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Nordics are Arming

Nordics are Arming

New defence bills of Sweden and Norway will increase their defence budgets by 40% and 27%, respectively. Meanwhile, Finland’s purchase of new fighter jets and upgrade of its navy fleet will raise the expenditures by 54% between 2020 and 2021.

New Government in Lithuania

New Government in Lithuania

After Parliamentary Election held on 11 and 25 October, a new government will be formed in Lithuania. The rule will be taken over by a centre-right Homeland Union (HU), who declared a continuity of foreign policy, naming other Baltic states, Poland, and the US as key “strategic partners.”

Reserved reaction to the Turkish blackmail

Reserved reaction to the Turkish blackmail

Just before the NATO summit in London, Turkey threatened to block the acceptance of the defence plans for the Baltic states and Poland if NATO does not help Ankara in the battle with Syrian Kurds.

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