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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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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...

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...

April 23, 2019

     The previous 115th Session of Congress, a two-year period encompassing 2017-2018, was one of the most successful in the 22 years of the congressional Baltic Caucuses in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. If current trends continue, 2019 could be record-breaking.

     The House Baltic Caucus and the Senate Baltic Freedom Caucus were both founded in 1997 by the two most prominent American members of Congress of Lithuanian heritage, Senator Richard Durbin and Congressman John Shimkus, both of Illinois. Senator Durbin...

April 15, 2019

On Friday April 12th, 2019 the Maryland National Guard hosted its 14th Annual Unity Day in Baltimore, Maryland. The historical 5th Regiment Armory was buzzing as attendees were greeted by smiles and brochures directing them to the table displays of all the sister-states in attendance. A ceremonial Honor Guard initiated the event with a song played on the bag-pipes, the National Anthem was sung, and Major General Linda Singh of the Maryland National Guard gave everyone a warm welcome. Throughout the morning and early afternoon a special sequence...

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