Lithuanian foreign minister and human rights activist greet Latvian foreign minister's coming out
Friday, November 7, 2014
Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics came out as gay on Thursday, stirring reactions across the Baltics. Lithuanian foreign minister congratulated his colleague, while a human rights activist says the step could encourage change in Lithuania as well.
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.
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.
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”.
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.