Posts published in Baltic states

Ignalina NPP receives a visit by a delegation from the EP’s Committee on Budgetary Control

Saturday, April 7, 2018

On April 5, Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) received a visit by a delegation from the Committee on Budgetary Control of the European Parliament (EP). The purpose of the visit of the delegation was to assess the progress in INPP decommissioning and efficiency of the use of financial support from the European Union (EU). According to Lina Sabaitienė, Vice Minister of Energy, the visit is an important opportunity for Lithuania…

Supreme Allied Commander Europe visited the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Lithuania

Saturday, April 7, 2018

On April 4 Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) General Curtis M. Scaparrotti paid a visit to Lithuania. General came to meet with soldiers deployed with the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group (eFP BG), view their service conditions and familiarise with specifics of combat training here. General C. M. Scaparrotti visited the Mechanised Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf in Rukla to which the NATO eFP Battle Group Lithuania is assigned, met…

East Capital’s third Baltic fund acquires logistics complex in Latvia

Friday, April 6, 2018

East Capital’s third Baltic fund has acquired a logistics complex in Latvia from developer Piche. The emerging and frontier markets focussed asset manager said East Capital Baltic Property Fund III bought P5, a newly built logistics and industrial park in Riga, for €10.6m. The transaction was financed by SEB. P5 is a 13,800sqm logistics complex consisting of two multi-let and multifunctional buildings. The complex is fully leased. Madis Raidma, the…

Energy consumption in households: changes are expected

Friday, April 6, 2018

Although households in the EU states account for a “small” quarter of the total final energy consumption, their importance in the nations’ energy policies is enormous. For example, space and water heating are the main energy consumption sectors in the states; although renewables are becoming vital as well. The Baltic States have to take into consideration energy issues in the households’ policies to make them sustainable.

Estonia calls for deployment of U.S. troops, Patriot missiles

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid called for U.S. Patriot missiles and troops to be deployed to her small Baltic state Wednesday, saying it is necessary to make deterrence “believable” for Russia. In an interview coinciding with her visit to the White House, the conservative leader said the deployment of American materiel and personnel would bolster existing NATO troop deployments — launched in response to Russia’s more bellicose posture. “We want to…

Riga alarmed as Russian missile tests force partial closing of Baltic Sea and airspace

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Russia began testing missiles with live munitions in the Baltic Sea on Wednesday, alarming Latvia, a member of NATO, which says the drills have forced it partly to shut down Baltic commercial airspace. The Russian defense ministry said on Monday that its Baltic Fleet, based in its European exclave of Kaliningrad, was preparing for routine training in the Baltic Sea, including live fire drills to practice hitting air and sea…

Supreme Allied Commander Europe visited the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Lithuania

Thursday, April 5, 2018

On April 4 Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) General Curtis M. Scaparrotti paid a visit to Lithuania. General came to meet with soldiers deployed with the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group (eFP BG), view their service conditions and familiarise with specifics of combat training here. General C. M. Scaparrotti visited the Mechanised Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf in Rukla to which the NATO eFP Battle Group Lithuania is assigned, met…