Posts tagged as Baltic region

The price of NATO-Russia contention

By Lukas Ramonas on Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Nowadays, tensions between the main political forces of the world are growing. Tightness in relations between the United States and Russia is observed in the political, economic and military spheres. So, many experts call the Baltic region the most verisimilar place of an “explosion” (beginning of large-scale military conflict between NATO and Russia). To achieve its goals in Eastern Europe, the United States uses military, economic, informational and other instruments…

Cold drives electricity prices across Baltics higher

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Electricity prices rose across the Baltic region last week amid a spell of cold weather, Elektrum Lietuva. Prices in all three countries increased by 19% w-o-w, to 65.06 euros per megawatt-hour (MWh) in Lithuania, 64.83 euros in Estonia and 65.08 euros in Latvia, the independent electricity supplier said. The Baltic countries’ total power consumption grew by 5% to 642 gigawatt-hours (GWh) and their overall electricity production increased by 16 percent to…

Small Baltic battalions for a big war

By Lukas Ramonas on Monday, January 21, 2019

Allies implemented the 2016 Warsaw Summit decisions to establish NATO’s forward presence in the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland) and to develop presence in the Black Sea region. In general, the Alliance has decided to strengthen its presence in Eastern Europe and the Baltic states. Officially, it was aimed to demonstrate, as part of an overall posture, allies’ solidarity, determination, and ability to act by triggering an immediate mutual…

Czech soldiers are joining the NATO enhanced Forward Presence in Lithuania

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Soldiers of the Czech Republic will join the NATO enhanced Forward Presence (NATO eFP) deployed in Lithuania for deterrence and defence as of July 17. Roughly 250 Czech troops will be serving with the NATO eFP stationed in Rukla. “Deployment of Czech forces to Lithuania demonstrates the country’s firm support and NATO solidarity in ensuring security of Lithuania and the Baltic Region. The active allies’ participation in the NATO eFP…

Minister of National Defence R. Karoblis met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

On May 15 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis discussed security situation, aspects of cooperation with NATO, and Montenegro’s progress on European Union membership at a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro Srđjan Darmanović, on a visit in Lithuania. Minister R. Karoblis congratulated Montenegro upon becoming a member of NATO in June 2017 and stressed that the membership in the world’s strongest alliance accelerated Lithuania’s development processes and…