Posts tagged as relations

Latvia maintains strict and united EU diplomatic and sanctions policy in relations with Russia

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

In relations with Russia, Latvia maintains a strict and united EU diplomatic and sanctions policy, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (New Unity) told LETA, commenting on a report about Latvia’s relations with Russia, Belarus and China, which the government heard behind closed doors on Tuesday. The minister said that it is the Foreign Ministry’s traditional practice to inform each new government about basic policies regarding these countries. Ministers came up with…

Estonian, Latvian PMs discuss 2 states’ relations, EU issues

Monday, February 11, 2019

Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas and Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins discussed at a meeting in Tallinn on Friday relations between the two states and common issues in the European Union as well as on a regional level. On Friday, Ratas met with Karins, for whom this was the first foreign visit during his term of office, spokespeople for the government said. The Prime Ministers discussed relations between Estonia and…

Putin highlights respect for each other’s interests in relations with Estonia

Monday, October 15, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the premise for constructive relations between Estonia and Russia is respect for each other’s interests. “We are ready for constructive engagement with our neighbor, the Republic of Estonia, based on respect and consideration for each other’s interests,” the Russian head of state said in a speech that he made at a ceremony held on Thursday for accepting credentials from foreign ambassadors. “Many of our compatriots live in Estonia, and we assume that the European human rights standards will…

Exhibition exploring the UK-Lithuania relations in the interwar period opens at Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry

Thursday, October 11, 2018

On 10 October, the exhibition “BUILDING BRIDGES: Relations between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Lithuania in 1918-1940” was opened at Lithuania‘s Foreign Ministry. The exhibition was initiated by the Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Lithuania. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius presented the exhibition together with the members of the British Royal Family – Prince Edward, Earl of…

Lithuania disagrees with Germany

By Viktors Domburs on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Lithuania last week. This country always was a reliable partner. Germany supported Lithuania on its way to the European Union and NATO. According to DW, today Germany is Lithuania’s third-largest foreign investor, with 500 of its companies providing over 17,000 jobs. This summer, Continental, one of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers, started building a €95 million plant near Kaunas. It is set to create 1,000…

Federica Mogherini: Europe must work more closely with its international partners

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Difficult future was ahead of the European Union in its relations with the outside world, therefore the it should increase its involvement in the international community, the bloc’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has stated to EU diplomats. Belgium-based news portal EurActiv reported that in a gathering of ambassadors of the EU in Brussels on Monday, September 3, the bloc’s top diplomat stated that currently the «very idea of multilateralism is…

Lithuania-Poland relations develop in good direction

Monday, September 3, 2018

Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej Papierz says that relations between Lithuania and Poland are being developed in a positive direction. “I have the impression that there are often too many emotions on both sides. I can say that the Law and Justice government, particularly the Cabinet of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, has found excellent partners in the current Lithuanian government. We regard the developing relations between Poland and Lithuania as…

South Korea sends sanctioned material to North Korea, politician says

Saturday, August 25, 2018

South Korea has sent 1 billion won ($893,239.96) worth of sanctioned material to North Korea, customs data showed on Friday, raising concern ties with the United States could be damaged as the South pursues cooperation with the North. The United States is pressing North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program, calling for stringent implementation of tough U.S. and U.N. sanctions. But at the same time, its ally, South…

Netanyahu in Baltics in search of European allies

By Arahman Akba on Saturday, August 25, 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Lithuania on Thursday for a Baltic summit saying he hoped to deepen ties with eastern EU nations as Brussels blasted Israel’s plans for fresh settlements in the West Bank. Netanyahu, who has Lithuanian roots, was greeted by the Baltic country’s foreign minister at Vilnius airport. “I want to achieve a balance in the European Union’s not always friendly relations with Israel in order…

Leader of German Left Slams US ‘Aggressive Ways’, Urges Closer Ties With Russia

Monday, August 13, 2018

Relations between Moscow and Brussels have deteriorated significantly since the coup in Ukraine led to Crimea’s reunification with Russia in 2014. After the US, EU and several countries sanctioned Russia over its alleged interference in Ukraine’s domestic affairs, Russia launched counter-sanctions. In an interview with the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine, the leader of Germany’s Left Party Sahra Wagenknecht specifically focused on what she described as the Trump administration’s “aggressive ways to…