• The occupation of the Baltic states was the military occupation of the three Baltic states - Estonia , Latvia and Lithuania -by the Soviet Union under the auspices of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact on 14 June 1940 [1] [2] followed by their incorporation into the USSR as constituent republics , unrecognised by most Western powers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lithuanian: Baltijos valstybės), also known as the Baltic countries, Baltic republics, Baltic nations, or simply the Baltics, is a geopolitical term, typically used to group the three sovereign states on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. (wikipedia.org)
  • The term is not used in the context of cultural areas, national identity, or language, because while the majority of people in Latvia and Lithuania are Baltic people, the majority in Estonia are Finnic. (wikipedia.org)
  • After World War I, the new sovereign states that emerged on the east coast of the Baltic Sea - Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Finland - became known as the Baltic states. (wikipedia.org)
  • The territories of the Baltic states were ruled by the Russian Empire until the end of the World War I when Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania gained their sovereignty. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Estonian visit by Latvian Foreign Minister Birkav was his first official visit to Estonia since the two Baltic states regained independence in 1991. (rferl.org)
  • The signing ended a border dispute as well as a Baltic herring war between Estonia and Latvia. (rferl.org)
  • Birkavs told a joint press conference that the Estonia-Latvia maritime border agreement shows that the two Baltic states can cooperate further to achieve their common foreign policy goal -- joining the European Union and NATO. (rferl.org)
  • Tallinn, Estonia Jan. 24 (RFE/RL) - The Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania today urged the Council of Europe to reject Russian membership, arguing that Russia has not sufficently cleaned up its human rights record. (rferl.org)
  • [12] [13] In the aftermath of the Livonian crusade , a crusader state officially named Terra Mariana , but also known as Livonia, was established in the territory of modern Latvia and Southern Estonia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Security chiefs in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania fear the Kremlin has increased recruitment not only of "assets" tasked with engaging in the classic spying activity of gathering sensitive information, but also possibly to lay the groundwork for sabotage and subversion and to assist in so-called "Russian influence activities," according to Baltic officials. (voanews.com)
  • British Defence Secretary Philip Hammond will send six RAF jets to the three Baltic nations, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia, who joined NATO in 2004. (breitbart.com)
  • The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political, economic, business, and cultural events in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. (baltictimes.com)
  • The Baltic states - Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia - said they were preparing a joint approach to NATO command asking for permanent stationing of a brigade. (vbox7.com)
  • The objective of this paper is to provide evidence on the effects of an economic and political union by studying the trade flows of the three Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania after the breakup of the Soviet Union. (repec.org)
  • The Baltic Times explores the environmental issues Estonia faces and the state of the Baltic Sea with Minister of the Environment of Estonia, Siim Kiisler. (baltictimes.com)
  • After arriving into the more transformed Baltic States of Lithuania and Estonia, I noted some stunning mediaeval towns that were less overrun with tourists than comparable cities in Western Europe. (travelmedicine.com.au)
  • Estonia was ahead of other Baltic states in higher life expectancy and positive population growth rate in the 2010 health statistics, LETA/Postimees Online reports. (typepad.com)
  • The Health Development Institute (HDI) fresh report 'Health in the Baltic Countries 2010' indicates that in 2010, Estonia had positive natural population growth rate after 20 years while Latvia and Lithuania continued to have negative rates - the difference between the number of births and deaths per 1,000 inhabitants or general birth rate coefficient was -4.8 and -2.0 respectively. (typepad.com)
  • KEN KALLING (Tartu) discussed the application of eugenics in Estonia, and emphasized that the biologization of Estonian national identity in the new born interwar state was the context within which eugenic legislation (including sterilization) was initiated in the 1930s. (hsozkult.de)
  • The official declaration gave favorable mention to the Baltic states without specifically naming the former Soviet republics of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. (cnn.com)
  • This definition also includes the Baltic republics of Estonia , Latvia , and Lithuania , considered by the UN as Northern Europe. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Expanding NATO to include the Baltic nations of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia was a moral imperative and politically irresistible. (hoover.org)
  • WASHINGTON-President Barack Obama will travel to Estonia in September to discuss 'collective defense' with the Baltic states, as the White House looks to reaffirm its commitment to defend NATO allies amid unrest in nearby Ukraine. (wsj.com)
