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  • Lithuania will not join anti-ISIS pact with Russia
    IS coalition with Moscow until it stops its aggression in Ukraine and George Lithuania will not join any new coalition where Russia is involved or wants to be involved she told journalists in the western Lithuania resort of Palanga after meeting with Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Latvian President Rajmonds Vejonis The Lithuanian president underlined that Russia still occupies the territory of one country and is carrying out direct military actions in another even two countries Georgia and Ukraine French President Francois Hollande plans to meet U S President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the fight against Islamic State Calls for unity against Islamic State stepped up after the recent terror attacks in Paris wgere 129 people were killed 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

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  • Baltic Leaders call on world to not forget Ukraine in wake of Paris attacks
    Vejonis said that it is our common task to keep the issue of Ukraine high on the EU agenda until the full resolution of the Minsk agreements I think it is very important not to forget Ukraine At present everybody is just talking about refugees and terrorism but Ukraine is still a hot topic The position was also echoed during the Vilnius meeting of the speakers of the three Baltic states New geopolitical challenges and acts of terror shift the focus from the key agenda of the Baltic states we have worked together on for so many years said Lithuanian Parliamentary Speaker Loreta Grauziniene It includes the Eastern Partnership program We the three speakers believe that our duty is to further keep this direction and not to let even the most difficult events overshadow the Eastern Partnership program We don t have the moral right to leave the Ukrainian people who are fighting for the democratic path to the European family alone in this difficult situation she added Her Latvian counterpart Inara Murniece thanked her Baltic counterparts for their unity on the Ukrainian issue I would like to thank my colleagues for their joint position on Ukraine she said We believe that the Ukrainian issue is very much related to security Speaking about events in Ukraine we cannot allow even these tragic events taking place globally to overshadow the Ukrainian crisis Therefore the speakers of the Baltic and Nordic parliaments will go to Ukraine and meet with Ukraine s top officials she continued If some kind of new problem arises then sometimes the old ones are forgotten by the media you don t see them in the news and somehow people forget that these problems exist said Eiki Nestor the president of Estonia s parliament Even now after the tragedy

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  • Lithuania votes to "destroy" Islamic State "safe haven"
    acts its continued gross systematic and widespread attacks directed against civilians abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law including those driven on religious or ethnic ground its eradication of cultural heritage and trafficking of cultural property ISIL constitutes a global and unprecedented threat to international peace and security It also called on member states to step up the efforts to block the flow of foreign fighters going to Syria and Iraq They also condemned the attacks that took place in Tunisia Turkey and Lebanon and the downing of the Russian plane in Egypt A statement released by Lithuania s permanent representative to the UN Raimonda Murmokaite said she welcomed the unanimous adoption of this resolution In a letter to the leader of the Security Council she said We shall not live in fear was the proud and heart rending response of Parisians in the midst of last week s tragedy And indeed we cannot we must not live in to fear but act with the full force of conviction against the evil that Dae sh represents She went on to say The evolving nature and intensity of the threat of terrorism and violent extremism put existing counter terroism measure to unprecedented test While primitively barbaric and brutal today s terrorists are outpacing and out high teching us We find ourselves increasingly running against and behind time There can therefore be no room for complacency or business as usual in our responses China Russia France the United Kingdom and the USA are the five permanent members of the Security Council While Angola Chad Chile Jordan Lithuania Malaysia New Zealand Nigeria Spain and Venezuela make up the 10 non permanent members Comments Related Articles Linkevicius to replace Grybauskaite at London conference Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Russia waging hybrid warfare on

