Posts tagged as European countries

Washington and nine European countries denounce Russia’s effort to ‘falsify history’

Friday, May 8, 2020

The United States, along with nine Central and Eastern European countries, issued a joint statement denouncing attempts to “falsify history” of World War Two. The Lithuanian foreign minister says it is aimed at countering Russia’s propaganda justifying Soviet crimes. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the foreign ministers of nine countries in the region issued the joint statement on Thursday, the eve of the 75th anniversary of the end…

Looking for Baltic unity on VE Day

Friday, May 8, 2020

Unity among the Baltic states is not always a given, but this week the three prime ministers have agreed that they trust each other’s healthcare systems and  will allow   Lithuanians, Latvians and Estonians to travel freely within the Baltics as of May 15. Latvia’s president  suggested   that  Poland   and Finland could, too, soon join this European “zone” of free movement which would be a step back to…

Public funds for private schools in Lithuania draws criticism

Monday, September 9, 2019

Unlike in most European countries, private schools in Lithuania can claim public funds. Some argue the model is unfair and entrenches a divide between kids whose parents can afford tuition fees and those who can’t. The majority of Lithuanian school kids attend free public schools, however, some attend one of the 68 private schools in the country that charge tuition fees. These private schools, however, also receive considerable public funding.…

Independent Europe depends on the US

By Lukas Ramonas on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Despite the “peaceful goals”, it is quite obvious, that US withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (formally, Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles) is another step toward a new arms race and confrontation with Russia. It is remarkable, that Russian President has delivered Annual Address to the Federal Assembly last week. Vladimir…

The Baltic states depend on global climate forecasts

By Vairis Godmanis on Friday, November 2, 2018

The price of electricity in European countries has increased 20-40% this year. This includes a 30% increase in Latvia and Lithuania, says Latvenergo Sales Department manager Guntis Lūsis. According to him, the main factors that affect prices are associated with global raw material markets, regional and access to production sources, as well as wind energy fluctuation, temperature or hydro energy storage changes and price fluctuations for coal and gas. Consumers’…