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  • Estonia President: “As soon as Russia becomes a democratic country, its best relationship will be with Estonia”
    World Affairs Institute in February 2014 Elena Servettaz In September an Estonian intelligence officer was abducted at the Estonia Russia border and taken to Moscow The Russian authorities claim that he is a spy while Estonians say that he was kidnapped from their territory in violation of sovereignty Do you think the European Union s reaction urging Russia to release this officer has been adequate Has its voice been loud enough on this matter Toomas Hendrik Ilves What is going on is very clear I have not met one European who has not had a position on this matter Last night I met with my old colleague Martin Schulz president of the European Parliament One of the first things he told me is that the abduction of the Estonian officer who was investigating a criminal case is completely unacceptable But Europe s position is strong enough Of course Europe s voice won t be as loud for one person as it was in the case of Ukraine but Europe is very strong and I m not really disappointed with its reaction ES Sometimes we hear speculations that Narva could be the next Crimea Do they make you laugh or are you worried about this possibility THI It is true that many Russians living in Estonia for emotional reasons support the annexation I should say the Anschluss of Crimea When an average salary of a Ukrainian or a Russian miner in Donetsk is 200 a month he would consider joining Russia But when your average salary is 2 000 a month as it is in Estonia you are not going to want to be a part of the Russian Federation where the average salary is closer to that of Ukraine Living in Estonia you get free movement of persons and labor throughout Europe If you want to live in Paris or in London go ahead But if you live in Russia you re only free to move around the country say to Kamchatka It s not something Estonian people want That s why I am not worried and that s why I find the idea of the next Crimea silly It is a journalistic trope ES Are you expecting Estonia to improve its relationship with Russia Or rather can Russia rebuild its relationship with Estonia once Putin s regime is gone THI The problem with Russia is that it is an authoritarian regime that derives its legitimacy from its longing for an authoritarian culture Estonia ruins that intellectually a post Soviet country that has one of the highest ratings of freedom of speech ES You have free elections here THI Yes freedom for whatever If your position is that you cannot have freedom as part of Russian civilization and tradition then of course you would hate Estonians the most That s why as soon as Russia becomes a democratic country its best relationship will be with Estonia Because Estonia of all the post Soviet states is the one country that s

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  • Grim Diplomatic Farce and Futility at the UN’s Security Council
    substitute took to the floor in his absence Though Churkin has not been a credible man for some time now his substitute was not only not credible he didn t even seem to care that no one was believing anything he was saying In arrogant and boorish fashion he simply attacked and attacked Perhaps the substitute believed that offense the strongest form of defense perhaps he believed this was the best way to deflect the debate from the real issues He attacked the OSCE monitors themselves for being invited to brief the debate thus attempting to poison notions of objectivity and render the whole debate a farce He attacked the Ukrainian side for not abiding by the Minsk agreement However he offered neither examples nor evidence of how Ukraine has breached the Minsk agreement and exhausting himself in the process he attacked Ukraine for not believing in the Minsk process in the first place but simply using the ceasefire to regroup In response in a classic case of non committal diplomacy the representative from Argentina actively participated in the debate yet managed to say absolutely nothing Ukrainian sovereignty was never mentioned by the Argentinian representative Neither was Russia The word Ukraine was used only in a geographic sense Even China did better reinforcing its support for Ukraine s sovereignty What continues to baffle me about the Argentine position despite Argentinian President Kirchner s affinity to Putin and Russia is that there is such a large and vibrant Ukrainian community in Argentina who must either be saying very little about the matter or just being plainly ignored by their president Meanwhile Australia was assigned the role of chairing the Council meeting Its representative concluded the remarks of the Security Council members He spoke about the need to respect Ukrainian sovereignty and its territorial inviolability and he blamed Russia for the conflict as well as the Malaysian Air tragedy However the language excoriating Russia seems to lose much of its bite back home down under as Prime Minister Tony Abbott was only days away from hosting Russian President Vladimir Putin himself at the upcoming G20 summit How do you condemn a nation s actions for the Malaysian Air Tragedy where over three hundred innocent people including Australian citizens lost their lives and then proceed to wine and dine that same nation s president in lavish comfort at the G20 Only a politician or diplomat can answer that question The United Kingdom and France as usual spoke diplomatically in support of Ukraine and against Russian aggression and duplicity So did Rwanda Chad Nigeria Jordan Luxembourg the Republic of Korea and Chile The representative of Lithuania as usual was particularly emphatic manifesting a more pronounced understanding of Russian imperialism than the others Most disappointing however was the U S Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power She was brilliant the best informed the most forceful the most articulate generally disdainful of Russia and Vladimir Putin and strongly supportive of Ukraine She supported her comments with

