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Poland and Spain take over NATO’s Baltic Air Policing

Poland and Spain are taking over NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission with Poland having already sent its aircraft to Šiauliai, Lithuania, and Spain deploying its aircraft to Ämari, Estonia. Poland took the lead of the Balti Air Policing mission on 2 May, succeeding the Royal Netherlands Air Force. The Polish …

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Kristjan Lepik: Connectivity – why the Baltic countries need Rail Baltic

Rail Baltic, which would connect Estonia to Warsaw, would tie the Baltics together into a single region and connect them with Europe better. This would benefit all Baltic inhabitants, says the economist and Teleport business developer, Kristjan Lepik. An important trend I have noticed in connection with my work in Teleport (an …

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NATO plans East European bases to counter Russian threat

NATO is to deploy its forces at new bases in Eastern Europe for the first time, in response to the Ukraine crisis and in an attempt to deter the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, from causing trouble in the Baltic states, the alliance’s Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, told The Guardian newspaper. According to …

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Poland joins Baltic States’ ammo procurement scheme, Czechs signal intent

Poland has joined the European Defence Agency Joint Procurement Initiative scheme for the common purchase of ammunition for the Carl Gustav recoilless rifle. The scheme, initiated by Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in March 2013 is run by the EDA, which acting as a central purchaser, pools and consolidates demand and …

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