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State Secretary Andrejs Pildegovics and House Baltic caucus member rep. Rohrabacher (R-CA) discussed regional security policy

Posted by Central and East European Coalition on August 10, 2015 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (4)

On 7 August, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Andrejs Pildegovičs met with a delegation of the United States Congressional delegation, led by Dana Rohrabacher, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

 

The Latvian Foreign Ministry’s State Secretary thanked the U.S. for ensuring military presence and regular military exercises in the region, and highlighted successfu...

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House Baltic Caucus co-chair rep. Shimkus (R-IL): "I obviously have a special place in my heart for Lithuania"

Posted by Central and East European Coalition on April 11, 2015 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)

 

John Shimkus, the only US Republican congressman of close Lithuanian descent, says he is proud of Lithuania being such a staunch ally of the United States, with the ties deeply rooted in the two countries’ long-standing political, economic and cultural collaboration.

 

But cornered up to say whether Lithuania stands out “in any way” among the other Baltic States as the one “just-a-bit-closer” to the United States, especially in the f...

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House Baltic Caucus co-chair rep. Shimkus (R-IL) in Vilnius: Friendship even more important in dangerous times

Posted by Central and East European Coalition on March 11, 2015 at 12:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Friendship in dangerous times tends to become even more important, US Congressman John Shimkus, the leader of the Baltic Caucus, said in Lithuania on Tuesday.


"I continue to be thankful for the relationship we have, and the strings of our commitment to each other, especially in more dangerous times, which I think many of us hoped we never have to see your experience again, but it's only when you are in difficult times friendship means more," Shimkus said at a news conference...

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US Library of Congress hosted Lithuania's 25th anniversary of independence celebration

Posted by Central and East European Coalition on February 25, 2015 at 12:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The prestigious Library of Congress in Washington DC turned out to be the perfect backdrop to start the 25th anniversary celebrations of the reinstatement of Lithuania’s independence on 11 March 1990. Close to 200 dignitaries turned up, including Professor Vytautas Landsbergis, Linas Linkevičius, the Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rokas Masiulis, the Minister of Energy, and the House Baltics Caucus member rep. Michael Turner of Ohio. Among the dignitaries were also the Dep...

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The Lithuanian parliament awarded House Baltic Caucus co-chair rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) for his contribution to Lithuania's independence and statehood

Posted by Central and East European Coalition on February 20, 2015 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The Lithuanian parliament has awarded the country's allies in the United States, local representatives and officials for their contribution to Lithuania's independence and statehood.

 

 

Among those awarded for their input to the restoration of Lithuania's independence will be US Senator Dick Durbin and Congressman John Shimkus.

 

The parliamentary award for fostering the Lithuanian spirit and outstanding personal contribution to Lithuania's diplo...

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House Baltic Caucus co-chair rep. Schiff (D-CA): Russians will be made to feel consequences of their leader's recklessness

Posted by Central and East European Coalition on November 6, 2014 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Western countries must be prepared for even more of Russia's provocations in Ukraine, for unconventional warfare methods, espionage and propaganda, according to US Congressman Adam Schiff.

 

In an interview with DELFI, Schiff, who is an influential voice for the Democratic Party in the House of Representatives on foreign policy and national security issues, insists that the West must make President Vladimir Putin pay for his reckless policies and Russian people feel the conse...

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Lithuanian prime minister Butkevicius and House Baltic Caucus co-chair rep. Schiff discussed mutual economic interests

Posted by Central and East European Coalition on October 10, 2014 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Halfway through the visit to the United States, Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius had a meeting with Congressman Adam Schiff, as well as business and trade associations.

 

 

The PM pointed out the importance of the United States as Lithuania's strategic partner, and invited any investments in the country. He shared the anxieties generated by the geopolitical situation in the region and stressed the importance of opening of the American market for ...

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Deputy Minister of National Defence Marijus Velicka discussed security situation in the Baltic region and Ukraine, and US-Lithuanian defence cooperation with the House Baltic Caucus member rep. Devin Nunes

Posted by Central and East European Coalition on August 8, 2014 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

"We appreciate the speedy deployment of additional US fighter aircraft and troops in response to the changes in security situation in the Baltic region. That is a huge support and assurance to the people of Lithuania that the USA, out our key strategic ally, is firmly committed to NATO's collective defence. We are highly interested that the US presence in Lithuania is maintained after 2014 with approval from the majority of Lithuania's population," Deputy Minister of National Defence Veli...

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Black Ribbon Day in Washington, D.C., marks 75th anniversary of Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

Posted by Central and East European Coalition on August 3, 2014 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

 

August 23 marked the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact that divided Europe and facilitated the start of the Second World War. Now remembered as Black Ribbon Day in many countries, it coincided this year with the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way event. There were several commemorations in the United States that started early in the morning with a ceremony in the United States Congress and later the same morning at the Victims of Communism Memorial in Washi...

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