  • The Commission asked for the study to establish the best site for a regional LNG terminal, which hopes to win European Union funding, after the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania failed to come to an agreement. (reuters.com)
  • Estonian state-owned transmission system operator Elering AS and Finnish state-owned firm Baltic Connector OY signed an agreement on Monday on their cooperation concerning the undersea portion of the Balticconnector project for the interconnection of the natural gas transmission systems of Estonia and Finland. (err.ee)
  • The Baltic states Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania gained independence from the Russian Empire in the wake of World War I. In the period between the World Wars, the Baltic states also included Finland. (blogspot.com)
  • The next international itinerary of Pope Francis's apostolic journeys will be in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, which will take place from 22 to 25 September, on the occasion of the centennial celebrations of the first declaration of independence of the three Baltic states of Russia. (focolare.org)
  • The United States joined Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia on Thursday in opposing any Russian attempts to rewrite history after President Vladimir Putin said the Baltic states had consented to their 1940 annexation by the Soviet Union. (yahoo.com)
  • Russia's annexation of Crimea in March 2014 and subsequent war in eastern Ukraine prompted discussions in the Baltic States and among their allies of whether a similar Russian hybrid warfare intervention in these NATO member states would be possible. (eurasiareview.com)
  • But does Russia have motives in the Baltic States that could lead it to risk confrontation with NATO and challenge the collective security guarantees of Article 5? (eurasiareview.com)
  • This article will examine Russian minorities, Moscow's historic and economic interests, and what is possibly the greatest motive of all-using the Baltic States to destabilize the NATO alliance. (eurasiareview.com)
  • More than any territorial gains, Russia's greatest motive vis-à-vis the Baltic States is to undermine the NATO Alliance and the collective security guarantees provided by Article 5 of the NATO Treaty. (eurasiareview.com)
  • As for the Baltic States, they always keep the general NATO course and never challenge Alliance's decisions. (opednews.com)
  • According to NATO homepage , numerous manoeuvres at national and multinational levels will be conducted on the territory of the Baltic States. (opednews.com)
  • Poland and the Baltic states said on Thursday they were seeking permanent NATO deployments on their soil to counter increased Russian military activity, and a Polish internal document suggested the matter may be raised at a Warsaw summit next year. (vbox7.com)
  • Although the exercise as planned will not occur, what we do know about it can already tell us much about the US commitment to Baltic defense, as well as the defense policy dilemma which continues to afflict NATO in the Baltic Sea region. (fpri.org)
  • NATO conducted Exercise Campaign Reforger ( Re turn of For ces to Ger many) annually between 1967 and 1993 for constant and consistent practice, which ensured that the US Army understood how to deploy reinforcements smoothly from the continental United States to Europe in case of a Soviet invasion. (fpri.org)
  • Clinton had alerted NATO allies in June that the United States would insist that the initial expansion include only Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic. (cnn.com)
  • One defence expert tells me that the US Defence secretary and the US Secretary of State have effectively been quietly coaching Nato members and senior officials in how to handle their boss. (channel4.com)
  • UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon warns of the "real and present danger" of Russia trying to destabilise the Baltic states, and says Nato will be ready to respond. (channel4.com)
  • As we noted above, all three of the states are members of NATO as well as the European Union. (blogspot.com)
  • An attack upon any NATO member is considered an attack upon all NATO members and that includes the United States. (blogspot.com)
  • Some Soviet sources say their own countermeasures to the NATO deployment may spark a major public outcry in the United States. (csmonitor.com)
  • Nato allies promised the United States on Saturday they will stump up around US$1 billion (S$1.4 billion) a year over the next three years to help fund the Afghan military, Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Saturday. (straitstimes.com)
  • Political and economic short-sightedness has lead to the state when the Baltic States have become the first battlefield in case of war between NATO and Russia. (blogactiv.eu)
  • Experts point out that military airfields in the Baltic States and Poland have already been prepared to receive NATO aircraft that can carry tactical nuclear weapons. (blogactiv.eu)
  • A hypothetical article on a future conflict takes stock of how NATO lost the Baltic states and the implications for the Alliance. (rusi.org)
  • This book focuses on the recent political trajectories within the Baltic Sea Region from one of the success stories of regionalism in Europe to a potential area of military confrontation between Russia and NATO. (palgrave.com)
  • The central banks of the three Baltic States have agreed on issuing a common 2 euro commemorative coin in 2018 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Latvian and Estonian states and the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Lithuanian statehood. (bank.lv)
