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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Friday, 27.05.2016, 23:06

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New publication by the Latvian Institute of International Affairs assesses new tendencies in Latvia-US relations

New publication by the Latvian Institute of International Affairs assesses new tendencies in Latvia-US relations

26.05.2016

Experts, who have authored the new collection of articles on Latvian-US relations, offered by the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, not only highlight both countries’ strategic cooperation on security issues but also call for greater attention to economics and the role of the diaspora. The publication assesses the achievements of the last four years and offers recommendations for the future. The new book will be freely available at the presentation and expert discussion taking place on May 26 at the hotel Bergs, as well as online.

Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Book review, EU – Baltic States, Latvia, Legislation, USA



Discussion on TTIP: lifting of non-tariff barriers to simplify EU food exports to U.S.

Discussion on TTIP: lifting of non-tariff barriers to simplify EU food exports to U.S.

26.05.2016

Many non-tariff barriers still exist in the sanitary and phytosanitary sectors, the removal and reduction of which, without relaxing quality requirements, would simplify exports to the United States for the EU's food producers, experts said during a discussion on negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement between the EU and the U.S.A., informs LETA.

Estonian president: past EU crises – small headaches compared to today's challenges

Estonian president: past EU crises – small headaches compared to today's challenges

26.05.2016

Past crises seem like small headaches compared to the challenges the European Union is facing today, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves said speaking at the Stanford University on May 23rd, cites LETA/BNS.


CIA prison case: Guantanamo detainee asks Vilnius court for victim status

CIA prison case: Guantanamo detainee asks Vilnius court for victim status

24.05.2016

A lawyer acting for Mustafa al-Hawsawi, a Saudi citizen held in the Guantanamo Bay US detention facility, has asked a Vilnius court to grant victim status to her client because he could have been kept in a secret CIA prison close to Vilnius, informs LETA/BNS.

Cybercriminal Tsastsin wants to serve sentence in Estonia, not USA

Cybercriminal Tsastsin wants to serve sentence in Estonia, not USA

23.05.2016

Estonian computer specialist Vladimir Tsastsin, who was in April 2016 sentenced to prison for cybercrimes in the U.S., wants to serve the sentence in Estonia, informs LETA/BNS.

20.05.2016

The dangerously weak ‘defenders of Western values’

In context of escalating religious tensions internationally, world leaders must do more. Religious tension is one of the main drivers of contemporary conflict, yet global leaders woefully neglect this issue in international diplomacy, focusing rather on political engagement and conventional nation state politics.

16.05.2016

New York restaurant owner of Latvian origin charged with fraud in US finally caught

Sarma Melngailis, the owner of an upscale vegan restaurant Pure Food And Wine in New York, who had been missing after failing to pay wages to her employees, has been caught in the state of Tennessee, The New York Post reported, cites LETA.

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