet sensation with over 100 000 followers reading his analysis of the future of Russian economy and politics The proceeds will go to help young journalists the winners of TBT essay competitions as new aspiring beacons of truth and transparency in our society The gala will bring together many of the leaders who will shape the future of the Baltic region including senior government officials diplomatic dignitaries and top business leaders Last year over 27 ambassadors senior diplomats state officials and business leaders attended Individual tickets for the gala are EUR 95 each or EUR 180 for two and Corporate Sponsor packages are available for EUR 2000 as Gold Sponsor includes table for 10 company logo in the program book and 10 lifetime subscriptions to The Baltic Times and for EUR 1000 as Silver Sponsor seating for 6 company logo in the program book and 2 lifetime subscriptions to The Baltic Times For those of you who would like to contribute to this important cause but are unable to attend we are happy to extend Honorary Baltic Times Journalist titles to those who contribute EUR 1000 or more To reserve tickets or a Corporate Sponsor package please contact Anna Tutina at anna baltictimes com by 22 October 2015 Please join us in support of

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  • Britain to send warships to Baltic Sea
    Kingdom announced the plans on the eve of the meeting of NATO defence ministers starting in Brussels on Wednesday NATO ministers intend to approve the plans of enhancing the Alliance s military presence in Eastern Europe amid fears of increased aggression from the Kremlin Earlier this month the United States stated plans to increase its defence budget for Europe fourfold Lithuanian officials told BNS Lithuania that this would be the first time an agreement on the necessity of the forward presence measures has been realised in NATO documents They added that specific capabilities will be finalised at a later date In response to the increased Russian aggression an extra company of U S Army troops has been deployed in Lithuania along with military equipment A small NATO headquarters has also been established Lithuania Latvia and Estonia want an international battalion stationed in each of their territories while neighbouring Poland also seeks additional NATO capacities Other Western allies have agreed to send rotational forces However proposals to set up permanent bases have so far secured no support amid fears of the Russian reaction Moscow maintains that the additional NATO infrastructure at its borders is a threat and has pledged to take reactionary measures 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

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  • Wounded Ukraine soldiers arrive in Latvia for treatment (video)
    be stable and all they require is rehabilitation they will be transferred to the national rehabilitation center Vaivari It s not the first time the Baltic states have received wounded Ukrainian soldiers Estonia and Lithuania have both welcomed injured Ukrainian soldiers and have sent hundreds of thousands of euros of aid to the country Comments Related Articles Lithuania spy leaked NATO secrets to Belarus Riga named among hipster capitals in the world Ukraine game developer to open office in Lithuania creates jobs 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

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  • Lithuania spy leaked NATO secrets to Belarus
    military equipment military training programmes exercises objects of the Lithuanian Armed Forces and their purposes The suspect would be given monetary remuneration for his services although persecutors did not disclose the amount The suspect spy would give the collected information to a staff member of the Belarusian secret service The man born in Kaunas was single with no criminal record He served at the Lithuanian Grand Duke Algirdas Mechanized Infantry Battalion and raised no suspicions previously therefore was very convenient for foreign intelligence bodies The suspect paramedic did not have a security clearance to access to classified information but was able to provide daily information He also took part in international exercises Prosecutors say that the suspect is cooperating and giving evidence He is sorry the deputy chief prosecutor of the Organized Crime and Corruption Investigation Department said when he was asked whether the suspect admitted his guilt Prosecutors do not have information whether the collected data would reach Russia The pre trial investigation was launched on 21 January 2014 The case is not the first time when special services report about people apprehended for spying On November 10 A Lithuanian citizen who spied for Belarus and showed interest in the organisation of flights in Lithuania was arrested Edited by Rayyan Sabet Parry Comments Related Articles Wounded Ukraine soldiers arrive in Latvia for treatment video Riga named among hipster capitals in the world Ukraine game developer to open office in Lithuania creates jobs 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