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  • Alcohol control policy: are Baltic countries turning Nordic?
    analysis on how the editorial of Eesti Paevaleht Daily belonging to Ekspress Group is used to stifle healthy discussion And according to the Estonian Alcohol Yearbook 82 per cent of Estonians support restrictions on alcohol advertising Nijole Gostautaite Midttun What is the situation and newest developments in alcohol control policy in Lithuania Over the course of the past several years there was a large number of proposals regarding alcohol control measures of varying value some similar to the current Estonian proposal All these are trapped at different stages of legislative process The situation in Lithuania continues to be complicated On one hand we have a relatively comprehensive Alcohol Control Law which for now is too weak to significantly lower consumption The result is high availability and affordability of alcohol low protection of children from manipulative and pervasive advertising and enormous industry leverage towards politicians Besides small positive developments the overall picture is quite bleak Lithuanian population is decreasing while alcohol consumption stabilized at a breathtaking 15 litres of pure alcohol per capita Is there political reaction to such a bleak situation The political response to the situation is shamefully vulture like Instead of consistent strengthening of evidence based alcohol control measures proposed by civil society and scientists politicians are racing for attention by introducing a number of meaningless control amendments yet continuing the practice of revoking adopted legal acts in Lithuania Just as in 2011 with revoking of alcohol advertising ban just now there was an unsuccessful attempt to revoke ban on alcohol sales in petrol stations with less than eight weeks before it comes into effect Last week the Parliamentary committee on Economics supported the proposal to revoke the ban pressure from alcohol lobbyists was severe However Nov 10 eventually the Parliament voted to uphold the ban This required intense NGO involvement in debate presence in the committees mobilizing local and international networks civil society politicians and presence during actual voting This time civil society was able to protect public health interest In Estonia there seems to be varied response from business and media towards stricter alcohol control some supportive some adverse What is the situation in Lithuania So far delusional self interest at the cost of overall society seems to be the common denominator of anti control lobby The arguments employed would be funny if not in full seriousness repeated by politicians with special interests They claim that petrol stations will not be able to make money will have to close and fire people old ladies in the villages will die in droves since they will be forced to buy moonshine In contrast most of the young and old ladies in Lithuania are killed by men drunk with cheap and available alcohol There are also articles in media casting doubt about the levels of harm and consumption Yet small differences seem to be appearing in the way the alcohol issue is reported in internet channels but they do not constitute a trend yet They might signal a separation

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  • We are at war
    dangerous not to admit it And to win will require clarity unity and firmness Clarity of analysis is what we now need the most We barely know our 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

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  • News search
    ban public display of tobacco alcohol and pay day loan ads November 4 2015 saw Tallinn Municipality approve a bill which will see the public advertisements of alcohol tobacco and pay day loans banned Read More Audi featuring Soviet symbols banned from entering Lithuania Lithuanian border guards have refused entry to a Russian citizen whose Audi Q7 featured Soviet symbols The State Bord Read More Grybauskaite calls for increased NATO deterrence in Baltic region Wednesday November 4 2015 will see Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite attend the Central European Summit in the Romanian capital of Bucha Read More Vejonis to attend NATO summit in Bucharest On November 4 2015 Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis will participate in the NATO Central and Eastern European Regional Summit in Bucharest Read More LITPOLUKRBRIG to hold first joint military training exercises in February 2016 The joint Lithuanian Polish and Ukrainian military brigade LITPOLUKRBRIG will hold its first training operation in February 2016 Read More Lithuania extends condolences to Russia over air disaster Monday November 2 2015 saw Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius sign a book of condolences at the Russian Embassy in Vilnius over th Read More Latvian and British Prime Ministers meet in Reykjavik On October 29 2015 Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma on Thursday met with British Prime Minister Davis Cameron in Reykjavik Iceland Read More Previous 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 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

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  • Frozen in time and amber: Liepaja’s concert hall
    Lakstigala Lakstigala who made a brilliant debut with the orchestra in Jan 2010 and was awarded the Latvian Great Music Award in 2010 conducted Beethoven s Ninth from memory The dynamic and confident performance was characterised by unflagging energy and piercing concentration an impressive feat demonstrating his deep knowledge of Beethoven s score The choir was led by the State Choir Latvija and supplemented by the Kamer Youth Choir and two regional choirs Intis and Ventspils Liepaja is the third largest city in Latvia and the Great Amber Concert Hall now joins the Cesis Concert Hall and Rezekne Concert Hall as Latvian concert halls offering patrons a superb aural experience although Riga currently lacks one Eriks Esenvalds tweeted twice about the hall remarking on the wonderful acoustics it offered as well as sharing his enthusiasm about the historical moment The Great Amber looks magical indeed Liepajasymphony should be very proud and happy The acoustics beautiful The opening concert of the Great Amber Concert Hall tonight was very special and emotional EVENT The Great Amber is an impressive size eight storeys high and with a total area of 14 126 square metres It features three separate performance spaces the Great Hall which seats 1 010 the Chamber Hall which seats 200 and the Experimental Stage which seats 150 The architecture of the hall designed by the Austrian architect Volker Giencke is inspired by amber the symbol of Liepaja and the Baltic Sea as well as the concert hall s function as a cultural and arts centre The hall s architecture is a portrait of music frozen in time and in amber Giencke is a founding member of the Graz School of Architecture and has achieved worldwide fame as the Genius of Graz The Great Amber Hall will serve as the residence

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  • IT businessman: Estonia’s e-governance development lagging behind
    last decade But the well known IT businessman Andrei Korobeinik thinks otherwise Many countries have in recent years overtaken Estonia in the development of e governance he says Our chief problem undoubtedly is that the size of the country prevents investment on the same scale as for instance the United States Korobeinik told the daily Postimees He said by way of illustration that an e service used by 300 million people costs on 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 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 s biggest exporter of wooden houses in 2014 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

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