Cooperation between Nordica and LOT threat to neighbors
Airlines Nordica and LOT, that announced their cooperation last Friday, hope to reshape the Eastern and Central European flights network by making Warsaw the aviation hub of the region. The plan will hit Helsinki and Riga, as well as airlines that operate out of these airports.
08.11.2016, Siiri LiivaPM
Veronica Anghel: the worth of a NATO Eastern Flank Working Group
The true value of binding agreements lies in their implementation. The willingness and attention with which a contract is negotiated is an indicator of the document’s ceremonial or substantial value. And then, the functioning mechanisms set up to implement these agreements make or break its success.
13.07.2016, Veronica AnghelPM
Polish analyst: four battalions no invasion force (1)
While Russia may accuse NATO for acting to threat, the four battalions obviously aren't a force to attack them with says Michał Baranowski of Marshall Foundation in Poland as interviewed by Postimees.
13.07.2016, Evelyn KaldojaPM
Editorial: don't sell security for pottage of lentiles
The closer the NATO summit in Warsaw, the more abundant the Kremlin propaganda and – somewhat surprisingly – the repeating of like messages by our own people. Such are not many, however, as seen in answers by entrepreneurs interviewed in Postimees today.
NATO waving a red rag under nose of Russia
No threat to Russia militarily speaking, the US battalions in Baltics would irritate the Kremlin by their mere presence at Russian border. In response, just to flex muscles, the latter may move over its most modern armaments.
30.05.2016, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
Editorial: the importance of a clear message
The closer we are drawing to the Warsaw summit of NATO on July 8-9, the louder and sharper is Russia in its statements, obviously intending to sow discord and create anxiety in the West. Meanwhile, to ensure security, the very unity and steadfastness is our key.
The 2016 Warsaw NATO Summit: Poland’s hopes, or wishful thinking
When during the 2014 Newport Summit NATO’s decision-makers pointed at Warsaw as a destination for the next big gathering, it clearly confirmed the direction of NATO’s developments. The decision gave hope for bigger presence or even permanent bases of NATO on Polish soil. With political changes and difficult to understand moves of the new government in Warsaw, Polish voice at the Summit might lose its strength, and hopes might turn into wishful thinking.
28.04.2016, Kazimierz Popławski, WarsawPM
Commander-in-Chief convinced in increased NATO presence in Baltics
Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces Riho Terras tells Postimees in live studio he is convinced the Warsaw summit in the beginning of July will decide to increase NATO presence in Baltics. He underlined that in run-up to such summits, presenting of dark scenarios in reports is the norm.
22.04.2016, Marian VõsumetsPM
Russia should not be allowed to perceive it can act unchallenged
NATO needs to decisively acknowledge Russian danger in Baltic Sea region and significantly increase presence of ground and air forces, as well as of navy says a fresh report.
20.04.2016, Helen MihelsonPM
NATO advised to boost presence on Baltic Sea
The Defence Committee of the Riigikogu (Estonian Parliament) commissioned ICDS to conduct a study on the strategic balance in the Baltic Sea region with aim to contribute, in the run up to the Warsaw Summit, to the discussion on the optimum Alliance military posture in the region. Underneath find its assumptions, findings and recommendations.
19.04.2016, Henrik Praks, Director of ABCDPM
Rõivas to critics: while you talk we work
Within first year while in coalition with Soc Dems and IRL, Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas (Reform) has managed to send administrative reform into parliament, tidy the eastern border and bring in seven refugees. Therefore, he dares say he's at helm of a government of great decisions and ambitious above average.
08.04.2016, Tuuli KochPM
Estonian minister in Washington, «confirmed» by current news
The meeting is shrouded by the Chatham House rule i.e. we may say what was said but not who said what. Therefore, a tricky task to cover defence minister Hannes Hanso's first ever official as well as unofficial trip to the USA.
01.04.2016, Evelyn KaldojaPM
The long and winding Lithuanian Rail Baltic
While Estonians and Latvians are toiling towards an up to 240 km/h railway, Lithuanians have derailed the effort from the start – between Kaunas and the border of Poland, the trains must roll twice as slow.
24.03.2016, Nils NiitraPM
Rising defence spending in all of NATO looks unlikely
Though members of NATO pledged last fall to increase their defense spending to 2 percent of their gross domestic products by 2024, it is unrealistic to assume that this goal will ever be reached by all 28 allies, says Carnegie Europe head Jan Techau.
19.10.2015, Evelyn KaldojaPM
Editorial: a $1bn pacifier
On Tuesday, the US President Barack Obama arrived in Poland with one billion dollars worth of measures to cement security of Central and Eastern Europe. The plan named European Reassurance Initiative might be interpreted as an initiative to pacify Europe or to restore its trust – and, doubtless, the step carries weight in helping us, in our corner of the world, to feel somewhat more serene towards the unpredictable Russia.
Obama: Estonia will never stand alone
«Poland will never stand alone! Estonia will never stand alone! Latvia will never stand alone! Lithuania will never stand alone! Romania will never stand alone!» US President Barack Obama said in Warsaw, yesterday.
05.06.2014, Peeter RaudsikPM
Ilves: freedom must be built, it will not be just presented to us
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who yesterday gave a public lecture to the students of the University of Warsaw, invited the students to become the new Europe, one that is open and innovative and will not attempt to find excuses for doing nothing.
Ilves: era of peace is over
Representatives of Estonia and Poland express deepest concern over wider implications of events in Ukraine.
19.03.2014, Evelyn KaldojaPM
Ilves to Komorowski: as friends, we stand together for a democratic Europe
Estonia and Poland are close allies and friends, who share similar patterns for thinking and action, and stand together for a democratic Europe, told the President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who arrived in Poland yesterday with Evelin Ilves for a state visit.