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  • World's tallest Scots pine tree found in Estonia
    the RMK the tree is 1 3 metres taller than the next tallest of its kind which is in Poland Recent research carried out by scientists from the Estonian University of Life Sciences shows the tree to be at least 214 years old Kaarel Tiganik of the RMK said the pine that was measured largely by chance at the end of 2015 by a group of researchers who were examining a spruce growing nearby When it came out that the spruce was the new Estonian record holder with a height of 48 6 meters scientists from the Estonian University of Life Sciences started to measure also the pines growing next to it he said Scientists say that the highest spruce of Estonia is at least 202 years old The Scots pine is Estonia s most common tree and is the only variety of pine growing in the country 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

    Original URL path: http://www.baltictimes.com/world_s_tallest_scots_pine_tree_found_in_estonia/ (2016-02-13)
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  • U.S. and British troops to take part in Estonian independence day parade
    all branches of the armed forces the National Defence College the Baltic Defence College the Guard Battalion the Staff and Signal Battalion the 1st and the 2nd infantry brigade the Support Command units of the Kaitseliit Defense League volunteer corps plus the cadets of the Academy of Security Sciences The U S contingent currently in Estonia will take part in the parade with some 70 personnel and four armoured carriers A platoon sized British unit and colour guards from Belgium Poland Latvia and Lithuania will also take part After the march members of the public will be able to take a closer look at the equipment of the Estonian army and its allies displayed at the parade The equipment to be displayed includes 155 millimeter and 122 millimeter howitzers ZU 23 2 anti aircraft guns the Mistral anti aircraft complex Milan and Javelin antitank systems 120 millimeter grenade launchers Sisu XA 188 and Stryker armored personnel carriers the Ground Master 403 mobile air surveillance radar and other combat support vehicles 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

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  • Roivas: only international community can solve Syrian conflict
    Turkey or Lebanon or have moved on to Europe said Roivas at the Syrian donors conference in London What is happening in Syria directly influences the security environment of Europe and Estonia including the migration topic he continued He added that by supporting Syrians in their home country and neighbouring countries the number of people fleeing would be reduced He stressed that it does not matter whether a person is from London Tallinn or Aleppo each human life is valuable no matter the nationality or ethnicity According to Roivas what is needed is a strategy that covers the whole region in order for refugees to return to their daily lives This means access to education for refugee children plus healthcare and job seeking possibilities A lasting solution to the refugee crisis is possible only if a solution is found for the Syrian civil war with support from the international community he added He affirmed that Estonia will keep providing development aid for Syria 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

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  • Estonia: U.S. Army plan shows Europe ready counter Russian aggression
    evening on February 2 2016 According to Terras the recent decision shows how important it is for the U S to support its eastern European allies The news which arrived today February 2 on the anniversary of the Tartu Peace Treaty shows that the U S which is the strongest ally of NATO as well as Estonia still dedicates itself to transatlantic relations and supports the independence of European countries Terras told the Aktuaalne Kaamera newscast The U S plan is underlined by the Kremlin s annexation of Crimea and invasion of east Ukraine in 2014 We shouldn t forget that Crimea is still annexed and declared part of Russia said Terras It is quietly starting to fade from memory but it is actually a result of aggressive behavior from Russia against its neighbors As a result its other neighbours do not feel safe Terras said According to Terras Russia has not yet planned a countermove to the U S plans 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

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  • Latvian LGBT group outraged over kiss as bus fare Valentine's Day initiative
    Mozaika making its statement the following day According to LSM LV Maija Lazdiņa the spokeswoman for RMS told TVNET that kisses will be accepted as payment only for heterosexual couple LSM went on to claim that Lazdina said the initiative is only meant to support relationships established as traditional Mozaika insists that the free rides are illegal due to discriminating people over their sexual orientation and gender referring to articles 8 and 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights The group also referred to Latvia s Consumer Protection Law saying that as there are more men than women in Latvia women are also ill treated with the free rides for couples initiative Examples like this when discrimination can be seen with the naked eye in the society are no longer to be ignored said the head of Mozaīka Kristīne Garina RMS is the sub contractor of the Rīgas Satiksme municipal public transportation company RMS has been servicing Riga s minibus routes since 2013 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

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  • Riga public transport to accept kiss as form of payment on Valentine's Day
    Riga The city s transport company Rigas Mikroautobusu Satiksme RMS which is responsible for a number of minibus routes in Riga will continue the tradition of accepting a kiss between couples as a way of paying a fare on February 14 RMS spokeswoman Maija Lazdina told LETA that heterosexual couples will be able to ride for free should they demonstrate their affection for each other by kissing in front of the minibus driver who will have to accept the kiss as valid payment This campaign is our gift to Rigans on the most romantic of festivals Valentine s Day said Vitalijs Komars Commercial Director of RMS Last year our campaign turned out to be very popular among passengers and nearly 800 couples seized the opportunity I hope that this year couples will be using our gift just as actively as last year 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

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  • New government for Latvia, Kucinskis is new P.M.
    continue wto ork in the government eight of them remaining in the previous posts The new government is formed by the previous coalition partners ZZS the Unity party and the National Alliance The new government will be headed by Maris Kucinskis ZZS and include the following ministers Deputy Prime Minister and Economics Minister Arvils Aseradens Unity Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis ZZS Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics Unity Finance Minister Dana Reizniece Ozola ZZS Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis Unity Education and Science Minister Karlis Sadurskis Unity Culture Minister Dace Melbarde National Alliance Welfare Minister Janis Reirs Unity Transport Minister Uldis Augulis ZZS Justice Minister Dzintars Rasnacs National Alliance Health Minister Guntis Belevics ZZS Environmental Protection and Regional Development Minister Kaspars Gerhards National Alliance Agriculture Minister Janis Duklavs ZZS On December 7 2015 Unity s Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma stepped down Shortly after Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis nominated Kucinskis as his candidate for the role of prime minister 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

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  • Straujuma admits biggest failure was lack of communication over refugees
    mistake as it started tackling the problem by firstly distributing the migrants across EU member states The outgoing premier believes strengthening the European Union s external border should have been the first job She also feels her government s communication with the public was not very successful either Straujuma believes however that the situation is gradually improving now as there are talks about the creation of a common border guard service and helping Turkey to curb the inflow of migrants She feels it is necessary to consider sending some migrants back to their countries of origin Straujuma is also confident that the EU will not adopt mandatory quotas for the refugees resettlement The first six asylum seekers arrived in Latvia from Greece last Friday under the EU s relocation program Latvia has agreed to take in 776 asylum seekers who need to be relocated from other EU member states over the next two years 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

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