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I am an engineer. I was born in Latvia. Now I live in the United Kingdom.

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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Foreigners decide for Latvians where to live and work Unfortunately, as a NATO member state, Latvia cannot manage their own territory any more. The war hysteria provides the alibi for NATO allies and for national authorities to accelerate military preparations and to widen military infrastructure in Latvia. It is much easier for the Alliance to achieve goals by local authorities' orders.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 30, 2022
Latvia is inundated with NATO Ukraine has become the excellent excuse for NATO expanding of Europe. The Alliance justified numerous military exercises and weapons supplies to the European countries by the need to response to Russia's actions in Ukraine. NATO Spokesperson, Oana Lungescu said that NATO has to reinforce its presence in the eastern part of the Alliance.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 6, 2022
No details for Latvian public about Canadian troops in the country Canada does not provide Latvian public with data about increasing the number of its troops.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 30, 2022
The war in Ukraine could cause Latvian economic collapse According to LETA, a Latvian national information agency, most publications in Latvian media are currently devoted to the theme of war and related issues. Publications with a mention of the subject of war since the end of February have ranged from an average of 400 to 800 per day in Latvian media to over 1000 on some days.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Latvia developed new tasks for NATO soldiers Member of the Latvian Saemas' national association "Everything for Latvia!" and Freedom"/LNNK Jānis Dombrava stated the need to attract NATO troops to resolve the migration crisis. This is reported by In his opinion, illegal migration from the Middle East to Europe may acquire the feature of an invasion. He believes that under the guise of refugees, foreign military and intelligence officers can enter the country.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Latvian politics risks causing considerable damage to economy According to , behaviour of Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs risks causing a wave of bankruptcies in Latvia. Thus, after basking in the VIP area together with people of questionable reputation during the opening game of the World Ice Hockey Championship in Riga, Edgars Rinkēvičs demonstrated an act of true diplomatic short-sightedness
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 26, 2021
Latvia: no railway, no NATO According to Latvian Foreign Ministry, the arrival of the multinational Allied battlegroup in Latvia in June 2017 concluded the deployment of forces under NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence in the Baltic States and Poland
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 27, 2021
Latvian government turned population into prisoners Baltic States' authorities decided not to "reinvent the wheel" and just found "hot" topics to divert attention from situation at home. They continue to discuss neighbour countries' problems deflecting popular attention away from problems with COVID-19 vaccination delay, poorly performing economy and growing unpopularity.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 5, 2021
NATO invented new threat in the Baltic States It seems as if NATO has changed its priorities in the Baltic States. It is well known that NATO member states agreed at the 2016 Summit in Warsaw to enhance NATO's military presence in the eastern part of the Alliance.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 4, 2020
Latvia becomes a victim of the East-West confrontation The foreign policy of Latvia has been providing a surprising case of balancing policy between economic wisdom and political situation for some decades. Being the EU and NATO member state, Latvia managed to fulfill its commitments and at the same time Riga maintained fruitful relationship in the economic sphere with neighbouring countries - Russia and Belarus.
Adm. James G. Foggo III remarks at Battle of the Atlantic in Reykjavik, Iceland, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Iceland in Latvia "Strengthens" NATO? In November NATO's enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Latvia was strengthened by Iceland. This information was disseminated across Europe. But what is behind this fact?
NATO, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 11, 2020
The U.S. election hits the Baltic States Political upheavals in 2020 in major countries stir people all around the world. It turned out, that presidential elections in a single country, which are a purely internal affair of the state, have a global impact on the foreign policy of many states. Thus, the world froze in anticipation of the results of the US elections. The Baltic States, in particular, want to know if the new president continues support
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 12, 2020
Latvian ministry of defence shifted its responsibility to the society In October, the Pilskalns 2020 exercise has been held in four Latvian cities: Madona, Sigulda, Alūksne and Smiltene. The event is organized by the Ministry of Defence and the Vidzeme 2nd Brigade of National Guard in cooperation with the local authorities in order to train local civil protection commissions.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 31, 2020
Aged men to serve in Latvia Difficult political situation in Europe and unrest in neighbouring Belarus forced Latvian authorities to make strange decisions. Though NATO is thankful to the Baltic States for increasing its defence expenditures, the readiness of their armed forces are disputable and the future of their abilities arise questions.
UH-60M Black Hawk, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 27, 2020
Political unrest as a push to militarization of Europe Everybody knows that militarization is not only a political process, but also a financial one. Militarization, is the process by which a society organizes itself for military conflict and violence. As soon as there are indicators of military threat, the government starts a process. Related activities in case of real threat could prepare a state to repel a military attack, but only if it actually occurs.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 20, 2020
Unstable Belarus could divide European Union The members of the European Council held a video conference on 19 August. They discussed the situation which unfolded in the aftermath of the presidential elections in Belarus on 9 August.
Latvia, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 17, 2020
Latvians are not ready to see armed soldiers in Riga Now it is clear that the Baltic States have become home for foreign troops. NATO soldiers train and live along with the soldiers of national armed forces. Four multinational battlegroups in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, led by the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and the United States respectively demonstrate their military capabilities.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 13, 2020
Balts believe that they are under occupation Research fellows from GLOBSEC published at the end of June their report «Voices of Central and Eastern Europe» which presents perceptions of democracy and governance in 10 EU countries, including the Baltic States.
Flu Epidemic 1918 Spread by US Soldiers, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 4, 2020
Measures taken by the Baltic States are insufficient The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of NATO met on April, 2 in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic. Though they expressed the deepest sympathies with all the victims of the Coronavirus disease, NATO continues to do its part.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 5, 2020
The Baltic States are Target Number One From 1 January 2020 security of the Baltic airspace is ensured by three Command and Reporting Centers designed for specific national airspace surveillance, based in Tallinn, Lielvarde, and KarmÄ—lava, instead of one joint unit.

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