Posts tagged as security

Lithuania is grateful to the Czech Republic for strengthening security

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

On 4 November, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the Czech Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček in Prague. “We are grateful to the Czech Republic for its significant contribution to strengthening security in our region. Czech troops joined NATO’s enhanced forward presence battalion in Lithuania, which is led by the framework nation – Germany. The Czech Air Force is protecting the airspace of the Baltic states…

National security official twice raised concerns on Ukraine

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

A military officer at the National Security Council twice raised concerns over the Trump administration’s push to have Ukraine investigate Democrats and Joe Biden, according to testimony the official is prepared to deliver Tuesday in the House impeachment inquiry. Alexander Vindman, an Army lieutenant colonel who served in Iraq and, later, as a diplomat, is prepared to tell House investigators that he listened to President Donald Trump’s July 25 call…

Estonia agrees to deepen cooperation with U.S. focusing on security

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Estonian and American top diplomats have agreed to enhance cooperation between the two allied countries in a joint statement signed in Washington. Estonian public broadcaster ERR reports that the document was signed on Tuesday, October 8, when Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu (Pro Patria party) met with this U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo, while on a working visit to the U.S. The statement expressed willingness to deepen cooperation between Estonia and…

Lithuanian president leaves for UN General Assembly to discuss security, climate change

Monday, September 23, 2019

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda has left for New York on Sunday to attend the UN General Assembly session expected to focus on security and climate change.  The highlight of Nauseda’s visit to the US, which will end on Thursday, will be his address at the General Assembly session, scheduled for Wednesday. Diplomats say the president will likely speak about the importance of international law, Russia’s threat and sustainable development goals. Nausėda is…

Russia’s plan: protect or attack?

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, September 13, 2019

A special report entitled “Security in the Eastern Baltic” by the Russian Association of Baltic Studies (RABS) was presented on Tuesday. Let’s see what it is about. The main objective of the report is to identify the causes of the problems in the field of regional security of the Baltic Sea Region. The second task is to analyze the buildup of the armed forces of the United States and other…

Importance of Baltic navies ensuring Baltic Sea security

By James Foggo on Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Throughout history, the Baltic Sea has been home to great naval fleets. Naval strength is vital to achieving maritime security, which is an essential component for stability in a region and a thriving economy. Indeed, the Baltic Sea remains a critical artery of commerce, with up to 15 percent of the world’s cargo traffic transiting the region. Throughout history, the Baltic Sea has been home to great naval fleets. Naval…

Merkel and Nausėda exchange promises of support on security and sharing refugees

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

After the first meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Lithuania’s new President Gitanas Nausėda, both leaders spoke about close and friendly relations between the two countries, skirting around points of potential disagreement. Nausėda, who addressed reporters at the joint media conference in German, said that the country where he spent two years while studying in the early 1990s was his “second fatherland” and that his meeting with Merkel was…

Lithuanian formin, US Rep. Quigley to discuss security, energy

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius is meeting with Mike Quigley, a member of the US House of Representatives, in Vilnius on Tuesday to discuss security and energy issues. The meeting will focus on “bilateral Lithuanian-US relations, the security situation in the region, economic cooperation and energy policy issues”, the Foreign Ministry has told BNS. The visit by the Democratic Representative from Illinois is being organized by the US embassy in…

Chinese investment can undermine Lithuanian security

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Chinese investment into the construction of an outer deep-water port in Lithuania’s port of Klaipeda can undermine national security, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda says. He also called against pushing the deep-water port project through too hard as there are still disagreements on its need and it will have major environmental impact. “That pushing through so hard, I think, is not very sensible, all the more so, we still don’t have…

Latvian chief of defense to begin visit to US

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Latvian Chief of Defense, Lieutenant General Leonids Kalnins is beginning a working visit to the United States today to discuss defense cooperation between the two countries’ armed forces, as well as security and cooperation matters. “Cooperation with the Michigan National Guard is among the deepest, strongest and most vital. And this is not because this cooperation involves military might but because it is based on a truly friendly relationship…