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  • Long serving Estonia foreign minister steps down
    elected in the United Nations Human Rights Council etc We have a lot of friends in the world and it is important for each country he said I have thus come to the conclusion that there is need for new challenges Thus I am ready to take up work in the European Parliament to help also in this way to contribute to developments in Estonia and Europe said Paet He confirmed that he will participate in the Estonian society contribute to compiling the Reform Party program for the upcoming parliamentary elections and support the Reform Party team in the upcoming elections Estonia s Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas praised the foreign minister for his work over the years Urmas Paet has been a very strong Minister of Foreign Affairs and his experiences have been useful in leading the ministry as well as a member of the government Reform Party board will discuss the proposal to appoint a candidate for the post of foreign minister during this week Rõivas said The foreign minister will be replaced in the government by Foreign Trade Minister Anne Sulling 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

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  • More Russian figureheads blacklisted in Baltics amid Ukraine tensions
    USSR modern RU actors firing machine guns calls to exterminate entire nations we must stop it Latvia s foreign minister Edgars Rinkevics posted on Twitter Meanwhile Estonia s Interior Ministry said it had blacklisted Russian actor Ivan Okhlobystin ERR reports No reasons were given for the ban however it s believed it may be related to Okhlobystin s anti gay comments In December 2013 Okhlobystin was recorded as saying that all homosexuals should be burned alive as they pose a living danger to his children In January he addressed an open letter to President Vladimir Putin requesting the return of a Soviet era law on the criminalization of homosexuality Latvia also banned the actor and comedian earlier this month for stirring ethnic hatred Oklobystin was due to give a one man performance in Riga later this week before the ban was issued In response Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs leader of the pro Russia Harmony party said he was very ashamed for Rinkevics The video below shows Russian actor Mikhail Porechenkov firing on Ukrainian army positions in Donetsk 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

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  • MBA25 in Riga: the biggest MBA event in Latvia. Only best business schools.
    personally with admissions directors of business schools from global TOP 25 rankings MBA25 in Riga combines 4 formats One to one meeting discuss your future and career on personal meeting with admission director representative Information session join the presentation of B school s official representative and get full information about business schools programs admission requirements Panel discussion meet the MBA graduates and experts discuss relevant MBA topics admissions and career MBA25 cocktail network with other participants business schools representatives and alumnus Benefits of participation in MBA25 Business schools from world TOP 25 rankings One to one meeting with admission representatives Personal schedule for each participant Career opportunities after MBA Free consultation IELTS TOEFL GMAT admission package The number of personal meetings with business schools representatives and alumni is limited Participation in MBA25 in Riga is free after preliminary registration and approval Get an MBA and change Latvia increase your salary and rise career Become a part of MBA25 international community REGISTER NOW Get an MBA and change Latvia increase your salary and rise career Become a part of MBA25 international community You can also join the MBA25 in Tallinn November 8 Register HERE MBA25 in Vilnius November 12 Register HERE 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

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  • Russia offers opening for Kohver’s return
    the Russian side has video recordings of Kohver s movements and GPS evidence about who was located where The Estonian Foreign Ministry commented that it is unfortunate that the Russian state appointed counsel does not follow professional ethics and discusses publicly the details of Kohver s case reported Public Broadcasting The Foreign Ministry on Oct 30 confirmed once again that with it makes efforts together with the embassy in Moscow to protect the illegally detained Eston Kohver and achieve his fast release and return home According to the ministry there is no basis to believe that the current court process is objective and fair Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas also said at an Oct 30 press conference that it is important to view messages coming from Russia with caution We clearly understand that we cannot talk in this issue about independent court practice or of a lawyer who would represent the client the same way as we are used to in our state of law said Roivas Everything that is said on the Russian side about this topic I would call to view via a coefficient There are their interests behind it and we are smart enough to understand what those interests are I recommend viewing all the words with certain reservations the prime minister added KaPo official Kohver was abducted on Sept 5 at Luhamaa near the Estonian Russian border and was forcibly taken to Russia where he is held in the Lefortovo prison accused of espionage If convicted he can face 10 20 years in prison 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

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  • Birute Uhlan Battalion leaves for Sweden
    EU NBG 15 formed by 7 countries will be certified for duty in the first semester of 2015 reports ELTA According to the exercise scenario NBG 15 will be deployed into the territory of a fictional country to manage a complex humanitarian emergency situation in close cooperation with civilian authorities governmental organizations and NGOs The certification exercise will be running from Nov 3 14 near Uppsala and Motala in Swe 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 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 objective comprehensive and timely information to those with an interest in this rapidly developing area of the Baltic Sea region Read

    Original URL path: http://www.baltictimes.com/news/articles/35712/ (2016-02-13)
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  • PA board quits ahead of Citadele sale
    sale agreement with U S fund Ripplewood Advisors LLC Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma believes that if the Citadele sales process is not concluded the now former Privatization Agency board member Spridzans will be held responsible Spridzans will be held responsible as he is the person who has been dealing with the sales process the past two years and the one responsible for ensuring the best possible conditions for the sales deal the prime minister explained This leads me to question what has he been doing the past two years Straujuma asked The prime minister expressed bewilderment at Spridzans decision to suddenly step down She believes that he is fearful of taking responsibility Such a step does not say anything good about his professionalism as he was the one who submitted such a sales agreement to the government she added In order for the PA to sign the agreement today Oct 31 on the sale the signatures of two PA board members are needed Since there are no board members at the moment the PA is not capable of authorizing any decisions until a new board is appointed U S investor fund Ripplewood Advisors the confirmed buyer of the state s stake in Citadele Bank announced yesterday that it understands that postponement of the signing of the contract is merely technical in nature In other words the Cabinet has officially approved the deal therefore the investor s offer to buy still stands Nonetheless Straujuma s meeting today with Ripplewood Advisors Tim Collins has been cancelled The Cabinet let it be known that the deal on Citadele will be finalized only when a new board is intact at LPA Comments Related Articles Wounded Ukraine soldiers arrive in Latvia for treatment video Lithuania spy leaked NATO secrets to Belarus Riga named among hipster

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  • Poroshenko recalls Ukrainian ambassadors to Latvia, Moldova and Canada
    Canada Vadim Pristaiko Ukraine s official representative at the International Civil Aviation Organization has also been recalled Poroshenko did not include any reasoning for recalling these ambassadors and has not named any replacements so far Oliynyk has served as Ukrainian ambassador to Latvia since May of 2011 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

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  • Estonia to Poland in four hours: Officials sign €3 billion rail line agreement
    in an effort to create faster connection times and boost local economies It s estimated work on the project could be completed in a decade whilst construction work has already begun on some lines Passengers could travel from Tallinn to the Lithuanian Polish border in four hours with scheduled stops every two hours as part of the project Tallinn to Riga will be cut to two hours under new plans The total length of Rail Baltica II is planned to be 728 kilometers Following talks in Riga transport officials put pen to paper and signed final agreements earlier this week The officials agreed that the RB Rail firm would implement the plans for the construction of the railway line in the Baltics Set up of joint Baltic countries company for Rail Baltica means closer co operation and deeper EU integration Lithuania s Ministry of Foreign Affairs posted on Twitter A map shows the Rail Baltica route photo mwmbwls Flickr 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

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