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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 They regained their independence in Sept., 1991, and virtually all Russian troops were withdrawn by Aug., 1994.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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EU Commissioner-designate in charge of Euro and Social Dialogue Valdis Dombrovski said that the entry of Lithuania represents a symbolic moment not only to the Baltic state but also to the Eurozone which remains stable, attractive and open to admit new members.
Russia's incursion in Ukraine has led the Baltic states to boost their defences.
The decision will enlarge the euro area to 19 member states, including all three Baltic states, and give Lithuania over five months to prepare for the changeover, said the Council in a statement.
Dalia Kuodyte, director of the Vilnius-based Genocide and Resistance Research Center, said the goal is to prove beyond doubt that the Baltic states were occupied by the Soviet Union after World War II.
In symbolic and probably also in real geopolitical terms, the Baltic states seem to have foreclosed the possibility of reasserted Russian dominance.
The people of Lithuania, the biggest of the three Baltic states, are the first former Soviet subjects to vote to join the European Union.
Given the relative prominence of Baltic State nationals in Finland and Germany, it is tempting to think that migrant networks may support migration of the Baltic States' labor force to these two BSR countries.
The Japanese couple first went to Sweden and then Estonia, their first-ever visit to a Baltic state, during the latest trip, which began Monday.
An Enterprise Ireland spokesman said: "The Baltic states represent excellent new business opportunities, particularly for companies operating in the IT Telecoms sector.
The United States keep a rotating presence of 150 troops in each of the Baltic States and Poland since April 2014, augmented by occasional shifts of similar-sized units from other NATO allies.
Next year RAF jets will take part in the Baltic Air Policing mission for the 3rd consecutive year while last month, the Defence Secretary announced that the UK will deploy a persistent presence to the Baltic states to provide reassurance and build the capability of their armed forces of the region.
This is further reassurance for our allies on the eastern flank of Nato - for the Baltic states and for Poland," he said, as he arrived in Brussels for a meeting of alliance defence ministers.

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