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Update on Baltic Advocacy Days 2020

March 20, 2020

U.S. Democratic presidential candidates and the Baltics

February 24, 2020

Baltic Advocacy Days 2020

February 21, 2020

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

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March 20, 2020

Dear community, friends and supporters of the Baltic cause!

After careful consideration and taking into account the rapid developments regarding the COVID19 crisis in the United States, we have decided to postpone the Baltic Advocacy Days 2020 events, originally scheduled for May 8-12.

However, we are actively looking into the possibilities to increase our online outreach in the following months, during which we will need your voice and your support. We plan on having more details about that soon!

In the meantime, we are wishing well, and that you...

February 24, 2020

Report prepared by Eduards Ozoliņš and Priit Grabbi.

Which U.S. Democratic presidential candidate is best-suited for the interests of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania? In this breakdown, we are looking at the positions of the candidates – their previous public statements, votes, plans and actions related to the Baltics - while considering issues such as their support for NATO, Russia sanctions, and other relevant topics.

In our report we have gathered information on the current top six candidates, according to all major polls. This report is not to...

February 21, 2020

Save the date!

Following successful #Baltic Advocacy Days in 2019 and 2018, we are ready to announce the dates for the Baltic Advocacy Days in 2020, which will take place May 8-12, 2020 in Washington, D.C.

Our draft schedule this year involves a broader program than the previous years (more details regarding the program coming soon):

May 8: Baltic Youth Advocacy Day with Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian youth organization members advocating on the Hill (however, everyone is welcome to join if available, regardless of age).


May 9: European...

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...

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