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    Lithuania edges closer to joining euro The Baltic States have confirmed that financial difficulties can be overcome by politi Read More Ukrainian schoolgirl beaten up in Jelgava Animalist behavior among some el Read More Baltics could be next warns Putin critic The West needs to realize that R Read More Belarusian law official arrested in Lithuania for carrying live ammunition A top Belarusian law enforcement official has been detained in Lithuania after being f Read More More injured Ukraine soldiers arrive in Estonia for treatment Ten Ukrainian soldiers injured in conflict in the east of the country have been flown Read More Six parties in for the running ahead of Latvia s national elections A total of six political parties in Latvia could come to power in Latvia s nationa Read More Lithuanian seamen detained in Russia to be freed soon says PM Members of a Lithuanian fishing vessel detained in Russia will be released tomorrow L Read More Hints of backroom Citadele deal in Georgia denied by Straujuma The fact that Latvian political party Unity s Valdis Dombrovskis and Dzintars Zakis shared Read More Previous 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 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 in 1996 The Baltic Times continues to bring objective comprehensive and timely information to those with

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  • Estonia accepts US request to take on Guantanamo Bay detainee
    Defense Derek Chollet in Washington US on Tuesday for talks Following the meeting Pevkur said Estonia would intensify cooperation with the United States on issues including Guantanamo and border security Public Broadcasting reports Given that last Thursday the government made a fundamental decision to accept the United States request on receiving one Guantanamo detainee the close cooperation between the respective authorities of Estonia and the United States is extremely important to ensure the sense of security of the Estonian state and people but also the safety of the person who will arrive in Estonia said Pevkur He added The experience of the USA in guarding their external borders and for example providing training for special units is definitely a support to us in the situation where we are forming a border guard fast reaction unit and developing the control line installations between Estonia and Russia The Minister also discussed at the meetings the situation in Ukraine cyber security terrorism and radicalization issues Pevkur has also meetings in the U S interior ministry a meeting with U S Deputy Foreign Minister Victoria Nuland and participation in the Atlantic Council roundtable meeting on the Ukrainian topics scheduled for his U S visit 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

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  • Putin condemns ’neo Nazi’ elements in Baltic states
    Politika newspaper A vivid example of this is open manifestations of neo Nazism which have become routine in Latvia and other Baltic countries In this sense the situation in Ukraine causes special worries The February anti constitutional coupe in that country was driven by nationalists and other radical groups he said The President s comments amid an official visit to Belgrade Serbia Russian news agency ITAR TASS reports Baltic Russia relations have been on edge amid the crisis in the Ukraine Baltic officials are worried a similar Ukraine style scenario could be repeated in their states However Russia has sought to ease worries after Russian ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said tensions between the Baltics and Russia was artificially tense NATO meanwhile has agreed to boosting its presence in the three Baltic states UK US and European forces will rotate regularly around the Baltics in an effort to send strong signals to Russia that a similar Crimea style scenario is not welcome in the region 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

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  • Russia relations set to normalize amid Ukraine crisis, says Latvia minister
    the new Severstal line could improve relations between the two countries Regardless of the negative impact of these sanctions I hope that the situation will begin to normalize and that mutual economic relations will become more constructive This is well confirmed by Russia s investment which will open up 30 new work places in Riga Attending the opening ceremony at the steel production line was Russian Ambassador to Latvia Alexander Veshnyakov s opinion expressed during the opening ceremony of the new product line Despite the tough times we see that when professionals are in charge of matters everything goes as planned Investing in the new facility is mutually beneficial as it will facilitate both Latvia and Russia s economic development Veshnyakov said The new equipment will provide high quality steel products for the European Union markets Provisional estimations indicate that the investments amounted to 2 8 million euros The total sum of investment in reaches a figure close to 43 million euros 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

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  • Lithuania creates NATO force to prevent Ukraine scenario in Baltics
    March takeover of Crimea We must immediately increase our readiness for unplanned military actions during peacetime Maj Gen Jonas Vytautas Zukas told reporters New threats include manipulating national minorities provocations attacks by non state armed groups illegal border crossing breach of military transit procedures Zukas said The force which accounts for about a third of Lithuania s 7 000 strong military personnel will take from two to 24 hours to be fully mobilized The defense ministry on Monday also tabled legislation that would allow the president to authorize the use of military force in a defined territory without first declaring martial law So called little green men armed soldiers without any identifying insignia played a key role in seizing Ukrainian military bases in Crimea after a hastily organized referendum led to its annexation by Russia in March Like Ukraine Lithuania was part of the Soviet Union until 1990 but unlike it joined the European Union and NATO in 2004 and gained protection under the alliance s Article Five collective defense guarantee Lithuania along with Baltic partners Latvia and Estonia has had rocky ties with Moscow since independence Tensions have spiraled over Russia s role in the Ukraine crisis 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

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  • Former Russia minister refused entry into Estonia amid tensions
    entry into Estonia after flying to Tallinn on Sunday Estonia s Interior Ministry refused to comment on the nature of the ban but said a five year ban had been imposed on Tishkov The 72 year old ex minister had planned to speak at a major event in Tallinn before the ban reports Postimees The Russian Foreign Ministry called the move a provocation and said it would take retaliatory steps We evaluate the Estonian side s action as a provocative action that is directed to obstructing the open and unbiased exchange of opinions of the two states societal and science communities the Russian Foreign Ministry announced The Russian Foreign Ministry said Estonian authorities did not warn Tishkov of the ban and forced him to undergo a humiliating expulsion procedure at Tallinn Airport 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

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  • VIDEO: Latvia grinds to draw with Turkey in crucial Euro 2016 qualifier
    the game goaless The second half saw more attacking flair by both teams Talented midfielder Janis Ikaunieks played his first game for the national team yesterday This was a crucial match for both teams not only because Latvia and Turkey both are near the bottom of Group A in the UEFA 2016 Euro qualifying campaign At the moment the Czech Republic and Iceland lead Group A with nine points each the Netherlands has three points followed by Latvia with two points and Kazakhstan and Turkey with one point each Latvia is currently ranked 99th in FIFA rankings whereas Turkey is in 38th place Latvia earned one point from a scoreless draw with Kazakhstan earlier this month before being beaten by Iceland 3 0 in a later game Latvia faces the Netherlands in mid November The top two teams in each of the eight qualification groups will automatically qualify for EURO 2016 while the third place finishes will play in a special play off stage for the final four spots in the tournament 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

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  • Turkey President Erdogan set to visit Baltics amid EU tour
    at discussing regional security and Turkey s goal of joining the EU The Baltic states will be the first countries Erdogan visits in the EU LETA reports During their meeting in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly Latvian President Berzins and Erdogan discussed matters related to Turkey s goal of joining the EU regional cooperation and security Berzins told the Turkish president that further EU expansion will be on the agenda during Latvia s presidency of the EU next year In August Erdogan won Turkish national elections taking 52 percent of the vote Erdogan s main rival Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu received 38 3 percent of the vote while the Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas received 9 7 percent of the vote 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

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