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  • More Russian jets near Baltic borders cause for concern, says army chief
    the commander of Latvia s National Armed Forces told members of a Parliamentary Inquiry today 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 Graube said The army chief told officials Russian jets do not turn their transmitters on when flying close to the borders NATO jets are therefore forced to take off and identify the aircrafts NATO jets are currently patrolling Baltic skies amid what the Baltic states see as a direct threat from Russia Russian jets used to approach the Latvian border about ten times a year however the current situation has completely changed Russia demonstrates its force not only near the Baltic borders but also near Finland Norway and the Far East Graube added 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

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    law says Obama during Estonia visit Obama says Russia is violating basic principles of international law in the Read More Lietuva in brief In July 17 percent of those polled stated that over the previous two months the economic situ Read More Russia talks of new arms race RIGA The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in response to the Russian ambassador s remarks Read More Latvija in brief Despite concerns expressed by minority representatives in Latvia on the closing of mainly Russ Read More Candidates polish message ahead of poll RIGA Latvia heads into the final stretch ahead of Parliamentary elections with less than on Read More New education center pushes science TALLINN President Toomas Hendrik Ilves attended the opening of the new physics building of t Read More Baltic Way unique event in European history TALLINN Prime Minister Taavi Roivas attended the Baltic Way s 25th anniversary commemo Read More Mihkelson argues for permanent NATO presence TALLINN German Chancellor Angela Merkel who visited Latvia last month on Aug 18 said that Read More Previous 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 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 developing area of the Baltic Sea region

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  • Moscow laying the groundwork for Ukraine scenario in the Baltics, says analyst
    the Baltic countries to what happened in Ukraine after the Maidan earlier this year pointing out that Kyiv s decisions on the status of the Russian language there had unfortunate and far reaching consequences Moreover such complaints about treatment of Russian speakers in Ukraine preceded the Russian invasion And third Dolgov openly encouraged ethnic Russians and Russian speakers in the Baltic states to become more active promising that Moscow will support them While some might be inclined to dismiss this as nothing more than a propagandistic exercise there are unfortunately compelling reasons to think that it is more than that Goble s comments come after Konstantin Dolgov of Russia s Foreign Ministry said the Baltic states was violating the rights of Russian speakers in the region He called on the international community to take action against the issue The international society must block the Baltic States from further violating the rights of Russian speaking citizens in Baltics Dolgov said Goble also expressed concern about a story recently aired by Latvian State Television about residents of Latgale reporting that the Russian Embassy in Riga has been recruiting Russian speakers in Latvia including recently released criminals to fight for the Russian insurgents in Ukraine The Russian embassy in Latvia called the report defamatory and a provocation and has written to Latvia s Foreign Ministry over the issue 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

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  • U.S. firm buys Estonian start up for $100 million
    CEO Hardi Meybaum said GrabCAD was created with the idea of bringing together engineers throughout the world and help them to work together to bring better products to market faster By joining forces Stratasys the market leader in 3D printing it is possible for us to expand the scope of one of the world s most exciting and innovative technologies in the field of design Created in 2010 GrabCAD has been called a social network for engineers The Tallinn based firm developed the CAD software meant for engineers and has made available to engineers across the world cloud based 3D CAD cooperation solutions and tools GrabCAD has more than 1 5 million users who have access to a public collection of CAD files and the opportunity to be in contact with engineers from all over the world 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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  • U.S. firm agrees major deal to take over Latvian bank Citadele
    supported by part Citadele bank shareholder he European Bank for Reconstruction and Development A sales agreement would be coordinated in the near future the PM added The Prime Minister refused to disclose the fee for the take over In July Latvia s government offered the sale of the bank to U S fund Ripplewood Holdings for 113 million euros This fee is the smallest amount which the government could sell the bank without incurring losses for the state Latvian State Television reports Latvian TV earlier reported that Russian businessmen Yuri Shefler the largest shareholder in S P I Group the parent company of Latvijas Balzams had offered to pay the highest amount for Citadele at 105 million euros Citadele was founded in 2010 as a result of restructuring of Parex Bank Currently the Latvian Privatization Agency owns 75 percent of shares whilst 25 percent belongs to European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 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

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  • Seven Baltic universities among world’s best
    list of the world s top universities includes seven from the Baltic states Estonia tops the list out of the Baltics with the University of Tartu and Tallinn University of Technology on the list Latvia is represented by the University of Latvia making the list for a second year in a row Three Lithuanian universities are represented including Kaunas Technology University Vilnius Gediminas Technical University and Vytautas Magnus University The QS World University Rankings ranks the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the U S as number one followed by is 1st followed by University of Cambridge and Imperial College London A total of 800 universities are included on the list 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 more Our news analysis and commentaries

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  • Italian firm set to expand to Lithuania, creates jobs
    expansion for several years Our company takes on Lithuanian students as part of their practical experience in the Erasmus programme and so we have got to know them and have found that their level of training is very high said Constantini They learn quickly and almost all speak perfect English This experience led us to think about investing in Lithuania and using Lithuanian competencies to consolidate our positions in other European countries However the final decision was made in 2013 after a visit to the Silicon Valley to the Baltics and ICT 2013 events We saw that Lithuania can offer not only good employees but also highly developed IT infrastructure and a transparent tax system Finally Invest Lithuania and our private partners made a great contribution to project helping to ensure a smooth start to the business Valuetech is part of the TRIM company group which was founded in 1999 and currently provides software and IT services to customers such as Fiat Group Iveco IBM CapGemini KPMG and Ferrero 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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  • Germany, Canada to send troops to Baltic States amid Ukraine unrest
    would boost its presence in eastern Europe amid the crisis in the Ukraine The troops will join U S Norwegian and Danish soldiers after the countries agreed to send troops to the region Defense Minister Raimonds confirmed the new troop deployments after meeting with a special defense committee today Earlier Danish Prime Minister confirmed it would send 300 troops to the region in order to strengthen NATO presence More war games Meanwhile more than 10 000 military units from Latvia Estonia the United States and Great Britain will participate in military exercises in the Baltic States later this month The military exercise Silver Arrow 2014 will involve land troops and airforce units A spokesperson for Latvia s defense ministry has said Latvia may consider building additional infrastructure to host more NATO troops 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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