Posts published in Baltic states

Donald Trump to Baltics: I’ve been tough on Russia, but want better relations

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

 President Trump on Tuesday told the leaders of the Baltic States — Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia — that he has been tough on threats from Russia, but said a better relationship with President Vladimir Putin would be “a good thing.” “Nobody has been tougher on Russia,” Trump said during a luncheon meeting with Baltic leaders who have said they are worried about the threat of Russian expansionism. Trump, who has been accused of cozying…

Baltic leaders to push Trump for more military aid

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The leaders of the three Baltic states are expected to press President Donald Trump on Tuesday for more U.S. military support to defend NATO’s borders with Russia, where some allies are concerned about Moscow’s military advantage. “It is important that (U.S. troops) are here on a permanent rotational basis in all Baltic states,” Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite told local reporters ahead of her visit to the White House. In addition…

Estonian Atlantic Treaty Association roundtable to focus on developments in hybrid warfare

Monday, April 2, 2018

The Estonian Atlantic Treaty Association (EATA) on Wednesday is to once again hold an international conference titled the “NATO-EU Roundtable 2018”, which this year will focus on new development in hybrid warfare, cooperation between the European Union and NATO in the field of cyber defense and strategic communication and society’s resistance to misinformation and propaganda. Panel discussions will be attended by experts from Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Germany and…

Defence Ministry not overly concerned about Russian missile tests

Monday, April 2, 2018

The ministry’s secretary-general, David Vseviov, told ERR’s Estonian news on Saturday that Russia’s planned missile tests on the Baltic Sea between Wednesday and Friday this week are no reason for greater concern despite their proximity to the Baltic states. The Russian military will conduct missile tests later this week. What makes this case stand out is that for the first time in several decades, the tests are to be conducted…

Baltic presidents to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump

Monday, April 2, 2018

President Kersti Kaljulaid is traveling to the United States on Monday, where together with her Latvian and Lithuanian Colleagues she will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday. Kaljulaid along with Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis and Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė will meet Trump for lunch on Tuesday. The meeting is expected to be about issues of security and the economy and to produce a joint declaration of the four…

Latvian president to travel to U.S. and France

Monday, April 2, 2018

Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis will make a working visit to the United States to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump and will also go to France for a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, the Latvian president’s office said. Vejonis will be visiting the U.S. on April 2-7. He will participate in the summit of the Baltic presidents and U.S. President Donald Trump on April 3. “During the summit dedicated…

The President of Lithuania to attend the Baltic States-U.S. Summit

Monday, April 2, 2018

President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė will meet with President Donald Trump and attend a summit meeting of the Baltic countries and the United States in the White House on April 3.  The summit is held at the initiative of President Donald Trump to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Baltic States’ independence and to reaffirm the strategic partnership between the United States and Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. During her visit to…

Bill aiming to help young families with housing may be discriminatory

Friday, March 30, 2018

The Lithuanian Government’s endeavour to support young families through subsidising of their housing may hit a snag – the lawyers from the Parliament’s Law Committee warn that the enactment of the piece of legislation from July 1, 2018, as foreseen would discriminate against the couples living out of wedlock. Statistically, nearly half of Lithuanian couples cohabitate, i.e. opt not to tight the knot.