  • To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Baltic States, the central banks of the Baltic States − Eesti Pank, Latvijas Banka and Lietuvos bankas − plan to issue a 2 euro commemorative coin with a common design on the national side, in the beginning of 2018. (bank.lv)
  • The most widely used in all three Baltic countries is the group of cardiovascular drugs consumption of which exceeds more than threefold the consumption of second most widely used ATC* groups in each country - shows the data in the new book "Baltic Statistics on Medicines 2016-2018" . (zva.gov.lv)
  • A comprehensive analysis on the consumption of medicines in three Baltic States over a three-year period "Baltic Statistics on Medicines 2016-2018" was published for the 3rd time since 2013. (zva.gov.lv)
  • Analysis shows that in general the consumption of medicines increased between the period of 2010-2018 in all three Baltic countries. (zva.gov.lv)
  • [37] However, Russia agreed to Europe's demand to "assist persons deported from the occupied Baltic states" upon joining the Council of Europe . (wikipedia.org)
  • The dismantled installations were repatriated to Russia and the site returned to Latvian control, with the last Russian soldier leaving Baltic soil in October 1999. (wikipedia.org)
  • they fought an independence war against Soviet Russia and Baltic nobility before gaining true independence from 1920 to 1939. (wikipedia.org)
  • The resilience tests of the banks, aimed at trying to ensure they are able to withstand hacking and sabotage, came as Russia concluded a massive naval exercise, dubbed Ocean Shield, in the Baltic Sea. (voanews.com)
  • Their proximity to Russia, the legacy of their Soviet pasts as well as hosting substantial ethnic Russian communities make the Baltic states especially vulnerable for Kremlin intelligence activities, say analysts. (voanews.com)
  • Right now in Belarus we have four Su-27SM3 jets that carry out tasks of the Union State of Russia and Belarus air force," Bondarev said, as reported by Russian online news daily Itar-Tass News Agency. (breitbart.com)
  • Baltic States and Russia. (eurasiareview.com)
  • Russia has been pursuing a consistent policy of imperialization and Russification of the Baltic territories since the 18th century. (eurasiareview.com)
  • [4] Since the 2000s, Russia has directed its energy flows away from the Baltic States by building up its own ports, terminals, and new pipeline systems on the northern Baltic and North Sea. (eurasiareview.com)
  • [5] Nonetheless, Baltic territories and ports continue to serve as transit routes for Western goods that Russia imports. (eurasiareview.com)
  • The three Baltic states' trade and investment linkages to Russia and Ukraine are significant, and financial contagion may deepen. (ebrd.com)
  • However, the economic performance of all three Baltic States is more directly exposed to trade with Russia than in other central European countries. (ebrd.com)
  • Odessa, Ukraine (4,734 miles away) and Nizhneye Kazanishche, Russia (5,497 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Baltic ( view comparison ). (weatherspark.com)
  • Exploring Russia, the largest country on earth and its neighbouring former Soviet states was something that had entered my mind a long time ago. (travelmedicine.com.au)
  • The UK's emphasis on Islamist terrorism has meant it has ignored the traditional threat from nation states like Russia, according to a former head of MI6. (channel4.com)
  • After Ukraine, is Russia a threat to Baltic states? (channel4.com)
  • OSLO, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Finland is a strong contender for the location of a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal to help eastern Baltic region countries cut dependence on gas imports from Russia, a study for the European Commission showed on Friday. (reuters.com)
  • Now, everyone knows the US is not going to get into a war with a nuclear armed Russia over the Ukraine or the Baltic states. (blogspot.com)
  • It proved impossible to transform the Commonwealth of Independent States into an instrument of real co-operation, even though Russia, which was the most interested in integrating the post-Soviet space, made repeated efforts to this end. (ceeol.com)
  • 3. As integration within the group of twelve states failed, Russia started to initiate the creation of smaller regional organisations of which it was also a member, such as the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC), the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) and the Common Economic Space (CES). (ceeol.com)
  • Now, as the United States withdraws from Afghanistan, might Russia see the United States as defeated and vulnerable to pressure? (rand.org)
  • Russia is even more critical of the Ballistic Missile Defence system the United States is building to counter missile threats from Iran or the Middle East. (straitstimes.com)
  • The post-Soviet transition for democracy has been successful in some Eastern European States, but more difficult in those closer to Russia. (answers.com)
  • We stand firmly against any attempts by Russia to rewrite history in order to justify the 1940 occupation and annexation of the Baltic states by the Soviet Union,' U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote in a joint statement with the foreign ministers of the three Baltic countries. (yahoo.com)
  • Its chapters take the Baltic Sea Region as a focal point of EU-Russia relations, and in their multidisciplinary offer fresh perspectives on a region that used to bear the promise of transcending the divides between East and West. (palgrave.com)
  • Baltic Opera (formerly Baltic State Opera) is an opera company located in Gdańsk, Poland. (wikipedia.org)
