Viktorija Cmilyte-Nielsen, the speaker of the Lithuanian parliament, is on Tuesday leaving for France to take part in events marking the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. Cmilyte-Nielsen, along with her Latvian and Estonian counterparts, Inara Murniece and Juri Ratas, is paying a three-day visit to France atContinue Reading

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has threatened to expel Finland’s ambassador, along with ambassadors from nine other countries, after they jointly issued a petition demanding the release of a Turkish activist. The ambassadors’ petition called for the immediate release of the Turkish philanthropist and human rights activist Osman Kavala whoContinue Reading

The Baltic states cannot imagine their security without the United States’ involvement, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda says. “All Baltic states are very clear that the United States’ involvement in our collective defense system is a critical factor and we can hardly imagine our 100 percent security without the United States’Continue Reading