Posts tagged as difference

Estonia criticises Lithuania’s position on Belarus nuclear imports – ‘worst time to show our differences’

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

An Estonian official has criticised Lithuania for alleged incoherence, saying “it’s hard to keep up” with Vilnius’ changing positions on energy imports from Belarus. In a statement  published by ERR News on Saturday, Estonian Deputy Secretary General for Energy Timo Tatar said that “a few years ago” Lithuania “was trying to convince Estonia and Latvia that maintaining a priority trade corridor (200 MW) between Belarus and Lithuania was absolutely necessary to…

Russia-NATO deportment – feel the difference

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, July 11, 2019

A special resolution was adopted in PACE on 26 of June. According to this document full powers were returned to the Russian delegation. The participants in the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) approved a resolution that confirms the authority of the Russian delegation in full. Russia remains in PACE without any restrictions. A robust, responsible, pro-European position has prevailed, however not in all…

Estonian child benefits may mean financial crisis for Latvian border town

Saturday, January 19, 2019

According to local media, some 1,300 of the inhabitants of Valka, the Latvian border town just across from Valga on the Estonian side, are already registered as Estonian residents. And their number is increasing. The strategy of the residents in question is to register in Estonia and go on living in Latvia. This allows them to claim Estonian benefits and makes looking for work, while they can go on living…