Lithuanians spend largest portion of wages on rent in Baltic StatesFREE

Friday, April 1, 2016 09:37
A Lithuanian needs to spend nearly 80% of the average wage to rent a one-room apartment in the centre of Vilnius, much higher than the proportion that people in other Baltic States have to spend.

'Two years after illegal annexation of Crimea, human rights violations abound' (1)FREE

Friday, March 18, 2016 11:02
Six foreign ministers of the Baltic and Nordic states call on Europe not to let down pressure on Russia over the annexation of Crimea. What follows is their message:

Lithuania happiest country in Baltics but not as happy as Russia (1)FREE

Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:00
Lithuanians are happier than either Latvians or Estonians, but not as happy as people in Russia or Poland, according to the World Happiness Index. The world's happiest people live in the Nordics and Switzerland.

Latvian PM backs Lithuania in opposing Belarusian nuclear plantFREE

Thursday, March 3, 2016 13:15
Latvia will back Lithuania in opposing the construction of a nuclear power plant some 50 kilometres from Vilnius in Belarus, Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis said on Thursday.

NATO-Russia confrontation ‘real possibility’ in Baltic Sea – Swedish general (3)FREE

Friday, February 26, 2016 16:14
Russia’s provocative actions and NATO's build up in the Baltic Sea region may lead to confrontations, the Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces General Micael Byden has warned.

Lithuanian PM calls on Latvia, Estonia to act on Belarus nuclear plantFREE

Friday, February 26, 2016 14:50
Lithuania’s Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius called on the other Baltic States and the European Commission to step up efforts to make sure that a nuclear power plant being built by Belarus in Astravyets complies with safety standards.

Estonia's national day celebrated in VilniusFREE

Friday, February 26, 2016 12:50
Ambassador Toomas Kukk welcomed members of the diplomatic corps, Seimas members (parliament) and friends of Estonia in the Estonian Embassy in Vilnius to celebrate the 98th Estonia's Independence day.

Baltic prime ministers meeting in Riga to discuss security, strategic projectsFREE

Friday, February 26, 2016 10:37
Lithuania's Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius is going to Riga on Friday to attend a meeting with his Latvian and Estonian counterparts, Maris Kucinskis and Taavi Roivas.

Latvian parliament returns seized buildings to Jewish community as restitutionFREE

Thursday, February 25, 2016 13:41
Latvia's parliament has approved a new law that will see properties confiscated from Jews during World War II to be returned to the country's Jewish community.

Vilnius top Baltic capital for quality of lifeFREE

Thursday, February 25, 2016 09:29
Lithuania‘s capital has a higher quality of life than other Baltic State capitals Riga and Talinn, and is ranked as the fourth best city in Central and Eastern Europe to live in, according to new research conducted by Mercer.

Rail Baltica project difficulties are behind us, says MačiulisFREE

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 09:26
Rail Baltica
DELFI (R. Achmedovo nuotr.)
Major difficulties in the Rail Baltica are now in the past according to the Government Chancellor Alminas Mačiulis who was addressing a meeting with European Commission representatives on the project on Tuesday.

Rally in Latvia protests airing of BBC's dramatization of World War ThreeFREE

Monday, February 22, 2016 18:06
The BBC's documentary about a hypothetical invasion of the Baltic States by Russia has sparked a protest in Latvia, with about 80 people staging a rally against the airing of the programme they said demonized the country's Russian-speaking population and was pro-war "propaganda" paid for by the United States.

Putin congratulates Estonia on its independenceFREE

Monday, February 22, 2016 17:45
Vladimir Putin
Russian president Vladimir Putin congratulated Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves on Estonia's day of independence.

Maxima denies responsibility, appeals conviction for Riga supermarket roof collapseFREE

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 09:33
Lithuanian-owned supermarket chain Maxima Latvija has appealed a Riga court ruling which found the company liable for a roof collapse in one of its stores in 2013 that killed 54 people.

Opportunity for Lithuania's LNG terminal as Latvia opens up gas marketFREE

Thursday, February 11, 2016 14:55
Inčukalns gas storage facility
DELFI (E.Savicko nuotr.)
Latvia's parliament, the Saeima, passed amendments to energy law, opening up the country's gas market to external suppliers, including, potentially, to Lithuania's liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal.

Latvian banks under pressure from US to curb money laundering (1)FREE

Friday, February 5, 2016 14:43
Will pressure from the United States, fear of losing the last dollar correspondent account, and an impending vote on admission into the OECD finally force Latvia to curb the laundering of dirty money for shady figures from the former Soviet Union via Latvia’s non-resident banks?

Obama’s €3bn plan to ramp up US military strength in Baltic States, Eastern EuropeFREE

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 16:56
US President Barack Obama is planning to substantially increase the deployment of heavy weapons and armoured vehicles in Lithuania and the Baltic States, and all along NATO’s eastern flank, to send a signal to Russian President Vladimir Putin, writes the New York Times.

Family values and Russian influence in Latvia (1)FREE

Thursday, January 28, 2016 13:56
A fight for “family values” in Latvia is uniting the Kremlin’s friends and ideological foes.

Lithuania offers more civil, political freedoms than Latvia, fewer than Poland, Estonia (1)FREE

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 14:11
Lithuania is doing better in ensuring civil and political liberties than Latvia but lags behind neighbours Poland and Estonia, according to the World Freedom Index published on Wednesday.

Lithuanians travel least of Baltic nationsFREE

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 11:45
Lithuanians are the least travelling people of the Baltic nations, a survey shows.