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  • Butkevicius thanks Straujuma for bi-lateral cooperation between Lithuania and Latvia
    government would continue to focus on various projects with Lithuania I hope that after the new Latvian government is formed we will continue to focus on building a common market in the energy sector the initiative of protecting the external border plus security and the boosting of economic immunity in the face of today s challenges said Butkevicius According to the Lithuanian P M the governments of both countries shared highly constructive and close cooperation until now and the first joint meeting of the two Cabinets held in Rokiskis Lithuania earlier this year was one of the examples This brought our bilateral relations to a whole new level continued Butkevicius Our governments are cooperating in all areas including transport economy and culture Straujuma acted as Latvia s prime minister from 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

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  • Latvian Prime Minister Straujuma resigns
    the Council of the European Union and the country is in a good shape As evidence she pointed to a 3 3 percent rise in economic growth the wage increase and rising exports plus a 6 percent increase in investments The time has come to create a new government Straujuma said New ideas new input and new energy is needed to make further efforts on the basis of what has already been accomplished She thanked the ministers of her Cabinet for their work and said she was grateful to Latvia s former president Andris Berzins and his successor Raimonds Vejonis The latter was elected as the Latvian president this summer The outgoing prime minister also thanked the ruling coalition partners and lawmakers But the greatest thanks go to the voters who upon the expiry of the term of my first Cabinet gave me a chance to head the Latvian government for the second time When the new government is formed I will return to my seat in the parliament Straujuma said 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

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  • Russian-supported Ukrainian separatist stripped of Lithuanian residence permit
    the State Security Department he constitutes a threat to our national security said the SSD s spokesman Vytautas Makauskas Therefore the department has listed him as a persona non grata in Lithuania and turned to the Migration Department for the cancellation of his temporary residence permit in Lithuania Makauskas confirmed that the Migration Department had ruled to cancel the residence permit for Akopov but could not specify the date of the issue of the temporary residence permit He added Akopov adding had been issued the permit after participating in the war in Eastern Ukraine According to information available to the SSD Akopov organized an unlawful military group in the Donetsk district and was involved in the capture of administrative buildings The conflict between Ukraine s governmental forces and Russian supported separatists has been ongoing since April 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

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  • Latvian parliament grants 80 million euro loan to airBaltic
    chairman of the parliamentary committee said At the committee meeting six MPs of the ruling coalition voted in favor of the decision but two opposition lawmakers were against and one abstained Sadurskis said that finding a strategic investor for airBaltic and the possibility of listing the airline s shares on the stock exchange had also been discussed Martin Gauss CEO of Airbaltic said after the meeting that he was pleased with the decision of the parliamentary committee and hoped that the Latvian parliament would also adopt a positive decision on the loan to the airline at the plenary meeting on December 3 He said the decisions about further renewal of the airBaltic fleet would be made after the financial injections but the company would not be buying any Sukhoi Superjet The Latvian government at an extraordinary meeting on November 19 decided to authorize the Transport Ministry to sign the shareholder agreement with the financial investor for the national airline airBaltic provided that the parliament approved a Treasury loan to the airline and its subsequent capitalization On November 3 the Latvian government approved the investor for airBaltic German businessman Ralf Dieter Montag Girmes who is ready to invest 52 million euros in the company while the Latvian government would be expected to contribute 80 million euros planned in the form of a loan to the national airline from theTreasury which would be capitalized afterwards A company founded by the investor in Latvia will acquire a 20 percent stake in airBaltic and that the government will have the right to buy out these shares when the strategic investor in attracted airBaltic established in 1995 serves about 60 direct destinations from Riga The Latvian state owns 99 8 percent of airBaltic shares Comments Related Articles Lithuania will host innovation experts and creators from

