Posts tagged as German

Vilnius calls US-German pipeline deal ‘a mistake’

Friday, July 23, 2021

Lithuania on Thursday said the deal struck by the US and Germany over a controversial Russian gas pipeline was “a mistake”, but there was still time to seek concessions from Moscow. The Baltic state has, like several other European countries and the United States, fiercely opposed the Nord Stream 2 project to double Russian gas supplies to Germany. The nearly finished 10-billion-euro ($12-billion) pipeline has long been a sore point…

German-Estonian defence industry cooperation is bearing fruit

Thursday, July 22, 2021

German-Estonian defence industry cooperation is bearing fruit in the form of world class technological developments, defense minister Kalle Laanet (Reform) said during a recent, official two-day visit to Germany which included a meeting with his German counterpart Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU). Laanet said that: “Estonian defense industry firms currently find themselves in a rapid phase of development and are actively seeking cooperation opportunities in foreign markets.” “The strengths and competitive advantages…

German NATO troops return from Lithuania over racism allegations

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer called allegations of racist and antisemitic behavior “a slap in the face of all those who serve our country.” The soldiers were in Lithuania as part of a NATO mission. News German NATO troops return from Lithuania over racism allegations Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer called allegations of racist and antisemitic behavior “a slap in the face of all those who serve our country.” The soldiers were…

Baltic German alleged war criminal memorial planners forgo state support

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

A group planning to erect a statue to a member of the Baltic German nobility in Estonia who, according to reports, engaged in war crimes during the Russian Civil War, says it will forgo €45,000 in state support for the project, citing media slander of his legacy. The NGO, called Ungern Khaan, only founded just under a month ago, says that it will rely on donations for the memorial, either…

Baltic and German Foreign Ministers meet in Tallinn

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

On 20 July 2020, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, took part in the annual meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Baltic States and Germany in a “3 1” format, along with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Urmas Reinsalu; the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Linas Linkevičius; and the German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Heiko Maas. At the meeting in Talinn, the Ministers were…

German Eurofighter Join RAF Typhoons in Lithuania

Thursday, July 16, 2020

A DETACHMENT of German Air Force Eurofighter fighters have arrived in Lithuania to undertake combined quick reaction alert training alongside the RAF Typhoon fast jets already deployed there. This opportunity has been arranged to enhance the current twinning programme that has been running between the two air forces under Eurofighter Interoperability Enhancement programme. Wing Commander Stu Gwinnutt, the Officer Commanding RAF 135 Expeditionary Air Wing deployed to Siauliai Air Base…

Latvia’s Baltic German French spy

Thursday, November 7, 2019

It’s one hundred years since crucial battles put the fledgling Latvian state on a firmer footing, and to mark the occasion the Latvian National History Museum is staging an exhibition that tells the tales of winners of the Order of Lāčplēsis, a military award established to honor those who showed outstanding bravery in the independence struggles. The exhibition provides a timely reminder that it was not only ethnic Latvians who…

German machinery orders plummet, adding to recession fears

Friday, October 4, 2019

An industry association says orders for German machinery, an important export, plummeted in August, adding to signs of a recession in Europe’s biggest economy. The VDMA group said Friday that orders were down 17% compared with a year earlier, with demand from abroad dropping 19% and orders from inside Germany falling 12%. Orders from countries outside the eurozone fell a particularly sharp 21%. VDMA’s Olaf Wortmann said the figures suggest…

German submarine to visit Lithuania for first time in 18 years

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

A type 212A U-31 submarine escorted by FGS Oste warship of the German Navy will conduct a port visit to Klaipėda on Wednesday, according to Lithuania’s Ministry of Defence. The ships will be met by LNS Dzūkas (P12) patrol ship from the Lithuanian Navy. Both vessels will be moored untill September 21. “The visit of the German U31 submarine to the Port of Klaipėda is a demonstration of the firm bond…

Von der Leyen seeks to secure EU top job at parliament

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Outgoing German defense minister Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday set out her political objectives on a greener, gender-equal Europe where the rule of law continues to hold sway, in an attempt to woo enough legislators at the European Parliament to secure the job of European Commission President The Christian Democrat of the European People’s Party is seeking to become the first woman to hold perhaps the most important post…