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Iceland’s Jon Baldvin Hannibalsson: “I bulldozed Lithuania’s independence recognition quest”

  • 2020-04-01
  • Linas Jegelevicius, The Baltic Times editor-in-chief

As Lithuania is joyfully celebrating its 30th anniversary of Independence restoration, some people who in the 1990s played the first fiddle internationally in making Lithuania’s dream come true are now in the shadows, yet they have already entered the books of modern his...

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The end of Zelenskiy’s dream

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s dream ended on 4 March. On that date he dismissed ten of the most reformist ministers of his still newly formed government. The sacking of Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk, barely six months after his appointment in August 2019 is not unpre...

Estonian professor: Number of mild coronavirus cases increasing globally

TALLINN – Estonian virology professor Irja Lutsar told public broadcaster ERR that, compared to the previous week, the number of mild coronavirus cases has increased in the world and currently makes up 92 percent. According to Lutsar, the reason for this is probably the w...

The end of Zelenskiy’s dream

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s dream ended on 4 March. On that date he dismissed ten of th...

Estonian professor: Number of mild coronavirus cases increasing globally

TALLINN – Estonian virology professor Irja Lutsar told public broadcaster ERR that, compare...

Comrade Trump

“In just three short years,” US President Donald Trump declared in his recent State o...

When viruses turn political

As the coronavirus continues to spread, the public must rely on international cooperation among g...

Putin’s usual suspects

Last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin initiated an overhaul of Russia’s government a...

“I am proud to be a Jew, an Israeli, an Ambassador, an Author, a gay and a father”

I have never met a more straightforward, out-spoken and honest ambassador than Yossi Levy, Israel...

Tartu peace treaty with Soviet Russia is fundamental document for Estonia - PM

TALLINN - The Tartu Treaty of Peace with Soviet Russia is a fundamental document for Estonia, its...

Estonian ex-president: Macron unconvincing in calling for closer dialogue with Russia

TALLINN - French President Emmanuel Macron was unable to convince participants in the M...

History should remain in the hands of historians, politicians should not interfere - Slovak foreign minister

RIGA - Russia frequently complains about attempts to re-write history, which is why it is very su...

From practical point of view, nothing will change for citizens and business after Brexit and until end-2020 - Foreign Ministry

RIGA - After Great Britain's withdrawal from the European Union tonight, nothing will change ...

Vladimir Putin just staged a constitutional coup.How will Russians react?

Dictatorships and term limits rarely go together. It has been clear since at least 2003 — w...

Putin keen to strengthen ties with former Soviet republics

Russian President Vladimir Putin is keen to deepen and strengthen relations with the former Sovie...

The next big development challenge

We have suddenly arrived at a tricky stage in global economic development. Emerging markets are l...

America’s debilitating Middle-East obsession

“Great nations do not fight endless wars,” US President Donald Trump declared in his ...

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