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Tuesday, 23.12.2014, 02:04
The United States has earmarked USD 25 million (EUR 20 million) in its 2015 defense budget for upgrading infrastructure at the Amari military base in Estonia, reports LETA/ERR.
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In an annual press conference held on 18 December, Linas Linkevicius, Lithuanian minister of foreign affairs, identified deepening of relations with EU Eastern partners, consistent support to Ukraine, active membership of the UN Security Council and economic diplomacy efforts as priority activities in 2014, reported BC the MFA.
The first shipment of Polish air defence system Grom will arrive to Lithuania by the end of the year 2014, perhaps even next week, said Minister of National Defence Juozas Olekas after the Government's sitting, reports LETA/ELTA.
The National Centre of Cyber Security formed on the basis of a section of the Ministry of National Defence will be inaugurated on 1 January, as provided for in the amendments of the Law on Cyber Security and other related legal acts approved by the Seimas of Lithuania on 11 December, informs BC the Ministry of National Defence.
Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius thinks that the Seimas will continue investigating if CIA prisons really existed in Lithuania but he also hopes that the story does not harm Lithuania's relations with the United States, reports LETA/ELTA.
The State Border Guard in Latvia will be replacing the old ''Kalashnikov'' rifles currently used by border guards with more modern ones that are similar to the ones used by the National Armed Forces, informs LETA.
The European Commission signed a new partnership agreement (6 December 2014), involving airlines, airport operators and Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP). They will receive up to €3 bn in EU funding, in order to implement common projects and modernise Europe's Air Traffic Management (ATM) System.