Posts tagged as infrastructure

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…

U.S. agenda in Baltics (Video)

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Wednesday, February 17, 2021

The Baltic States remain highly dependent on the US foreign policy. Therefore, the leadership of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia anticipated the results of the presidential elections with impatience and trepidation. Obviously, Trump’s rhetoric was troubling for countries on NATO’s Eastern frontier. On the contrary, new elected Biden took over the presidency with more personal knowledge of foreign policy and a competent team. What Biden’s election means for the Baltics? Firstly,…

Baltic countries aim for unity and synchronised infrastructure

Friday, January 29, 2021

Newly elected Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas has called for unity among the Baltic States, which should be manifested in synchronised infrastructure projects not only between the three countries but also with a view to Central Europe. Kallas underlined in a video meeting with Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš that the Baltic States are always stronger together than individually, the Estonian governments’ press office reported. More concretely, such unity should…

Lithuania to construct the biggest American training area in Europe

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Wednesday, January 13, 2021

On January 4 the Colors Uncasing Ceremony where 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, U.S. Army, officially began an eight-month mission in Lithuania took place, focused on deterring Russian aggression in the Baltic region. The U.S. troops deployed from their home base at Fort Hood, Texas, with their own weaponry and equipment: Abrams tanks, Bradley armoured vehicles, etc. They have already begun cooperation activities with soldiers of the Lithuanian Armed Forces…

Finance ministry opens new Estonian-Russian infrastructure project tenders

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Ministry of Finance is waiting for ideas for large-scale infrastructure projects in the Estonian-Russian cross-border cooperation program. The finance ministry says it is awaiting proposals for large-scale, cross-border projects on Estonia’s eastern frontier. The time-frame is 2021-2027 and projects much have a cross-border impact affecting both Russia and Estonia, for instance environmental activities, the ministry says. The program is set for the years 2021-2027 lena Musthallik, ministry adviser, told ERR:…

Rail Baltica infrastructure project at Rīga airport completed

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

The project for the Rail Baltica station and related infrastructure at Riga International Airport has been completed, said project implementer Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas (EDL) November 3. The Rail Baltica line is planned to connect the capitals of the Baltic States once every two hours. Every 30 minutes, a shuttle train will connect the airport and Central Station in Riga. It will allow travelers to get from the airport in the capital’s center…

Nauseda: Lithuanian-Polish joint infrastructure projects are progressing quite well

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Lithuanian-Polish joint infrastructure projects are progressing quite well, President Gitanas Nauseda said on Tuesday in response to Valdas Adamkus’ remark that the implementation of these projects is too slow. “Yes, we have also taken the initiative to speed up the project for the synchronization (of the Baltic electricity grids with the European system),” Nauseda said. “Except perhaps from certain issues related to non-purchase of electricity, Rail Baltica, Via Baltica and…

US to expand Šiauliai Air Base

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Thursday, August 13, 2020

On 5th of August Ambassador of the United States of America Robert S. Gilchrist, Vice Minister of National Defence Eimutis Misiūnas and other representatives of the Lithuanian and the U.S. Armed Forces visited Šiauliai Air Base to view and discuss the new infrastructure, which could provide necessary conditions for maintaining air defence tasks. It was presented new ground equipment maintenance hangars, helicopter hangars, air operations center, three fighter aprons, up-to-date…

United States provides 24 million euros for strengthening Lithuanian Air Force Base capability

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Elements of infrastructure built on U.S. donations at the Lithuanian Armed Forces Air Force Base in Šiauliai were handed over to the Lithuanian Armed Forces. New ground equipment maintenance hangars, OPS facility, three fighter aprons, up-to-date fighter arresting gear and lighting installation of one of the aprons, several taxiways and areas and roads for ground vehicles enhances readiness of the Lithuanian Air Force Base to host NATO allies , strengthens…