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Defense bill including support for Baltics passes House; awaits final approval

December 17, 2019

Statement on U.S. Sanctions Targeting Global corruption including Latvian oligarch

December 11, 2019

JBANC's 13th Baltic Conference and Advocacy Day

November 22, 2019

JBANC's 13th Baltic Conference and the 2019 Awards Gala hosted by EANC - November 8-9, 2019

October 15, 2019

JBANC Team Attends Maryland-Estonia MOU Signing

August 6, 2019

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December 17, 2019

On December 11, the United States House of Representatives passed the final conference report on the Defense authorization bill by an overwhelming margin, and it now awaits final Senate action.

The NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act for 2020) has key items with respect to the Baltics and deterring Russian aggression. These include an increase in military assistance to the Baltic countries, giving a strong message for commitment to NATO, and greenlighting a measure to sanction companies involved with the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pi...

December 11, 2019

On December 9, 2019, the U.S. Department of Treasury announced a new group of Global Magnitsky sanctions targeting corruption, which includes Latvian oligarch Aivars Lembergs.

In the statement, the Treasury Department highlights that “Corruption has undermined the Latvian economy for years, robbing the Latvian people of funds for public services, and empowering illicit actors to harm the security of the Latvian state and the NATO Alliance.”

The statement also notes that “Latvian oligarch Aivars Lembergs […] is designated for being a foreign p...

November 22, 2019

The Joint Baltic American National Committee, Inc. (JBANC) held its 13th conference in Washington, DC on November 9, 2019. The opening address was given by Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (pictured above with the ambassadors from Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia) who remarked on the vital cooperation of the Baltic-American communities which have helped raise and maintain the Baltic profile in the United States. For more information, please see here

Dr. Michael Carpenter, from the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global...

October 15, 2019

The Joint Baltic American National Committee and the Estonian American National Council welcome you to Washington, DC for JBANC's 13th Baltic Conference and the 2019 Awards Gala hosted by the EANC

November 8 - 9, 2019
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel 
2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008  

Registration and ticket information on Eventbrite

Please click here for printable versions of the event description and the registration form. We look forward to seeing you in November!

PLEASE NOTE: registration deadline is Nov. 4.


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