Posts published in Baltic states

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…

President Trump to Host Leaders of 3 Baltic States

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

President Donald Trump will host a summit with heads of state from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania at the White House on April 3. White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah announced the summit between Trump and the leaders during Monday’s afternoon press conference. The President and three leaders will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the nations’ independence and “set the stage for another century of strong ties between our…

British defense secretary visits Estonia

Monday, March 26, 2018

British Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson arrived in Estonia for a two-day visit on Sunday, where his first stop, together with Ministry of Defence Jüri Luik (IRL), was Tapa Army Base to visit the British, Danish and Estonian troops serving there. Addressing the troops in Tapa, Luik said that just as the U.K. and its troops have stood by Estonia, Estonia is likewise prepared to stand by the U.K. The…

Commanders of Baltic Sea region air forces discuss upcoming exercises at Amari

Monday, March 26, 2018

Topics discussed at a meeting of the commander of NATO’s Allied Air Command (AIRCOM) and seven commanders of the air forces of the Baltic Sea region at the Amari air base in northwestern Estonia included cooperation between the air forces and upcoming exercises. The participants of the discussion introduced latest developments in the air forces of their countries and an important discussion topic included exercises to be held in the…

NATO Planning First Command Structure Expansion Since Cold War

Friday, March 23, 2018

NATO is planning its first command structure expansion since the Cold War amid mounting Russian tension. An Atlantic Command, likely to be based in Norfolk, Virginia, would protect sea lanes and undersea communication cables. Similarly, the city of Ulm in the south of Germany is likely to host a new Logistics Command with Germany offering to host the new Joint Support and Enabling Command. NATO Defence Ministers are expected to…

New threats to national security of Lithuania are identified

Friday, March 23, 2018

March 26, 1000hrs, assessment of national security threats, carried out jointly by the State Security Department and the Second Investigation Department under the Ministry of National Defence, will be presented to the society and media representatives at the press conferece hall at the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania (Gedimino Av. 53). The assessment will be presented during a press conference by Director of the State Security Department Darius Jauniškis…

Lithuanian policymakers and Nordic investors discuss investment climate

Friday, March 23, 2018

While Lithuania continues to make improvements to its investment climate, policy solutions are still needed to make it more attractive to foreign companies willing to invest and create jobs in the country. A discussion hosted at the Lithuanian parliament brought together Lithuanian policymakers, Nordic investors and business associations to talk about FDI, taxes and what it would take for Lithuania to move closer to its Northern European neighbours. “When Norwegian…