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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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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...

March 8, 2019

Photos of the Maryland Sister States Program Annual Legislative Reception at Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis. March 6th, 2019.

Estonian Ambassador Jonatan Vseviov spoke at the event and spoke about the deep ties between Maryland and Estonia. JBANC's Karl Altau and Yeoun Choi participated and joined the Maryland-Estonia support group at its annual meeting prior to the event at the historic Reynolds Tavern. Members of the Maryland National Guard were also present, including Adjutant General Linda Singh. We also met briefly with the Firs...

April 14, 2017

 

 

Just two years ago, it would have been nearly unthinkable for the Western alliance to set up a battalion here, some two hours' drive from Russia. But today, this German-led unit is quickly reaching its end-strength, with a Norwegian tank company arriving to round out the unit in mid-May. Similar multi-national units are coming together in Estonia, Latvia, and Poland, led by the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States respectively. Together, they form NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP). Click here to read the full article

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