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    than 1 000 Lithuanian prison inmates are officially on hunger strike over the ban on smoking in prison cells which came into effect on Sep Read More Linkevicius latest Kiev violence huge test for Ukrainian government Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius believes the recent outbreak of violence in Kiev is a major test for the Ukrainian government Read More NATO Force Integration Units officially start operating in Lithuania On September 3 2015 five NATO Force Integration Unit command centres officially started operating in Lithuania and another five Eastern Europe Read More The strange blindness of Ukraine s Baltic friends Yesterday s violent clashes in the heart of the Kiev with grenades thrown towards the parliament and eye witnesses on the streets Read More Prime Minister Roivas viewed as untrustworthy by 47 percent of Estonians According to a recent survey carried out by Estonian research company Turu uuringute AS 43 percent of Estonians regard Prime Minister Taavi Ro Read More Lithuanian President calls on legal reforms surrounding the regulation of service firearms In the wake of a border guard operation that led to death of an 18 year old suspect last week Lithuania s President Dalia Grybauskaite has Read More Establishment of tribunal investigating Communist repressions would be symbolic act According to Professor Justinas Zilinskas from the Mykolas Romeris University s Department of International and European Union Law the form Read More Previous 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 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

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  • President Vejonis criticised UN for lack of timely and decisive action
    Council in situations involving mass atrocity crimes It also supports a Code of Conduct for any member of the Council not to vote against any action designed to end and prevent mass atrocity crimes he added On several crucial occasions in recent times the Security Council was not able to take timely and decisive action Vejonis continued It has had dire consequences The Security Council was blocked from playing a role to stop Russia s aggression against Ukraine and to seek justice for the victims of the flight MH17 in an international tribunal that could establish the truth on who shot down the aircraft The conflict in eastern Ukraine has cost the lives of thousands and led to the suffering of millions of innocent victims Russia must stop all forms of support to separatists and use its influence to make them adhere to the Minsk agreements Full implementation of the Minsk agreements by all parties is essential Vejonis said The illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia will not be recognized Together with the rest of the international community Latvia will continue to support Ukraine s reform process in order to strengthen democracy economy and good governance Vejonis believes the Syrian conflict has created a humanitarian catastrophe and destabilised the whole region The international community must not abandon the people of Syria and it must push for a political settlement Those responsible for the internationally prohibited use of chemical weapons in Syria must be identified and held accountable Latvia welcomes the recent nuclear agreement with Iran Full and smooth implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan is now necessary Only then can a change in the regional dynamics towards more engagement and cooperation as well as greater stability in the Middle East region become a reality Vejonis said In

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  • Lithuania's 2016 budget planned to boost slowing economy
    year On the other hand we have approved measures starting with increasing the non taxable personal income tax threshold he continued It will continue with the raising of the minimum wage to 350 euros from Jan 1 2016 That will encourage consumption he said Sadzius said an increase in the salaries of some public sector employees in 2016 would also boost consumption which has become the main driver of economic growth in the country The minister expects the government s decision to allocate 70 million euros to tarmacking gravel roads with will also contribute to 2016 s economic growth On September 30 the Cabinet approved a preliminary draft 2016 state budget It has been planned with 7 893 billion euros in revenue which is a decrease of 96 million euros 1 2 percent when compared with this year 8 485 billion euros have been planned in terms of expenditure an increase of 88 million euros or 1 percent This leaves a budget deficit of 592 million euros an increase of 184 million euros or 45 1 percent when compared with this year s estimated deficit of 408 million euros 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

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  • P.M. Butkevicius questions Russia's military action in Syria
    doubt on Russia s statements that Islamic State was intended target According to Butkevicius Russia s airstrikes run counter to its recent calls to form an international anti jihadist coalition Although Russia said it has targeted IS forces the Lithuanian Prime Minister paid attention to the initial information that the extremist group was not the target of the airstrikes on September 30 Media reports make us doubt the sincerity of Russia s declared intentions Butkevicius told the Ziniu Radijas news radio We will continue supporting the international coalition in pursuit of resolving the conflict The international coalition against the Islamic State involves all NATO countries including Lithuania Butkevicius said Western officials suspect Russia s airstrikes were aimed at supporting the Damascus regime being accused by the West of war crimes 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

