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  • Grybauskaite meets with National Security and Defence Committee
    on November 25 to discuss ways of consolidating the army and state security The head of state and members of the National Security and Defence Committee will discuss ways of further consolidating the Armed Forces and state security According to a press release from Grybauskaite s office the meeting will raise the assurance of consistent defence funding proper preparation of the army reserve and recruits plus the modernization of military equipment The meeting will focus on the prevention of terrorism and ways of ensuring high quality crisis management and efficient control of the European Union s external border along with joint Lithuanian and European Union actions in order to handle the migration crisis 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 Baltic Sea region Read more Our news

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  • Lithuanian defence and National Security chairman blames Russia for Turkey incident
    had nothing left to do than to do what it had threatened to do From the situation we know they the pilots to blame for flying for refusing to answer inquiries and for ignoring the proposal to land It seems to me that the Turkish air defence did the right thing Meanwhile Lithuania s Defence Minister Juozas Olekas echoed Paulauskas comments by adding there was a certain background to the incident I see this as a very serious incident however there was a certain background to it Olekas told journalists in the Lithuanian parliament on November 24 Turkey had repeatedly warned Russia about its plans to defend its air space however there were more violations Turkey had also previous shot down a drone on October 16 As far as we know the bomber s pilots ignored the instructions of Turkish pilots who consequently took measures to defend their country s air space We have to wait and get the details Turkey will present its data at the council of NATO ambassadors and I expect a data exchange with Russia Olekas 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

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  • Lithuanian FoMin - downing of Russian plane "highly serious incident"; denies activation of NATO Article 4
    the Turkish border and as we see from reports from Turkey there have been repeated violations Furthermore Russian warplanes have been shot down and a drone was shot down just recently continued Linkevicius Turkey has stated it would defend its air space in the event of similar cases in the future it said it would shoot down the airplanes The diplomacy chief urged to wait for more details of the incident from both Russia and NATO following the North Atlantic Council meeting scheduled for later on on November 24 The minister noted that the consultations were initiated by Turkey to notify about the incident however Article 4 of the North Atlantic Treaty on threats to territorial integrity was not being activated According to the article the parties will consult together whenever in the opinion of any of them the territorial integrity political independence or security of any of the parties is threatened Blaming someone in advance would be too irresponsible however the situation is being escalated by Russia s air raids in the air space next to allied borders Earlier on November 24 Turkey shot down a Russian SU 24 warplane which Ankara said was flying in the Turkish air space Russia has confirmed the downing of the aircraft but has denied its presence in the Turkish air space On Oct 16 Turkish troops shot down a Russian drone in Turkish skies 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

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  • Lithuanian mission to NATO - downing of Russian warplane over Turkey "not unexpected"
    Treaty behind the convention of the North Atlantic Council later on Tuesday was still unknown Neliupsis dismissed the speculation made by the Estonian mission to NATO that Article 4 of the treaty would not be activated Only after the meeting we will be able to specify the support Turkey is asking for and its stance on the situation he added According to Article 4 of the North Atlantic Treaty the parties will consult together whenever in the opinion of any of them the territorial integrity political independence or security of any party is threatened On October 6 2015 Turkey initiated a meeting of the North Atlantic Council under Article 4 of the treaty after two Russian military aircraft violated Turkish airspace On October 16 Turkish troops shot down a Russian drone flying in its air space Earlier on Tuesday Turkey shot down the SU 24 warplane which Ankara said was flying in the Turkish air space Moscow confirmed the aircraft had been downed but denied its presence in Turkish airspace 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

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  • News search
    harbouring migrants TALLINN Last week six migrants were discovered in an Estonian truck driver s vehicle in the UK and now he might have to pay a large pecu Read More Estonian state ends search for new refugee center location TALLINN State owned social welfare services provider AS Hoolekandeteenused has suspended its search for a secondary center for asylum seekers Read More US soldiers experience racism outside barracks TALLINN The head of the Estonian Air Force took to social media last week to express his disappointment regarding US soldiers experiencing rac Read More Ten Estonian writers given state grants TALLINN Ten Estonian artists and writers will be given an annual salary for three years by the government under a new scheme to encourage the Read More Narva taxi drivers protest Estonian language requirements NARVA Taxi drivers in the eastern Estonian border town of Narva held a protest on Saturday against new regulations requiring them to learn a h Read More Eesti in brief The Savisaar Saga The removal of Tallinn Mayor Edgar Savisaar who is also chairman of the Center Par Read More Latvian government reaches for guns over health care RIGA Latvia s healthcare workers are on strike On Nov 3 hundreds were at the doors of the Saeima Latvia s parliament Read More Previous 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 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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  • Lithuanian MPs call for criminalisation of former Lithuanian Communist Party
    Kuodyte and Pobilas Urbsys a member of the Seimas non attached political group also signed the draft resolution The MPs believe that recognising the CPSU and the CPLSSR Communist Party of the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic as criminal organisations is fundamental in stepping up solidarity in the Lithuanian state s political and public life It is therefore proposed to declare that the Soviet Communist Party and its branch in Lithuania the Lithuanian Communist Party was a criminal organisation the organiser and executor of the genocide of Lithuania s people and responsible for the annihilation and deportation of Lithuania s residents as well as being the organisation responsible for other repressions The resolution also states that the CPLSSR played a major role by collaborating with the USSR on the annexation of Lithuania in 1940 and acted in support of the USSR during its occupation of Lithuanian between 1940 1991 The draft bill also states the CPLSSR worked against restoring Lithuania s independence 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

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  • Two Estonian-born Russians deny assisting ISIS
    who in 2013 left for Syria to fight with ISIS The prosecution said that from 2013 onwards Khalilov more than once asked acquaintances for money for Sazanakov knowing that the latter could use it to finance terrorism In Syria in October 2013 Khalilov gave Sazanakov at least 500 euros in cash In 2014 he asked Manko on Sazanakov s behalf to go to Latvia to raise funds to support the holy war According to the statement of charges Manko was aware of Sazanakov s ISIS membership He gave Khalilov 400 euros in cash for forwarding to Sazanakov in the fall of 2013 and another 200 euros later on In the second half of 2013 he attempted to transfer money to Sazanakov in Syria through Western Union but the transfer was not permitted for reasons independent of his will Pre trial investigation established that Manko visited Riga in February 2014 and solicited funds to support Sazanakov Considering how dangerous terrorism is Estonia must practice zero tolerance for supporting and financing it The information collected in pre trial investigation gives us enough grounds to accuse the men of knowing and deliberate supporting of terrorism said Laura Vaik the prosecutor in charge of the case 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

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  • Maxima supermarket collapse commemorated in Riga
    lost their lives saving people that had been buried under the rubble Two years after the disaster a fence still encloses the scene of the deadly accident and the future of an unfinished apartment house adjacent to the collapsed supermarket building remains unclear As a result a temporary memorial had been erected at the supermarket s former parking lot People kept coming to the scene of the accident throughout the day lighting candles and laying flowers A book about the tragic event Remember Zolitude was also published on the second anniversary of the store collapse disaster Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis who also attended the commemorative events in Zolitude on Saturday evening admitted that the tragedy still had not eradicated a careless attitude to work Much has been done in terms of legislation but in real life there is still too much irresponsibility the president said The tragedy in Zolitude showed that it was caused by the ignoring of laws carelessness on the part of the people in charge of managing the project supervising or carrying out the construction works and those who did not tell people to leave the premises when the alarm sounded In my opinion this carelessness towards work is still characteristic of us and it has to be overcome he continued 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

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