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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 29.05.2017, 03:03

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A New Transatlantic Security Bargain

A New Transatlantic Security Bargain

23.05.2017

Seasoned NATO heads will snicker at the idea that squabbles over defense spending are new. As long ago as 1970, then U.S. ambassador to NATO Harlan Cleveland described the alliance as “an organized controversy about who is going to do how much.” Since NATO’s inception, the United States has carried most of the organization’s burden. As historian Lawrence Kaplan wrote, the alliance at its birth in 1949 was a one-sided affair, with Washington insisting on European contributions not because it expected anything in return but mainly as a sweetener to induce a skeptical U.S. Senate to abandon a tradition of nonentanglement in Europe.

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Riga and Minsk to co-host 2021 Ice Hockey World Championships

Riga and Minsk to co-host 2021 Ice Hockey World Championships

19.05.2017

During the International Ice Hockey Federation's annual congress today, the joint bid submitted by Riga and the Belarus capital Minsk to host the 2021 Ice Hockey World Championships received the greatest number of votes from delegates, LETA/BNS informed.

The Kyrgyz Government Exacts Its Revenge on Belokon

The Kyrgyz Government Exacts Its Revenge on Belokon

17.05.2017

On 12 May 2017, in Kyrgyzstan, without giving a prior notice to the attorneys, a confidential court hearing was called and during a few hours, the judgment was issued in absentia and conviction was handed down against the following citizens of the Republic of Latvia - the former shareholder of Manas Bank Valeri Belokon and former executives of Manas Bank Jevgenijs Verbickis, Anita Lase and Yuri Kachnov. They were sentenced to serve 20-years custodial service, and property forfeiture (confiscation) was ordered. These facts were reported by the media of Kyrgyzstan. Neither our lawyers, nor the aforesaid Latvian citizens possess any official information, Belokon Holdings informed BC.


Hesburger to invest EUR 1.6 mln in restaurant in Riga

Hesburger to invest EUR 1.6 mln in restaurant in Riga

03.05.2017

Baltic and Finnish fast-food chain Hesburger will invest EUR 1.6 mln in another restaurant in Riga, the company’s development director Ieva Salmela reported LETA.


24.04.2017

Nord Stream 2 AG and European energy companies sign financing agreements

The Nord Stream 2 project, being pursued by Gazprom, has taken today another important step towards its implementation, responding to the need of the European Union for additional gas imports and thereby improving security of supplies to Europe.

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