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  • Latvia elections: Find your nearest polling station (interactive)
    stations in Latvia have opened this week A total of 1 052 voting stations will be open during the 12th Saeima elections in Latvia and around the world There will be 99 voting stations operating abroad It will not be possible to vote at most voting station until election day on October 4 but voters unable to travel due to health reasons Some voting stations will offer voters the opportunity to submit their vote beforehand This is an opportunity for those who will not be in the country or are busy on voting day to submit their vote The vote will be kept for safe keeping and will be deposited in the voting box on election day of the voter does not come back to retrieve the vote if he she changes their mind The voting stations will also offer information about the parties running in the election their list of candidates party program as well as other information on the voting procedure The voting stations will be open Monday and Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm Tuesday from 8am to 11am Thursday from 9am to noon and Friday from 10am to 4pm The 12th Saeima elections will take place from 7am to 8pm on October 4 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

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  • Lithuanian traders should focus on region in China to boost growth, says expert
    Lithuania would not even be a spot on that map Dargis said We must have a strong partnership with some region or city in China with around 30 million residents which would be just enough for Lithuania We must also consolidate our produce We have some good meat producers however we cannot export the required amounts to China We must find several products several brands that could really enter the market there This has to do with cooperation and partnership According to Dargis the business sector does not give too much prominence to the lowered revised forecasts of GDP and other economic indicators by the Bank of Lithuania He said that the LPK has been working together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Economy on an export markets map for Lithuanian produce The map is clearly dominated by China According to the LPK president Lithuanian producers who want to penetrate such a vast market as that of China must both focus on one particular region in China and consolidate their economic potential 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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  • Captured Estonian agent wanted Russian state secrets, claims Moscow
    secret agent is now being held in a Moscow prison awaiting court proceedings If found guilty he could face up to 20 years in prison his lawyers say Estonian officials earlier appointed famous Russian lawyers Mark Fegin and Nikolai Polozov to defend his case The lawyers became famous after defending Russian punk group Pussy Riot However the lawyers were later waived by Kohver prompting Estonian officials to say the case had been meddled with Now Russia s FSB claims Kohver had met with one its agents V V Ivanov before recruiting him Ivanov also received cash installments during the meetings at the Estonian Russian border The court documents further accuse Kohver of trying to gain access to classified Russian state secrets The FSB further claims Kohver allegedly had obtained information on certain individuals cooperating with Russia However Estonia s Security Police KaPo have said Kohver was investigating a case of cross border crime before his arrest KaPo added that Kohver was taken by force in to Russia from Estonian territory during the incident on September 5 Postimees Online reports KaPo spokesman Harrys Puusepp said We do not have anything to add to that We will not comment upon FSB s version and the details of the indictment 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

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  • Russian navy ship spotted near Latvian waters
    territorial waters on Monday Russian jets and warships have been detected 173 times near Latvia s border as of September 1 Latvia says the number of jets observed has increased amid the crisis in the Ukraine But the head of Latvia s armed forces Raimonds Graubolds told Latvian officials earlier this month there was no direct threat to Latvia s territory All these processes cause concern I have a question why is such a demonstration of force needed There must be some political reason behind it There should not be fear of a direct threat as we have to see the full picture about how the escalation will turn out However we know that any escalation can lead to unpredictable moves Graubolds said 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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    the Week that Was was the title of a satirical program reviewing the w Read More On the road to censorship Lithuania is in the throes of an information war with Russia Reacting to Moscow Read More Critical of Lithuania s crybaby businessmen Ausra Maldeikiene an associate professor of economics at Vilnius University is a much sought Read More Saeima elections feeling the pressure On October 4 Latvia will hold elections for its 12th Saeima to elect 100 new deputies from th Read More Runners get set Tallinn might be tiny compared to other capitals in Europe and worldwide but it is still very Read More Design festival celebrates innovation in ideas The Tallinn Design Night IX Design Night festival is an annual festival that takes in a numb Read More Avoiding the poisonous ones ALUKSNE I have always lived by a simple rule when it comes to mushrooms if I don t bu Read More Butterflies in the Butterfly House The National Botanic Garden of Latvia is one of the most popular places of recreation in Riga Read More Previous 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 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 an interest in this rapidly

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  • Lithuanians and Poles fighting in eastern Ukraine, claims Russia FM
    are many Poles Lithuanians many Europeans are fighting there on the side of those battalions But some are fighting on the side of the rebels At least there were interviews with some Spanish guys a German lady by the ways who s fighting and an American was shown yesterday the Russian foreign minister went on to say Lavrov however said Russia had never denied that Russian volunteers were fighting for pro Russia rebels We never denied there are Russian volunteers fighting there And there was one episode when a Russian army unit on an armored personnel carrier got into Ukrainian territory But there were so many cases when it was the other way round when Ukrainian armored personnel carriers got deep into the Russian territory And in all these cases they said they had got there by mistake and they were all released Lavrov said You know if you just start concentrating on manifestations of the problem who s fighting what country is sending assistance to whom we can discuss things forever The main thing is to start a national dialog Lavrov said Lithuania has long accused Russia of backing pro Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine a claim the latter has repeatedly denied Officials in Lithuania have voiced strong condemnation of the violence in eastern Ukraine Injured Ukrainian soldiers have been treated in local hospital whilst Vilnius has sent aid to the country amid the 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

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  • Estonia remembers tragic ferry disaster twenty years on
    than 800 people on board A total of 852 people died on board the M S Ferry on September 28 1994 after it sank en route to Stockholm Up to 137 passengers escaped the disaster Paying tribute to the victims Tallinn mayor Edgar Savisaar said the sinking was the most tragic event in recent Estonian history It affected all of us Some very directly some indirectly but the sadness was and is in all our hearts said Savisaar I remember how at that stormy night the mind refused to believe the scanty news that arrived that something irreversible has happened It seemed unjust and foolish A six hour ceremony was held in Tallinn on Saturday to mark the time it took for the ferry to leave before disaster struck 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

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  • Latvia prepares to vote for new government as polling stations open
    but voters unable to travel due to health reasons Meanwhile some voting stations will offer voters the opportunity to submit their vote beforehand This is an opportunity for those who will not be in the country or are busy on voting day to submit their vote The vote will be kept for safe keeping and will be deposited in the voting box on election day of the voter does not come back to retrieve the vote if he she changes their mind The voting stations will also offer information about the parties running in the election their list of candidates party program as well as other information on the voting procedure The voting stations will be open Monday and Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm Tuesday from 8am to 11am Thursday from 9am to noon and Friday from 10am to 4pm The 12th Saeima elections will take place from 7am to 8pm on October 4 For more information on the Saeima elections visit 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 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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