  • Another concern is Belarus, an ex-Soviet Union state, which borders Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. (breitbart.com)
  • In a joint statement issued after a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the Lithuanian president and the Latvian, Estonian and Polish prime ministers stated their strong commitment to synchronizing the grid via Poland by 2025, the Lithuanian president's press service said. (baltictimes.com)
  • Its purpose was both to practice and demonstrate the US Army's ability rapidly to deploy an entire division - not just from the continental United States to Europe through Dutch ports, but also further across Europe to Poland and the Baltic countries. (fpri.org)
  • The study said that links to Finland and Poland from here, along with an upgrade to connect the terminal to the remaining Baltic states, would cost 1.3 billion euros ($1.68 billion). (reuters.com)
  • The plan includes deploying four battalions of around 1,000 troops each in Poland and the Baltic states to act as a tripwire against any fresh Russian adventurism in its Soviet-era backyard. (straitstimes.com)
  • [29] However, the USSR never formally acknowledged its presence in the Baltics as an occupation or that it annexed these states, [30] and considered the Estonian , Latvian and Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republics as its constituent republics . (wikipedia.org)
  • Indeed, many have argued that this is precisely Moscow's aim as it ratchets up pressure on the Baltic States through airspace violations, the kidnapping of an Estonian border patroller, and calls to persecute former Lithuanian Soviet draft dodgers. (eurasiareview.com)
  • All three Baltic states were among the first of 15 Soviet republics to declare independence. (voanews.com)
  • The Baltic foreign minister at Vilnius Airport (April 15, 2021) before an official visit to Kyiv, Ukraine. (err.ee)
  • As in other newly created nation states in Eastern Europe, Latvian scientists created a racial identity for the Latvian nation after 1918 that was based on contemporary race anthropological paradigms. (hsozkult.de)
  • A closer examination of the harsh realities of the downturn in the Latvian economy points to a different picture of life in the Baltic state after GDP shrank by 18% last year. (euromoney.com)
  • The term Baltic states was, until the early 20th century, used in the context of countries neighbouring the Baltic Sea: Sweden and Denmark, sometimes also Germany and the Russian Empire. (wikipedia.org)
  • After the First World War the term "Baltic states" came to refer to countries by the Baltic Sea that had gained independence from the Russian Empire. (wikipedia.org)
  • Both countries claim sovereignty over parts of the Baltic Sea oil exploration areas involved. (rferl.org)
  • This article is about a geopolitical term used for grouping the three countries on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea in Northern Europe. (wikipedia.org)
  • Throughout the 18th century to the 20th century, the Baltic states were part of the Russian Empire until the three countries gained independence in 1918 near the end of World War I . They were later occupied and annexed by the Soviet Union and briefly, Nazi Germany during World War II before the Soviets regained control of the Baltic states. (wikipedia.org)
  • Our news analysis and commentaries provide readers with insight essential to understanding the three Baltic countries and their neighbors. (baltictimes.com)
  • We specify and estimate a gravity model of exports for the Nordic countries which enables us to determine the size and direction of trade flows in the Baltic states had they not been affected by the political institutions of the Soviet Union. (repec.org)
  • The first consultation on development of food and nutrition action plans in the Baltic countries took place in Riga in August 2000. (who.int)
  • It was officially recognized and declared by the 12 member countries of the IX Baltic Sea NGO Forum of the Council of the Baltic Sea States in 2010 and was recognized by the UN, EU leaders, and international organizations in 2014. (baltic-course.com)
  • The following states enjoy the status of Observer countries in the CBSS: France Italy Slovakia The Netherlands Ukraine United Kingdom United States The following organisations have the status of Special Participants in the Council: Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference The aim of the BSPC is to develop existing co-operation between all parliamentary institutions of the Baltic Sea area (both on a regional and national level) and to discuss major regional issues. (cbss.st)
  • The Baltic countries have a larger percentage of people in prison than any other EU member state. (balticworlds.com)
  • Labor migration in the Baltic Sea Countries. (balticworlds.com)
  • The expert seminar "Labor migration in the Baltic Sea Countries: Trends and prospects" April 25, took a closer look at migration-related challenges. (balticworlds.com)
  • The Rectors agreed on a strategic framework for cooperation between the universities, which will allow developing cooperation in order to achieve the quality that would promote development of the technical universities of the Baltic States in terms of funding to reach the level of the technical universities in the Nordic countries. (rtu.lv)
  • This indicates that US Army thinking now encompasses the hypothetical prospect of fighting return into the Baltic countries. (fpri.org)
  • And the pro-US Baltic countries are emerging as an EU spear-tip in the confrontation. (timpul.md)
