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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 They regained their independence in Sept., 1991, and virtually all Russian troops were withdrawn by Aug., 1994.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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One of the most important topics of the annual meeting of the interior ministers of the Baltic countries was the guarding of the external border as it is also the external border of the European Union.
Germany is a NATO member country that has most often carried out air policing mission in the Baltic countries and that assists the Lithuanian military forces to modernize its weaponry.
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.
Among their topics are institutional reform and export competitiveness of Central and Eastern European economies, the threat and opportunity for manufacturing reshoring in East Central Europe and Baltic countries, how the global crisis is affecting the competitiveness of the Baltic countries, competitive strategies of successful local firms in Central and Eastern Europe, a comparative analysis of investment attractiveness of Visegrad Group countries, and socio-economic development and competitiveness of the North-West Federal District of Russia.
Congratulations to the Nordic and Baltic countries, the airlines, forwarders and ground handlers involved, for implementing the e-AWB across the region," Des Vertannes, IATA's global head of cargo, said.
Royal Unibrew already produces the Heineken brand in Denmark and distributes Heineken in the Baltic countries, while Hartwall distributes Heineken in Finland.
Reima Rytsola, senior executive vice president, Banking, said, 'One of our key objectives in our new strategy is to increase our market position profitably in the Baltic countries.
Traditional songs are just one element of rural life that is under threat as the Baltic countries continue to receive direct support that is far below the EU average.
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.
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.
As mentioned above, the overall intention of such cooperation is to extend relations between Switzerland and the Baltic countries.

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