Baltic States

(redirected from The Baltic states)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
The signatories to the MoU recognise the support provided by the European Commission and the EBRD to the efforts of building a common capital market in the Baltic states.
The Baltic states regained their independence from the Soviet Union in August 1991 and new democratically elected governments set out to reform the economies.
After that troops numbering the equivalent of a company will be sent to Bulgaria, Romania and the Baltic states, explained Carter.
Brussels, Dhu-AlHijjah 17, 1437, September 18, 2016, SPA -- New NATO units for Poland and the Baltic states should be deployed starting in May, a spokesman for the military alliance said Sunday, according to dpa.
Russia could conquer the Baltic states quicker than we could get there to defend them," Gen.
NATO should upgrade its air patrols in the Baltic states into a combat-ready force that would be able to defend them in time of war, the defence alliance's top commander said on Tuesday.
BRITAIN is to station troops in the Baltic states amid growing tension with Russia in the wake of President Vladimir Putin's military intervention in Syria.
The Baltic states, all with ethnic Russian minorities, fear they could become a target of Kremlin pressure, after a pro-Moscow rebellion in eastern Ukraine, and President Vladimir Putin's declaration last year of an obligation to protect Russian speakers across the former Soviet Union.
After the Baltic States regained their independence in the 1990s, I started to create contacts with them, especially with Estonia, to help in developing the education and research in biomedical engineering.
We've teamed up with Fred olsen Cruise Lines to treat one lucky winner and a friend to a fantastic full-board 14-night cruise around the Baltic States.