Off the Wire

  • 1999-03-18
BALTS NOT EXPECTING NATO INVITATION: No Baltic countries are likely to get an invitation to NATO at the alliance's Washington summit next month, but leaders here are hopeful the organization will clarify its future policy for enlargement. Latvian Parliament Speaker Janis Straume, after visits to the United States and Great Britain, said politicians in those countries all tended to support Baltic membership in NATO, but differed as to how and when it should happen.ESTONIAN BANKS ESTIMATE $43 MILLION IN LOSSES: Total losses in the Estonian banking sector in 1998 exceeded 600 million kroons ($...
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