Latvia Wanted to Bridge EU with Russia but Is Now in Economic Trouble
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Latvia Wanted to Bridge EU with Russia but Is Now in Economic Trouble

The transit industry was one of the most important in Latvia and was established during the Soviet era. In the first years of Latvia’s independence in the 1990’s, it was destroyed. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has significantly lowered Latvia’s gross domestic product (GDP) forecast for this year, estimating that Latvia will have the sharpest…

The Baltic States Ask the US for a Bigger Military Presence on Their Soil
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The Baltic States Ask the US for a Bigger Military Presence on Their Soil

The foreign ministers (FMs) of the Baltic states have wound up their May 16-18 visit to Washington. They asked National Security Adviser John Bolton to reinforce the NATO battalions that have been deployed to their countries with air and naval units. They also want their air-defense capability enhanced. Lithuanian FM Linas Linkevicius emphasized that it’s not just…