  • All three Baltic countries were also compared by other aspects: statistics of various licences, wholesalers, financial aspect (turnovers) and many other aspects, which each individual person will find while reading this book. (zva.gov.lv)
  • on July 28, 1941, an Ostland province, consisting of the three Baltic countries and Belorussia (now Belarus), was created. (britannica.com)
  • The United States argued that such a commitment would automatically close off the next enlargement group and might take the steam out of economic and military reforms in other countries seeking membership. (cnn.com)
  • The approbative term "New Europe" has been coined by neoconservative Americans to describe those former Eastern-Bloc countries which disavow the antipathy towards the politics of the United States that is common in Western Europe. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • These small countries are located in northern Europe east of the Baltic Sea. (blogspot.com)
  • Baltic and Nordic countries turn to education as much as military hardware to counter Moscow's hybrid threats. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • The United States is preparing for the use of nuclear weapons in Europe along with non-nuclear countries, said Vladimir Ermakov, director of the Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control of the Russian Foreign Ministry. (blogactiv.eu)
  • It is made up primarily of Slavic Countries, Hungary, and the Baltic States. (answers.com)
  • The report is devoted to investigation of current standing of the market of synthetic detergents and cleaning products in the CIS countries and Baltic states and forecast of its development for the period up to 2020. (infomine.ru)
  • The third chapter is devoted to analysis of the production of detergents and cleaning products in the CIS countries and the Baltic States, broken down by powdered and liquid products. (infomine.ru)
  • It presents data on volumes of production in 1996-2011 (for all countries) and the 1st half of 2012 (for the Russian Federation, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan), the structure of production, the current state of the major manufacturers. (infomine.ru)
  • The fourth chapter of the report analyzes foreign trade operations with cleaning products and detergents in the CIS countries and Baltic states in 2007-2011 (for all countries) and the 1st half of 2012 (for the Russian Federation and Ukraine). (infomine.ru)
  • The dynamics of prices of manufacturers in the domestic market of the Russian Federation (in 1998-2011 and the 1st half of 2012) and Kazakhstan (2005-2011) is given, as well as export and import prices in other countries of the CIS and the Baltic states. (infomine.ru)
  • The origins of Alcoholics Anonymous can be traced to the Oxford Group, a religious movement popular in the United States and Europe in the early 20th century. (aa.org)
  • The creation of the first common commemorative coin of the Baltic States in cooperation with our closest neighbours is one of the top highlights in the overall programme of events to be implemented by Latvijas Banka in the context of the centenary of our state. (bank.lv)
  • Recommendations are made to strengthen cooperation among the Baltic RECs. (lu.se)
  • Rectors of technical universities of the Baltic States - Tallinn University of Technology (TUT), Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) and Riga Technical University (RTU) - met at RTU to discuss the possibilities of closer cooperation in engineering studies, research and valorisation. (rtu.lv)
  • Technical universities of the Baltic States have united in BALTECH, Baltic Sea region university consortium for science and technology, whose goal is to promote closer cooperation in innovation and technology transfer between the technical universities of the region. (rtu.lv)
  • Baltic cooperation became less forthright or ceased altogether. (britannica.com)
  • Solana also left open the possibility that former Soviet states in the Baltic region might be candidates for admission, saying that aspiring members there had made progress "toward greater stability and cooperation. (cnn.com)
  • The Council of the Baltic Sea States is an overall political forum for regional cooperation. (lifeontheline.info)
  • There is a great number of governmental and non-governmental institutions and actors involved in Baltic Sea Area governance and cooperation. (lifeontheline.info)
  • The cooperation in the region continues despite of the tensions, but the changes have challenged Baltic Sea region actors to find new ways of working and to redefine their role. (lifeontheline.info)
  • Council of Baltic Sea States and academic cooperation in the Baltic Sea region. (lifeontheline.info)
  • The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is an inter-governmental organization with a membership of 57 states spread over four continents. (who.int)
  • Most Western governments maintained that Baltic sovereignty had not been legitimately overridden [43] and thus continued to recognise the Baltic states as sovereign political entities represented by the legations appointed by the pre-1940 Baltic states which functioned in Washington and elsewhere. (wikipedia.org)
  • Faced with the renewed prospect of Russian aggression and determined to preserve their sovereignty, the Baltic States have started to devote greater resources to national defense. (smallwarsjournal.com)
  • During the 19th century, Baltic started to supersede Ostsee as the name for the region. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Baltic University Programme is a network of more than 170 universities and other institutes of higher learning throughout the Baltic Sea region, coordinated by the Baltic University Programme Secretariat at Uppsala University, Sweden. (pitt.edu)
