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Lithuania and the euro: Misstep or logical next s...
Lithuania and the euro:  Misstep or logical next step?
WELCOME?: Will euro adoption result in the price increases Lithuanians already fear?...
At the end of last year The Baltic Times launched a journalism competition, and last week the TBT judging panel met to decide who the winners should be. All were agreed that the first prize should be awarded to Nathaniel Curiel for his piece on Lithuania and the euro. His winning article is printed here without correction, and readers will clearly see how well Nathaniel has used his language skills to compose a very readable piece about Lithuania adopting the euro. A special thanks is extended to all the participants and congratulations to all the winners. Lithuania is on track to bec...  Full story...
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 Mar 05, 2014 - Stiff competition: Funeral homes fight over corpse...
Stiff competition: Funeral homes fight over corpses in Lithuania
KLAIPEDA - Viktoras Stulovas had been in a medically-induced coma for three days following vascular surgery when his worried son, Ramunas, received a phone call he will never forget. “A woman who introduced herself as a member of staff of a local funeral home extended her condolences to me for the death of my dad and, with great sympathy, offered to handle all necessary funeral arrangemen...
 Feb 27, 2014 - LIVE STREAM: World NGO Day 2014 Forum...
LIVE STREAM: World NGO Day 2014 Forum
The World NGO Day and The Baltic Times is delighted to celebrate a new international calendar day in Finland this year: World NGO Day - in recognition of the importance of the NGO sector, the value it brings to society and of the important work and dedication of all individuals behind each NGO, that work all year-round for the benefit of society - locally, nationally and internationally. &n...
 Feb 06, 2014 - The marriage of greens and industrialists...
The marriage of greens and industrialists
BRUSSELS - Environmentalists’ efforts to push Europe forward as a global leader in tackling climate change have come up against a roadblock they probably weren’t expecting: jobs. Current trends show business in Europe losing competitiveness, and with it, jobs. EU unemployment rates remain stubbornly high at over 12 percent. And Eurostat data indicate that investment has been steadil...
 Jan 08, 2014 - Here comes the euro - ready or not...
Here comes the euro - ready or not
RIGA - Latvia, 24th out of the 28 countries that make up the European Union, according to population, on Jan. 1 became the 18th member state to join the monetary system known as the eurozone, a political and economic feat championed by the country’s soon-to-depart prime minister, Valdis Dombrovskis, who also happens to be the longest serving prime minister since Latvia’s re-independ...
 Dec 19, 2013 - Stories that made the headlines in 2013...
Stories that made the headlines in 2013
Before we greet the New Year, let’s take a moment and have one last look back. It’s been a year marked by the high hopes of a new government in its early days, economies continuing their rebound from crisis, and Baltic countries asserting themselves on the world stage; the final months, though, ended sadly in national tragedy and loss, capped by the sudden resignation of a respected...
 Nov 28, 2013 - Restrictive land bill continues path to approval...
Restrictive land bill continues path to approval
RIGA - Foreign investors into Latvia’s agricultural sector feel they are the target of a bill that is moving through Saeima, sponsored by the Agriculture Ministry, which would severely restrict entry to new market participants. At risk is continued growth and development of the sector - farming and forestry – in terms of capital, technology, skills and output. According to data ...
 Oct 31, 2013 - Saeima fiddles while Latvia burns...
Saeima fiddles while Latvia burns
RIGA - Much has been in the news media recently about the economic recovery that Latvia has made after the 2008 world financial crisis hit. Latvia took stringent measures to cope with the financial crisis and now is ready to enter into the European Union’s monetary eurozone as its 18th member with the euro in 2014. Latvia’s economic recovery has been praised by many economists as an...
 Oct 03, 2013 - Responsibility needed from China, India...
Responsibility needed from China, India
The Baltics were in safe hands, at least for two days in early September as dignitaries and decision-makers arrived for meetings and discussions over regional and global safety and security. Attendees to The Riga Conference 2013 and Gymnich, in Vilnius, included Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic, British Secretary of State for Defense Philip Hammon...



 Apr 22, 2014 - NEW - The turmoil in the Ukrai...
300 million in 1990. 150 million in 2025. 100 million in 2035. The figures indicate the number of Russian speakers in the world and sho...
 Apr 03, 2014 - Changes at The Baltic Times...
Dorian Ziedonis, Editor of the Baltic Times for the last five years is stepping down at the end of the month. The next edition of TBT will be his l...
 Apr 03, 2014 - Ukraine, Russia: What happens...
Make no mistake about it, we live now in a period of great uncertainty. Recent events in Ukraine have for some, rekindled memories of what life was...
 Apr 03, 2014 - Come on over!...
We are currently living in an age during which the entire civilised world is trying to find ways of putting the brakes on Russian President Vladimi...
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