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A 'New Normal' for NATO and Baltic Sea Security

October 5, 2015<p>By Anna Wieslander<p>It might appear natural that focus on Baltic Sea security would have come quickly for NATO after the Russian …

Geopolitics

Lithuanian president: Russia's involvement in Syria will make refugee crisis worse

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Elering: Russia cannot fine us for disconnecting from its power grid

Currently, the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian electricity systems are part of a larger synchronized system called BRELL, which also unites Belarus. …

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Conscription must remain permanently, Lithuanian parliament speaker says

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Lithuania to allocate 85,000 euros on integration of nationals from Ukraine

The Government of Lithuania plans to spend approximately 85,000 euros on the integration of Lithuanians, plus Lithuanian-Ukrainians and their …

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Latvia Mulls Return To Conscription, Hikes Defense Spending

WARSAW — Normunds Stafeckis, the spokesperson for Latvia’s Defencse Ministry, said that the country is mulling to reintroduce conscription as a …

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Olekas: Deployment of UK troops to Baltics is reactions to Moscow's actions, not vice versa

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Prime Ministers Taavi Rõivas, David Cameron meet in London

Rõivas and Cameron discussed the security situation and the strengthening of NATO deterrence.<p>British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon disclosed on …

Russia in Syria – what implications for the Baltic states?

"The Vladimir and Barack show" – that’s how British weekly <i>The Economist</i> labelled the diplomatic confrontation between the leaders of Russia and the …

Amid Russian Hostility, Latvia Military Draft? Conscription Mulled As Defense Budget Is Hiked

Latvia is contemplating plans to reintroduce conscription amid growing tension with Russia, according to a Defense News report Friday. Earlier this …

Poland and Baltics to sign strategic gas pipeline deal

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Ex-Polish President - Lithuania and Poland need to step up their defence capacities

According to former Polish President, Bronislaw Komorowski, in light of Russian aggression in Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland should continue stepping …

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Britain to station troops in Baltic region 'to deter Russian aggression'

Defence secretary says ‘small number’ will be sent to Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, as tensions rise between west and Russia following Syria airstrikes<p>Britain is to station troops in the Baltic states to shore up Nato’s eastern borders and deter Russian aggression, the UK defence …

Estonia to head Baltic battalion in NATO training exercises

Over 500 members of the Estonian Scouts Battalion will head to Spain for a NATO Response Force (NRF) training exercise.<p>Participating in the NRF …

Military

Belarus Turning to Lithuanian and Latvian Ports Rather than Using Russian Ones

Paul Goble <br>Staunton, October 17 – Belarusian firms are using ports in the Baltic countries rather than Russian ones in St. Petersburg and …

Army to open new supply point in Lithuania

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Europe is set to open a new depot in the Baltics later this month in a move that is expected to shorten supply …

Official launch of Rail Baltica segment between Kaunas and Polish border

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How Lithuania Is Kicking Russia To The Curb

It wasn’t that long ago, yet it seems so foreign. In fact, Russia has become nothing but a bad memory in Lithuania. There’s nothing Russian here except anti-Putin graffiti and a few Russian citizens investing here and there and carrying out their private lives in a country that, well, kind of hates …

Lithuania signs agreement to purchase weaponry together with Sweden

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Latvian and Estonian PMs welcome GIPL agreement as guarantee of Baltic energy independence

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With NATO Air Base Expansion, Russia Accuses Estonia Of 'Provocative Step'

Russia called Estonia’s planned expansion of its Amair air base to make room for additional NATO aircraft a “provocative step,” Russian media …

Nordic-Baltic Security and the US Role

September 25, 2015<p>By Mark Seip<p>The United States and the Nordic states enjoy a strong, productive relationship. However, stability in the …

12 Russian military aircraft spotted near Latvia’s sovereign airspace

Russia has flown hundreds of aircraft and positioned dozens of ships during the last 18 months near the territory of the former Soviet republics of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, prompting alarm across Eastern Europe and inside NATO.<p>"Patrol aircraft have identified on Wednesday four Mikoyan MiG-31, …

Lithuania aims to cut Russian gas imports further

* Gazprom’s long-term supply contract expire in Dec.<p>* Lithuania eyes LNG imports from the U.S.<p>* Overall gas demand seen falling due to biomass use<p>By Jessica Jaganathan<p>SINGAPORE, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Lithuania wants to cut Russian gas imports more after opening a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, …

Natural Gas

NATO considers stationing battalions in Baltic states and Poland

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Russia Is Freaking Out Its Northern Neighbors | VICE News

If actions speak louder than words, the nations bordering the Baltic Sea are starting to scream bloody murder about Russia. A regular stream of reports is coming out of Nordic and Baltic states about their efforts to modernize and expand military capacity, with countries from Sweden to Latvia …

Lithuania's foreign minister insists on continuing Russia sanctions

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President proposes revised national security laws

Janis Pleps, the president's adviser on matters constitutional, was asked about the three bills submitted to Saeima by Vejonis to upgrade …

Call for permanent Latvian trade rep in US

AmCham and LCCI said in a press release they had sent a "position paper" to the Prime Minister, Ministers of Economics and Foreign Affairs, Chairmen …

Lithuania jails former air traffic official for spying

VILNIUS (Reuters) - A Lithuanian court on Thursday sentenced a former employee of the state air traffic company to three years and three months in prison after finding him guilty of spying for Belarus in a case prosecutors say also involved Russia.<p>The ruling came a day after leaders of nine …

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