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  • Lithuania not expecting changes in Belarus
    see whether the sanctions will remain unchanged or whether they will be different she added Parliamentary opposition leader Andrius Kubilius of the conservatives noted that Lukashenko who had initially flirted with the West again stated he would forge closer ties Russia after the election Kubilius said the processes in Belarus required close attention We shouldn t be naive we should continue keeping a close eye on the actions of the Belarusian administration and act accordingly he told BNS on October 12 We want Belarus to eventually move towards creating a European country however the changes are difficult to spot for now Social Democrat Gediminas Kirkilas the chairman of the parliamentary European Affairs Committee said Belarus should seek relations with the European Union Belarus is currently in great need of the support and credit from the International Monetary Fund and it looks like it will try to somewhat liberalise the image of its regime and seek contacts with the West he commented Meanwhile political scientist Vytis Jurkonis said the opposition had given in early in the elections which were yet another big farce He said the intentions to lift the sanctions for the regime were a mistake noting that Minsk had not implemented the EU requirement to rehabilitate political prisoners Belarus was the Kremlin s ally and partner and this has not changed Jurkonis told BNS There is no step in the direction of Western standards and values That illusion collapsed a long time ago Jurkonis is a lecturer at the Vilnius University s institute of International Relations and Political Science 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

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  • Kremlin responds to deployment of UK troops in Baltics and Poland
    the region s stability At the same time it s necessary to hear and understand the motives behind these steps To underline its readiness as a NATO member and defend its allies in light of increased Kremlin aggression the UK will ensure a regular presence of a company size military personnel in the Baltics the British Embassy in Riga said The units deployed to the Baltics will consist of about 100 soldiers but their make up as well as the place and time of the deployment have yet to be agreed The embassy s representatives indicated at the same time that although the UK will ensure a regular presence of its forces in the Baltic States setting up permanent military bases is not being discussed According to UK Defence Secretary the planned deployment of the British troops in the Baltic States and Poland will be further reassurance for our allies on the eastern flank of NATO for the Baltic states and for Poland 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

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  • Great Britain to deploy long-term troops to Baltic States
    the Baltic countries on a regular rotation basis UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon is expected to announce the plan during a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels This is further reassurance for our allies on the eastern flank of NATO for the Baltic states and for Poland Fallon told journalists in Brussels ahead of a meeting of NATO defense ministers That is part of our policy of more persistent presence of the eastern side of NATO to respond to any further Russian provocation and aggression American rotating company size contingents are now deployed in Lithuania Latvia Estonia and Poland Other NATO also started sending more troops to the region after Kremlin s annexation of Crimea in March 2014 However they do so irregularly The Baltic states want allies to deploy their troops on a regular basis based on a pre agreed schedule 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

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  • News search
    has most negative attitude towards refugees in EU According to Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics Latvia has the most negative attitude towards refugees in the whole European Union Read More Lithuania supports Georgia s NATO aspirations Speaking during a press conference Vilnius Georgian Defence Minister Tinatin Khidashel said Georgia deserves NATO membership because of its ref Read More European Parliament calls for sanctions on Kohver abductors On 10 September 2015 the European Parliament called on the European Union to implement sanctions against the Rus Read More President Grybauskaite to visit refugee family On September 10 2015 Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite and Vilnius Archbishop Gintaras Grusas met a refugee family from Iraq Read More Lithuania experiences dramatic decline in Russian tourists According to the Russian Union of Tourism RUT Lithuania has experienced the most drastic decrease of the number of visitors from Russia Read More Israel and Lithuania to begin dialogue on gas supply According to Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius Lithuania could begin talks with Israel regarding the import of Liquified Natural G Read More Refugee quota too small to affect Latvia s job market According to the head of Latvia s State Employment Agency Inese Kalvane should the country s quota of approximately 700 refugees b Read More Previous 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 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

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  • Lithuanian Political Scientist questions Lukashenko's veto of Russian air base
    within its borders does not mean it will not go ahead According to Jonavicius the decision to veto the construction of the airbase is a sign of Belarusian president Aleksandr Lukashenko balancing between Russia and the West It s a sign of what he has been constantly doing said Jonavicius The balancing policy He s looking at the general picture and searching for balance between the West and Russia He is only thinking about himself and he is neither making society safer nor more democratic Jonavicius believes the refusal to build the Russian air base is a sign of Lukashenko searching for negotiation measures with the West and Russia This does not mean that the base will not be there he added 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

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  • The Latvian refugee crisis as observed by a concerned citizen
    who will take our jobs destroy our culture and invade our living rooms Unfortunately they are succeeding A fear of the unknown seems to have taken hold of the nation The opinion that refugees threaten our culture is absurd for our culture managed to stumble through the Soviet Union with little damage some even believe it thrived under Russian oppression With that in mind and hopefully knowing that these refugees do not compare to a political superpower why are they looked upon as a presenting a similar if not greater threat to our nation Unless we conclude that discussions of this nature divide the nation no other significant changes to our culture should result from taking in less than a thousand newcomers The issue of integration was a concern long before the refugee crisis in Europe started The fact that we have failed to properly integrate many of our Russian speaking population has had many unpleasant consequences The commonly proposed explanation for the lack of success in these matters is the deep rooted conflict between our two nations and our history of occupation But if the refugees are not successfully integrated into our community what can be put forward as a reason apart from abject racism and hypocrisy At a time when Latvia s greatest pain is losing people why are we refusing to take in people We have countless empty housing complexes and a demand for qualified workers And despite the widespread conception that we are going to receive savages straight out of the jungle it is not factually so In fact many if not all of the statements coming from anti refugee activists are based on neither fact nor common sense but are instead merely a way of saying I just don t wanna We can blame the

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  • Returning to a Baltic cultural grid
    reasons of geopolitics that Russia is an exception to this but even Russia has recently built a second Nord Stream pipeline across the Baltic And if we look at energy cooperation across the Baltic between EU member states we can see clear signs that this interconnectedness is only going to increase By the end of this year a submarine power cable catchily called NordBalt will link up the Nordic electricity market with that of the three Baltic States Regiona 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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  • Life After Schengen
    eliminating border free travel be such a bad thing In short no Of course the idea of abolishing borders within Europe holds great symbolic importance an 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

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