Posts tagged as Baltic countries

DEFENDERS 2020 on the way to the Baltics

By Vairis Godmanis on Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Stryker of 2nd Cavalry Regiment of the U.S. Army caught fire on the road in Poland. In the military vehicle were two people who were not injured in a fire. This accident with the U.S. military in Poland is not the first. So, in March 2019, two people were hospitalized after a hard collision of three American cars. The incident occurred between the towns of Brzesko and Novy Sacz in…

Eurail adds Estonia and Latvia to Global Pass

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The popular rail pass connecting most major European cities, Eurail, will for the first time in its 61-year existence include all three Baltic countries by adding Latvia and Estonia. Now, tourists will also have access to these destinations when purchasing the Global Pass. To celebrate these additions Eurail Pass holders can enjoy up to 50% discount on ferry prices from Riga to Stockholm and Germany, or from Tallinn to Stockholm…

Lithuania is dominant in the Baltic dairy market

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The leader of the dairy market in the Baltic states is Lithuania, which exceeds both Estonia and Latvia in production and processing volume, SEB’s analysis shows. Lithuania produces almost as much raw milk per year as the other Baltic countries combined, and produces 60 percent of the Baltic dairy products. Annual production of Baltic raw milk has remained at 3 million tonnes in recent years, nearly half of which is…

The Baltic countries are the “Westworld” for NATO soldiers

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, August 1, 2019

Road accidents, fighting in the streets and in bars, broken shop windows and cars, mountains of garbage, sexual harassment – this is the “Westworld” for NATO soldiers in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. On June 7, 2018, four armored personnel carriers of the US Army, Stryker, collided in a major road accident in the Prienai district. 13 US troops sought medical assistance. Another accident happened on the night of June 9…

The Baltics with ships, but without electricity

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, July 18, 2019

It became known yesterday that Lithuania will acquire a rescue vessel for the naval forces worth about 40 million euros. “The contract with the winner of the tender for the construction of the vessel is planned to be signed in December of this year,” the ministry said. A preliminary cost – 39.4 million euros. Moreover, electricity in Lithuania went up by 23% to 47.4 euro per megawatt-hour last week. Prices…

The Baltics buy gas from Russia, despite Washington’s discontent

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, June 28, 2019

The European Union has decided to extend the economic sanctions imposed on Russia until January 31, 2020.According to the EU Council, it was decided on 27 of June to extend the economic sanctions imposed on Russia in certain sectors until the end of January next year. Moreover, all the deputies from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on 25 of June opposed the…

Slower growth in the Baltic countries

Monday, March 25, 2019

The European Bank of Reconstruction and development (EBRD) has a positive outlook for Latvia in 2019. It expects Latvian growth to be the highest among the Baltic States and forecasts is at 3.5 per cent of GDP. Lithuanian growth is forecasted as a bit lower — 2.8 per cent of GDP, and Estonian as 3 per cent. Economic growth in the Central and Southeast Europe (CSE) and the Baltics was…

Baltic countries to discuss compensation for damage of Soviet occupation

Friday, March 22, 2019

Lithuanian Justice Minister Elvinas Jankevicius left for Riga on Thursday to discuss how to demand compensation for damage caused by the Soviet occupation of the three Baltic countries. Research on damage caused to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia during the occupation period will be presented in a conference in the Latvian capital, the Lithuanian Justice Ministry said. “It will be discussed what legal means should be used in seeking compensation for the identified losses,” it…

Baltic countries among 7 NATO members that hit defense spending target in 2018

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Seven of 29 NATO countries, including the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, hit the alliance’s defense spending target in 2018, AFP news agency reported. Apart from the United States, six members hit the target of spending two percent of GDP on defense in 2018: Britain, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. US President Donald Trump has repeatedly railed against European alliance members for not spending enough on their…

US General: Polish army would be sacrificed

By Jonas Dringelis on Friday, February 1, 2019

On the occasion of receiving the prize of the Great Gala of Polish Business Business Club Leaders, General Ben Hodges spoke on the subject of the Central Communication Port. – The geographical location of Poland is crucial for stability and security in Europe. The effectiveness of the strategy of deterring potential aggression on the part of the Russian Federation depends on a strong and modernized Polish army on land, in…