Posts tagged as integration

Poland and Baltics back integration of Albania and North Macedonia with the EU

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

From 3 March to 5 March 2020, the Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, is visiting Albania and North Macedonia together with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Jacek Czaputowicz, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Linas Linkevičius, and the Undersecretary for European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Märt Volmer. The Foreign Ministers intend to discuss the integration of Albania and North Macedonia with…

Murniece notes broad support in Latvian parliament for Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic integration

Thursday, October 17, 2019

There is a broad support in the Latvian parliament for Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic integration, Saeima Speaker Inara Murniece (National Alliance) said today during a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky who was paying an official visit to Latvia. “There is a broad support in the Latvian parliament for Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic integration. We follow developments in Ukraine and you can always count on Latvia’s strong support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,”…

NATO states have to protect themselves and help Ukraine and Georgia – Lithuanian president

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Based on the current security situation, the member states of NATO should strengthen their own defense and help their partners like Ukraine and Georgia on the path of Euro-Atlantic integration. President of the Republic of Lithuania Gitanas Nauseda stated this during a press briefing following a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels on Wednesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “During the meeting, we discussed the threats and challenges…

How to advance European security against Russia

By Stephen Blank on Monday, June 3, 2019

European security is much in the news today. Brexit, EU parliamentary elections, unresolved issues in the Balkans, Russia’s unremitting war on European integration and democracy, and Ukraine make it easy to surrender to pessimism about Europe. But this despair is unwarranted and antithetical to U.S. and European interests in democracy, integration and security. Moreover, there are mechanisms available through which European governments, institutions and the U.S. can advance their shared…

Georgian prime minister visiting Lithuania

Monday, January 21, 2019

There is to be much attention dedicated to the Eastern Partnership Programme and the country’s integration with the EU and NATO. After a war in 2008, Moscow recognised the separatist South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent, while the West still holds these to be occupied Georgian territories. Moscow has thousands of troops deployed in bases there. Due to this, Georgia’s chances of entering the EU and NATO remain dubious.

Georgia to continue to seek integration with West after election – formin in Vilnius

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Tbilisi will continue to seek integration into the West regardless of who wins next Sunday’s presidential election, Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani said in Vilnius on Tuesday. “We don’t expect any changes,” the minister told reporters when asked if Georgia’s foreign policy might change after the election. “Georgia’s foreign policy priorities are integration into European and Euro-Atlantic structures. It is one of the top policy priorities, which is already documented…