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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 They regained their independence in Sept., 1991, and virtually all Russian troops were withdrawn by Aug., 1994.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.
The model has been already known and applied in Austria, Germany, the Baltic countries, Malta, and Hungary.
There are very few analyses looking at the decline of trade unions in the Baltic countries and at perceptions of employees with respect to collective representation.
As mentioned above, the overall intention of such cooperation is to extend relations between Switzerland and the 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.
Serta Trading will also sell mattresses in Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and the Baltic countries.
Since 1990, the Baltic countries of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia have made an unprecedented transition from Soviet republics to member states of the European Union, and members of NATO since 2004.
inks with Northern Europe and the Baltic countries.
Responsibility for Ukraine and the Baltic countries will be transferred to Janno Paju, who is currently vice president, Tikkurila Oy and is responsible for the company's decorative paints organization in Eastern Europe.
So, the Baltic countries vote for each other, and Cyprus and Greece always give each other the maximum 12 points.
Does he really believe that the Baltic Countries were backward-looking whenthey separated from the Russian Empire?