The Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian defense ministers have agreed to coordinate their response to the migrant crisis, calling it Belarus’s “hybrid attack” against the Baltic countries, the EU and NATO. The three Baltic ministers held a video conference on Wednesday to discuss the worsening security situation in the region amidContinue Reading

The National Alliance’s Saeima faction is concerned that by making Covid-19 vaccination compulsory, teachers may decide to leave their posts, which would negatively affect the quality of education, said NA board chairman and parliamentary deputy Raivis Dzintars. On Monday, 26 July, members of the National Alliance’s Saeima faction met withContinue Reading

Active cooperation among the Baltic states will help more successfully to overcome the consequences from the Covid-19 pandemic, said Latvian parliament speaker Inara Murniece (National Alliance) during the meeting of the Baltic parliament speakers in Riga on Thursday. The Saeima press service reported that the Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian parliamentContinue Reading

Opposition parties allied with the Greens and Farmers Union (ZZS), and Latvia’s Regional Alliance (LRA) did the best out of municipal elections held across most of Latvia June 5, though provisional results show no single party really dominated the poll. According to early results from the Central Elections Commission (CVK),Continue Reading

Latvia still has much to do in order to submit its application for the EU Recovery and Resilience Facility to the European Commission, said European Commission vice president Valdis Dombrovskis (New Unity). “Negotiations among Latvia’s representations and responsible European Commission’s services have launched. The first observation is that plan meetsContinue Reading

Lithuania would back softening of self-isolation requirements for incoming people by increasing the rate threshold that makes self-isolation mandatory, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says, adding that a common position of the EU or at least the Baltic states is needed for that. “Speaking of countries that are subjected toContinue Reading