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(Washington, DC) — The Central and East European Coalition (CEEC) voices deep concern regarding provocations manufactured by the Lukashenka regime in Belarus – with the active support of the Russian Federation – along Belarus’ border with Poland, Latvia, and Lithuania.  Refugees are being cruelly weaponized on the Eastern borders ofContinue Reading

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During nearly 30 years of cooperative advocacy, the Central and East European Coalition (CEEC) has conducted important work calling attention to transatlantic issues that affect both the United States and Central and Eastern Europe. Here, we decided to highlight some of the crucial moments in the coalition’s history. The 2000Continue Reading

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On March 17, the Central and East European Coalition (CEEC) sent a letter to House leadership asking for support in reintroducing the Transatlantic Telecommunications Security Act. In the letter, the CEEC urges action by the United States to counter Russian and Chinese malign influence with a “robust U.S. response andContinue Reading

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The Baltic Journey to NATO

The Joint Baltic American National Committee, Inc. (JBANC) has launched a new online platform The Baltic Journey to NATO: Exploring the role of civil society, diaspora, governments, and media, which highlights the milestones of the events that led to a successful NATO enlargement and membership for Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.Continue Reading

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On September 18th, the Central and Eastern European Coalition (CEEC) held its first virtual policy event called “Resilience and Russian Interference: Neutralizing the Kremlin’s Campaign to Dismantle Democracy.” The motivation behind the event stemmed from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Op-Ed published this past July in the National Interest, and theContinue Reading

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On August 11, Joe Biden announced his pick for a Vice President – Kamala Harris, the U.S. Senator from California. And just last week, they both received a mandate from the Democratic National Convention. During the democratic primaries process, we looked at the candidates and their positions towards the BalticContinue Reading

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Report contributed by Madelena Miniats With the Baltic youth advocacy survey completed, a total of twenty-eight people participated from the United States and Canada, all of Estonian, Latvian or Lithuanian descent. The biggest takeaways were that young Balts are interested and ready to engage and participate in Baltic advocacy inContinue Reading

JBANC’s contributing writer Willa Davis recently interviewed Lithuanian writer-filmmaker Karolis Kaupinis.  Kaupinis provides insight into his most recent film, Nova Lituania, which has been picked as Lithuania’s candidate for the best foreign film Oscar nomination.  He also touches upon his background in politics, career in film, and the similarities that canContinue Reading