Tuesday, December 6, 2016 09:56
DELFI (K. Čachovskio nuotr.)
Viktoras Pranckietis is going on Tuesday to Latvia on his first foreign visit as speaker of the Lithuanian parliamentary.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 11:18
DELFI (K. Čachovskio nuotr.)
Lithuania's new Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis will make his first foreign trip to Latvia.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 15:00
DELFI (K. Čachovskio nuotr.)
Lithuanian experts say that the pro-Russian Centre Party may come to government in Estonia after Prime Minister Taavi Roivas on Wednesday lost a confidence vote in parliament. Lithuanian politicians, meanwhile, expect that the government crisis in the Baltic country will be resolved soon.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 14:00
Every year Latvia hosts what is called The Riga Conference. This year was no different. Held in the National Library across the river from the Old Town, invited delegates from the world of diplomacy, think tanks, academia, the military, and political life, gathered to listen and take part in a series of talks focussing on European foreign policy and security.
Monday, October 31, 2016 17:21
KS Holding has acquired SIA MD Galerija Azur, the holding entity for the Riga Shopping Centre Atrium Azur, from Atrium European Real Estate Limited for €12.5 million. The new owner is planning to invest additional €16 million into redeveloping the shopping centre the holding reported in a press release.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:43
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė is leaving on Tuesday for Finland for a two-day official visit to discuss the security situation in the region, nuclear safety and topical EU issues with the country's leaders.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 11:47
DELFI (K. Čachovskio nuotr.)
Lithuania and Latvia have much in common on a strategic level. Yet relations between the two aren’t especially brotherly. That’s how political expert Linas Kojala put it on LRT.lt. In his opinion it is difficult to pin down a special closeness between the two countries with actual examples. Vytautas Magnus University Professor Alvydas Butkus notes that representatives of the two countries’ governments would seemingly like to communicate but there aren’t close ties between the two societies.
Friday, October 7, 2016 16:31
"Propagandos detektyvai" nuotr.
According to a government source known to ERR’s Estonian news portal, the Russian Baltic Fleet is moving an Iskander-M missile system from Ust-Luga to Kaliningrad on a civilian vessel, ERR News reported.
Thursday, October 6, 2016 14:56
DELFI (K.Čachovskio nuotr.)
Estonian Foreign Minister Jurgen Ligi believes that the Baltic countries will soon to finalize the signing of an agreement on a procurement model for the 5-billion-euro European standard-gauge railway project Rail Baltica.
Monday, October 3, 2016 18:44
Estonia's President-elect Kersti Kaljulaid will be a bold head of state, Lithuanian experts and her former colleagues said.
Monday, October 3, 2016 16:00
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Monday congratulated Kersti Kaljulaid on her election as Estonia's president, underlining that Estonia is one of Lithuania's closest and most important partners and allies.
Monday, September 26, 2016 18:43
NATO fighter jets serving in the Alliance's air-policing mission in the Baltic countries last week were scrambled to identify and escort seven Russian military aircraft flying in international airspace over the Baltic Sea, the Lithuanian Defence Ministry said on Monday.
Saturday, September 24, 2016 13:28
Lithuanian border guards on September 23 detained a Latvian woman for illegally transporting three Indian asylum-seekers from Latvia across Lithuania to the border with Poland, the State Border Guard Service said.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 20:41
DELFI (T. Vinicko nuotr.)
The Lithuanian and Latvian defense ministers signed on Thursday a joint communiqué stating their commitment to synchronize the procurement of military equipment.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 12:44
DELFI (V.Spurytės nuotr.)
Lithuania and Latvia are planning to cooperate in an effort to synchronize procurement of military equipment.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 21:51
The Supervisory Board of the joint venture of three Baltic countries approved the basic principles of the Rail Baltic/Rail Baltica procurement model which is core to the Contacting Scheme to be agreed by all three countries on 7 September. All procurements will be divided in three groups – procurements organised solely by the joint venture, consolidated procurements carried out by the joint venture and procurements carried out by the national implementers under strict joint venture supervision, Rail Baltic office reported.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 09:16
Latvia is ready to continue talks with Lithuania on the maritime border, the neighbouring country's Foreign Ministry has said.
Friday, September 2, 2016 11:46
United States Vice-President Joe Biden says his recent visit to Latvia has given him the impression that the Baltic states are "scared to death" of Russia and fear the possibility of Donald Trump being elected as the next US president.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 13:22
If you ask a Lithuanian what he or she is proud of, you will hear plenty of praises to dark bread, basketball, wonderful forests and hard-working people who still cherish ancient traditions and are able to create fashionable garments from linen. Nevertheless, few fellow-countrymen know that skilful weavers are on the verge of extinction, even though not so long ago, in the XIX–XX centuries, practically every woman in a village knew how to weave fabrics, and the most ingenious of weavers would come up with intricate patterns and successfully sold or bartered their creations for other goods.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 08:17
Key moments from US Vice President Joe Biden's speech in Riga.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 15:01
United States Vice-President Joe Biden has said that the Baltic states have no reasons to doubt US commitments to NATO, downplaying the remarks about NATO made by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Monday, August 22, 2016 12:51
Three Lithuanian companies top the list of fifty biggest businesses in the Baltics compiled by the international credit insurer Coface.
Friday, August 19, 2016 12:42
Lithuanian Seimas Speaker Loreta Graužinienė is leaving for Riga to take part in a meeting of Nordic and Baltic parliamentary speakers in the Nordic-Baltic Eight (NB8) cooperation format.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 16:30
Lithuanians have a sweet tooth for biscuits, Latvians eat more meat than their Baltic neighbours, and Estonians are the most enthusiastic pasta eaters, according to a consumer habit survey of the Baltic nations.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 13:40
A new railway tunnel linking the Baltics and Scandinavia could transform the geopolitics of the entire region, from the Nordics through the Baltic States to Europe.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.
Thursday, June 9, 2016 07:49
A recent study commissioned by Finland has outlined the pros and cons of the country joining NATO.
Friday, June 3, 2016 08:27
Latvia’s new State Defense Strategy, approved by its Cabinet of Ministers on May 24 is an ambitious declaration for a stronger defense buildup. At the same time, it represents a kind of “wish list” just ahead of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s approaching July summit in Warsaw, during which Alliance members are expected to discard their policy of “trust,” in favor of a policy of “deterrence”.
Monday, May 30, 2016 15:17
Canadian military divers have published explosive footage from NATO's Operation Open Spirit, an annual rotating mine-clearing operation targeting naval mines in the Baltic left over from World Wars I and II.
Sunday, May 29, 2016 10:04
Starting in 2017, Washington plans to begin heel-to-toe rotations of an armored brigade from the United States in Eastern Europe. In some respects, this represents a significant improvement over the assurance and deterrence steps taken by the United States and several of its NATO allies since 2014.
Sunday, May 29, 2016 10:03
It has often been remarked that politics can make strange bedfellows, bringing together groups that one could not imagine agreeing on anything. That is what has been happening in Latvia, where Latvian nationalists and ethnic-Russian residents of that Baltic country—for quite different reasons—both support restricting any further immigration into Latvia from the Russian Federation.