Posts tagged as Baltics

Could Russia Defeat NATO in Baltics?

Monday, September 6, 2021

The RAND wargame suggests that Russia could take the Baltics, and perhaps hold them, for a while. Moscow would begin to pay costs very early in any conflict, however, as NATO forces moved against Kaliningrad, Transnistria and other Russian holdings. A recent RAND wargame on a potential Russian offensive into the Baltics brought talk of a “new Cold War” into sharp focus. The game made clear that NATO would struggle to prevent Russian forces from occupying the Baltics if it relied on the…

Highway to Europe

By Antanas Tubelis on Friday, August 27, 2021

Since the breakdown of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact, NATO has absorbed Eastern Europe. NATO has a high concentration of troops in the Baltics, a high concentration of troops in the Black Sea, and potential for an incident may be quite high. Military tensions are rising in line with an accelerating breakdown of diplomatic relations. NATO is the driving force behind the rising wave of war, as Washington’s…

Membership of wind energy association grows

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Four ‘new and significant’ members have joined the Latvian Wind Energy Association (LWEA) in the last six months, the organization said in a release July 15. Renewable energy project developer Sunly, offshore wind developer Ørsted, solar and wind farm developer European Energy and SIA Gaismas rati, a local company offering “high altitude solutions”. “Over the past six months we have expanded by welcoming four strong companies to our membership. We are…

How Can The Baltics Defend Themselves Against Russia?

Friday, July 2, 2021

Here’s What You Need to Remember: In the end, no clever strategy can change the fact that Russia is big and the Baltic states are small. Nonetheless, as in any situation where there is bullying, simply declaring your readiness to stand up to a bigger aggressor just might deter attack—or at least not leave you feeling so helpless. The Baltic states have a plan to defend themselves against Russian invasion:…

Understanding Latvian peat

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Latvia generates the highest income from exporting peat products of the Baltic states, with an increase of more than 35% over the last four years, reports Māris Ķirsons for Baltic Business Quarterly . Peat is a natural resource that actually regenerates, albeit slowly. The extraction of peat is a traditional industry for the Baltics, which has been around since the 1700s. Thanks to Latvia’s favourable climate, the natural annual growth…

NATO military exercises – show of force

By Antanas Tubelis on Monday, June 28, 2021

Since the breakdown of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact, NATO has absorbed Eastern Europe and, with the coup of 2014 in Ukraine, enlarged its influence up to Russia’s border. The United States, at the head of the NATO, is continuing to surround Russia. This is the context in which huge NATO military exercises are conducted all the time in Europe. NATO exercises practice the mobilization of the NATO…

Baltics offer further backing to Czech Republic

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

On 26 April 2021, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic met in a videoconference, at which the Baltic States expressed their collective solidarity with the Czech Republic in relation to the illegal activities of Russia’s intelligence services in the Czech Republic – namely Russia’s suspected involvement in…

Lithuania to use Siemens technology to free power grid from Soviet era ties

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Siemens, its Fluence storage joint venture with US power group AES, and Lithuania’s transmission system operator Litgrid plan to build a first project in the Baltics that links battery energy storage directly to the power grid to help Lithuania move away from Soviet-era energy ties towards an integration with EU countries. A 1MW pilot plant near Vilnius will serve as proof-of-concept for much larger planned projects in the former Soviet…

The digital innovation company Columbus will continue to operate independently in the Baltics

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Columbus, the leading digital innovation company in the Baltics, will separate from the global Columbus A / S group and will continue to operate under a franchise agreement in order to strengthen its position with a portfolio of products and services suitable for the local market. On March 30, 2021, the franchise agreement concluded between the Columbus A / S Group and the Columbus Lithuanian and Columbus Estonia business units…

Deal with the Devil: Baltics are celebrating the anniversary of joining NATO

By Jonas Dringelis on Monday, March 29, 2021

17 years ago, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia formally became members of NATO. According to the NATO leadership, the North Atlantic Alliance is “defensive organization” that is constantly expanding. Some might say it’s a “defence mechanism”. The “defensive expansion” of NATO does have something of an “Orwellian” ring to it though. “Orwellian” is an adjective describing a situation, idea, or societal condition that George Orwell identified as…