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  • Latvian President: Russia using Syria to divert attention from Ukraine
    for Russia to divert international attention from its involvement in Ukraine Vejonis comments came in an interview with the Latvian LNT channel on December 3 The Latvian President said that at the time when Russia s efforts in Eastern Ukraine began to dwindle the Kremlin began to use the situation in Syria to improve its domestic reputation and withdrawing international attention from Ukraine At the same time Vejonis said Latvia is still keeping Ukraine high on its international agenda and will keep doing that The president said Russia s interest in the Baltic region has not changed and it can be seen in its distribution of information and the frequent flights of Russia s planes over the Baltic Sea 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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  • Latvia’s Crocodile Harry: Inspiration for Hollywood
    to the sculpture Blumentals was known to a chameleon character adapting quickly to his new environment and the difference between the two environments could hardly be more pronounced Moving from Latvia s boreal forests to Australia s dusty outback could not have been easy And culturally the change required for Blumental must have been enormous Setting off to Australia was a path taken by many Latvians in the years after World War Two but hunting crocodiles in the outback means that all too often you re on your own Even his name provided difficulties Arvids was a hard name for Australians to pronounce So he changed it to Harry 10 000 crocs Blumenthals larger than life adventurous story may seem like a good piece of bush folklore particularly to Australians But whether real or just perhaps made up his exploits have appeared in newspaper articles and magazines across the world Numerous documentary films they say as many as 30 and countless TV features have been made about Blumenthal s colourful life Crocodile Harry allegedly killed a whopping 10 000 crocodiles over a 13 year period while in Australia Blumenthal also caught smaller crocodiles which were up to two metres in length with only his bare hands Hollywood star It has been noted that Blumenthal may have been the prototype to the 1986 Hollywood comedy film Crocodile Dundee But this gets you into controversial waters as it has been widely disputed The film was set in the Australian Outback and starred the Australian actor Paul Hogan in the lead role of the weathered Mick Dundee a crocodile hunter Crocodile hunting was banned in Australia in 1968 which saw Blumentals settling in opal town of Coober Pedy in the state of South Australia A town considered the opal mining capital of the world In Coober Pedy an anglicised version of the Aboriginal words kupa piti meaning white man in a hole the former Latvian Crocodile Hunter tried his hand at opal mining and was to rapidly achieve legendary status with his exploits It was in Coober Pedy that he excavated his extravagant and bizarre underground dugout a home typical of Coober Pedy which was to become one of the town s most prominent and popular tourist attractions It was proposed for heritage listing in 2007 Known as the Crocodile Nest Blumenthals dugout constructed in an underground cave carved out of a hillside is situated 5 kilometres from the town s centre near the Four Mile Opal Field Blumentals directed all his creative energy into his dugout which featured tribal graffiti covered walls festooned with women s under garments and signatures of over 1 000 virgins scrawled on the walls by female visitors who stayed in his dugout It is also adorned with weird sculptures created by Blumentals own hands His clutter filled residence was featured in the 1985 Australian post apocalyptic action adventure film Mad Max 3 Beyond Thunderdome which starred Mel Gibson and Tina Turner Near the entrance of the dugout

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  • Overcoming Europe’s twin growth challenges
    that growth can be sustained far into the future Fiscal and monetary stimulus may have been appropriate at the peak of the crisis but they will do little to address the biggest threat to the continent s long term prospects a toxic twosome of weak demographics and low investment Even assuming a steady inflow of immigrants the combined workforces of the 28 European Union countries are projected to shrink by 12 million to 16 million people over the nex 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 Rhetoric at the Riga Conference what we talk about when we talk about war with Russia What refugees are running from What changes lie in store for Poland Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles The phantom of separatism in Latgale EDITORIAL The Baltic Security Question Baltics 2015 The long march to Paris 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 news analysis and commentaries provide readers

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    security after Paris attacks Lithuania has upgraded security measures after the Paris terror attacks and is considering reintroduction of checks of persons coming from Europ Read More Grybauskaite pays tribute to victims of Paris terror attack November 16 2015 saw Lithuania s President Dalia Grybauskaite travel to Paris to attend the Leaders Forum of the United Nations Educa Read More Estonian MP Paris attacks a declaration of war on Europe According to Marko Mihkelson Estonia s chairman of the parliamentary national defence committee the terrorist attack in Paris on Novembe Read More Lithuania to introduce counter fee to Russian levy on lorries With Russia set to introduce a levy on heavy vehicles from Lithuania for using its roads Lithuania s authorities are planning a counter cha Read More Lithuania refuses Belarus use of Krunonis Pumped Storage Plant Lithuania will not allow Belarus which is building a nuclear power facility close to the Lithuanian Belarusian border to use its Kruonis Pumpe Read More Kremlin blasts Baltic States over massive human rights violations Thursday November 12 2015 saw Sergei Naryshkin the Speaker of Russian State Duma s lower house lash out at the Baltic States over what Read More Lithuania to host 2015 Baltic Trail electronic music gathering For the first time in the event s history the Baltic Trail electronic music g Read More Previous 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 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

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