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Baltic states

Italian ex-MEP arrested, kicked out of Estonia & called Russian ‘agent of influence’
Journalist and former European Parliament member, Giulietto Chiesa of Italy, was detained by the Tallinn police due to his pro-Russian views, which make him a threat to Estonia’s national security, the country’s Foreign Ministry told RT in an e-mail.

17.12.2014 16:50

Retraining reservists and rearming! Baltic countries got bellicose over ‘Russian threat’
European countries bordering the Baltic Sea are competing to express their concerns over Russian military activities of in the region. Their actions vary from inviting Americans troops for a permanent stay to retraining reservists and rearming.

12.12.2014 10:09

WWII vets in Baltic countries to receive Russian pensions
The Russian government has ordered that all WWII veterans from Baltic nations who fought against Nazi Germany should receive lifelong pensions from the Russian state in the currency of their choice.

11.12.2014 08:43

American, Georgian & Lithuanian get key jobs in Ukraine’s new govt
The natives of the US, Georgia and Lithuania were hastily granted Ukrainian citizenship in order to become key ministers in the new government of Ukraine, which was approved by the country’s parliament on Tuesday.

02.12.2014 20:43

Estonia issues 1st electronic residency card to UK journalist
Estonia has become of the first country in the world to launch an electronic residency program, hoping that the innovative approach will persuade foreigners to invest and start businesses in the Baltic state.

02.12.2014 14:04

‘Thank God Nazis shot gays’: Latvian MP in hot water over offensive tweets
A Latvian MP has been forced resign her position in the ruling party leadership after sparking a scandal with gay-hating comments she published on Twitter.

02.12.2014 11:07

NATO destabilizing Baltic by stationing nuke-capable aircraft – Moscow
The build-up of NATO forces in Eastern Europe is hostile and destabilizes the Baltic, once the safest region in Europe, a senior Russian diplomat charged. The alliance’s chief accused Moscow of conducting aggressive exercises close to NATO borders.

01.12.2014 11:58

Lithuania agrees to supply Ukraine with military aid, Poroshenko says
Lithuania has decided to provide limited military aid to Ukraine following a meeting between Presidents Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine and Dalia Grybauskaite of Lithuania in Kiev. The move aims to bolster military cooperation between the two states.

24.11.2014 11:33

​There to stay: US troops keep Poland, Baltic deployment for 2015
A ‘temporary’ deployment of US troops in Poland and the Baltic states has been extended through 2015, a US commander in Europe said. NATO sells its presence as a deterrent to an ‘aggressive Russia’, with Moscow countering that it only escalates tension.

24.11.2014 06:39

Sever diplomatic relations with Lithuania over president’s interview - Communists
A Communist Party MP suggests Moscow should sever diplomatic relations with Vilnius and to slap additional sanctions on Lithuania after its president called Russia a “terrorist state” in a radio interview.

21.11.2014 10:30

Northern Europe beefs up air patrols to oppose ‘Russian invasion’
Eight northern European nations have agreed to step up military training and data sharing to oppose an alleged "invasion" of airspace by Russia. Moscow increased its air patrols after NATO beefed up its European presence in the wake of the Ukraine crisis.

13.11.2014 20:48

NATO asks US for more troops in Baltic states, Poland to counter ‘Russia threat’
The North Atlantic bloc has asked the Pentagon to send more troops to Eastern Europe to counter the perceived threat of Russia. There are currently 750 US soldiers in Poland and the Baltic states, but the organization believes that this is not enough.

04.11.2014 14:19