Posts tagged as Latvia and Lithuania

Latvia and Lithuania united by common work in EU and NATO

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Latvia and Lithuania are united not only by their historical ties but also by common work in the European Union (EU) and NATO, Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) said following a meeting with visiting Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte on Friday. Karins indicated that his talks with the Lithuanian counterpart covered a number of topics important to both countries, including the overall security situation in the Baltic region…

Baltic countries among 7 NATO members that hit defense spending target in 2018

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Seven of 29 NATO countries, including the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, hit the alliance’s defense spending target in 2018, AFP news agency reported. Apart from the United States, six members hit the target of spending two percent of GDP on defense in 2018: Britain, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. US President Donald Trump has repeatedly railed against European alliance members for not spending enough on their…

Desynchronisation of Baltic power grids from Russia postponed

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Because Russia is planning to desynchronise its own electric power grid in the Kaliningrad oblast in May, the grid operators of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are forced to postpone their own desynchronisation attempt, previously scheduled for June this year. The Baltic states as well as the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad between Poland and Lithuania are, as far as network frequencies are concerned, still an extension of Russia’s electricity grid. Efforts…

The Baltic states depend on global climate forecasts

By Vairis Godmanis on Friday, November 2, 2018

The price of electricity in European countries has increased 20-40% this year. This includes a 30% increase in Latvia and Lithuania, says Latvenergo Sales Department manager Guntis Lūsis. According to him, the main factors that affect prices are associated with global raw material markets, regional and access to production sources, as well as wind energy fluctuation, temperature or hydro energy storage changes and price fluctuations for coal and gas. Consumers’…

Defence-Spending or worthy life for the Baltics

By Jonas Dringelis on Monday, June 18, 2018

NATO allies have stopped cuts in defence and began to increase the burden-sharing, something U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly called for. Defence spending among NATO members is to rise by 3.8 percent in 2018. Announcing specifics at a news conference, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the burden-sharing “underpins everything that we do.” It was also revealed that 15 of the alliance’s 29 members are on the track…