Posts tagged as Baltic States

Conference on security policy ‘existential’ for Baltic states begins in Munich

Friday, February 14, 2020

Baltic leaders are departing for the annual Munich Security Conference that gathers state leaders and ministers to discuss upcoming security challenges that are existential for the Baltic states. Estonia’s International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS) will host a  discussion   on deterrence, security and stability in the Baltic states that will be attended by Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda and his Latvian counterpart, Egils Levits. “All three Baltic states are…

Europe’s bus company FlixBus to begin operating in Baltic states

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Europe’s largest bus company, FlixBus, will begin operations in the Baltic states. “We are preparing to start operations in the Baltic States,” Michal Leman, director of FlixBus in Poland, Ukraine and the Baltic states,  told   ERR. “Our main priority is the lines connecting Tallinn with other European capitals, such as Berlin and Warsaw, and we plan to launch them in the first half of 2020.”  Read more:  Lithuania needs…

The Baltic States are Target Number One

By Viktors Domburs on Wednesday, February 5, 2020

From 1 January 2020 security of the Baltic airspace is ensured by three Command and Reporting Centers designed for specific national airspace surveillance, based in Tallinn, Lielvarde, and Karmėlava, instead of one joint unit. It is said that they enhance capabilities of NATO’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense System, regional interoperability, and reliability of protection of the Alliance airspace. On December 19 the new BALTNET (Baltic Air Surveillance Network and…

Rehearsal of world war is coming

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, January 23, 2020

The leaders of the Baltic countries have been carrying out large-scale militarization of the region under the pretext of protection against the Russian threat over the past few years. NATO Warsaw Summit participants decided in June 2016 to deploy multinational battle groups in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland. However, the leaders of these countries continued to make requests to strengthen NATO’s presence even after the transfer of the Alliance’s military…

US troops in the Baltic states – a threat to independence and security

By Jonas Dringelis on Thursday, January 16, 2020

Foreign military bases are integral to preparations for war. The bases intended to increase violence, undermine international security and proliferate weapons. There are more than 150,000 U.S military troops deployed outside the country on more than 800 bases in 160 countries. These bases are the central feature of U.S. foreign policy which is one of coercion and threat of military aggression. Military bases are usually taken for granted or overlooked…

Baltic states abandon their armed forces

By Vairis Godmanis on Tuesday, January 14, 2020

There are too many contradictions inside NATO, because the alliance has already turned into a commercial project. Trump is trying to force Europe to abandon its own war industry in favor of the US. However, this is not only business and lobbying for the interests of the American military-industrial complex. In the future, this will lead to the absolute defenselessness of Europe to the outside world and complete dependence on…

Stoltenberg assures Poland and Baltic states defense in case of attack

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

NATO once again assured Poland and the Baltic States of their support in the event of an attack by Russia. With the presence of NATO forces in the countries, the Alliance sends “a very strong signal to Russia,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg of the Polish newspaper “Rzeczpospolita” on Tuesday at the beginning of the NATO summit in London. “If Poland and the Baltic States are attacked, the entire Alliance will…

Consumers in Latvia have the most unfavourable pricing mechanism for medicines in the Baltic states

Thursday, November 28, 2019

After conducted sector inquiry, the Competition Council of Latvia (the CC) has concluded – even when manufacturers in Latvia set lower prices for medicines than in Lithuania or Estonia, medicines may be more expensive for Latvian consumers due to the existing pricing mechanism. Therefore, the CC encourages the responsible institutions to develop a new mechanism, which would make reimbursable and non-reimbursable medicines financially more accessible for Latvian consumers. The final…

Baltic politicians prepare the whole world for a new war

By Vairis Godmanis on Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Recently, Lithuania hosted the NATO international military exercises Iron Wolf – 2019-II. During the two-week maneuvers, 4,000 troops from 11 countries of the North Atlantic Alliance and more than a thousand units of military equipment took part. Analysts say that that was the second stage of the exercises – the first took place in the summer. According to experts, this format allows NATO to increase information and psychological pressure on…

Citizens of Baltic states feel safe

Monday, November 18, 2019

People’s sense of security in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania has improved in recent years, according to a recent survey. Of the three nations, the highest degree of financial and material security was reported in Estonia, with falling levels of concern over financial bars to education, rent or utility payment fears, and also property crimes, ERR reported on Monday. While a sense of national security had improved in all three countries…