  • It is not to be confused with States as a federal union, the wider Baltic region or the Balkans in southeastern Europe. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the 13th century pagan and Eastern Orthodox Baltic and Finnic peoples in the region became a target of the Northern Crusades . (wikipedia.org)
  • Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996, The Baltic Times continues to bring objective, comprehensive, and timely information to those with an interest in this rapidly developing area of the Baltic Sea region. (baltictimes.com)
  • The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) was presented by EU MPs from the Baltic region to the President of the EU Commission in 2005. (cbss.st)
  • The initiative's emphasis was predominantly on optimizing economic growth and potential in the Baltic Sea Region. (cbss.st)
  • The consortium has been operating for 20 years by implementing different activities and offering mobility scholarships to academic staff and students of all study levels from technical universities in the Baltic Sea region. (rtu.lv)
  • The Members of the Council are the eleven states of the Baltic Sea Region as well as the European Commission. (lifeontheline.info)
  • One of these actors is the Council of the Baltic Sea States, CBSS, that has set up a Vision Group to create recommendations for a vision for the Baltic Sea Region beyond 2020. (lifeontheline.info)
  • A glimpse into the mission which leads all the work that we do in the Baltic Sea Region. (lifeontheline.info)
  • The Baltic Sea Region is one of the most dynamic economic regions in Europe. (lifeontheline.info)
  • For 20 years now, the Council of the Baltic Sea States has provided a forum in which its 11 member states work together to develop the region. (lifeontheline.info)
  • Funding the Future was one of ten workshops that took place at the 4th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (12 November 2013 Vilnius, Lithuania. (lifeontheline.info)
  • The study by consultants Booz & Company said a terminal in Finland would fit a strategic goal set by the Commission, the bloc's executive, for the Baltic region, which consumes about 10 billion cubic metres (bcm) a year of gas, half of which is taken by Finland. (reuters.com)
  • Moscow's missile capabilities in the Baltic Sea region are not nearly as dangerous as they seem. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • Today the writing weeks about the Baltic region have started on the Dutch Wikipedia! (wikipedia.org)
  • This edition is about the Baltic region, because on 1 January Latvia becomes the president of the Council of the European Union and Lithuania becomes member of the Eurozone and adopts the Euro as currency. (wikipedia.org)
  • The State Revenue Service's Customs Police have busted a major counterfeit cigarette production facility in Babite Region, the Revenue Service's Director General Ilze Cirule told a press conference May 25. (tobacco.org)
  • From diverse disciplinary and methodological positions the authors explain policies of specific Baltic Sea states, as well as structural matters that make them a region. (palgrave.com)
  • Baltic Sea Region-Building: An Impossibility, or an Inability to Finish? (palgrave.com)
  • The Baltic Region and Central Asia: What Does It Take to Make a Region? (palgrave.com)
  • Following the huge success of SMi's Nordic Offsets events, the 3rd conference in our Nordic Offsets series will examine the Nordic and Baltic counter-trade environment and the implications of this on the defence industry. (smi-online.co.uk)
  • Nordic and Baltic Offsets and Industrial Participation 2006 will evaluate the role and current demand of offsets in the Nordic and Baltic defence industry, and will analyse emerging partnerships between defence and civil organisations, looking at how these can be profitable. (smi-online.co.uk)
  • Additionally, Nordic and Baltic Offsets and Industrial Participation 2006 will analyse increasing trade prospects and future countertrade and industrial co-operation requirements for the Nordic and Baltic environment. (smi-online.co.uk)
  • After the collapse of the USSR, Finland joined the European Union on 1 January 1995, and was the only Nordic state to adopt the euro currency at its initiation on 1 January 2002. (wikitravel.org)
  • As a result of the Baltic Offensive of 1944, the Soviet Union recaptured most of the Baltic states and trapped the remaining German forces in the Courland pocket until their formal surrender in May 1945. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nationalist-patriotic [31] Russian historiography and school textbooks continue to maintain that the Baltic states voluntarily joined the Soviet Union after their peoples all carried out socialist revolutions independent of Soviet influence. (wikipedia.org)
  • [44] [45] De facto independence was restored to the Baltic states in 1991 during the dissolution of the Soviet Union . (wikipedia.org)
  • They remained independent until the occupation and annexation by the Soviet Union and briefly, Nazi Germany during World War II before the Soviets regained control of the Baltic states. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is believed that Putin, in his endeavor to recreate the old Soviet Union, will most certainly want to reoccupy all three of the Baltic states. (blogspot.com)
  • Moscow - As seen from here, relations between the Soviet Union and the United States may finally have bottomed out. (csmonitor.com)
  • Dystopia's Provocateurs: Peasants, State and Informality in the Polish-German Borderlands, Edyta Materka, Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2017, 234 pages. (balticworlds.com)
