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Baltic States

Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. Formerly Russian provinces, they became independent countries after World War I and were incorporated into the USSR as constituent republics in 1940. They became independent again in 1991.

Baltic States

pl n
(Placename) the republics of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, which became constituent republics of the former Soviet Union in 1940, regaining their independence in 1991. Sometimes shortened to: the Baltics

Bal′tic States′


n.pl.
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Finland.
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The Baltic states have always beenwestern-orientated and are an integral part of Europe, not only geographically but also economically, politically and culturally.
The incident was over in moments and the Prince, who is on a five-day tour of the Baltic states, continued on his walkabout.
Social protection expenditure in the Baltic states account for 13 to 19 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP), while, for the European Union countries, it is about 30 percent on average.
To recognize the recent independence of the Baltic states, these activities investigate the culture and geography of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia.
The purpose of the joint venture is for the production and sale of precipitated calcium carbonate in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the Baltic States and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Slow improvement between Russia and the Baltic states is evident, but many remaining problems could turn to flashpoints if Russian ultranationalists come to power.
The common position of the Baltic States aims to ensure that the Cohesion Policy is sufficiently funded from the European Union budget and covers all EU regions.
The Baltic States can expect support of the European Union (EU) to their bid of synchronizing their electricity grids with Western Europe in this and the next multiannual budget, if the decision on the interconnections is made by mid-2018, says Arnoldas Pranckevicius, the head of the European Commission's (EC) mission in Lithuania.
It is aims to attract investment through the creation of a common capital market by combining the strengths of the three Baltic states and overcoming the constraints they often face due to their limited size.
The Baltic states regained their independence from the Soviet Union in August 1991 and new democratically elected governments set out to reform the economies.
He has organized the eight chapters that make up the main body of the text in four parts devoted to the Restricted Services, British covert intelligence, and subterfuge in the Baltic States; the central role of British open source intelligence in the Ostland; case studies of the FRPS/FORD Baltic States sectionAEs intelligence, and post-hostilities planning.
After that troops numbering the equivalent of a company will be sent to Bulgaria, Romania and the Baltic states, explained Carter.

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