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Latvian foreign minister quits amid flight spending scandal

Latvian Foreign Minister Krisjanis Karins announced his resignation on Thursday, engulfed by a scandal on taking private jets to official meetings, according to Politico.  His...

Bulgaria joins the European Air Shield initiative with 11 other countries

A draft memorandum for the joint purchase of ground-based air defence systems within the framework of the ‘European Sky Shield’ initiative was approved by...

Bulgaria bans the entry of Russian-registered cars

Bulgaria became the latest EU country on Tuesday to ban the entry Russian-registered cars, joining Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland and Poland, according to Euractiv. Russians...

Latvia sends army to guard border with Belarus as illegal crossing attempts mount

Latvia's defence minister ordered the army to help guard the Baltic country's border with Russian ally Belarus on Tuesday, after 96 attempts by illegal...

Latvia’s prime minister announces resignation

Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins said on Monday that he and his government will resign later this week, according to Reuters. “This Thursday I will...

Baltics look to NATO for air defence support

Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia are asking fellow NATO members to ramp up the air defence support to secure the Baltic part of the military...

Poland, Baltics impose entry bans on most Russians with EU visas

Poland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania were scheduled to begin enforcing a ban on access to their countries for most Russians with EU visas on...

Baltic nations expel ten Russian diplomats

Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania have expelled a total of ten Russian diplomats, the foreign ministries of the three Baltic countries said on Friday, according...

Eastern Europe braces for refugees as Russia-Ukraine conflict simmers

Countries in Eastern Europe are making preparations for potentially hundreds of thousands of people fleeing Ukraine if the crisis with Russia escalates, with some...

U.S. clears Baltic states to send U.S.-made weapons to Ukraine

The U.S. State Department has cleared Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to send U.S.-made missiles and other weapons to Ukraine, three sources familiar with the...