  • In light of recent developments in Ukraine, the United States has taken steps to reassure allies in Central and Eastern Europe, and this trip is a chance to reaffirm our ironclad commitment. (wsj.com)
  • Should he decide to invade the Ukraine, no doubt he will be successful and the West -- or as we are referring to the alliance of western states today -- "the Unled," will have lost again. (blogspot.com)
  • In the coming days and weeks, we may gain more insight into the plans of Putin for the Baltic states by watching closely what he does with the eastern portion of the Ukraine. (blogspot.com)
  • Ukraine has been an independent state for only 20 years and the consequence of the long-term incorporation of Ukrainian lands into the Russian/Soviet state is an ethnically mixed society. (ceeol.com)
  • [5] The Soviet "annexation occupation" ( Annexionsbesetzung or occupation sui generis ) [6] of the Baltic states lasted until August 1991, when the Baltic states regained independence. (wikipedia.org)
  • Baltic Worlds , Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Södertörn University, Alfred Nobels allé 7, SE- 141 89 Huddinge, Sweden. (balticworlds.com)
  • Is the anchor of Baltic States security - Sweden - safe itself? (delfi.lt)
  • Vladimir Putin once gave the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson a medal. (channel4.com)
  • Such incoordination can seriously hurt the Alliance' and the Baltic authorities' image. (opednews.com)
  • In this context, modern guerrillas refer to state forces that employ new technology and asymmetrical methods of warfare. (smallwarsjournal.com)
  • In his opening key note address PAUL WEINDLING (Oxford) analyzed the development of eugenics and racial anthropology within the context of emerging and evolving nation states. (hsozkult.de)
  • [3] [4] On 22 June 1941 Nazi Germany attacked the USSR and within weeks occupied the Baltic territories . (wikipedia.org)
  • Finland is a thoroughly modern welfare state with well-planned and comfortable small towns and cities, but still offers vast areas of unspoiled nature. (wikitravel.org)
  • The study said gas consumption could rise in the Baltic states and Finland to 16 bcm a year, if the LNG terminal and interconnections are built to diversify supply and cut gas costs. (reuters.com)
  • Held under the auspices of the Russian CBSS Presidency, it was a natural follow-up to the NGO Conference organised in March last year in Copenhagen and the 1st Baltic Sea NGO Forum held in the framework of the German CBSS Presidency in Lubeck in May 2001. (cbss.st)
  • A meeting of Ministers of Economy and Trade of CBSS Member States was held In Moscow on 20 March 2002, hosted by Mr. German O. Gref, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation, representing the Russian Presidency of the Council. (cbss.st)
  • Representatives of the CBSS member states met in Berlin for the Baltic Sea Days to discuss upcoming projects. (lifeontheline.info)
  • In July 1941, the Baltic territory was incorporated into the Reichskommissariat Ostland of the Third Reich . (wikipedia.org)
  • With offices in Tallinn and Vilnius and its headquarters in Riga, The Baltic Times remains the only pan-Baltic English language newspaper offering complete coverage of regional events. (baltictimes.com)
  • This dataset provides statistics on the Baltic states and St. Petersburg in Statistical Yearbook of Helsinki. (hri.fi)
  • On 19-20 April 2002 St. Petersburg hosted the 2nd Baltic Sea NGO Forum. (cbss.st)
  • A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost-effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection. (baltictimes.com)
  • Here is news about the Baltic States in English for those who are interested in them. (blogactiv.eu)
  • Brewery Heineken Hungária will invest HUF 2 billion from its own funds in its plant in Sopron (northwest Hungary) to optimize and increase production by 30%, the company was reported as saying on Tuesday by state news agency MTI. (bbj.hu)
  • The Government Debt Management Agency (ÁKK) sold HUF 40.0 billion of discount three-month T-bills at auction on Tuesday, in line with the original offer, state news wire MTI reported. (bbj.hu)
  • The stock of "fine-tuning" FX swaps of the National Bank of Hungary (MNB) will remain unchanged at HUF 1,525 billion as the result of a tender on Monday, data released by the central bank show, according to state news wire MTI. (bbj.hu)
  • The term was also used historically to refer to Baltic Dominions of the Swedish Empire (Swedish: Östersjöprovinserna) and, subsequently, the Baltic governorates of the Russian Empire (Russian: Остзейские губернии, romanized: Ostzejskie gubernii). (wikipedia.org)
  • The Baltic states are stepping up coordinated efforts to identify people among their populations who have been recruited by Russian intelligence agencies, say officials. (voanews.com)
  • According to Estonia's Foreign Intelligence Service, Russian spies and their agents have been caught in operations in greater numbers than usual since 2014 in the Baltic states. (voanews.com)
  • Certainly the Baltic States also have a sizable Russian minority and have long been objects of Russia's historic imperial ambitions. (eurasiareview.com)
  • Within the Baltic States, the main factor that could both motivate and facilitate Russia's policies of interventionism or aggression is a large, concentrated population of Russian ethnic minorities and Russian speakers that reside on Russia's border. (eurasiareview.com)
  • Percentages of Russian speakers-a figure that includes other Baltic minorities such as the Polish, Ukrainians, and Belarusians-are much higher. (eurasiareview.com)
