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  • Lithuania to welcome first refugees on December 15
    Tuesday December 15 Lithuania s Interior Vice Minister Elvinas Jankevicius earlier told journalists that the family of four would be relocated from Greece He added no more refugees would come to Lithuania in 2015 According to Jankevicius the young Muslim family will arrive via aircraft The father attended a management school and has experience of working in management and construction areas while the mother has not worked at all The family speak English Lithuanian migration and special service officers met with them in Greece last week The family arrived in Europe earlier this year Lithuania has pledged to take in 1 105 refugees from Syria Iraq and Eritrea by 2017 Refugees will be relocated from Italy and Greece Both countries are facing a major refugee inflow 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

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  • More than half of Latvians and Estonians satisfied with their wages
    and 33 percent are happy about their future pensions In Latvia respondents have shown more optimism than the rest of the world on average 53 percent of the polled Latvians reported they are satisfied with their wages and 46 percent have no complaints about healthcare related social guarantees Meanwhile Latvians are less happy about their pension plans with 31 percent voicing satisfaction with them Satisfaction about savings plans is even lower in Latvia at 24 percent In Europe 42 percent of the respondents in Europe were satisfied with their ages as a whole with 46 percent in Lithuania and 53 percent in Estonia The Nielsen poll also shows that people want to spend more time in the same job as they grow older In the age group of 21 34 year olds only 16 percent of respondents would want to work in the same job for more than 10 years and 41 percent would want to change careers every two years In Latvia 30 percent of respondents in all age groups said they would be ready to stay in one job for 3 5 years According to the survey this is slightly more than in other European countries 20 pct in the EU In Latvia 19 percent spend 6 10 years in one job and 15 percent less than two years Comments Related Articles Lithuania will host innovation experts and creators from around the globe Transport Ministry Sacks Chairman of Latvian Railways Office launch party of Latvian Asian Chamber of commerce Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Goliath Wind signs 100 million euro deal in India Estonia Merko signs contract on construction of Tallinn tram line extension Russian Roulette the shot of vodka heard round the world Estonia was Europe

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    amid continuous geopolitical tensions How can the three Baltic States of Estonia Latvia and Read More Lithuania worries about environmental impact of Belarus building nuclear power plant by border VILNIUS Lithuania expects to receive in the near future explanations from Belarus as to the Astravyets nuclear power plant under constru Read More Lietuva in brief Booze clampdown Lithuania s Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius has called for the enforcing Read More Latvija in brief AirBaltic s saviour With Estonia Air and Air Lituanica both going bust in a matter of months Read More Schools wary of government refugee plan RIGA As the refugee crisis continues school teachers are getting worried about how they are expected to handle the intake of refugees i Read More Estonian PM high price is best alcohol policy TALLINN According to Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas the best way to fight against the overconsumption of alcohol is to implement a Read More Eesti in brief Border treaty looms The Riigikogu Estonia s parliament has announced that a bill to ratify a Read More Pirates free Lithuanian sailors VILNIUS Pirates have released two Lithuanian sailors abducted off the coast of Nigeria in mid October Government Vice Chancellor Rimant Read More Previous 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 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 a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic

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  • Grybauskaite - electricity can no longer be used to blackmail Lithuania
    and economic security and independence Grybauskaite said Therefore the opening of the links to Sweden and Poland which follows the launch of the LNG terminal in Klaipeda in December last year is undoubtedly a strategic achievement not only for us but for the whole of Europe as well According to Grybauskaite with the Baltic countries being linked to Scandinavia and Western Europe via power interconnections no one will be able to use electricity as a tool of political pressure This means that not only gas but also electricity will no longer be used to influence the development of our state and to buy our politicians and our public she continued I am both proud and happy that we are stronger and have laid a very solid foundation for economic growth The LitPol Link was opened in a ceremony in Vilnius on Monday afternoon The 370 million euro 500 megawatt LitPol Link is the first electricity link between the technologically different grids of Lithuania and Western Europe Its construction was financed by the European Union Lithuania s power grid operators Litgrid and its Polish counterpart PSE The 550 million euro 453 kilometer NordBalt connection is the first electricity interconnection between Lithuania and Scandinavia It links together the infrastructure around the Baltic Sea countries It will increase the Baltic countries capacity to import Scandinavian electricity by 70 percent 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

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  • Russian naval ship tried to halt NordBalt power cable between Lithuania and Sweden
    by Russia Masiulis told LRT television I can say today that a Russian naval ship hindered construction as many as four times The cable laying ship was asked to leave the site Sweden and I protested After these protests they the Russians retreated and allowed the work to proceed The minister said that only one or two such incidents had been made public Monday December 14 will see Lithuania implement its power links with Sweden and Poland in a solemn symbolic ceremony in Vilnius Both power interconnections have been completed and the testing is now underway The testing of the LitPol Link interconnection with Poland is expected to be completed by the end of December The testing of the undersea cable to Sweden which has been suspended due to a fire is planned to resume in January 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 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

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  • Linkevicius to attend UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine
    Initiated by Lithuania the meeting will address the implementation of the Minsk accords and the human rights situation in the occupied territories of Ukraine the Foreign Ministry said Today particular concern is raised over the ongoing violence and the erosion of human rights in eastern Ukraine and in illegally annexed Crimea read a press release distributed by the ministry Lithuania constantly calls for the stopping of external aggression in eastern Ukraine the implementation of the Minsk agreements and the ending of grave violations of human rights in the occupied territories of Ukraine Lithuania also calls for the restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine Lithuania s membership in the UN Security Council will end on December 31 The country became a council member in January 2014 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

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  • Pentagon fears Moscow could block access to Baltic Sea
    Hodges said For exercises in Kaliningrad Moscow has deployed the mobile short range Iskander ballistic missile We have seen them do exercises simulating a nuclear strike They don t say grey land and silver land or red land or stuff like that They say NATO is the adversary when they do their exercises they re pretty blunt about that Hodges said Russia has not conducted a full scale drill to specifically block access to the Baltic Sea I haven t seen an exercise that looked like a complete rehearsal for that he continued He added they ve done lots of the components that would be required to do those various things with their air sea and land forces Earlier this year Russia warned Denmark that Danish ships could become nuclear targets if its government were to take part in a NATO missile defence project Hodges called the threats an irresponsible use of the nuclear word You can understand why our allies on the eastern flank of NATO particularly in the Baltic region are nervous and are uneasy Tucked between Poland and Lithuania Kaliningrad is a strategic outpost for the Russian navy The Russian air force also has a presence there By blocking access into the Baltic Sea Russia could prevent NATO forces from reaching its Baltic allies of Estonia Latvia and Lithuania in the case of war Since Russia s invasion of Ukraine in 2014 American forces have spent more time in Eastern Europe training with NATO allies Hodges stated the exercises are expected to continue over the coming years 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

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  • Baltic Prime Ministers to meet in Vilnius
    Ministers of the three Baltic states will meet in Vilnius on December 14 The announcement was made by the Latvian prime minister s spokeswoman Aiva Rozenberga The meeting in Vilnius will see the Baltic PMs discuss energy transport the Eastern Partnership policy and security policy The will also cover preparations for the NATO summit in Warsaw in summer 2016 strategic communication and the European Union agenda The meeting will be followed by a joint news conference of the Latvian Lithuanian and Estonian heads of government Latvia will be represented by the outgoing PM Laimdota Straujuma who announced her resignation on Monday Meanwhile Lithuania and Estonia will be represented by incumebent PMs Algirdas Butkevicius and Taavi Roivas respectively 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 area of the Baltic Sea region

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