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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 InText
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 Karmėlava, instead of one joint unit.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 9, 2020
Estonian sauna, prostitutes and aggressiveness Unfortunately, aggressiveness is the hallmark of our time. People face aggressiveness more and more often. Sometimes the aggressiveness ends without consequences, sometimes innocent people suffer. This is especially dangerous when attack those people who must defend.
Latvian military spending., From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 18, 2019
The People's Voice Has Not Been Heard in Latvia Again! A significant event for Latvian democracy took place last week. This event reflects very clearly the state of affairs in the country where political interests are above common sense and the welfare of citizens.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 4, 2019
"Armed to the teeth" Latvia Latvia has fallen into the trap. It all started with a sincere desire to increase the military capabilities of the state.
NATO Spotterday, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 18, 2019
Is this the end of NATO-era? Money is a very powerful tool, which can easily ruin relations. Different views on money spending can ruin even good relations between countries in such huge and powerful organization as NATO.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 28, 2019
Who really defends the Baltic States? About 500 U.S. troops arrived in Lithuania in October. This news is widely discussed all over the Baltic States and Europe. The issue of permanent NATO presence in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia has been discussed for a decade. There is still no legal basis for this step, but NATO and Baltic authorities found the possibility to deploy troops on a long-term basis.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 7, 2019
EU politicians turn to "ball of snakes" to make own careers Some of EU politicians are very successful in making their careers using the weak points of the European Union member states. Current tensions between Russia, China, Iran, North Korea and NATO (including EU countries) lead to the development of many expensive programs and projects that European taxpayers have to pay for.
NATO occupation of Baltics, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 5, 2019
Lost Independence of the Baltic States In 1991 the Baltic States gained independence. They started to develop their new way. This choice was highly appreciated by the residents of the Baltic countries, as well as by people all over the world.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Shocking video: Lithuania may not worry about its safety Lithuania may not worry about its safety when SUCH people defend it!
Quality of Life Index by Country 2019, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 16, 2019
Quality of Life in Latvia is not a priority Four presidents, 14 governments and eight Seimas have changed in Latvia over the past 20 years. The country joined the European Union and NATO, and then switched to the euro. But have Latvians become better off? Has their quality of life improved? Statistics shows that the general well-being of population remains very low. Political turbulence only worsens the situation.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Risky travelling through the Baltic States because of military exercises It is obvious, that if a person is planning his or her trave l ling through the Baltics, it is absolutely necessary to conform the movements with the schedule of military events.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 14, 2019
Baltics manipulate NATO finances to their advantage Three NATO member states--Denmark, Estonia and Latvia--are sure that they have made an important step towards strengthening their security. On March 8 defence ministers of these countries opened the headquarters of Multinational Division North (MND N) in Latvia's Adazi.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Ādaži Military Base is again in the centre of scandal Residents of nearby villages express anger with what is going on in the soldier canteen on the Ādaži Military Base. One of the local employees in the interview for the Latvian TV channel said that sometimes the soldiers are given disposable tableware mainly made of plastic. She considers it not only unaesthetic, but also it harms public health and the environment.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Czech soldier injured in Lithuania during NATO exercise According to the BNS report, a Czech soldier was injured during NATO exercise in Lithuania. According to the local police department, an incident happened at the Gaižiūnai training area in the Jonava district at about 10 o'clock. A soldier from the Czech Republic, born in 1990, was injured in a hand-grenade explosion. She was hospitalized with injuries to her leg and both hands to the hospital in Kaunas.

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