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Five remarkable quotes about Estonia from Barack Obama

President Barack Obama came to visit Estonia on 3 September and reaffirmed the American security commitment. Estonian World picked five of the most remarkable quotes Obama said in Tallinn. From the security context, one of the most important events for Estonia in 2014 was the promise given by the US …

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US President Barack Obama in Tallinn: NATO will defend Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

The US President pledged on Wednesday in a speech given in the Estonian capital Tallinn that NATO would defend its Baltic allies against possible Russian threat. US President’s speech in full. Full transcript of Barack Obama’s speech, as provided by Federal News Service (www.fednews.com). PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: (Applause.) Thank you. …

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LIVE STREAM: US President Obama delivers a public speech in Estonia

US President Barack Obama delivers a public speech at the Nordea Concert Hall in Tallinn on 3 September 2014. Note that Barack Obama has now concluded with his remarks. You can watch his speech again by dragging the counter along the timeline at 8:00 to replay. I Cover photo: Barack …

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200 Baltic public figures ask for permanent NATO bases in an open letter to Obama

In an open letter to US President Barack Obama, 200 public figures from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania ask for permanent presence of NATO troops in the Baltic states. I Address to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America Twenty-five years have passed since the three Baltic nations joined hands to demonstrate to the …

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President Obama to visit Estonia in September

US President Barack Obama will visit Estonia in September; according to the White House, the visit is designed to “further enhance the strong relations between the two countries and to affirm America’s commitment” to the Baltic states. In Tallinn, Obama will meet with Estonia’s President Toomas Hendrik Ilves as well …

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Obama reaffirms the US commitment to defend the Baltics

In response to the Russian aggression in Crimea, US President Barack Obama spoke with his counterparts in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, reaffirming the American commitment to defend the Baltic states under the NATO collective defence article. In a conference call on 8 March between Obama and Estonian President Toomas Hendrik …

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U.S. – Baltic relations: Laying the groundwork for deeper cooperation

President Barack Obama will host Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Latvian President Andris Bērziņš, and Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė at the White House on August 30. This is the first such meeting at the White House since 1998. By Luke Coffey The four heads of state are expected to discuss …

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US presidential elections and Estonia – what’s the impact?

U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson once said that having lost an empire, Britain is looking for a role. Today, something similar could be said about the United States. Having shed its briefly held status as the world’s single “hyperpower,” the U.S. is now looking for a role in the …

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