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Estonian president discussed Russia, chemical attack with British minister

Friday, March 30, 2018

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, who is on a visit to the United Kingdom, on Tuesday met with British Minister for the Cabinet Office David Lidington, with whom she discussed the European relations with Russia and the chemical attack in Salisbury, among other topics, reports LETA/BNS. “Like in all meetings during the visit the main topic was understandingly again the incident in Salisbury as well as the relationship between Europe and…

Lithuania allocates EUR 55 000 for humanitarian aid in Ukraine

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania has allocated EUR 55 000 for humanitarian aid in Ukraine, of which EUR 20 000 will be transferred to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and EUR 35 000 to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Thus, Lithuania aims to contribute to the provision of humanitarian aid in Ukraine, taking into account the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian…

Latvian President hopes only for the US

Thursday, March 29, 2018

During the Baltic presidents’ upcoming meeting with the U.S. president, a declaration will be adopted on the United States’ support for enhancing security in the Baltic countries, President Raimons Vejonis said in an interview with Latvian Television this morning. The four presidents will meet to discuss closer cooperation in security matters, economic cooperation, cooperation in education, and other matters, said Vejonis. As reported, the meeting of the presidents of Estonia,…

US troops should be sent back to Baltic states

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, former commander of the United States Army Europe (USAREUR), said in Vilnius on Wednesday that US rotational troops should be returned to the Baltic states. In his words, after stationing of NATO land forces battalion in the three Baltic states, the United States could contribute by sending logistics and air defense units to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. “I think a full-time logistics capability and also a…

EU to check spendings of Latvia and Lithuania

Thursday, March 29, 2018

A delegation from the European Parliament’s Budgetary Control Commission plans to pay a four-day visit to Latvia and Lithuania. During their stay, members of the delegation will be holding meetings with local officials in relation to multiple projects that are being realized in those two countries with help from EU funds. The visit to Latvia will be taking place take place from 3rd to 4th April and the visit to…

Lithuania openly names it’s major enemies

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

On March assessment of national security  was presented to the society and media representatives at the press conference hall at the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. According to The National Threat Assesment prepared by the State Security Department of the Republic of Lithuania and the Second Investigation Department under the Ministry of National Defence, the major threat to the national security of Lithuania originates from Russia’s aggressive intentions and…