The Baltic Word

The Baltic Word is an independent news portal that covers the latest political, economic, business, and cultural events in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and also highlights the situation in the world. The news portal was launched in March, 2018. The Baltic Word

Latvia’s Saeima notes Ottoman genocide against Armenians

On Thursday, May 6, the Latvian Saeima adopted a declaration on the Armenian genocide carried out during the time of the Ottoman Empire, honoring the memory of all the victims of the Armenian genocide and paying tribute to the survivors.…

NATO’s Kings of the world in the Baltic States and Poland

A U.S. Army Apache helicopter unit’s planned visit in September to World War II sites in Gdansk (Poland) devolved into a drunken escapade at an off-limits strip club, leading to the suspected drugging of a battalion executive officer who went…

Deal with the Devil: Baltics are celebrating the anniversary of joining NATO

By Jonas Dringelis 17 years ago, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia formally became members of NATO. According to the NATO leadership, the North Atlantic Alliance is “defensive organization” that is constantly expanding. Some might say it’s a…

EU reaches agreement on cross-border infrastructure funding

Following lengthy and at times contentious negotiations, the European Parliament and Council agreed Thursday (11 March) on the Connecting Europe Facility, making available over €30 billion in funding for transport, digital, and energy projects. Prior to Thursday’s late-night agreement, negotiations…

China and Russia to build lunar space station

China and Russia have announced plans to build a lunar space station. Russian space agency Roscosmos says it has signed an agreement with China’s National Space Administration to develop research facilities on the surface of the moon, in orbit or…

The Baltic States are the European troublemakers

By Antanas Tubelis Foreign policy of the Baltic States creates conflicts in the international relationship of Eastern Europe. Earlier, head of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Žygimantas Pavilionis was delegated to Georgia as a mediator in the…

Lithuania a gateway for Indian firms to expand presence in Europe

Led by one of the youngest governments in the world, Lithuania is looking to broad-base ties with India in emerging high-growth areas like fintech, life sciences, digital technology and pharmaceuticals while offering a dynamic business environment to Indian investors, its…

NATO invented new threat in the Baltic States

BY VIKTORS DOMBURS It seems as if NATO has changed its priorities in the Baltic States. It is well known that NATO member states agreed at the 2016 Summit in Warsaw to enhance NATO’s military presence in the eastern part…

Law and double standards in Baltic States

A soldier of the Lithuanian army was detained in Jurbarkas on Tuesday. He was driving under the influence of alcohol. According to the Police Department, the Jeep Grand Cherokee was stopped for inspection. A soldier was dressed in uniform of…

France needs ‘strategic dialogue’ with Eastern Europe, not Russia

By Jeroen Bult Not always natural allies, France and the Baltic states have a more nuanced relationship than their disagreements over Russia may suggest, argues Dutch historian and journalist Jeroen Bult. Baltics in-depth. “The visit I am paying to your…

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