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  • Baltics most vulnerable to Russia food sanctions - EBRD
    that the most affected country will likely be Lithuania where food exports to Russia amount to 2 7 percent of GDP said a report published on the EBRD website The bans may have a noticeable effect on exports and GDP in the Baltic states Norway Poland and Hungary as their food exports to Russia make a substantial contribution to their GDP The London based bank also noted that in Russia the ban is likely to push up inflation and somewhat trim GDP The overall GDP effect appears to be less potent in other sanctioned economies where shares of food exports to Russia are less than half a percentage point of GDP The bank said exports from central and southeastern Europe to Ukraine and Russia have already fallen since Russia imposed the ban in August The EU apple market has notably been hit hard with prices plummeting and a glut expected in Poland the world s top apple exporter If Russia s ban persists it may nudge upwards world prices of affected goods though it may temporarily reduce prices of goods supplied by the EU the bank said But it added that the economic impact could be mitigated if some of the banned exports find their way into the Russian market via re exports from third states 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

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  • Latvia rejects plans to suspend issuing residents permits to Russian citizens
    repeatedly denied Taking into account Russia s military aggression against Ukraine which poses a threat to Latvia and all of Europe as well as statistics that show that the majority of the permits are issued to Russian citizens VL TB LNK believes that this practice must be ceased immediately as it is a question of national security a statement from the party says VL TB LNNK stressed that Latvia should not take such unwanted risks and cause itself additional threat A total of 20 coalition deputies voted for the plans whilst 25 abstained Meanwhile 34 opposition deputies and members of Reform Party s Saeima Group voted against Latvia s Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss said the plans should be discussed in greater detail Opposition Harmony Center MPs voted against the plans saying canceling the right for Russian citizens who have invested major sums of money in Latvia s economy to receive the temporary residence permits They referred to the motion as VL TB LNNK s solo sanctions against Russia 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

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  • WATCH LIVE: Latvia pre election debate
    LNNK Dana Reizniece Ozola Zaļo un Zemnieku savienība and Ivars Zariņš Saskaņa Latvia goes to the election polls on October 4 Chairman of the board of magazine Ir Paul Raudseps is chairing the event Speaking about the election Raudseps said First one hasn t been dominated by the economic crisis says Raudseps WATCH THE EVENT LIVE 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 events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania

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  • Estonia names Pussy Riot lawyers in defense of captured intelligence officer
    investigating a case of cross border crime However Moscow says Kohver was carrying out espionage when the incident happened Kohver now remains in a Moscow jail awaiting charges If guilty the year old could face up to 20 years in prison Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said it would choose the best defense for the lawyer Given the extremely complicated situation we find it necessary to guarantee the Estonian citizen the best possible legal defense said Paet Estonia considers the detention of Kohver to be illegal and demands his immediate return to Estonia the foreign minister added Feigin and Polozov have among others been defense lawyers of members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot Pozolov has defended also Russian oppositional Left Front leader Sergei Udaltsov Estonian Public Broadacsting s correspondent said that the Lefortovo court allowed on Saturday arresting Kohver for two months The arrest decision was announced at a court hearing where the lawyer appointed to Kohver in Russia Yevgeni Aksyonov was present It s believed Kohver will have a court hearing in two months time Public Broadcasting reports 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

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  • Price rise of goods not affected by euro introduction, says Lithuania PM
    dairy products was not related to the country joining the eurozone Statistics Lithuania says that primary factors that affected changing prices were return of prices after July s discounts and seasonality Thus it is wrong to link price growth of separate goods or services only with the euro introduction the prime minister said in a statement According to the head of the government the trend is confirmed by a statistical analysis conducted by the Government s Economic Analysis Department The prices of consumer goods and services in August fell by 0 1 percent However some prices grew including solid fuels per year increased by 15 3 percent milk and dairy products by 4 9 percent fruit by 5 6 percent Some prices increased before the euro adoption was approved and could have been affected by global price growth of raw materials ELTA reports Meanwhile the price increase could be due to businessmen taking advantage of the euro introduction and increasing prices Butkevicius says 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

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    s President Dalia Grybauskaite has called on EU member states to provide Read More Obama promises unwavering commitment to Baltics ahead of Estonia visit U S President Barack Obama says he will reaffirm his commitment to NATO allies during Read More President plans to cut Russian language TV to ten percent Lithuania s President Dalia Grybauskaite plans to cut Russian broadcasting in the Read More Ukraine crisis leads to less Russian tourists in Europe claims agent The number of Russian tourists in Europe has reduced by 40 percent amid the crisis in Read More Two bidders to fight for Liepajas Metalurgs take over sale Two major firms will fight for the take over of Latvian metal company Liepajas Metalur Read More Estonia supports tougher sanctions against Russia amid Ukraine conflict Estonia says it supports more sanctions against Russia amid the Ukraine crisis Read More Lithuania to send humanitarian aid to Ukraine amid crisis Lithuania is ready to provide the Ukrainian government with humanitarian and technical Read More Lithuania condemns Russia invasion of Ukraine Lithuania has condemned Russia s invasion of Ukraine at an emergency mee Read More Previous 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 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

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  • VIDEO: Linesman flattened by football player in Euro 2016 qualifier
    the clash between Latvia and Kazakhstan on Tuesday night one scene caught the eye A substitute can be seen warming up before he crashes in to the linesman Accident or on purpose Despite the bang the match in Astana was largely a quiet affair with both teams attempting only three shots on goal between them during the match The Latvian team were also given three yellow cards during the game The Kazakh team controlled the ball for the majority of the game but the Latvian team had several chances on counter attacks including a shot from point blank range by Vladislavs Gabovs in the 68th minute saved by Kazakhstan s goalkeeper and Andrejs Kovalovs Kovalovs hit the goalpost three minutes later 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

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  • West should offer Ukraine military support, urges MEP
    country into another frozen conflict Russia has repeatedly denied arming pro Russia rebels or sending Russian troops in to the country Earlier this week the EU imposed fresh sanctions on Russia amid the crisis in the Ukraine Russian President aide Yuri Ushakov said the sanctions would not change Moscow s stance on the crisis RIA Novosti reports These sanctions will have no impact on our principle approach to the crisis in this neighboring state Ushakov said commenting on the law allowing the Kiev government to impose sanctions on Russia Earlier in the day Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed into law a bill that enables Kiev to introduce sanctions against foreign countries including Russia The law authorizes introduction of more than 20 restrictive measures including a ban on transit of energy resources He said that NATO and the EU must understand that it is not possible to prevent this conflict with only economic sanctions as they have failed to deter the Russian political elite and President Vladimir Putin Solidarity Pabriks however believes Latvia should show its solidarity with the Ukraine by treating badly injured Ukrainians injured in the conflict Estonia and Lithuania have hosted injured Ukrainians in the past during the conflict Latvia should also increase its defense budget so Latvia could benefit from full NATO membership 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

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