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  • U.S. Army generals to commemorate Riga barricades
    Latvian capital Deputy Commanding General of U S Army in Europe Major General William Gayler and Brigade General James J Mingus deputy commanding general of the U S Army 4th Infantry Division will be in Latvia on January 20 21 Gayler and Mingus will meet with Latvian Chief of Defence Lieutenant General Raimonds Graube They will also attend the commemorative events and meet with U S and Latvian soldiers at the military base in Adazi outside Riga The Barricade Days date back to January 1991 when people flowed into the capitals of the Baltic states and erected makeshift barricades around strategic locations like the parliament and the national radio They were built in order protect them from Soviet troops who were trying to quash the Latvian s drive for independence Several were killed by the Soviet special police force OMON in Vilnius and Riga Lithuania commemorated similar events on January 13 last week 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

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  • Latvian President's heart surgery a success
    LTV said on Twitter that the operation has been completed Medics will provide more extensive information about the president s condition on Thursday 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 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

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  • Latvian President to undergo heart surgery
    hospital s Cardiology Center medics have determined that the Latvian president has a sepsis infection affecting his heart valves the hospital s spokeswoman Lasma Sile told BNS Cardiologists and cardiac surgeons have made the decision that the most important thing is to eliminate the source of the infection so that it would not spread Therefore heart surgery is needed she explained More detailed information about the surgery will be released after its completion around 3 30 p m on Wednesday The Latvian president was taken to Gailezers Hospital in Riga on Monday January 18 The President s Press Office said that Vejonis had been hospitalised to ensure his speedier recovery from a virus infection On January 19 Vejonis was transferred to the Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital for additional medical tests 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 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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  • Latvian President remains in hospital
    2016 The hospital confirmed to LETA that the president has been hospitalized but declined to provide further information The President s Press Office said later that Vejonis had been hospitalized in order to ensure his speedier recovery from a virus infection His spokespeople said the president will continue to work from hospital but will not attend any public events this week 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

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  • Lithuania may make refugees attend language and culture classes
    learn from Sweden and make it mandatory for refugees to attend language and culture lessons in exchange for benefits We see that the refugees in Sweden are engaged in the integration process in other words they are required to participate in every part of the process and this determines the system of benefits and support So far our agreements with refugees are rather mild and have to do with financial matters only Vaitkus told BNS Lithuania from Sweden on Tuesday We do not have a requirement for them to attend for instance classes or take children to kindergartens and this is something we will have to revise shortly Vaitkus said he would propose the matter for discussion at the government 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

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  • Latvia to introduce burqa ban
    the minister told the local LNT television The first is to ban wearing clothes covering face only in certain places including the state or educational ones The second is to ban wearing burqa in all public places The second concept was finally approved he said The ban is yet to be approved by the Latvian government Rasnacs said This ban is needed not to ensure public order and security but to protect Latvia s cultural values our common public and cultural space and each individual the politician said Latvia has earlier agreed to host 531 migrants from the Middle East and African countries in the next two years who will arrive in Baltic state from Italy and Greece Some 15 million euros including 8 5 million from the state budget and the rest from the EU funds will be spent on their accommodation 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 Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996

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  • Iraqi migrant family sues Lithuanian government for not granting refugee status
    that the circumstances that made the Iraqi family flee their country have changed they could be forced to repatriate Refugee status would have granted permanent residency in Lithuania to the Iraqi family After looking into the case it was decided that they should be granted additional legal protection Gudzinskaitė said These additional legal protection and refugee status are separate types of status that can be granted for different reasons One permits permanent residency the other one temporary but both are equivalent in terms of protections they confer they give equal guarantees to live in Lithuania and make use of integration opportunities It is normal practice used in the EU She did not disclose the reasons why the migrant family was appealing against the decision quoting personal data protection The family of four arrived in Lithuania last December They said they had to flee their country to escape religious persecution They are currently being accommodated at the Refugee Reception Centre in Rukla in central Lithuania Lithuania s Interior Minister Saulius Skvernelis was asked about the case on Info TV programme Alfa Savaitė on Sunday evening and said They were indeed granted the status that protects them from potential threats that is temporary legal protection in Lithuania once these threats in their home country are gone they will have the opportunity to repatriate Lithuania has agreed to resettle 1 105 refugees over two years under the EU refugee resettlement programme This article first appeared on LT Daily on Monday January 18 2016 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

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    Polish FoMins express concerns over Brussels overtures to Moscow Lithuanian and Polish foreign ministers Linas Linkevicius and Witold Waszczykowski have expressed concern over Brussels positive signals to Read More Latvian police bust three pot farms In late November 2015 Latvian police busted three marijuana farms in the country They also seized 12 kilograms Read More First refugees arrive in Lithuania On Monday Tomas Berzinskas the interior minister s advisor told the ELTA news agency that the family will be accommodated in Rukla s Read More Vilnius Moscow railway route cancelled December 13 2015 saw the the last Lithuanian passenger train the No 5 6 run between the Russian capital Moscow and Vilnius Read More Estonian Prime Minister predicts split in country s Center Party According to Estonian daily Sakala the country s Prime Minister Taavi Roivas believes the country s Center Party may split Read More Lithuania to welcome first refugees on December 15 Lithuania s Interior Ministry has confirmed that the first family of refugees to be relocated under the European Union s reloc Read More More than half of Latvians and Estonians satisfied with their wages According to a recent Nielsen survey more than half of people in Latvia and Estonia or 53 percent and 46 percent in Lithuania are satisfied w Read More Previous 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 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

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