Posts tagged as territory

Russia-NATO deportment – feel the difference

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, July 11, 2019

A special resolution was adopted in PACE on 26 of June. According to this document full powers were returned to the Russian delegation. The participants in the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) approved a resolution that confirms the authority of the Russian delegation in full. Russia remains in PACE without any restrictions. A robust, responsible, pro-European position has prevailed, however not in all…

Russia to issue free e-visas to Lithuanians, other foreigners visiting Kaliningrad region

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Tatyana Novozhilova, head of the Consular Section at Russia’s embassy to Lithuania, confirmed to journalists on Wednesday that the new e-visa system for foreigners visiting Kaliningrad will be introduced on July 1, adding that citizens of 53 countries, including all EU member states, will be eligible.  “I think the facilitated procedure will allow people to travel for private purposes and to meet with their relatives who live in the territory of Russia more often,” the diplomat…

German factory production, exports drop in weak Q2 start

Friday, June 7, 2019

German factory production has fallen more strongly than expected in April and exports have dropped sharply in a weak start to the second quarter in Europe’s largest economy. The Federal Statistical Office reported Friday that industrial production dropped 1.9% over March in seasonally adjusted figures. Economists had predicted a 0.5% decline. Exports also dropped 3.7% on the previous month while imports fell 1.3% on March, widening the trade surplus to…

The U.S. And Russia Are Stocking Up On Missiles And Nukes For A Different Kind Of War

By Geoff Brumfiel on Friday, February 1, 2019

At a Russian base on the Baltic Sea, construction is underway to house a new generation of nuclear-capable missiles. Tent-like structures have popped up to shelter the mobile missile system, known as Iskander, which is capable of firing weapons with both conventional and nuclear warheads. Recent satellite imagery of the territory, known as Kaliningrad also shows that old buildings on the base are being demolished. “It really looks like the…

Theresa May to set out her revised Brexit plan to MPs with ‘changes to Irish backstop’

Monday, January 21, 2019

Theresa May will set out her revised Brexit strategy to MPs on Monday but is not expected to produce a “plan B” for leaving the EU. Her withdrawal agreement was shot down in flames in the Commons last Tuesday in the biggest government defeat in Parliament’s history, but reports suggest the prime minister has no plans to radically alter her deal. Instead, she is expected to press for changes to…

Small Baltic battalions for a big war

By Lukas Ramonas on Monday, January 21, 2019

Allies implemented the 2016 Warsaw Summit decisions to establish NATO’s forward presence in the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland) and to develop presence in the Black Sea region. In general, the Alliance has decided to strengthen its presence in Eastern Europe and the Baltic states. Officially, it was aimed to demonstrate, as part of an overall posture, allies’ solidarity, determination, and ability to act by triggering an immediate mutual…