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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 They regained their independence in Sept., 1991, and virtually all Russian troops were withdrawn by Aug., 1994.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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Historians from the three countries have always been annoyed by Russian propaganda claiming that there had never been any occupation of any of the three Baltic states," she said.
Table 2 data indicate lower GDP per capita and higher unemployment rates for Baltic State relative to other BSR countries that are current members of the UE15.
Sadly, statements of objections from Russia against the Baltic states joining NATO remind one of the criminal Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, August 1939, which led to the forceful occupation of the Baltic states, in 1940, by the Soviet Union.
Each of the Baltic states is bounded by water for a portion of the country's border.
The Baltic states are often discussed as a group without regard to their profound differences.
Lithuania's accession to the EU, due to Cohesion Policy, has reached significant economic changes in 2004, with a GDP gap narrowing by almost a quarter to the EU average, and after the financial crisis, the Baltic States joined the euro area.
EC President Jean-Claude Juncker was personally involved in the process--both in conversations with leaders of the Baltic states and Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite and with colleagues in the Commission," Pranckevicius said.
The signatories to the MoU recognise the support provided by the European Commission and the EBRD to the efforts of building a common capital market in the Baltic states.
This paper discusses the economic reforms and the resulting economic system of the Baltic states and seeks to explain the choices of the countries.
These troops will remain in the former Soviet republics in the Baltic states until the deployment of NATO battalions and, after that a in June and July a they will participate in training in Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Bulgaria, Romania and Georgia.
ru/en/politics/886821) concerned about the redeployment of the Ukrainian army units trained by NATO instructors toward Donbass, while NATO believes that possibilities of Russia attempting an attack on Baltic states surged after Moscow's annexation of Crimea in 2014.
NATO should upgrade its air patrols in the Baltic states into a combat-ready force that would be able to defend them in time of war, the defence alliance's top commander said on Tuesday.

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