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By Paul Goble – – –             One hundred years ago, the United States extended diplomatic relations to Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, beginning an unbroken tradition that involved both non-recognition policy and America’s involvement with including the three Baltic republics into the most important Western alliance, NATO. Each of theseContinue Reading

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(Washington, DC) — The Central and East European Coalition calls on the 117th Congress to uphold the terms of the Budapest Memorandum and to continue supporting the enlargement of NATO during the upcoming Summit in Madrid. Along with the just-concluded Three Seas Summit and European Union Council and G-7 meetingsContinue Reading

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The Joint Baltic American National Committee, Inc. (JBANC) vehemently condemns Russia’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine and its blatant breach of international law. It is not only an existential menace for Ukraine, but Moscow’s destabilizing belligerency endangers the region, Europe, and the global democratic order.   The United States and itsContinue Reading

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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