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Finland is ready to defend itself at war as against pandemic. Interview with Finnish ambassador to Vilnius

By Andrius Balčiūnas on Thursday, August 6, 2020

Finland has kept military service and Cold War-era medical reserve even when other countries took preparedness for adversities lightly – and was proven right, says Finnish Ambassador to Lithuania Christer Gustaf Michelsson in an interview to LRT.lt. Finland can also offer advice on how to manage nuclear safety, as the country is planning to have a new nuclear plant built by Rosatom, the developer of Astravyets NPP which has been…

Defense minister: Latvia is ready to host US troops

Friday, July 10, 2020

Latvian defense minister Artis Pabriks said his country is ready to host American troops. Pabriks’ remarks came during an online EU Defense Washington Forum, Voice of America reported. The minister expressed hope the deployment of the US military in Latvia would not be carried out amid the withdrawal of part of the US troops in Germany. According to him, they are not trying to punish the Germans and they understand…

Rail Baltica to be completed on time

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Lithuania is ready to complete the Rail Baltica project, which will connect the Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius via high-speed rail, by 2026, the country’s Transport Minister Jaroslav Narkevič said in a meeting with his Baltic counterparts. Narkevič said Lithuania was speeding up the works on the rail section from Kaunas to the Latvian border. “Lithuania’s implementing body Lithuanian Railways recently launched a market consultation for a 470-million-euro Rail Baltica construction…

Lithuania ready to bring its citizens back from virus-hit China

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Lithuania is ready to bring its citizens from China where a dangerous coronavirus is spreading, Interior Minister Rita Tamasuniene said on Wednesday. In her words, France has offered its help in brining in Lithuanian citizens, if necessary. “If our citizens wished or were in danger, they will be brought home,” the minister said after a meeting of the government’s emergency situation commission. The minister says no Lithuanian citizens currently in…

Song festival painting by British Army officer soon to be ready

Friday, January 3, 2020

A reservist officer in the British Army has almost finished a painting inspired by the Song and Dance Festival and commissioned by the army itself, according to a report on ETV current affairs show Aktuaalne kaamera on Tuesday evening. The NATO Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battlegroup based at Tapa, east of Tallinn, is U.K.l-ed, and the painting is an added cultural link alongside the existing military one. The artist, Hugh…

Medics ready to start petition on dissolution of Saeima

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Latvian health care employees are ready to start a petition on a dissolution of Saeima if the parliament refuses to heed the medics and fails to increase their pay in accordance with the law, Valdis Keris, chairman of the Latvian Trade Union of Health and Social Care Employees (LVSADA) said in an interview to Latvian Radio today. Keris said that the signature collection campaign will be launched between the medics’…

Bermuda gets ready for pass by Category 3 Hurricane Humberto

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

People on Bermuda rushed to make final preparations for an expected close brush with Hurricane Humberto, a powerful Category 3 storm that caused authorities on the British Atlantic island to order early closings of schools, transportation and government offices Wednesday. National Security Minister Wayne Caines said schools, government offices and ferries on the island would close at noon and bus service would halt at 4 p.m. Officials expected tropical storm-force…

Bill lifting election campaigning restrictions ready for cabinet discussion

Monday, July 8, 2019

A bill aimed at removing the ban on outdoor pre-election political campaign advertising has been drafted by the justice ministry, Baltic News Service reports. Proponents of the bill say it more accurately reflects the present-day realities of elections in Estonia, compared with the existing legislation, which predates social media and some other developments. The bill, which would also lift restrictions on active election campaigning on polling day, is to be…

Defence Forces are ending the active search for the missing AMRAAM missile

Friday, August 17, 2018

Today Estonian Defence Forces decided to end the active searches for a missing AMRAAM missile accidentally shot from Spanish fighter in Estonian airspace last Tuesday, but will stay ready to react and continue the search if new information arises. “All theoretical ground hitting points of the missile are now carefully searched. During the past two weeks, we employed three helicopters, five ground patrols and fifty men large units for the…

EU ready to fund some projects to speed military deployments

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The European Union could make billions of euros available to upgrade bridges and roads so its member countries and NATO are able to rapidly deploy troops in times of crisis, AP reports. The European Commission has proposed a budget of EUR 6.5 billion for certain infrastructure projects, Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc told NATO ambassadors. The money can be used for “dual use” projects, such as increasing the weight capacity of…