The Baltic Word

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

05.04.2021

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

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 “defence mechanism”. The “defensive expansion” of NATO does have… »

17.03.2021

EU reaches agreement on cross-border infrastructure funding

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 had stalled over the allocation of funds for ‘Rail Baltica’,… »

10.03.2021

China and Russia to build lunar space station

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 both. A statement from both countries’ space agencies… »

05.03.2021

The Baltic States are the European troublemakers

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 political conflict. However, he threatened the Georgian authorities… »

08.02.2021

Lithuania a gateway for Indian firms to expand presence in Europe

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 ambassador Julius Pranevicius said on Sunday. The Lithuanian envoy… »

05.01.2021

NATO invented new threat in the Baltic States

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 of the Alliance. So, the arrival of the multinational Allied… »

31.10.2020

Law and double standards in Baltic States

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 the Lithuanian Armed Forces. The driver was clearly in a… »

12.10.2020

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

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 country is a visit of the Eternal France… »

05.10.2020

Are Belarusian Cyber-partisans from Lithuania?

Are Belarusian Cyber-partisans from Lithuania?

BY KASPARAS JANKAUSKAS Belarusian Cyber-partisans again have made problem for the Lukashenko’s regime. They recently have attacked the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus, United Payment and Information space (electronic system created for instant payment for goods or services) and published data of 1,000 law-enforcers online. But who are the… »

30.09.2020

LGBT rights in Lithuanian elections

LGBT rights in Lithuanian elections

Does the October general elections hold any promise for Lithuania’s LGBTQ community? While some major parties have backslid on issues like legalising same-sex partnership, LGBTQ voters and allies have more choice than in any previous election, argues Simonas Bartulis. Baltics in-depth. LRT English presents a forum of expert voices from… »

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