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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 They regained their independence in Sept., 1991, and virtually all Russian troops were withdrawn by Aug., 1994.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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Economic factors, such as lower GDP per capita and higher unemployment rates for Baltic State relative to other BSR countries, as well as physical proximity of Baltic States to fellow BSR members of the EU15, will promote growth of cross-border emigration from the Baltic States.
The Baltic states have always beenwestern-orientated and are an integral part of Europe, not only geographically but also economically, politically and culturally.
The Baltic states are concerned that their security can be undercut if the NATO enlargement process appears to stop after an initial enlargement.
Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz was mentioned by the Polish embassy to the EU as saying, in reference to Russia, that the "abusive gas policy from (the) dominant supplier towards our EU partners from the Baltic States will no longer be possible.
Investments into the renewable energy sector in the Baltic States will remain our main focus for years to come and I would say that Lithuania has the most potential in wind energy out of the three countries," said Martin Kruus, chairman of the board of Nelja Energia, at the opening.
Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko arrived Friday in Latvia from Estonia on the third leg of their 10-day five-nation tour in Europe, marking their first visit to the Baltic state.
Enterprise Ireland is inviting several firms to investigate new markets in the Baltic state.
Japanese Emperor Akihito on Thursday attended a luncheon hosted by the president of Estonia and said he recalled the events that led to the independence of three Baltic states in the early 1990s after he and Empress Michiko arrived in Estonia, the second leg of their 10-day European tour.
The first arrivals under this scheme were women from the Baltic States who had ended the war in DP camps and were recruited for domestic work in British hospitals.
In symbolic and probably also in real geopolitical terms, the Baltic states seem to have foreclosed the possibility of reasserted Russian dominance.
In the middle of the 1930s the politicians and diplomats of the Baltic states encountered a serious diplomatic problem in the shape of the so-called Eastern Pact, also known as the Mutual Guarantee of the Eastern Locamo project.

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