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  • First relocated refugees arrive in Latvia, anti-refugee protestors attack journalist
    in Latvia under the EU s burden sharing scheme to redistribute asylum seekers among EU member countries The two families from Syria and Eritrea with one preschool aged child each arrived shortly before midnight on Friday Feb 5 around 12 hours ahead of an anti refugee protest where a journalist from Latvian Radio was attacked by demonstrators while on air According to Viktors Pupiks a duty editor for the public service broadcaster staff The article you requested can be accessed only by subscribing to the online version of The Baltic Times If you are already subscribed to The Baltic Times please authorize yourself Log In In case you don t have a subscription yet please visit our SUBSCRIPTION section Comments Related Articles U S heavy weaponry to be deployed in Latvia from autumn 2015 Latvia Lumbers Towards Higher Spending on Defence Russia Today requests permission to establish Latvian subsidiary Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Latvian government reaches for guns over health care Crude oil leaks from Latvia s VNT terminal Latvia and China discuss bilateral cooperation Drunk AirBaltic crew sentenced to jail in Norwegian court 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

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  • Estonian President Ilves on the challenges facing the European Union and the "digital revolution"
    parties do not provide them they look for those whose rhetoric sounds decisive yet carries within it the decisiveness of reaction of simple often un European solutions the Union was created to rid Europe of forever I say this all inter alia as the son of refugees who fled terror in their homeland in Estonia in WWII Which is why I have this accent I hope a few decades from now there will have a President in democratic Syria who speaks Arabic with German accent My parents did not always feel welcome when they reached Sweden but they were given a chance While we should have foreseen the Eurocrisis and the migration crisis one crisis we did not foresee indeed to this day it beggars belief was the invasion and Anschluss of Crimea followed by the invasion of the Donbas I shall not dwell on this today but I must state that in doing what it did two years ago this month Russia violated every major foundational European security treaty beginning with the U N Charter the 1975 Helsinki Final Act and the 1990 Charter of Paris It violated as well the 1994 Budapest Memorandum that guaranteed Ukraine s territorial integrity in return for eliminating what was then the world s third largest nuclear weapons arsenal In other words we in Europe can no longer assume the treaties that underpin European I underline European security since WWII still hold The EU has been swift and united in its response to Russian aggression and this has had a deterring effect The sanctions have proved to be effective But EU relations with Russia will remain strained for a some time Strategic patience is the keyword Some call for dialogue but dialogue itself is not a policy At least not a policy to counter aggression That we much we should have learned from Munich in 1938 I have spoken of European crises some we should have foreseen others we could not I would now turn for the rest of my speech to a future and long term crisis we can avoid if we take it seriously before we discover ourselves in its midst Europe s decreasing competitiveness and productivity in a rapidly changing interconnected digital world Together with Kaushik Basu the Chief Economist of the World Bank I just finished co chairing the preparation of the Bank s first longer study of the economic potential of IT and for improving society and governance Report also outlines the pitfalls of falling behind In general Europe does well in this long extensively researched study a year and a half in the making But make no mistake Europe stands to become a second tier player with not only the U S but also India and China taking leading positions if we do not keep up The digital revolution could be a blessing for the Single Market today we can see nascent pan European markets in sectors like healthcare banking and transport that only a few decades ago seemed inherently local Yet sector by sector our legislation remains fractured between Member States and unprepared for the digital age we are losing out to the absence of a single market and losing our best and brightest to where the opportunities for them are greater I saw it with my eyes 4 years ago I invited a 23 year old Estonian who recently had received some funding for his small startup for tea We met but he said I m sorry Mr President in two weeks I am moving to the US There is no market here Six months later he had raised 4 6 million dollars Three years later he sold his company for 100M dollars That story will repeat over and over again in every MS as long as we do not have a single market in Europe Sixty years ago when the Treaty of Rome laid the basis for what we now call the Four Freedoms of the movement of People Goods Capital and Services there was no digital anything Computing was in its infancy Today we live in a completely different world Unless we recognize how profound a change has occurred especially in the past 10 15 years Europe will fall behind and so too will our citizens Meeting the challenge of the digital revolution requires the ingenuity of Europe s entrepreneurs businesses civil society and all levels of government Market forces and business models will be the primary drivers of our response but legislation must support them To reflect the magnitude of this change I propose we add to the Four Fundamental Freedoms of the internal market a Fifth Freedom the Free Movement of Data This Fifth Freedom before could be folded into the existing four freedoms but today it is distinct enough to stand on its own Data is neither a person a physical good capital nor a service but to help them move data must also be able to cross borders The Commission s proposals on the Digital Single Market will shore up the foundations of the free movement of data but it must become an abiding value of the internal market not simply a set of targets to be met by a certain date What would that Fifth Freedom mean for our citizens For one the free movement of data would mean that we can access services we have paid for throughout the EU It would mean that online commerce would not be restricted by the country of our bank account and that national boundaries would no longer determine arbitrarily in a digital world which European citizens can purchase digital goods and services and who cannot Today though it is easier to ship a bottle of olive oil from Sicily to sell North of the Arctic circle than to send an iTunes song across a border In Estonia I can use digital prescriptions with which I can get my medicine from any pharmacy in the country against my electronic ID But

