Defence

NATO approve Polish and Baltic States’ defence plan featuring unprecedented forces

NATO member states have finally signed a renewed defence plan for Poland and the Baltic States, which has been awaited for a decade. While its details are classified, the alliance’s secretary-general hinted that the region […]

The Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte
European Union

Netherlands recruits Baltic States to compensate for effects of Brexit

The Netherlands is building new coalitions within the EU to compensate for the loss of the UK as the union’s main free trade champion, and has found partners in the Baltic States. At the same time, a domestic policy issue involving gas supplies and the Dutch stance on Russia have the potential to put what has been dubbed the New Hanseatic League to the test Dario Cavegn writes in the ERR News. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė
Opinion

M. Jastramskis: the president cannot walk away from what we currently have

The annual report of the President Dalia Grybauskaitė is receiving both praise regarding its structure and specificity, while others note what was missing from the afore mentioned report – the primary focus on areas which […]

Rail Baltica
Economy

EP member: Baltic states should be strong on Rail Baltica project

Amid the increasingly heated discussions in the Baltic states about the financing of the European-gauge Rail Baltica project from European Union (EU) funds, Wim van de Camp of the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee says that the three Baltic states would definitely secure European funding for the project, if they are strong and demonstrate determination for the huge investment. […]

Flags of the three Baltic states
Economy

German business gives top ratings for the Baltic States

The Baltic States are among the best locations in Central and Western Europe. According to the economic survey conducted in 2017 by the German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce (AHK), Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are outperforming the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary, German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce announced in a press release. […]