News from the Baltic States

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of NATO met on April, 2 in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic. Though they expressed the deepest sympathies with all the victims of the Coronavirus disease, NATO continues to do its part. The organization tries to kill two birds with one stone. On the one hand, Commander, U.S. European… » read more

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From 1 January 2020 security of the Baltic airspace is ensured by three Command and Reporting Centers designed for specific national airspace surveillance, based in Tallinn, Lielvarde, and Karmėlava, instead of one joint unit. It is said that they enhance capabilities of NATO’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense System, regional interoperability, and reliability of protection… » read more

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Unfortunately, aggressiveness is the hallmark of our time. People face aggressiveness more and more often. Sometimes the aggressiveness ends without consequences, sometimes innocent people suffer. This is especially dangerous when attack those people who must defend. On Saturday night, a NATO soldier was aggressive while in the spa at the largest Estonian spa and sauna… » read more

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A significant for Latvian democracy event took place last week. This event reflects very clearly the state of affairs in the country where political interests are above common sense and the welfare of citizens. Some times ago a petition to postpone increasing funding for political parties was created on a public petition portal Manabalss.lv (in… » read more

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Latvia has fallen into the trap. It all started with a sincere desire to increase the military capabilities of the state. Thus, according to the Ministry of Defence, five years ago Latvia and the UK agreed on supply of 123 used Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance Tracked or CVR(T) for €48.1 million euros to Latvia. In November… » read more

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Money is a very powerful tool, which can easily ruin relations. Different views on money spending can ruin even good relations between countries in such huge and powerful organization as NATO. It should be noted that European defence spending will surpass $300 billion a year by 2021, according to new research from Jane’s by IHS… » read more

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About 500 U.S. troops arrived in Lithuania in October. This news is widely discussed all over the Baltic States and Europe. The issue of permanent NATO presence in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia has been discussed for a decade. There is still no legal basis for this step, but NATO and Baltic authorities found the possibility… » read more

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Some of EU politicians are very successful in making their careers using the weak points of the European Union member states. Current tensions between Russia, China, Iran, North Korea and NATO (including EU countries) lead to the development of many expensive programs and projects that European taxpayers have to pay for. Current security situation provides… » read more

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In 1991 the Baltic States gained independence. They started to develop their new way. This choice was highly appreciated by the residents of the Baltic countries, as well as by people all over the world. People craved independence then, and they still crave it now. They understand independence as “freedom from the control, influence, support,… » read more

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Lithuania may not worry about its safety when SUCH people defend it! Lithuanian Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis recently told Defence News that “the deployment of the enhanced forward presence, or EFP, battalions in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have significantly reduced the risk of military conflict in the Baltic region.“ It is known that Belgian troops… » read more

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