  • In addition to the common ideological driver to unite the Russian diaspora of the near abroad under the Russian flag, Moscow has a number of historical motives to reincorporate the Baltic States into Russia's "empire" or sphere of influence. (eurasiareview.com)
  • [3] Despite Baltic increasing trade and ties with the EU, the Baltic and Russian economies still have many legacy links. (eurasiareview.com)
  • The ports of the Baltic States have historically served to transport Russian oil and oil products to European markets. (eurasiareview.com)
  • The purpose of this article is to examine the concept of "modern guerrillas" [7] and the extent to which the Baltic States could exploit guerrilla warfare in the event of Russian aggression. (smallwarsjournal.com)
  • At present the Baltic states pay high costs for gas imports due to their almost total reliance on Russian supplies. (reuters.com)
  • At the moment the Baltic states are hanging out there as so much red meat for the Russian wolves. (blogspot.com)
  • The Baltic states foreign ministers will visit Kyiv on Thursday in a show of solidarity and to get a thorough understanding of the Russian military build-up on Ukraine's eastern border. (err.ee)
  • After its economy was laid low by the Russian debt default of August 1998, the Baltic republic firmly reoriented itself politically and economically in the direction of the European Union, which it joined in 2004. (euromoney.com)
  • The agreement reached among Baltic and Polish leaders in Brussels on March 22 on synchronization of the Baltic electricity grids with continental Europe is a political achievement for Lithuania, says President Dalia Grybauskaite. (baltictimes.com)
  • Submissions to Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication by contributors to the parallel sessions, authors of disputations, commentaries and critical notes are blind-reviewed. (newprairiepress.org)
  • The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication has no article processing or submission charges. (newprairiepress.org)
  • Abstract: These instructions are intended to provide guidance to contributors to The Baltic International Yearbook for Cognition, Logic and Communication when preparing a manuscript for publication. (newprairiepress.org)
  • New Borders and Trade Flows: a Gravity Model Analysis of the Baltic States ," Department of Economics at Dalhousie University working papers archive 98-04, Dalhousie, Department of Economics. (repec.org)
  • New Borders and Trade Flows: A Gravity Model Analysis of the Baltic States ," Open Economies Review , Springer, vol. 11(1), pages 73-91, January. (repec.org)
  • The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has opened the 9 th Council of the Baltic Sea States. (lifeontheline.info)
  • This work was commissioned by the Baltic Opera, although its first performance took place in Paris in November 2011, within the framework of the Cultural Programme of the Polish Presidency of the EU Council. (wikipedia.org)
  • Baltic University Programme Rectors conference in Visby, October 22-24, 2014. (lifeontheline.info)
  • Participating in an Eastern Europe Studies Centre (RESC) discussion, Gitanas Nausėda once more stated his programme guidelines and stressed that we must. (delfi.lt)
  • The Baltic states are small and considered vulnerable. (breitbart.com)
  • A scholarly journal from the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) Södertörn University, Stockholm. (balticworlds.com)
  • Baltic leaders are not amused by Donald Trump's suggestion he would abandon Baltic states. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • President Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord was perplexing to Europeans for many reasons, not least of which was their determination that climate change represents a for-profit opportunity. (flipboard.com)
  • Like Crimea, which serves as the base of Russia's Black Sea Fleet and a pathway to the Mediterranean, the Baltic States possess ice-free ports and a window to the West that have made them targets of Russia's expansionism since the times of Peter the Great. (eurasiareview.com)
  • With the southern Mediterranean states having much in common, and the northern Atlantic Ocean and Baltic Sea bordering states also having much in common. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • It is stated in the draft that the Finance Minister can provide a state guarantee worth EUR 37,752 million on behalf of the state in 2015. (bnn-news.com)
  • The draft also allows the Finance Minister to cover state loans worth EUR 5.727 million for liquidated companies in 2015. (bnn-news.com)
  • Jan Lundin, Secretary General, Council of Baltic Sea States. (lifeontheline.info)
  • The meeting between Mr. Gromyko and Secretary of State George Shultz in Stockholm was the most visible example. (csmonitor.com)
  • David Davis, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, discussed security co-operation post-Brexit. (rusi.org)
  • In addition to enhancing their modest conventional militaries, the Baltic States are also seeking to improve the capability of their territorial defense forces. (smallwarsjournal.com)
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  • Military Exercise Defender Europe-20 was Rolled Back: What Does It Mean for the Baltic States? (fpri.org)
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  • The United States had even planned to practice " forcible entry " air assault exercises with the 82nd Airborne division as part of Defender Europe-20. (fpri.org)
  • The State Department's yearly human rights report may be the United States' best tool for fighting sexual violence. (foreignpolicy.com)
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