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Ireland’s Latvia ambassador: Ireland and Latvia are like-minded partners

  • 2018-09-26
  • Linas Jegelevicius, The Baltic Times editor-in-chief

As the UK is set to leave the EU, Ireland continues to seek closer ties with the Baltic and Nordic countries. Importantly to the Baltics, Ireland is home to one of the largest expatriate Latvian and Lithuanian communities in Europe. The former consists of between 40,000 and 50...

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The toll of Putin’s wars

By intervening in Syria, annexing Crimea, and sustaining military presence in Eastern Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin seems to have overextended himself. With an annual growth rate of just 1.5%, Russia is now expending 5.3 % of its GDP on its military budget, while losing another 3-4 % ...

Christianity: Ukraine might diverge further from the Russian world

The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) is experiencing troubles in Ukraine. Territory once considered as uncontested land of the Russian Patriarchate may now split and become autocephalous (independent), adding yet another dimension to the challenges Russia is facing in the borderlands. ...

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