Grybauskaitė congratulates Estonia's president-electFREE

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.

NATO jets in Baltics scrambled to escort 7 Russian warplanes last weekFREE

Monday, September 26, 2016 18:43
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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.

Latvian detained for smuggling in 3 Indian asylum-seekersFREE

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.

Lithuania, Latvia agree to synchronize military equipment procurementFREE

Thursday, September 15, 2016 20:41
The Lithuanian and Latvian defense ministers signed on Thursday a joint communiqué stating their commitment to synchronize the procurement of military equipment.

Lithuanian, Latvian defence ministers to discuss synchronization of military procurementFREE

Thursday, September 15, 2016 12:44
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Lithuania and Latvia are planning to cooperate in an effort to synchronize procurement of military equipment.

Supervisory Board of Rail Baltica approves its procurement modelFREE

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 21:51
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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.

Latvia 'ready' to continue talks with Lithuania on sea borderFREE

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.

Baltic states 'scared to death' of Russia and Trump, Biden tells US voters (1)FREE

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.

An ode to linen led to Norwegian sheepFREE

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.

Joe Biden in Riga: "America will never fail to defend our allies"FREE

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 08:17
Key moments from US Vice President Joe Biden's speech in Riga.

Trump 'doesn't understand what Article 5 is' - Biden on defending BalticsFREE

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.

Lithuania home to 3 biggest companies in BalticsFREE

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.

Lithuanian Seimas speaker to join NB8 meeting in RigaFREE

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.

The differing dietary habits of Baltic nationsFREE

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.

The railway tunnel that could transform geopolitics in Baltic regionFREE

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.

Is Sweden and Finland joining NATO inevitable? (1)FREE

Thursday, June 9, 2016 07:49
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A recent study commissioned by Finland has outlined the pros and cons of the country joining NATO.

Inside Latvia’s new defence strategy - Riga declares its military ambitions (1)FREE

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”.

Footage of Baltic naval mine explosions captured by Canadian diversFREE

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.

The flawed US approach to European reassuranceFREE

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.

Strange bedfellows: Latvian nationalists and ethnic Russians both want to block entrance of more RussiansFREE

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.