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Ceturtdiena 09.04.2020 | Name days: Valērija, Žubīte

Eurostat: Latvia has the largest expenses on defence from GDP in the European Union

Latvia’s expenditures on defence reach 2.1% of its GDP. This makes Latvia’s index the highest among all European Union member states, according to data published by Eurostat on 2 March.

Latvian residents trust National Armed Forces the most and the Saeima the least

Latvia’s residents trust the country’s National Armed Forces and the president the most and the Saeima the least, according to the survey performed by Latvian National Security Academy’s Security and Strategic Research Centre.

Estonia’s contribution to NATO budget to grow by EUR 200,000

As smaller NATO member states are agreeing to contribute more to the NATO joint budget as the U.S. seeks to pay less, Estonia has announced raising its annual contribution by 200,000 euros.

Supplying all Latvian residents with food would cost nearly EUR 12 million per day

In the event of a threat to the state, supplying Latvian residents with food would cost the state budget approximately EUR 12 million per day, according to estimates from Agriculture Ministry, which were performed in line with adoption of a comprehensive state security system.

US analytical institute advises Baltics to adopt two-year compulsory military service

To ensure better protection, Baltic States should adopt two-year compulsory military service, among other things, as written in the article by US analytical institute Jamestown Foundation.

Russian politologist: Baltic States should be wary of any changes in Russia

Baltic States should be wary of any changes in Russia, says London-based international relations think tank Chatham House Russian expert Lilia Shevtsova when asked about the possible influence of the change of Russia’s policy on Baltic States.


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