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  • Lithuanian monsignor to interpret at historic meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill
    meeting between Pope Francis and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill on February 12 2016 The meeting which will take place in Havana airport in Cuba will be the first ever meeting of the leaders of the two biggest Christian Churches Announced together by Moscow and the Vatican the meeting is the result of many years of negotiations behind the scenes with Cuban President Raul Castro playing an intermediary role in bringing the two leaders together Christianity split into Western and Eastern Orthodoxy a thousand years ago Kulbokas a diplomat working in the Vatican has also interpreted at the pope s meetings with Lithuania s President Dalia Grybauskaite and her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin Comments Related Articles Kaunas municipality begins refurbishment work on Jewish cemetary Lithuania supports Georgia s NATO aspirations NATO to halve Baltic air policing mission four jets to remain in Siaulai Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Mixed hopes in Vilnius for Belarus reset Lithuanian MEP migrant crisis will be a lingering issue Refugees to be questioned on religion and previous military activities by Lithuanian authorities Former KGB spy given Lithuanian residence permit 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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    VILNIUS Mandatory military service in Lithuania should be permanent and not last only for five years the country s President Dalia Gryb Read More Millions needed for eastern border tightening In order to straighten out Latvia s eastern border which is also an external border of the European Union several dozen million euros ar Read More Latvija in brief Refugee selection in Greece Representatives of the Latvian State Border Guard are due to leave for Gr Read More 25 years on from Riga Barricades Latvia s goal is OECD Dzintars Rasnacs Latvia s Minister of Justice has said that the country is doing its homework for its accession to the Org Read More Proposals surface for Helsinki Tallinn train The Helsinki Tallinn commute could be dramatically shortened after plans to look into a tunnel between the two cities were put forward last week Read More Landsbergis awarded Freedom Sign VILNIUS As part of the commemorations marking 25 years since the events of Jan 13 1991 now known as the Day of the Defenders non governmen Read More Russia should be excluded from the Council of Europe For the third year in a row Russia s membership in the Council of Europe will be discussed by its Parliamentary Assembly shortly Read More Previous 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 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

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  • Tartu Maraton to consider alternative route due to poor weather
    the Relay Marathon and Open Track events could take place on a 3km lap of artificial snow This lap exists at the moment but a lot depends on weather during the next week Right now we have at least an alternative plan for the pre events of the Tartu Maraton The official decision and exact plans about the 5th Tartu Relay Maraton and Open Course events will be revealed on the 8th of February The 44th Tartu Maraton main events are planned for the 21st of February We also are developing an alternative plan for the main races and the plan is very similar to the one that our colleagues at Jizerska used at the beginning of January to organize the marathon during several days on a 3 4km lap with group starts said Kelk Unfortunately we would need to modify the existing 2 7km course at Tehvandi Sports Center because right now its too technical and dangerous for thousands of skiers that would ski there during the main events But for that we would need to produce extra snow and this in turn demands colder temperatures added Kelk Final decision for the 44th Tartu Maraton main races will be made on the 15th of February This article first appeared here Comments Related Articles Vilnius gets vision Gingerbread Mania 2015 Latvian State Choir launches ambitious project for nation s centenary Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles ARTS EVENTS GUIDE Estonia A nation shaped by the sea The Capital of Empty Spaces Dealing with the shrinking of the Great Baltic City Italian Riga s Casa Nostra restaurant Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling

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  • January '91 coup defendants plead not guilty
    in the January 91 events February 8 saw prosecutors finish reading the indictment of the case It is one of the biggest criminal trials in post Soviet Lithuania in terms of volume and the number of defendants 64 of whom have been charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity Comments Related Articles Kaunas municipality begins refurbishment work on Jewish cemetary Lithuania supports Georgia s NATO aspirations NATO to halve Baltic air policing mission four jets to remain in Siaulai Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Mixed hopes in Vilnius for Belarus reset Lithuanian MEP migrant crisis will be a lingering issue Refugees to be questioned on religion and previous military activities by Lithuanian authorities Former KGB spy given Lithuanian residence permit 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

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  • Former school groundskeeper arrested on sexual abuse charges in orphanage
    suspicious man in the area who was possibly sexually abusing underage girls The investigation revealed that the man was using a 16 year old girl who was also sexually abused by him and lived in a local orphanage to solicit underage girls between the ages of 10 to 11 from a Riga orphanage to his apartment where they suffered the same abuse The man had known the 16 year old girl for a while and used his authority over her to make her invite other underage girls to his apartment The man born 1962 was detained on January 20 He used to work as a groundskeeper at a local school but was unemployed at the time of the arrest The Criminal Police continue their investigation into the case to determine how long the man was abusing young girls plus the number of his victims Comments Related Articles U S heavy weaponry to be deployed in Latvia from autumn 2015 Latvia Lumbers Towards Higher Spending on Defence Russia Today requests permission to establish Latvian subsidiary Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Latvian government reaches for guns over health care Crude oil leaks from Latvia s VNT terminal Latvia and China discuss bilateral cooperation Drunk AirBaltic crew sentenced to jail in Norwegian court 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

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  • Latvian Cyber Defence head hospitalised through alcohol
    said that despite ministry s current refusal to comment on the case an internal inquiry is presently under way to establish all the circumstances and a decision on Major Graudins further service will be taken after full information is received from the the Latvian police Latvian State Police spokesman Toms Sadovskis told LETA that on February 1 police were alerted to a man lying on a street in Riga Upon arriving at the scene officers found that the person was unconscious and called paramedics The man was then taken to hospital Later police received information from the hospital that he was diagnosed with alcohol poisoning Sadovskis declined to comment on the man s identity The cyber defense unit of the Latvian Home Guard was created on July 30 2015 in line with a decree issued by the defence minister Major Graudins was been the unit s commander Comments Related Articles U S heavy weaponry to be deployed in Latvia from autumn 2015 Latvia Lumbers Towards Higher Spending on Defence Russia Today requests permission to establish Latvian subsidiary Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Latvian government reaches for guns over health care Crude oil leaks from Latvia s VNT terminal Latvia and China discuss bilateral cooperation Drunk AirBaltic crew sentenced to jail in Norwegian court 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

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