Posts tagged as Baltic States

China newspaper mocks Baltic states for squalor and ‘ridiculous wages’

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Wen Wei Po, a state-owned Chinese newspaper in Hong Kong, published an article mocking the independence of the three Baltic states, Estonian daily newspaper Postimees reported. According to ERR News, the article also stated that instead of anticipated success, the countries were left in squalor and suffer corrupt politicians, ridiculous wages and inter-ethnic conflicts. The article was published on August 24, a day after protesters in Hong Kong organized a human…

Lost Independence of the Baltic States

By Viktors Domburs on Thursday, September 5, 2019

In 1991 the Baltic States gained independence. They started to develop their new way. This choice was highly appreciated by the residents of the Baltic countries, as well as by people all over the world. People craved independence then, and they still crave it now. They understand independence as “freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others.” Today some political decisions reduce the significance of achieved…

Prime Ministers of the Baltic States to mark the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way in Riga

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš has invited Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of Estonia, and Saulius Skvernelis, Prime Minister of Lithuania, to visit Latvia on 23 August. The officials will hold a meeting, as well as attend celebration events, informed Sabīne Spurķe Press Secretary to Cabinet of Ministers The informal meeting in Riga of the three Baltic prime ministers is also…

New EU’s perspectives: effects for Baltic States

By Eugene Eteris on Friday, August 2, 2019

In mid-July the new EU Commission President announced new priorities for the whole EU with a consequence that all the states including those in the Baltics have to turn these priorities into the national political-economic order. The Union’s strategic planning is clear and the EU member states’ leaders agreed on the agenda, though some 3-4 – mostly eastern European states – did not see these priorities as “nationally acceptable”. But…

How the Baltic states spot the Kremlin’s agents

Friday, August 2, 2019

The tip was sent by a city tech worker: a single person could, in one fell swoop, disable almost every traffic light in Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital. It proved true, says Aurimas Navys, a former officer at Lithuania’s State Security Department. Mr Navys, who had received the tip despite his recent retirement, made sure the vulnerability was fixed. Lithuania and the other Baltic states, Estonia and Latvia, all nato members, are scrambling, he says,…

Secret US weapon out of control

By Jonas Dringelis on Tuesday, July 30, 2019

According to a report released by the Pentagon, sexual assaults across the US military increased by a rate of nearly 38% in 2018. The report which surveyed both men and women from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines estimated that 20,500!!! members of those services experienced “unwanted sexual contact” in 2018, a significant increase from 14,900 when the military last conducted a similar survey in 2016. Unwanted sexual contact…

Baltic States protest against Moscow’s plans to celebrate Baltics’ «liberation» with fireworks

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Latvian, Lithuania and Estonian foreign ministries have summoned representatives of Russian embassies to issue protests against Moscow’s plans to celebrate with fireworks on 22 September Baltics’ «liberation» from German forces in 1944. Estonia’s Foreign Ministry summoned Russia’s ambassador on 10 June to issue a complaint in regards to Russia’s planned festivities. Estonia’s Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu believes the announcement on the planned festivities in the Russian Federation is «a provocative…

Baltic power synchronization is one of key projects for Europe

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The disconnection of the Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian power systems from the Moscow-controlled BRELL ring and their synchronization with the electricity network of continental Europe is a priority project, Dominique Ristori, director general of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Energy, says. Awarded for merits to Lithuania by President Dalia Grybauskaite on Saturday, Ristori told BNS Lithuania that very important steps had been made as part of the synchronization project…

Colonna purchased the Luminor bank office building in Riga

Monday, July 8, 2019

Colonna, an investment company specializing in commercial real estate, has purchased the Luminor bank office building at 12 Skanste Street in Riga, which is well-known for its outstanding architecture. The main building of the Luminor bank in Riga is considered one of the best-looking modern building in Skanste district. It was built in 2009 and was previously the home for DNB Bank offices. This business building with class A quality…

The Baltic States are on the brink of destruction

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, July 5, 2019

Why does the United States need the Baltics and what threatens these countries with an increasing of the American military presence? So, the United States have opposed Russia in one form or another in this region since the 1940s, when the Baltic States were not recognized as part of the USSR. This region has always been in the focus of American attention. The United States believed that it was more…