Posts tagged as France

France needs ‘strategic dialogue’ with Eastern Europe, not Russia

By Jeroen Bult on Thursday, October 8, 2020

Not always natural allies, France and the Baltic states have a more nuanced relationship than their disagreements over Russia may suggest, argues Dutch historian and journalist Jeroen Bult. Baltics in-depth. “The visit I am paying to your country is a visit of the Eternal France to the Eternal Russia. Since the very distant times when our two nations were born, they have never ceased to feel a particularly special interest…

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…

France, Latvia, Lithuania make joint declaration on ‘protection of democracies’

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

France, Latvia and Lithuania have released the text of a joint declaration on the importance of protecting democracy. It is reprduced below in full and is signed by French President Emmanuel Macron, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda and Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš — not President Egils Levits, who welcomes Macron to Rīga later on Tuesday. The declaration drops broad hints about the direction future European Union policy should take in several important…

France’s President Macron comes to Latvia

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron is due to arrive in Latvia September 29 for a two day visit. It   will be the first bilateral visit of a French President to Latvia since President Jacques Chirac’s official visit in 2001. Macron and wife Brigitte will be welcomed to Rīga Castle at 18:15 by President Egils Levits, after which the two heads of state will give statements to the press at around 18:35, prior to…

Macron in Lithuania: search for allies, dialogue with Putin, turning point in Belarus

Monday, September 28, 2020

French President Emanuel Macron arrives in Lithuania on Monday – the first French leader to visit the country in 19 years. LRT.lt gives an overview of the main issues surrounding the visit. “France wants to demonstrate solidarity with the Baltic states. […] It is an opportunity for the French press to explain the relationship between France and the Baltics,” Tara Varma, head of the Paris office of the European Council…

President of France to visit Latvia and Lithuania

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

On September 29 and 30 this year, French President Emanuel Macron will visit Latvia, said the press service of the President of Latvia September 16. It will be the first visit by the French president to Latvia in a bilateral format since President Jacques Chirac’s official visit in 2001. News agency BNS reported that Macron would also visit Lithuania at the end of September. France has sent several hundred troops this…

Lithuania updates coronavirus travel list, France and Malta added to blacklist

Monday, August 3, 2020

Lithuania’s Health Ministry has updated its list of countries that are deemed affected by the coronavirus. Travel restrictions apply to travelers from 13 countries within the European Economic Area. As of Monday, travelers from France – including legal residents of Lithuania – must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. Meanwhile, Maltese citizens and legal residents are not allowed to come to Lithuania due to the rise of coronavirus infections in…

France put on Lithuania’s coronavirus blacklist, travelers required to self-isolate

Friday, July 31, 2020

People coming to Lithuania from France will have to self-isolate for two weeks as of Monday, Lithuania’s top epidemiologist Loreta Ašokliene has said. A total of 12 EU member states are on Lithuania’s updated blacklist of coronavirus-affected countries – those where Covid-19 infection rates exceed 16 new cases per 100,000 over the last two weeks. These are Spain, France, Sweden, Belgium, Portugal, Romania, Austria, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Croatia…

How France, the Netherlands, Latvia, and the EU are supporting startups in times of crisis

Friday, May 15, 2020

There is no country that hasn’t been affected by the coronavirus. A major topic of concern that will affect not only individual entrepreneurs, but the future health of nearly every industry, is how startups can weather the storm. Naturally, attention has turned from private to public resources: what role should government agencies take in keeping the startup ecosystem alive? Introducing the second episode of Data Market Services Inspiration Series, a new…

France’s envoy for strategic dialogue with Russia to visit Lithuania

Saturday, February 22, 2020

French president’s envoy for strategic dialogue with Russia is expected to come to Lithuania for consultations this month. Pierre Vimont is to visit Vilnius on February 27, diplomatic sources told. In late 2019, French President Emmanuel Macron tasked the experienced French diplomat with working on re-establishing a strategic dialogue between Europe and Russia. Lithuania disagreed with France, and instead called to isolate Russia until it changes its aggressive behavior in…