🌐 The Baltic Review http://baltic-review.com The independent and alternative newspaper from the Baltics - for the World! Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:06:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 8658542 Estonian, Latvian presidents to visit Valga, Valka on Schengen anniversary http://baltic-review.com/estonian-latvian-presidents-to-visit-valga-valka-on-schengen-anniversary/ http://baltic-review.com/estonian-latvian-presidents-to-visit-valga-valka-on-schengen-anniversary/#respond Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:32:32 +0000 http://baltic-review.com/estonian-latvian-presidents-to-visit-valga-valka-on-schengen-anniversary/ Dec. 21 marks the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Schengen Agreement, which guaranteed free movement between Valga and Valka for citizens of both Estonia and Latvia. According to the agreement, permanent border controls on the border between Estonia and Latvia were removed, and the movement between the two towns was simplified. On the […]

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Now You See Me: Oldest Eye Ever Found in 530-Million-Year-Old Fossil http://baltic-review.com/now-you-see-me-oldest-eye-ever-found-in-530-million-year-old-fossil/ http://baltic-review.com/now-you-see-me-oldest-eye-ever-found-in-530-million-year-old-fossil/#respond Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:44:10 +0000 http://baltic-review.com/now-you-see-me-oldest-eye-ever-found-in-530-million-year-old-fossil/ Viral 18:29 10.12.2017Get short URL The discovery was revealed to be an early form of the eyes that we see in some contemporary animals. It could help scientists understand how modern vision developed over time. An international team of researchers has found what they believe is the world’s oldest eye in a 530-million-year-old fossil. The discovery was […]

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MEP Urmas Paet: Ship guards should receive compensation from India http://baltic-review.com/mep-urmas-paet-ship-guards-should-receive-compensation-from-india/ http://baltic-review.com/mep-urmas-paet-ship-guards-should-receive-compensation-from-india/#respond Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:31:28 +0000 http://baltic-review.com/mep-urmas-paet-ship-guards-should-receive-compensation-from-india/ “I think that it would be clearly appropriate for a state based on the rule of law. As when the story ended with an acquittal, while at the same time four years of the mens’ lives have been waster in very poor conditions, away from loved ones, the minimum that can be done would be […]

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Estonia's expenditure on social protection among lowest in EU http://baltic-review.com/estonias-expenditure-on-social-protection-among-lowest-in-eu/ http://baltic-review.com/estonias-expenditure-on-social-protection-among-lowest-in-eu/#respond Sat, 09 Dec 2017 19:30:34 +0000 http://baltic-review.com/estonias-expenditure-on-social-protection-among-lowest-in-eu/ The ratio was the same for Lithuania, while Latvia and Romania were at the bottom of the table with 15 percent each. Since 2010, social protection expenditure in the EU has increased slightly, from 28.6 percent of GDP in 2010 to 29.0 percent in 2015. In 2015, the two main sources of funding of social […]

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Trump Believes Obama http://baltic-review.com/trump-believes-obama/ http://baltic-review.com/trump-believes-obama/#respond Sat, 09 Dec 2017 10:36:57 +0000 http://baltic-review.com/trump-believes-obama/ World 12:51 09.12.2017(updated 13:04 09.12.2017) Get short URL Earlier this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Syrian forces have completely defeated Daesh on both banks of the Euphrates river in Syria. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US President Donald Trump believes that Russia and Iran have been engaged in the Syrian crisis because of former US President Barack Obama’s […]

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Latvian health minister praises Estonia's alcohol policy http://baltic-review.com/latvian-health-minister-praises-estonias-alcohol-policy/ http://baltic-review.com/latvian-health-minister-praises-estonias-alcohol-policy/#respond Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:28:15 +0000 http://baltic-review.com/latvian-health-minister-praises-estonias-alcohol-policy/ “I would like to acknowledge that Estonia has implemented several effective policy measures for the reduction of alcohol-related harm,” Čakša said her letter to Ossinovski. “At the same time, I would also like to note that the Ministry of Health of Latvia has been actively working on reduction of harmful alcohol consumption and its consequences,” […]

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Choir director Kuno Areng dies at 88 http://baltic-review.com/choir-director-kuno-areng-dies-at-88/ http://baltic-review.com/choir-director-kuno-areng-dies-at-88/#respond Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:24:35 +0000 http://baltic-review.com/choir-director-kuno-areng-dies-at-88/ Born in Järsi village, at the time part of Järva County, on July 23, 1929, Areng began his music studies in Rakvere, where he studied piano in a newly opened children’s music school and took private lessons with Glafira Roi. After graduating high school, Areng entered into military service on the Black Sea coast, and […]

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Brexit deal annotated http://baltic-review.com/brexit-deal-annotated/ http://baltic-review.com/brexit-deal-annotated/#respond Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:03:40 +0000 http://baltic-review.com/brexit-deal-annotated/ kermelen “Brexit deal annotated” There is no Brexit deal, not yet. Yes- the negotiation was not terminated in December 2017 and it will move to Future relationships in February 2018. I can understand the relief but be aware phase one was the easy part, so please don’t sell the bearskin before it was shot down. […]

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Mikser at OSCE meeting: Russia must fulfill international obligations http://baltic-review.com/mikser-at-osce-meeting-russia-must-fulfill-international-obligations/ http://baltic-review.com/mikser-at-osce-meeting-russia-must-fulfill-international-obligations/#respond Fri, 08 Dec 2017 07:24:05 +0000 http://baltic-review.com/mikser-at-osce-meeting-russia-must-fulfill-international-obligations/ “More than three years has passed since the illegal annexation of Crimea, but unfortunately the main topic of the meeting of foreign ministers is Russian aggression against the people of Ukraine this year as well,” Mikser said in his speech according to a ministry press release. “We call on Russia to comply with international standards […]

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Estonia to increase contribution to peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan http://baltic-review.com/estonia-to-increase-contribution-to-peacekeeping-mission-in-afghanistan/ http://baltic-review.com/estonia-to-increase-contribution-to-peacekeeping-mission-in-afghanistan/#respond Thu, 07 Dec 2017 19:22:35 +0000 http://baltic-review.com/estonia-to-increase-contribution-to-peacekeeping-mission-in-afghanistan/ Estonia wishes to increase its contribution due to the increased needs connected to staffing NATO’s Resolute Support mission and the cooperation proposals submitted to Estonia by several allies, according to a government press release. Such an increase in contribution requires a mandate from the Riigikogu, however, so the Ministry of Defence will in the near […]

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