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.
SHARE 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 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.
(3 comments) SHARE 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 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.
SHARE 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 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 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.