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Estonian, French presidents talk about values, security

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

At their meeting in Paris on Monday, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid and French President Emmanuel Macron talked about security and democratic values. “France and Estonia are good partners to each other in the European Union and strong allies in NATO. Today we are standing up together for democratic values and freedoms,” the Estonian head of state said after the meeting at the Elysee Palace. The president of Estonia thanked the…

Strategic partnership between Lithuania and France gains momentum

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with President Emmanuel Macron of France at the Élysée Palace and attended working lunch of the French and Baltic Presidents. At the Élysée Palace, the leaders of the Baltic states discussed President Macron’s proposals on reforming the EU’s future, enhancing security and bilateral cooperation. According to Dalia Grybauskaitė, France under the vigorous European leadership of President Macron, pays special attention to Lithuania and other Baltic states.…

New rotation of Lithuanian instructors off to Ukraine

Monday, April 9, 2018

Troops of the Lithuanian Grand Duchess Birute Uhlan Battalion are replaced in Ukraine by the National Defense Volunteer Force, the Defense Ministry said. A ceremony to see off the troops took place on Friday before they embark on Lithuania’s third shift of the military training operation in Ukraine. According to the press release, the 12 instructors will serve in Ukraine until the end of June, training Ukrainian troops, including staff…

To counter Russia and back Baltic states, America must fortify NATO

Monday, April 9, 2018

Last week, President Trump welcomed the leaders of the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to the White House to address ongoing tensions with Russia. The three presidents — Kersti Kaljulaid of Estonia, Raimonds Vejonis of Latvia and Dalia Grybauskaite of Lithuania — met with President Trump to urge the United States to bolster its defense of Baltic countries against Russian aggression. Despite the magnitude of the occasion for the…

Facebook confirms to Latvian president willingness to cooperate, ensure transparency of election process

Monday, April 9, 2018

After the meeting with the Facebook management the Latvian president said that Facebook had confirmed their willingness to cooperate with the Latvian authorities, mass media and NGOs. “In the changing modern world we have to find a balance between democratic freedoms and Internet security. We must defend the values important for the Latvian society and to make all efforts to prevent potential threat to those values,” Vejonis said. Afterwards the…

The Estonian government to begin planning state budget strategy this week

Monday, April 9, 2018

The Estonian government will on Thursday travel to Sagadi in Lääne-Viru County, where it will dedicate two days to discussing the state budget strategy. “The government will on Thursday conduct its regular meeting and press conference, after which they will travel to Sagadi Manor, where they will begin discussing the state budget strategy,” Director for Government Communication Urmas Seaver told ERR’s online news portal. The discussion to take place at…

LCCI invites businessmen to develop cooperation with countries part of New Silk Road

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Latvia’s Chamber for Commerce and Industry invites businessmen to use the opportunities provided by China’s New Silk Road initiative and commence exporting goods to China. Transport channels have already been established to ensure this. Intergovernmental cooperation agreements have also been signed in relation to investments and other important matters. «Latvia is one of the most active participants of the project. LCCI also contributes to establishing cooperation with the eastern country.…