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    LGBT couples scrap Read More Eesti in brief Estonian ISIS Two Estonian born men are on trial being tried on charges of supporting the terrorist group the Islam Read More Seto community s ancestral lands carved up by border OBINITSA Estonia Setomaa is a land divided With a population of around 4 500 Setomaa is a region in southeastern Read More Baltics criticise Nord Stream 2 BRUSSELS Ten member states of the European Union including Estonia Latvia and Lithuania have sent the European Commission a letter critici Read More Grybauskaite Climate change pact vital to energy security PARIS Global agreements on climate change would benefit Lithuania by increasing the country s energy security Lithuanian President Dali Read More Grybauskaite calls for Ukraine to enter Western European and global markets As Russia moves to impose economic sanctions against Ukraine Lithuanian President believes Kiev must implement far reaching governance reforms Read More Ukrainian President Poroshenko thanks Lithuania for refusal to enter anti ISIS coalition with Russia During his visit to Lithuania on December 2 2015 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko thanked his Lithuanian counterpart Dalia Grybauskaite Read More Grybauskaite slams unconvincing Russia over Ukraine and Syria During a meeting with the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Vilnius on December 2 Lithuania s president Dalia Grybauskaite criticiz Read More Previous 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 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

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  • Grybauskaite calls for increased protection of children's rights
    rights Grybauskaite s comments come in light of an event on January 1 2016 which saw two children killed by their father in a bout of alcohol induced violence The event took place in Lithuania s Kedainiai district I believe we should establish an institution for children s rights which could assist local governments and provide methodological assistance and control Grybauskaite said on January 4 Now we see a full lack of responsibility and knowledge about who should follow what criteria to make a decision to for example remove children from an abusive home environment January 4 saw Grybauskaite discuss the initiative with Health Minister Rimante Salaseviciute Social Security and Labor Minister Algimanta Pabedinskiene Interior Minister Saulius Skvernelis Police Commissioner General Linas Pernavas plus specialists from childrens rights and representatives of non governmental organisations 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

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  • Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov blasts "hysterical" Baltic states
    about this When commenting on widespread attitudes towards Russia in the Baltic states and other former communist bloc countries in Eastern Europe Lavrov continued When they were joining NATO the Americans coaxed us not to make a fuss They suggested they the Baltic states and other ex communist bloc countries had feared us since they became part of the Soviet Union not completely willingly and some concerns still remained We were told that when they were admitted to NATO that they would stop worrying They haven t Having become NATO members now they are behaving in an absolutely different way Lavrov continued On the contrary they take advantage of this membership to spring upon us and attack us with their unending rhetoric I think their hysterical position in relation to Russia is simply being used to portray the Crimean people s will as our aggressive aspiration so NATO can move towards our borders the Russian Foreign Minister concluded 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

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  • Estonian President marries Latvian cyber defence expert
    the ceremony was attended by a close circle of friends and had finished by 18 20 At the beginning of December 2015 it became public knowledge that Ilves who at the end of April divorced from ex wife Evelin Ilves got engaged to Latvian cyber defence expert Ieva Kupce in November Kupce is the head of the Latvian Defence Ministry s national cyber security policy coordination section She began her diplomatic career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1997 and continued her work in the field of foreign and security policy in different institutions focusing on the issues of security democracy and human rights Ilves said at the middle of December 2015 that should he and his Kupce marry before his term of office ends Kupce will give up the benefits related to her position including a monthly representation allowance secretary and an official car Comments Related Articles Concept of foreign policy has changed for Estonia Medieval ships uncovered beneath Tallinn building sites Go Rail ends Tallinn Moscow service for economic reasons Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Japan follows Estonia s lead with electronic ID cards Right wing parties launch 24 hour anti migrant rally Right wing parties launch 24 hour anti migrant rally in Tallinn The battle for the Estonian coastline 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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  • Lithuania to discuss removing children from unsafe homes
    Kedainiai district which took place on January 1 2016 During an altercation with his partner a man killed two of his four children a two year old boy and four month old girl by throwing them into a well He feels should any official government warnings regarding excessive alcohol consumption have no effect on the parents then the children should be taken away from them I think we already need a stricter position and if we see that children are malnourished and uncared for I think we first of all need to have a strict conversation with the parents Butkevicius told BNS on January 3 2016 If that doesn t help then the children must be taken away In light of the January 1 incident January 4 will see Butkevicius hold a meeting with Lithuania s Social Security and Labor Minister Algimanta Pabedinskiene and Alina Jakavoniene the head of the State Child Rights Protection and Adoption Service The meeting will also be attended by Interior Minister Saulius Skvernelis 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

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  • New Lithuanian armed forces brigade established in Klaipeda
    established in Klaipeda The Operational Planning and Control Centre of the Lithuanian Land Force HQ oversees the Zemaitija brigade s activities Lithuania s Defence Ministry added that two Lithuanian Land Force battalions the Lithuanian Grand Duke Butigeidis Dragoon Battalion and the Lithuanian Grand Duke Kestutis Mechanized Infantry Battalion will be also assigned to the Zemaitija brigade The brigade s public relations officer Captain Vaidas Bimbiris said that the number of troops in the brigade is around 1 500 The number is expected to rise with the creation of new units Two brigades within the Lithuanian Armed Forces will enable faster response to the threats that may emerge in the country Bimbiris told BNS Lithuania Among the heavier equipment used to arm the brigade will be SUVs in the Dragoon battalion and M113 personnel carriers in the Kestutis battalion Bimbiris added the Zemaitija brigade will also include two anti tank units fitted with Javelin arms systems 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

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