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  • Were There Any Differences Indeed?
    2015 presidential elections when UGF and Unity Bloc agreed to jointly support Raimonds Veyonis candidacy UGF thus having openly ignored the position of the long familiar National Alliance Once again Unity and UGF cheated the National Alliance representatives when they appointed their insider candidate Raimonds Bergmanis totally controlled by R Veyonis a new Defense Minister The differences became even more obvious following the Latvian government s decision to receive refugees when the National Alliance threatened to appeal to the country s Constitutional Court for its cancellation This triggered an immensely sharp reaction from Unity Bloc and a subsequent statement by its leader Solvita Aboltina that the National Alliance has repeatedly violated the coalition agreement and it is necessary to raise the issue on whether the government is able to operate in the current membership structure Everything appears to be quite logical and Unity Bloc seems to be really waging a principal battle against its political opponent if it hadn t been for parallel friendly feasts with irreconcilable enemies On the photo the friendly dinner party in October 2015 taken by Uzbekistan restaurant employee 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

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  • Latvia remembers Lacplesis Day
    the help of civilian volunteers win a fierce battle against combined Russian and German forces who were under the command of General Bermondt Avalov Russian and German forces had taken up arms against the newly founded Republic of Latvia and outnumbered their Latvian opponents Despite being poorly equipped in comparison to the Russian and German force the Latvian forces took advantage of the poor organisation of their opponents Addressing the nation on November 11 Latvia s president Rajmonds Vejonis said On Lacplesis Day we remember our soldiers all those who without thinking about their own reward and gain were ready to put their lives on the line for our state It is necessary to do everything to ensure that Latvia remains a free country and achieves prosperity he stressed 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

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  • Estonian Air files for bankruptcy
    interest which it could not do Margrethe Vestager EU Commissioner in charge of competition policy said Companies should compete based on a sustainable business model rather than relying on continued support by the State to stay in the market Estonian Air has repeatedly received public subsidies over the past five years but did not carry out the necessary restructuring to become viable as a business It would not be a good use of taxpayer money to keep Estonian Air in the market artificially nor would it be fair to competitors which have to compete without such support Estonian Air was set up 24 years ago on December 1 1991 as the state airline It helped the small newly independent nation reestablish ties with the west after the crumbling of the Soviet Union It carried around 500 000 people annually and employed about 200 staff members According to figures more than 135 million euros has been handed to the beleaguered company since 2009 by the Estonian government and it had not turned a profit since 2005 On November 9 when the Baltic Times visited Tallinn Airport Estonian Air posters advertising flights to Stockholm Milan Helsinki and Amsterdam was still hanging on the walls and adorning luggage trolleys The help desk was shuttered closed Banners for the Nordic Aviation Group which replaces the company had sprung up in their place The NAG has been set up as the new state airline using 40 million euros worth of funding The first flight departed at 6 50am on November 8 to Amsterdam It takes over routes to Amsterdam Brussels Copenhagen Stockholm Oslo Kiev Trondheim and Vilnius The company is brand new fully state funded and not the legal successor to Estonian Air Erik Sakkov board member of NAG said In the course of time we will develop a new brand of Estonian national airline based on Nordic Aviation We hope to present these plans during next summer ERR News reported that economy Minister Kristen Michal said one can argue for years about who is to blame Adding the Estonian state can appeal the European Commission s decision but this would not stop Estonian Air from halting all activities at least for now Ticket compensation will begin on December 11 and customers can already register for a refund via estonian air ee They have until February 8 2016 to do so On May 22 Lithuanian airline Air Lituanica also filed for bankruptcy under the then newly elected Vilnius mayor Remigijus Simasius Air Lituanica was set up by Simasius predecessor Arturas Zuokas in 2013 and owned by Vilnius Municipality Speaking exclusively to the Baltic Times Simasius said To keep it short the company Air Lituanica was generating heavy losses and they increased every year In 2015 the cost to keep the company afloat was almost 10 million euros per year That s around 1 million euros per month or 30 000 euros per day Comments Related Articles Concept of foreign policy has changed for Estonia Medieval

