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SHARE 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 la.lv. 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 Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Latvian politics risks causing considerable damage to economy
According to bnn-news.com , 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 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 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 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 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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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?
SHARE 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 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 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.
SHARE 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 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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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 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 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.
SHARE 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 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.
SHARE 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.