General Raymond Thomas, commander of the United States Special Operations Command, is visiting Lithuania on Friday to meet with Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis and observe an exercise in Pabrade, central Lithuania. […]
Russia has exited recession and now all the Baltic Sea region (BSR) economies are expanding, but growth is expected to be modest. The global rise of populism and anti-establishment moods, although promising fiscal expansion that may boost short-term growth, builds up risks of protectionism with a negative impact on long-term growth, Swedbank writes in its annual Baltic Sea Region Report. […]
In early October, the Estonian media reported that Russia was transporting, by ship, Iskander short-range ballistic missiles from Ust Luga (Leningrad Oblast) to the Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad (ERR, October 7). This news sparked a wave of commentary by politicians and experts in the Baltic Sea region: most saw this nuclear-capable missile deployment as a provocation. […]
Europe must continue its sanctions on Russia amid the Russian military action in Syria and Ukraine, as well as the demonstration of nuclear-capable weaponry in the Baltic Sea region, Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto said at a meeting with his Lithuanian counterpart, Dalia Grybauskaitė, on Tuesday. […]
A delegation of China Merchants Logistics executives were in Vilnius on August 24 to discuss partnership perspectives of the joint venture with Lietuvos Geležinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways). The project for the joint company, which will provide […]
Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius says that the agreement to switch on transponders in warplanes above the Baltic Sea will not solve safety issues, if Russian fighter-jets continue performing their dangerous manoeuvres.
A representative of the Polish power transmission operator PSE has dismissed criticism about limiting of the Lithuania-Poland electricity link and the statements about Poland impeding the synchronization of the Baltic power networks with Western Europe.