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  • Latvia, Lithuania among 19 EU members banning GMOs
    restrictions or a ban on GMO in their territory and opt out of the new EU wide legislation on genetically modified crops Genetically modified organisms have been totally banned in Austria Bulgaria Denmark France Croatia Cyprus Greece Hungary Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta the Netherlands Poland Slovenia and Germany Belgium has opted to keep the Wallonia region GMO free and the UK has banned genetically modified crops in Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland The EU had already cleared over 70 genetically modified products including human food animal feed and cut flowers A genetically modified organism GMO is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques Soy and corn are the most commonplace genetically modified crops but growing genetically modified rice and canola has also become quite widespread in the world Current EU legislation only allowed for growing one particular type of genetically modified corn 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

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  • Estonia: EKRE wants referendum on immigration
    to get immigration and refugee policy under the control of the people The nationalist opposition party which is the smallest political force in the Estonian parliament maintains that immigration into Estonia must not surpass the present level EKRE told BNS on Tuesday they expect to collect a record number of signatures to the petition that is to be presented to the Riigikogu board At the end of the signature collecting ca 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 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 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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  • Farmers picket Estonian government
    over Estonia took to the streets to protest a lack of government aid to their struggling industry Vehicles more commonly accustomed to being in the fields were driven through Tallinn before being parked outside the salmon pink House of Parliament at Toompea Once there irate farmers from the dairy and pork sectors petitioned the government to help protect their industry with around 22 million euros in funding after 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 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 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

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  • News search
    Europe for contemporary art opens in Vilnius on Sept 4 This year Read More A herdsman of millions An interview with Palanga s chief lifeguard The choppy treacherous Baltic Sea is always on the prowl for its next victim but Jonas Piroznikas the veteran chief of lifeguard services in Read More Scalpel needed for structural reforms in Latvia RIGA In keen competition with quantitative stimulation in Latvia we call it the Expanded Asset Purchase Programme or EAPP the Read More Latvian wind company aims to radically change energy market We have a massive massive problem If we want the next generation to have any chance it is non negotiable we must completely shut down Read More Lithuanian court freezes assets of Lithuania s richest man VILNIUS TALLINN Estonian business daily Aripaev has reported a court in Lithuania has frozen part of the assets of Nerijus Numavicius as a t Read More Start ups in Estonia should society fear or embrace them PAIDE Estonia has long dedicated itself to building a reputation as a haven for all things tech encapsulated by the witty if tongue twisting Read More Ex Mayor blasts Mayor for airline bankruptcy Ex Vilnius Mayor Arturas Zuokas may have had a long and peaceful holiday in the Mediterranean this summer but his relaxing time with boats and Read More Previous 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 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

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  • New Russian channel ETV+ most popular with ethnic Estonians
    are totally different namely that ETV is an initiative that is written about by media outlets all over the world and spoken about by diplomats in all of Europe This is not a whim or an adventure this is a very strong message and an act of good will which makes all of ERR stronger Ruussaar told BNS The most popular program of ETV during the first week was the entertainment program Your Evening watched by 125 000 viewers The other two programs in the top three were the morning program Coffee with 67 000 viewers and the evening news with 48 000 viewers ERR has pointed out that many people watch the new TV channel online The website of ETV attracted more than 31 000 visitors last week ETV first went on the air on the morning of Sept 28 The TNS Emor survey covered the period from Sept 28 to Oct 4 The new Russian TV channel of the public broadcaster ERR ETV was watched by more than 119 000 people on its first day of broadcasting on Monday Head of the media studies department of ERR Andres Joesaar told BNS that TV measurers of TNS Emor showed that more than 119 000 people watched the first broadcasting day of ETV It is a very decent and gratifying number Joesaar said Member of the management board of ERR Ainar Ruussaar told BNS that feedback to the new channel has so far been positive and they had no technical failures All ETV shows are also translated into Estonian 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

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  • Diminishing booze cruise Finnish tourists took home 11 percent less alcohol on ships coming from Estonia and Sweden in September than in the same month a year ago, the daily Iltasanomat reports. The biggest decline at 17 percent was recorded in the amou
    President Toomas Hendrik Ilves on Friday read the opening remarks at an event at the World Bank titled Estonia ICT Day Digitally Smart Solutions for Sustainable Development where representatives of Estonia s private and public sector presented the e solutions developed in the country Ilves said that while digital development leads to people s better inclusion in society s processes and spread of innovation which livens up the economy in order to reach that point cables alone are not enough and most of the work has t 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 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 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

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  • Eesti in brief
    town of Narva the third largest town in Estonia which overlooks the Russian border town of Novgorod The possible site would be the Olgina airfield next to Narva but it only has a grass covered landing field and is able to accept aircraft weighing up to five tons The airfield is currently used only by parachutists but the potential is there Estonian officials say Former Prime Minister and Transport Commissioner at the European Commission Siim Kallas said a few months ago at a seminar in Tallinn that Estonia s next big infrastructure investment should be to build a logistics center in Ida Viru County and develop the local airport there Vadim Orlov the head of the Narva Logistics and Industrial Park told ERR that an air connection to Narva which is a 2 3 hour drive from Tallinn would bring in investors Veiko Luhalaid the head of Vaivavara municipality where the Olgina airfield is located said that economic activity in the region is great with a number of industrial parks popping up in cooperation with the Port of Sillamae and Eesti Energia He said there will be situations in the future when an airport is necessary Luhalaid said there are security concerns as well and an airstrip could be used by firefighting planes in case of a forest fire He added that a detailed plan would be stage one but finance would be a tough obstacle 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

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  • Eston Kohver gets back to work
    Gora checkpoint walking to Estonia across a bridge over the River Piusa He was set free in return for Alexei Dressen a former officer of ISS serving a sentence for transferring secret data to the FSB After a brief press conference where Kohver expressed his thanks and did not answer a single question and barely a week back with family and friends the Estonian Internal Security Service ISS has said that their employee Kohver has returned to work A spokesman for ISS Harrys Puusepp confirmed to BNS last Friday that Kohver was again performing his official duties He added that in line with usual practice ISS does not reveal any details as regards its staff or what they are doing Presidential praise Returning from an official visit to the United States President Toomas Hendrik Ilves paid a personal visit to Kohver commending him for his strength of character throughout his ordeal The morning of Sept 26 this year when it was conclusively confirmed that you were back in Estonia was one of the happiest of my presidency Ilves said according to spokespeople I regret that it took so long and I thank you for maintaining firmness bravery and loyalty while in captivity Exactly in the same way I thank your wife Marlis whose hope gave support to all of your family and next of kin Ilves said getting the abducted ISS officer back home was the only goal for Estonia To count points in this of how much Estonia lost by this exchange and how much someone else won is something I cannot understand We got our man back an Estonian state official and father of four is back with his family The president said that when negotiations on the release of Eston Kohver came to the point of having

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