Posts published in Day: March 7, 2021

Estonia going to court against EU mobility package

Sunday, March 7, 2021

The government on Thursday endorsed Estonia joining the legal actions against the European Union’s mobility package, which according to the government is necessary to stand up for the values of the single market and fulfill the green goals. Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Taavi Aas (Center) said the principles approved by the European Parliament are not consistent with the other goals of the EU, which include moving increasingly towards…

American Bombers Blaze Toward Russia In Provocative Show Of Force

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Two U.S. Air Force B-1 bombers took off from their temporary home at Orland air base in Norway on Tuesday, looped through international air space over the Baltic Sea then turned south and barreled along the NATO-Russia frontier. With a pair of NATO Typhoon fighters flanking it, one of the swing-wing bombers roared at low altitude over the capitals of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The dramatic sortie had at least…

Estonia and Georgia remain emerging Europe’s most free economies

Sunday, March 7, 2021

As the world continues to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, economic freedom will be more important than ever, says a new report from the Heritage Foundation. In emerging Europe, Estonia and Georgia continue to lead the way. Estonia is once again the regional leader in the Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom. The Baltic state ranks eighth globally, four places ahead of emerging Europe’s next best performer, Georgia. “Many countries in…

Russian hackers exploit Lithuanian infrastructure

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Hacker groups linked to Russian intelligence conducted cyber-attacks against top Lithuanian officials and decision-makers last year and used the Baltic nation’s technology infrastructure as a base to hit targets elsewhere, a report by Lithuania’s intelligence service said Thursday. The annual national security threat assessment report claimed that, among others, the Russian cyber-espionage group APT29 with alleged links to Russia’s intelligence services “exploited” Lithuania’s information technology infrastructure “to carry out attacks…