US to help secure Baltic energy grid against cyber-attacks

By |oktober 7th, 2019|Baltic States, cyber-attacks, electricity grids, Estonia, Gas, Latvia, Lithuania, LNG, News, Poland, Rick Perry, Russia, Soviet Union, Ukraine, United States|

The United States and Baltic states on Sunday (6 October) agreed to beef up cooperation to protect the Baltic energy grid from cyber-attacks as they disconnect from the Russian electricity grid.

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EU divisions over Russia mount as France, Germany seek peace in Ukraine

By |oktober 7th, 2019|‘Ukraine fatigue’, Baltic States, Charles Michel, Crimea annexation, Emmanuel Macron, France, News, Normandy format, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sanctions, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin|

French and German attempts to end the conflict in east Ukraine risk increasing tensions that were already rising in the European Union over how to handle Russia and which could complicate peace efforts.

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Juncker: We are not ‘under the rule’ of English

By |september 18th, 2018|Baltic States, digitisation, English, English language, French, french language, Jean-Claude Juncker, juncker, Klaus Iohannis, News, Romania, Three Seas Initiative|

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker made a point of delivering his plenary speech at the Three Seas Initiative forum in Bucharest in French, bucking the trend of other world leaders attending the event on Tuesday (September 18).

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Belgium and Germany take over Baltic Air Policing

By |avgust 30th, 2018|airspace, Baltic States, Nato, NATO-Russia relations, News, security and defence|

From September, German and Belgian military aircraft will take over responsibility for patrolling Baltic skies as part of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission, at a time of growing concerns over security in Eastern Europe.

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The untapped potential of EU-NATO cooperation

By |julij 10th, 2018|Baltic States, cyber security, Eastern Partnership, EU-NATO cooperation, Georgia, Moldova, Nato, News, Poland, Ukraine|

EU-NATO cooperation is a good framework for bringing Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, and others, closer to the Alliance, and improving their security, writes Andreas Marazis.

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As expected, Vestager lets Gazprom off the hook

By |maj 24th, 2018|Alexander Medvedev, Antitrust, Baltic States, Bulgaria, Competition policy, European Parliament, Gas, gazprom, Margrethe Vestager, News, Poland|

The EU's antitrust regulators have ended their investigation into Gazprom without imposing any fines, the Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager announced on Thursday (24 May). The Russian gas giant welcomed the EU's decision and promised to reform.

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Baltic states to ask Trump for greater protection from Russia

By |april 3rd, 2018|Baltic countries, Baltic States, Donald Trump, EU-NATO, News, United States|

Baltic state leaders will ask the United States to send more troops and bolster air defences on NATO’s eastern flank to deter Russia when they meet President Donald Trump on Tuesday (3 April), officials said. Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, Estonian...

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Internal NATO report reveals weaknesses in defence

By |oktober 24th, 2017|Baltic States, ben hodges, Crimea annexation, defense, Lithuania, Nato, NATO summit, News, Poland, Russia-NATO relations|

A classified NATO report reveals huge problems with logistics and troop deployment that could threaten the alliance's defence capability. NATO has been quite late in adopting a change of course. EURACTIV Germany’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

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US deploys advanced anti-aircraft missiles in Baltics for first time

By |julij 11th, 2017|Baltic States, Estonia, EU defence, Latvia, Lithuania, Nato, News, Poland, Russia, United States|

The United States deployed a battery of Patriot long-range anti-aircraft missiles in Lithuania to be used in NATO wargames from Tuesday (11 July) – the first time the advanced defence system has been brought to the Baltics where Russia has air superiority.

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NATO war game defends Baltic weak spot for first time

By |junij 19th, 2017|Baltic States, Cold War, Crimea annexation, hybrid war, Nato, News, Poland, Russia|

US and British troops have carried out the first large-scale NATO defensive drill on the border between Poland and Lithuania, rehearsing for a possible scenario in which Russia might try to sever the Baltic states from the rest of the Western alliance.

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