Posts tagged as Europe

President Levits to take part in Three Seas Virtual Summit

Monday, October 19, 2020

On October 19 Estonia will host the Three Seas Virtual Summit, at which several heads of state of Central and Eastern Europe, the United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, European Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager and business leaders will discuss the future of Central and Eastern Europe. In the mix will be Latvia’s President Egils Levits, who will participate by videolink. President of Poland Andrzej Duda, President of Bulgaria…

Europe’s ‘Three Seas Initiative’ aims to curb Chinese influence

Monday, October 19, 2020

In 2015, Poland and Croatia initiated the Three Seas Initiative, also known as the Baltic, Adriatic, Black Sea (BABS) Initiative. It is an ambitious forum of 12 European Union states along a north–south axis from the Baltic Sea to the Adriatic Sea and the Black Sea in Central and Eastern Europe, that includes Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Austria, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary. The initiative’s aim is…

5G Techritory program to focus on making Europe a 5G producer

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The agenda for ‘ 5G Techritory ‘, the third annual Baltic Sea Region 5G ecosystem forum, was revealed October 12. It is extremely extensive, including more than 120 speakers who will offer their insight across more than 60 keynote speeches and panel discussions. This year’s event will take place virtually, on November 11 and 12, gathering 5G industry leaders, policymakers, and tech innovators in one platform for exchange. The panels will address…

10 Interesting Facts About Lithuania

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

1. What’s in the Name? The name Lithuania was mentioned for the first time in the Annals of Quedlinburg in 1009.  By the end of the 14th century, Lithuania was the largest country in Europe.  The Kingdom of Lithuania was formed by numerous tribes living in the area at that moment. The Kingdom quickly expanded outwards into the Russian lands, which were then controlled by the Mongols, as well as…

Europe must grow together without shying away from controversy

By Heiko Maas on Monday, October 5, 2020

On the 30th anniversary of the reunification of Germany, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas argues that German unity is inextricably linked with united Europe. Everyone in Germany is familiar with Willy Brandt’s phrase: “What belongs together is now growing together.” We tend to assume that it refers to the reunification of our country 30 years ago after it had been split in two by walls and barbed wire. But if you…

Questions for the European Dependencies

By Fred Reed on Friday, October 2, 2020

This admirable column gets a modest trickle of mail from European readers, for some reason chiefly in France and Italy but some from the Nordic realms. While these correspondents are intelligent and thoughtful, and sometimes translate my maunderings into their languages, they do not give a comprehensive view of what Europe thinks of the United States—the populations, I mean, not the politicians, who think what will profit them, but actual…

Lithuanian children’s well-being among worst in Europe – UNICEF

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Lithuania is among the worst countries in Europe for children’s well-being, according to research by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). With third-highest children suicide rate, Lithuania’s UNICEF representative called it a “national crisis”. Lithuania ranked 33rd in the UNICEF research, which compared 38 countries from the European Union as well as the Organistion for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The worst three countries Chile, Bulgaria, and the US. The…

Political unrest as a push to militarization of Europe

By Viktors Domburs on Thursday, August 27, 2020

Everybody knows that militarization is not only a political process, but also a financial one. Militarization, is the process by which a society organizes itself for military conflict and violence. As soon as there are indicators of military threat, the government  starts a process. Related activities in case of real threat could prepare a state to repel a military attack, but only if it actually occurs. In case of potential…

Washington continues to take care of the Baltic States

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, July 31, 2020

The United States will deploy a battalion of troops to Lithuania this autumn for a rotation of more than half a year, Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis said on Wednesday. “A battalion is coming from Poland in mid-September for two weeks of training in Pabradė. After a break of several weeks or a month, there are plans to deploy most of the battalion to Pabradė again for up to late June…

Baltic countries are begging troops from Washington

By Lukas Ramonas on Tuesday, July 14, 2020

“Washington intends to relocate 9,500 U.S. troops from Germany to two different countries by the end of September” said U.S. President Donald Trump in his interview with the Washington Post last week. Poland is already in line to receive some of these troops. The second one will be a country that fulfills obligations to finance defense forces in the amount of GDP 2%. Now, Latvia wants to become this country.…