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  • Savchenko calls for Russia to be stripped of veto powers at UN
    the letter It will exercise it over and over again if we do not stop it It should be stripped of this right The letter was read at the UN Council of Women World Leaders which is headed by Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite Savchenko s also outlined the attempts of Kremlin controlled media to persuade Russian citizens that Russia single handedly defeated Fascism during World War II It is again alone try to appearing as the defender of the truth and the good while the rest of the world and the United States are attempting to distort it The Ukrainian pilot emphasised the USSR s allies were also pivotal in defeating Nazism 70 years ago In a clear rebuke to Kremlin policies Savchenko added If nations today aren t as strong and united with regard to the contemporary aggressor then in World War Three they may have to fight against Russism not fascism Hosted by Grybauskaite the informal high level discussion on the women s rights in countries marred by armed conflicts included Georgiam President Georgi Margvelashvili Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic and former U S Secretary of State Madeleine Albright A video greeting was received from U S Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton 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

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  • President Vejonis: Latvia willing to deepen ties with African countries
    70th United Nations General Assembly in New York For many years Latvia regarded the African countries and the developments there as something very far away said Vejonis But lately a number of issues have emerged that we need to address together mostly the flows of asylum seekers to Europe He said Latvia was willing to increase cooperation with Kenya in international organisations including the UN Latvia has been participating in European Union headed missions and operations in the Central African Republic Somalia and Mali In 2016 Latvia plans to join the UN peace keeping mission in Mali for the first time The Kenyan President said he highly appreciated the opportunity to deepen diplomatic and economic ties with Latvia as an EU member state He noted Latvia s great potential and fast growth He added said many African countries could learn from Latvia Strong economic ties with Europe would definitely create better growth opportunities for our country and reduce social tension which is one of the reasons for emigration he said 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

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  • Grybauskaite rebukes
    accuses the West for everything said Grybauskaite This is the rhetoric we heard almost 100 years go nothing has changed Grybauskaite told journalists According to Grybauskaite the speeches given by Putin and United States President Barack Obama showed the presidents are from different worlds and they are still unable to get through to each other and understand each other Grybauskaite described the almost non existent outcome of the almost two hour meeting between Putin and Obama as not good The West and the East these two blocks cannot agree and cannot become closer The warm up did not happen she lamented In his speech at the UN on Monday Putin criticised the West for democratic revolutions and stated that rather than bringing back reforms it has resulted in a brazen destruction of national institutions and the lifestyle itself The nearly two hour meeting between the Putin and Obama took place in New York on September 28 for the first time in almost two years 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

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  • Explaining Eastern Europe’s approach to the refugee question
    which oppose permanent distribution mechanisms and compulsory quota systems for refugee distribution across the union Leading Western politicians have been warning smaller poorer and less powerful Eastern European countries both publicly and behind the scenes of possible cuts to their structural funds or other punishments if they refuse to accept the proposal There have not been many genuine attempts to understand why the eastern Europeans are more sceptical about the proposals I would like to mention some of them while being aware that they might differ from country to country First most of the poorest countries in the EU are in central and Eastern Europe the poorest in the union Their populations believe that a large influx of people will negatively affect the economic situation in these countries Secondly countries like the Baltic States Latvia Estonia and Lithuania are not only relatively poor but also experienced high levels of immigration from the Soviet Union after World War II which continued throughout the Soviet occupation Integration in the host societies remains difficult to this day Any additional migration burden on these small countries will affect the population not only economically but culturally and linguistically as well Thirdly eastern European countries have been less exposed to exotic immigrants from Africa or Asia and suspicion plays its role as well since alongside examples of success there are many examples in western European countries of large numbers of immigrants who have failed to integrate Fourthly security issues are of great concern as well as we know that the causes of the migrant and refugee crises have not been seriously tackled For the last three years there have been no successful attempts to find a genuine way to cooperate with NATO member state Turkey in the search for common action to ease the immense pressure on them caused by their having to accommodate more than two million Syrian refugees The same applies to the small country of Lebanon If appropriate steps had been taken hundreds of people would not have been lost at sea In fact the guilt for the death of the small Syrian boy on the Turkish shores lies not on the conscience of the inhuman Hungarian border guards but on our tone deaf belated and faulty foreign and security policy years before There is a list of jobs that need to be done by the EU before attacking eastern Europeans about their opposition to migrant distribution for example to strengthen EU cooperation with UNHCR to create admission camps upon arrival of migrants to European shores When leading EU politicians and member states call for internal EU solidarity and fair sharing of burdens they must take several issues into account First it must be admitted that the migration crisis is in fact a consequence of our weak foreign and security policies which we have delayed and avoided making decisions about As a result only serious not superficial proposals regarding Foreign and Security policy should be put forward Second humanity must not be played

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