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  • Riga named among hipster capitals in the world
    the trendiest young crowds the newspaper writes The former industrial districts of Williamsburg in New York and Dalston in East London have been firmly established as meccas for hipsters in recent years thanks to an explosion of pop up restaurants vegan cafes Bohemian shops cutting edge art galleries and gourmet coffee houses But the newspaper has included many other districts in cities around the world on its list of the world s most hipster cities According to travel guide company In Your Pocket Riga s Miera Iela s home to a bohemian community of shopkeepers publicans gallery owners painters writers and stylish layabouts who congregate at its unusual collection of inspired shops and cafés the newspaper writes Riga is the Capital of Culture 2014 and Skyscanner adds that Miera Iela is a a swarm of art galleries vintage shops hairdresser bookstores restaurants and florists bartering green plants for herbal teas The center of this hipster heaven is the DAD Cafe a boutique coffee shop that offers home baking and regular acoustic concerts the newspaper points out Comments Related Articles Wounded Ukraine soldiers arrive in Latvia for treatment video Lithuania spy leaked NATO secrets to Belarus Ukraine game developer to open office in Lithuania creates jobs 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

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  • Ukraine game developer to open office in Lithuania, creates jobs
    said We could not believe that state institutions and Invest Lithuania in particular were so dedicated to game developers and their needs Much to our amazement we always received a prompt answer to all our questions or fears even if this meant an hour long video conversation on Skype Such an attitude the business conditions and the idyllic environment in Lithuania were fundamental in our decision to move part of our team from Kiev to Lithuania Melior Games established in 2010 in Kiev has created more than 90 games Their most successful releases have been games for smart phones However Melior Games does not limit itself to games for smart devices the studio s latest project is the Laser Tag system designed for outdoor games with laser guns Two new games from Melior Games The Little Story and LUNA will see daylight in Lithuania in the very near future The studio also provides game development services to external clients the majority of which will soon be provided from the Vilnius office Edited by Rayyan Sabet Parry 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

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  • Poland, Baltics vow to counter Russian ’propaganda’ amid Ukraine crisis
    Grybauskaite said This last summer the NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence was opened in Latvia Lithuania and Estonia actively engaged in the center s work Meanwhile the four presidents reviewed the implementation of decisions adopted at the NATO Summit in Wales as well as energy information and cyber security issues in the region Estonia s President Toomas Hendrik Ilves thanked Lithuania for its contribution to enhancing energy security of the whole region The Klaipeda LNG terminal coming into operation this year will be able to cover even 90 percent of the three Baltic States gas supply needs if necessary President Grybauskaite underlined that it was important to continue other strategic energy projects complete power interconnections with Sweden and Poland synchronize successfully the Baltic power system with European networks improve the permeability of the existing internal gas links and liberalize the gas market to enable Lithuania s and Estonia s access to the unique underground gas storage facility in Incukalns Latvia Meanwhile Russia s deputy foreign minister accused NATO of destabilizing northern Europe on Monday Interfax reports The endless military exercises transferring aircraft capable of carrying nuclear arms to the Baltic states This reality is extremely negative Edited by Rayyan Sabet Parry 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

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  • Estonia plans to build US backed air force training center
    the region We greatly appreciate the solidarity of the USA with its allies Pentus Rosimannus said adding that for Estonia continued US presence and visibility in the Baltic region was the key security guarantee amid the Ukraine crisis Estonia will continue to cooperate with the US authorities in order to create an Air Force Training Centre in Ämari which will open new opportunities for exercises and improve the Air Forces of the region said the minister The proposal to establish a training center in Estonia was made by President Obama during his visit to Estonia in September The foreign ministers spoke of implementing the NATO Wales summit decisions bilateral relations of Estonia and the USA cyber security cooperation and joint development projects Pentus Rosimannus and Kerry also discussed the situation in Ukraine and relations with Russia Edited by Rayyan Sabet Parry 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

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