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. […]

Jensas Stoltenbergas ir Dalia Grybauskaitė
Defence

NATO chief, President Grybauskaite to observe Iron Wolf exercise

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and President Dalia Grybauskaite on Tuesday are to attend the Distinguished Visitors’ Day of the multinational military exercise Iron Wolf in Rukla, in central Lithuania. […]

Rukloje baigėsi tarptautinės pratybos Geležinis vilkas
Defence

Multinational exercise Iron Wolf 2017 to kick off in Lithuania

Iron Wolf 2017, this year’s largest multinational military exercise in Lithuania, will be formally opened concurrently in the Lithuanian Armed Forces’ two military training areas, in Rukla and Pabrade, on Monday, the Defense Ministry said. […]

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. […]

Minister of Defence Karoblis
CORPORATE

Karoblis about “Zapad”: there are no visible signs that it would be a prelude to a serious conflict

United States Secretary of Defence James Mattis has visited Lithuania for the first time. The visit of a high ranking officer is another confirmation that America pays special attention to the security of the Baltic […]

Donald Trump
European Union

Central, Eastern European politicians urge Trump to stop concessions to Russia

Central and Eastern European politicians have urged United States President-Elect Donald Trump to stop making concessions to Russian President Vladimir Putin, as he could view the steps as weaknesses and undertake provocations against the Baltic states and Poland. […]