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  • Estonian firms to hand out free milk amid Russia, EU sanctions
    000 liters of bottled milk will be handed out to passers by The chamber called dairies to donate milk to the Food Bank too A bottle of fresh milk will also be donated to members of Estonia s Parliament and the Government Martin Vilan a Chamber Agriculture and Commerce agriculture sphere specialist said the free handouts hope to draw attention to the effect Russian sanctions would have on Baltic dairy products For some time it is great that milk is cheap but when people are going to be unemployed in rural areas it is not fun anymore said Vilan Chamber members say businesses should be supported to survive the crisis so that the sudden crisis would not cause long term damage They demand the state to allocate the means and add that the state would be able to allocate from this year s budget 23 million euros to farmers 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

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  • WATCH LIVE: Major security conference focuses on Ukraine crisis
    of Latvia Laimdota Straujuma Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Maia Panjikidze Minister of National Defence of Poland Tomasz Siemoniak as well as Professor of US Foreign Policy Old Dominion University Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair Emeritus in Global Security and Geostrategy CSIS Simon Serfaty Russia s aggression in Ukraine and the inconsistent security environment has encouraged to reconsider a range of issues related to NATO and Europe s security The Rīga Conference will allow foreign and security policy makers experts academics and journalists to identify the current security trends I am confident that lessons learned will provide additional vision and inspiration in response to the current events highlights Minister of Defence of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis Toms Baumanis Chairman of the Board of the Latvian Transatlantic Organization emphasizes the topicality of the Rīga Conference in relation the current events in the world This is the second time in the past few years when one of Latvia s neighbors carries out a military invasion into the territory of another neighbor country In 2008 Russia seized the sovereign territory of Georgia by military force In 2014 Russia occupied Crimea and now has started a war against Ukraine Baumanis added If Russia is trying to alter the borders drawn after the Cold War by military force then security of Latvia is being endangered as well In the next few years the European geopolitical situation will change Latvia and other Baltic States are placed in the front line where nothing has changed since the World War II The conference is jointly organized by the Latvian Transatlantic Organization LATO in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defence of Latvia www rigaconference lv WATCH THE EVENT LIVE HERE Comments Related Articles Linkevicius to replace Grybauskaite at London conference Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Russia waging

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  • Dombrovskis to discuss Ukraine crisis at key conference
    recently imposed sanctions against Russia EU leaders accuse Russia of trying to destabilize Ukraine s sovereignty by sending troops in to the east of the country Moscow has repeatedly denied the claims In the latest developments EU leaders agreed to fresh sanctions on Friday against Russia Russia has vowed to retaliate with more sanctions against Western countries 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

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  • EU calls for immediate release of captured Estonian secret agent in Russia
    of borders The EU Delegation in Moscow has been in contact with the Russian authorities asking for a swift resolution to the matter We call for an immediate release of Mr Kohver and his safe return to Estonia the statement reads Baltic and Nordic foreign ministers have also condemned the arrest of Kohver Speaking in Tallinn on Thursday the foreign ministers said Eston Kohver was taken by force to Russia and is being held in custody in Moscow the foreign ministers of Estonia Finland Sweden Norway Iceland Denmark Latvia and Lithuania said in a joint statement We call on Russia to immediately release Eston Kohver and ensure his safe return to Estonia Meanwhile Estonia has hired former Russian punk rock lawyers Mark Feigin to defined Kohver s case Feigin claims procedural rules have been violated whilst the presence of an interpreter at interrogations has not been guaranteed and documents have not been translated that the detainee has the right to read in mother tongue Lawyers also haven t seen evidence that Kohver was detained in the Russian territory and they think that Russian authorities have the wish to declare Kohver guilty fast This has happened very quickly If we consider that the events as I understand it took place on September 5 they acted quickly said Feigin Rushing in this case refers to the fact that there is big desire at the investigation to quickly finish the procedures in order to prove the guilt of Mr Kohver quickly I at least have not yet seen evidence that Kohver crossed the border Compelling evidence about that I have not seen he added Eston Kohver of Estonia s KaPo is led to a Russian detention center last week after being captured in controversial circumstances Comments Related Articles Wounded Ukraine soldiers arrive in

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    Nervously eyeing Russian naval maneuvers and military flights near their borders the Read More PM Lithuania s support for Ukraine will only grow Lithuania s Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius claims that ties between Vilnius a Read More Fazer to close Estonia factory 95 people to lose jobs Read More VIDEO Do you regret the killings in the Ukraine journalist asks Vladimir Putin A brave journalist has doorstepped Russian President Vladimir Putin over the Read More NATO plans five new military bases in eastern Europe report NATO plans to establish five new military bases in eastern Europe a NATO source has c Read More Clumsy EU fails to reach agreement on Russia sanctions says MEP The EU has failed to agree over new sanctions against Russia due to clumsy d Read More Estonia to support fight against deadly ebola virus in Africa Estonia will allocate 50 000 euros to support the spread of the deadly ebola virus in Read More Baltics have some of the cheapest train tickets in the world new poll shows Latvia has some of the cheapest train tickets in the world new statistics show Read More Previous 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 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

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  • New EU sanctions hit Russia, Moscow vows revenge
    the petroleum unit of gas giant Gazprom are among the targets the AFP news agency reports Sanctions will also be against United Aircraft Corporation the parent company that produces MiG and Sukhoi fighter jets among others tank maker Uralvagonzavod and state controlled aerospace holding company and helicopter maker Oboronprom As a result the Russian ruble slumped to a new record low of 37 72 against the dollar on Friday after the sanctions entered into force Russia called the latest round of EU sanctions an unfriendly act and said it will retaliate Our response will be proportionate to the damage those sanctions do to the economies of our states Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said Moscow expects European business to lobby against the sanctions because they are counterproductive said Lukashevich Andrei Belousov an aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin said the measures would be directed at the import of pre owned cars and several types of consumer goods such as clothing 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

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  • Police raid homes of Latvians connected to pro Russia rebels in Ukraine, weapons found
    with residents who may be fighting with pro Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine Weapons and ammunition were found in some of the homes LETA reports Criminal cases have been launched against the people for committing acts of terrorism and the purchase storage and carrying of illegal weapons security police say It follows after videos emerged earlier this month showing interviews with Latvians fighting for separatists in the region Two of the men in the video claim to be from Ludza Latvia Police say the men have connection with the National Bolshevik Movement Meanwhile Latvia s Security Police earlier this month began a criminal process against three people from Latvia who have publicly made appeals for others to join the fighting in Ukraine 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 Times continues to bring objective comprehensive and timely information to those with an interest

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  • VIDEO: "Latvia, Lithuania and... Activia" U.S. comedian Jon Stewart rants on Baltics, Russia and Obama
    U S talk show host and media satirist Jon Stewart has had his say on Baltic Russia relations after U S President Obama s recent visit to the region Obama visited Estonia on September 3 promising unwavering support for the Baltic states amid what the West see s as a threat from Russia Excellent choice says Stewart commenting on Obama s choice to visit Estonia As we all know Estonia is a country known for its culture rich in Est on ians It s one of the Baltic States along with Latvia Lithuania and Activia By the time Obama gave his speech in the Baltic states Putin annexed them Stewart later adds 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

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