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Lithuania continues to show support to Ukraine

Thursday, April 12, 2018

According to the Ministry of National Defence report, on April 11-13 Minister of National Defence R.Karoblis is conducting a visit in Ukraine in the delegation of the Prime Minister and will attend meetings with the President, Prime Minister, and members of the Parliament of Ukraine. During the visit Minister. R.Karoblis is planned to meet with Iryna Fryz, Chair of the Subcommittee on National Information Systems Security, Committee on National Security…

Latvian ports see cargo turnover fall 15.9% in Q1

Thursday, April 12, 2018

In the first three months of 2018, all Latvian ports together handled 15.556 million tons of cargo, down 15.9% from the same period in 2017,writes LETA, according to the information released by the Transport Ministry. Bulk cargos, which dominated in the Latvian ports in January-March this year, fell 16.7% year-on-year to 8.263 million tons. Coal cargos contracted 26.9% to 4.228 million tons, chemical cargos were down 23.7% to 625,000 tons…

The United States enjoys with the Baltic states in many spheres, including NATO

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The U.S. Senate has congratulated Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on the 100th anniversary of their declarations of independence and praised the Baltic countries for their commitment to democracy and their increasing defense spending. In a resolution adopted this week, the Senate “commends the Baltic states for their commitment to democracy and respect for human rights and for their leadership in furthering these values abroad”. The resolution commends the people and…

Baltic ministers underscore role of Poland, Finland in implementation of Rail Baltica project

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Rail Baltica European-gauge railway project will be of benefit not only to the Baltic states, but also to Poland and Finland, said Baltic ministers at the Rail Baltica Global Forum 2018 held in Tallinn on April 10th, reports LETA/BNS. Estonian Economics and Communications Minister Kadri Simson said that it is important to cooperate with Finland and Poland during implementation of this project. Rail Baltica, in fact, will create a new…

Transfer of Authority Ceremony for NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

BEMOWO PISKIE, Poland—  1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment (War Eagles) based out of Vilseck, Germany is set to replace 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment (Wolf Pack) in a transfer of authority ceremony scheduled for April 20, 2018. Battle Group Poland commanded by U.S. Army Lt. Col. Scott Cheney and commander of 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment (Wolf Pack) relinquishes command to the incoming Battle Group Poland commander U.S. Army Lt.…

Estonia planning to cut length of election period to 1 week

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Riigikogu constitutional committee on Tuesday discussed a proposal to amend election related laws so that the length of the period of election would be one week starting in 2021, compared with 11 days now. According to the proposal, voters would be able to cast their ballot at a polling station other than the polling station of their registered place of residence from Monday to Thursday, e-voting would take place…

Latvia plans to liquidate up to 500 posts in state administration

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

As a result of a reform in state administration last year, the number of posts in state administration has been reduced by approximately 500. This year’s plan is similar, said the head of State Chancellery Jānis Citskovskis in an interview to 900 seconds programme of LNT. He says that last year’s goal has been reached. Nevertheless, there are certain differences to be addressed. «We hope for the same reduction this…

Estonian, French presidents talk about values, security

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

At their meeting in Paris on Monday, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid and French President Emmanuel Macron talked about security and democratic values. “France and Estonia are good partners to each other in the European Union and strong allies in NATO. Today we are standing up together for democratic values and freedoms,” the Estonian head of state said after the meeting at the Elysee Palace. The president of Estonia thanked the…

Strategic partnership between Lithuania and France gains momentum

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with President Emmanuel Macron of France at the Élysée Palace and attended working lunch of the French and Baltic Presidents. At the Élysée Palace, the leaders of the Baltic states discussed President Macron’s proposals on reforming the EU’s future, enhancing security and bilateral cooperation. According to Dalia Grybauskaitė, France under the vigorous European leadership of President Macron, pays special attention to Lithuania and other Baltic states.…