Baltics open Europe’s first pandemic ‘travel bubble’ as curbs ease

By |maj 15th, 2020|Baltics, coronavirus, Estonia, Finland, freedom of movement, Krišjānis Kariņš, Latvia, Lithuania, News, Saulius Skvernelis, Schengen|

Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia opened their borders to each other at the stroke of midnight, creating the first "travel bubble" within the European Union in a bid to jump-start economies broken down by the coronavirus pandemic.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Baltics open Europe’s first pandemic ‘travel bubble’ as curbs ease

Turkey not backing down in NATO defence plans dispute – source

By |november 27th, 2019|Baltics, EU-NATO, News, Poland|

Ankara will resist efforts by its NATO allies to persuade it to back an alliance defence plan for the Baltics and Poland until its demands are met over a plan for Turkey's defence, a Turkish diplomatic source said on Wednesday (27 November).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Turkey not backing down in NATO defence plans dispute – source

Fighting ‘fake news’ online: How NATO soldiers in Latvia got fooled by bots

By |oktober 2nd, 2019|Baltics, fake news, Latvia, military, Nato, News, Russia|

When NATO's Centre for Strategic Communication in Riga discovered how easy it was to dupe its soldiers online, it has started looking for ways of countering false information, which comes, in large part, from Russia. EURACTIV's media partner der Tagess...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Fighting ‘fake news’ online: How NATO soldiers in Latvia got fooled by bots

Estonia calls for deployment of US troops, Patriot missiles

By |april 5th, 2018|arms race, Baltics, Crimea annexation, Donald Trump, Estonia, Jens Stoltenberg, Jim Mattis, Kersti Kaljulaid, Latvia, Maris Kucinskis, Mike Pence, military escalation, Nato, News, Patriot missiles, Russia|

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid called for US Patriot missiles and troops to be deployed to her small Baltic state yesterday (4 April), telling AFP it was necessary to make deterrence "believable" for Russia.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Estonia calls for deployment of US troops, Patriot missiles

Baltic ministers prepare US summit for ‘sending message to Putin’

By |marec 6th, 2018|Baltics, Donald Trump, Eastern Ukraine crisis, Edgars Rinkevics, Estonia, Latvia, Linas Linkevicius, Lithuania, Nato, News, Rex Tillerson, Russia, Soviet Union, Sven Mikser, Vladimir Putin|

Foreign ministers from the Baltic states, three exposed allies on NATO's eastern flank, visited Washington on Monday (5 March) to urge Western leaders not to respond naively to Russian threats.

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Russia’s Zapad war games unnerve West

By |september 14th, 2017|Baltics, Cold War, hybrid war, Kaliningrad, Nato, News, nuclear weapons, Russia|

From planes, radars and ships in the Baltics, NATO officials say they are watching Russia's biggest war games since 2013 with "calm and confidence", but many are unnerved about what they see as Moscow testing its ability to wage war against the West.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Russia’s Zapad war games unnerve West

Lithuania says Russia has ability to launch Baltic attack in 24 hours

By |april 3rd, 2017|Baltics, Kaliningrad, Lithuania, Nato, News, Raimundas Karoblis, Russia, Ukraine crisis|

Russia has developed the capability to launch an attack on the Baltic States with as little as 24 hours' notice, limiting NATO's options to respond other than to have military forces already deployed in the region, Lithuania's intelligence service said...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Lithuania says Russia has ability to launch Baltic attack in 24 hours