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EU Council presidency to be factored into President Bērziņš’ Victory Day invitation to Moscow, foreign minister says

In deciding whether Latvian President Andris Bērziņš should attend Russia‘s Victory Day celebrations in Moscow on May 9, he should take into account the fact that Latvia is presiding over the Council of the European Union, said Latvia’s Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs in an interview to the LNT show “900 sekundes”. […]

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Defence

Lithuanian army official compares Russia to terrorist organization

Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė has recently called Russia a terrorist state. She is not alone in saying so. […]

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Society

Kaunas Ghetto survivor shares memories as Lithuania marks Holocaust day

As the Seimas of Lithuania on Tuesday held a commemorative sitting to mark the 70th anniversary of the liquidation of the Kaunas and Šiauliai Ghettos, Tobijas Jefetas, chairman of the Lithuanian union of former ghetto and concentration camp prisoners, shared his memories as one of very few Jewish children who survived the war. […]

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Comparing 1939 and 2014: Is this already war?

Seventy-five years ago this week, people in Europe and most of the world woke up to ominous newspaper headlines: “German Army Attacks Poland; Cities Bombed, Port Blocked; Danzig is Accepted into Reich”, “War! Nazi Bombs Rain on Polish Cities”. This was the start of the Second World War. […]

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Global LT

Black Ribbon day commemoration in Washington, DC

Seventy-five years ago, on 23 August, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany signed a cooperation and non-aggression pact. The now infamous Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact divided Europe and provided with its secret provisions an evil platform that set the stage for the Second World War. The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact divided Europe in a half Nazi, half Communist continent. It stands as a stark reminder that totalitarianism in its various forms leads to death and destruction. […]

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Energy

Minesweepers brought in to assist in NordBalt power link construction

Artillery shells, mines and grenades are only a small part of dangerous explosives that prevented the work of laying the submarine power link from Lithuania to Sweden. Explosives were found in the Lithuanian territory during the work on the project. These explosives were neutralised by explosive ordnance disposal personnel of the Lithuanian Armed Forces. However, experts predict that more explosives might be discovered. […]