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  • Lithuanian Defence Minister attending NB8 conference in Sweden
    Nordic Baltic cooperation the strengthening of regional cooperation between NATO and NATO partners plus participation in international operations During the meeting Olekas will present proposals drafted by Lithuania and Sweden on the enhancement of Nordic Baltic security cooperation The proposals are designed to strengthen Nordic Baltic cooperation the sectors of hybrid warfare and cyber security They will also focus on joint exercises and operations updates and procurement of weaponry and participation in the Nordic Baltic Assistance Program which assists Georgia Ukraine and other nations On the sidelines of the ministerial meeting Olekas will hold a bilateral meeting with his Norwegian counterpart Ine Eriksen Soereide NB8 meetings are attended by defence ministers from Denmark Estonia Finland Latvia Lithuania Norway and Sweden and the Head of the Department of Defence of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland Meetings of the Northern Group also include defence heads of Germany the Netherlands Poland and the United Kingdom 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

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  • Latvian troops will not be dispatched to Syria
    fight against the Islamic State in the way of humanitarian assistance after the start of the warfare Latvia is currently considering various options for its contribution to the fight against the ISIS Bergmanis outlined this will not be any kind of combat related activity A United States led international coalition has set up the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve CJTF OIR to coordinate military efforts against ISIS Latvia is one of the 62 countries which have joined the coalition However only around 20 countries provide military support with 12 participating in the air strikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria So far Latvia s contribution to the coalition has been in the form of humanitarian aid The decision about participation of Latvian soldiers in Operation Inherent Resolve will be made on a political level However the Latvian Defence Ministry confirmed the number of troops that Latvia would contribute to the operation will be determined in the consultations with its allies The approval of the Latvian parliament is needed to approve the participation of units from the Latvian Army in international operations 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

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  • Duma Committee Chairman hits out at Baltic “Russophobia”
    are witnessing a highly important and in my opinion a very dangerous phenomenon Pushkov told the Duma on November 10 2015 Russophobia is turning from sentiments into a policy through a range of propaganda cliches and emotional outbursts as well as individual provocations like that of comparing Russia with the Third Reich It appears to be a systemic ideological foundation that governs the current policies of a number of countries in the Western alliance Russophobia has already become the state policy of the Baltic states and now Ukraine in the most blatant way he stressed and added it is absolutely impossible to deny this Pushkov also believes that hostile actions against Russia are already viewed in the capitals of these countries as a goal in itself 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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    Barry M Blechman the co founder of the Stimson Center think tank Moscow would not respond with military force were Sweden and Fi Read More Grybauskaite Lithuania can mediate in Middle East peace talks During a meeting on October 20 2015 Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite suggested to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas that Lithuania can Read More Grybauskaite Israel willing to help with Lithuanian security A meeting between Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took place on October 20 with Netanyahu Read More Latvian Prime Minister refugee benefit should not exceed 200 per month Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma believes that the social benefit paid to refugees should not exceed 200 euros a month a contra Read More Estonia and the Baltics consolidate their Westward march This past June the Obama administration announced it will deploy heavy weaponry M1 Abrams tanks Bradley fighting vehicles and howitzers Read More Estonian Health Minister proposes curb on alcohol advertising and Happy Hour ban Estonia s Minister of Health and Labour Jevgeni Ossinovski has decided to substantially curb alcohol advertising and is seeking opinions o Read More Maxima to receive compensation over Riga roof collapse On October 18 2015 Latvian current affairs TV programme De Facto reported the Maxima supermarket chain retailer will receive compensation fo Read More Previous 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 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

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  • Estonia to launch e-governance project with Georgia
    at the opening event of the project in Tbilisi on Monday Estonian Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand said Estonia has benefited a lot from the rapid implementation of e governance and e services E governance helped us to carry out reforms and turn Estonia into a democratic transparent and modern state ruled by law she said Georgia is already a country with developed information technology and I hope that the knowledge and experience shared by Estonian experts will help take e Georgia even further This is the first time for the e Governance Academy and through it the Estonian state is to be the leading partner in such a large project adviser to the twinning project Ivar Tallo said The e Governance Academy has experience in advising governments and officials in many countries but this project gives us the opportunity to lead the transfer of knowledge as a whole he said Building e state in Estonia has given us the unique experience that is valuable to developing societies which is what Georgia is today In 2005 2008 the academy helped Georgia equip its schools with computers as part of their Deer Leap program 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

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