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  • Estonia becomes first country in world to offer e-residency
    and save both time and money The e residency program is aimed at foreign investors foreign experts and diplomats public broadcasting reports The request will be processed within ten working days a security check is conducted and if the applicant is sufficiently trustworthy to receive e residency a digital ID card is made for him said the board s identity and status bureau manager Margit Ratnik The applicant must personally go to the Police and Border Guard Board service station to receive the card Ratnik noted that the e resident s digital ID does not give the right to stay and live in Estonia whilst it does not ensure Estonian citizenship The document is not usable as physical identity document or travel document it is valid only in the electronic environment 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

    Original URL path: http://www.baltictimes.com/news/articles/35820/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Lithuanian teachers to strike over higher pay demands
    participate in the strike in Vilnius Kaunas and Klaipeda Andrius Navickas Chairman of Lithuanian Education Employees Trade Union LSDPS said We would like for the indefinite strike to be brief but it could continue from one to several weeks said Navickas Some schools will not be operating as a result of the strike Navickas said They include Panevezys Karkos School Vilnius Juventos Gymansium Siauliai Centro School and others Among the teachers demands include calls for higher pay Monthly salaries for teachers currently stands at 350 euros Teachers want to raise it to 370 euros Teachers also want to sign a collective labor agreement in order to retire at the age of 55 ELTA reports 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 in this rapidly developing area of the Baltic

    Original URL path: http://www.baltictimes.com/news/articles/35819/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Latvian takes first place in major U.S BMX tournament
    S BMX finals in Oklahoma However he finished first taking the U S series overall championship series for the first time in his career Strombergs closest opponent was Australian Sam Willoughby LETA 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.baltictimes.com/news/articles/35818/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Ski slopes set to open in Latvia for winter season
    season They include Zagarkalns near Cesis and Sigulda city slopes Pilsetas trases The Ozolkalns ski slopes near Cesis intends to open on December 3 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

    Original URL path: http://www.baltictimes.com/news/articles/35815/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Lithuania says Russia blocking EU goods from crossing borders
    against Russia as it was blocking the entrance of Lithuanian goods crossing its borders Moscow and the European Union have been trading sanctions amid the crisis in the Ukraine Russia banned large qualities of food products from the EU and Western countries as retaliation to similar EU sanctions on Moscow earlier this year Austrevicius said that this is not the first time that Russia has applied discriminatory measures ruining Lithuania s transportation business and seeking to harm Lithuania s economy by limiting export of the EU s goods According to the MEP Lithuanian carriers are incurring huge losses every day and are losing orders from partners and EU member states The European Commission was asked to immediately take all possible actions to make Russia lift discriminatory measures on the movement of the EU goods 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

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  • Two Siberian tiger cubs born in Riga zoo
    able to watch them online from the zoo by visiting the Lattelecom homepage Tiger cubs were named in honor of the Norse gods the thunder and fertility god Thor and Odin the king of gods and god of war Thor is the biggest of the two tiger cubs on November 14 he weighed 15 2 kilograms but his brother Odin two kilograms less The Siberian tiger is the largest and one of the most endangered tiger subspecies in then world The main threats to this subspecies are poaching and deforestation Now wild Siberian tigers can only be found in the Russian Far East and China Currently there are less than 500 wild Siberian tigers and there is a risk that in the coming decades this species could become extinct in the wild Approximately 200 Siberian tigers are being kept in zoos around the world LETA reports There is an international breeding program for tigers the Riga Zoo is also participating in this program Although not all tigers are valuable for breeding Riga Zoo tiger couple is considered among the best which means that their descendants are highly desirable and their birth is an important contribution to the species conservation program 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

    Original URL path: http://www.baltictimes.com/news/articles/35813/ (2016-02-13)
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  • More than half of Latvians live in fear war due to Ukraine crisis, survey shows
    has changed according to the survey There has also been an increase in the number of persons afraid of incurable illnesses from 45 percent in 2011 to 50 percent this year As the economic situation has become more stable there is slightly less worry amongst residents who fear losing their jobs from 17 percent in 2011 to 13 percent this year There is also less concern amongst residents who fear being a victim of a violent attack from 19 percent in 2011 to 15 percent in 2014 Around 24 percent of those surveyed said that they feel financially secure whilst only 15 percent of residents felt financially secure in 2012 The number of person who say they are dependent on state benefits has dropped by a third since 2011 and is now at 10 percent This survey about life insurance related questions was carried out by Swedbank in cooperation with OMD Snapshots in October and November A total of 708 persons from all over Latvia were surveyed 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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  • Latvian man attempts to smuggle 24 tons of cheese across Ukraine, Russia border
    truck was carrying chipboards valued at more than USD 2 000 The border guards had suspicions about the contents of the cargo and its documentation and decided to check the truck The border guards eventually found 24 tons of cheese in the truck Interfax news 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 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

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