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Baltic states,

the countries of EstoniaEstonia
, Estonian Eesti, officially Republic of Estonia, republic (2005 est. pop. 1,333,000), 17,505 sq mi (45,339 sq km). It borders on the Baltic Sea in the west; the gulfs of Riga and Finland (both arms of the Baltic) in the southwest and north, respectively; Latvia
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, LatviaLatvia
, Latvian Latvija, officially Republic of Latvia, republic (2011 provisional pop. 2,067,887), 24,590 sq mi (63,688 sq km), north central Europe. It borders on Estonia in the north, Lithuania in the south, the Baltic Sea with the Gulf of Riga in the west, Russia in
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, and LithuaniaLithuania
, Lithuanian Lietuva, officially Republic of Lithuania, republic (2005 est. pop. 3,597,000), 25,174 sq mi (65,201 sq km), N central Europe. Lithuania borders on the Baltic Sea in the west, Latvia in the north, Belarus in the east and southeast, Poland in the
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, bordering on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. Formed in 1918, they remained independent republics until their involuntary incorporation in 1940 into the USSR. They regained their independence in Sept., 1991, and virtually all Russian troops were withdrawn by Aug., 1994. Finland is usually classed with the Scandinavian rather than with the Baltic states. See also Baltic provincesBaltic provinces,
historic regions of Courland, Livonia, Estonia, and Ingermanland bordering on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. They were conquered by Russia from Sweden in the 18th cent. and made into provinces.
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A natural way of development of the Baltic countries has been tightening links with Western countries.
Neimontas says the Baltic countries are asking for a brigade-sized unit, with one battalion of 700-800 troops in each country.
TALLINN, Feb 25, 2010 (TUR) -- Turkey's European Union (EU) chief negotiator arrived Thursday in the Estonian capital of Tallinn, the second leg of his visit to Baltic countries.
The model has been already known and applied in Austria, Germany, the Baltic countries, Malta, and Hungary.
Trade union density is falling in most of the world, and nowhere has the decline been as steep as in former Soviet bloc countries and specifically in Baltic countries.
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Chapters cover in turn the three mainland Scandinavian countries, the Faeroe Islands and Iceland, the three Baltic countries, and Finland.
As mentioned above, the overall intention of such cooperation is to extend relations between Switzerland and the Baltic countries.
To say no man let their Queen or country down and to award every player the points that bent Baltic countries lavish on each other at Eurovision.
The planned EAOTC is a centerpiece to the concept of an Energy Transit Space, which was also launched at the summit of Caspian, Black Sea, and Baltic countries.
In September, Borse Dubai and Nasdaq struck a complex pact over OMX, the operator of stock exchanges in Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Iceland and the Baltic countries.
We are glad to build up a stronger threshold in the Baltic countries gradually, and have direct to consumer relationship through BITE.

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