Dear community, friends and supporters of the Baltic cause! After careful consideration and taking into account the rapid developments regarding the COVID19 crisis in the United States, we have decided to postpone the Baltic Advocacy Days 2020 events, originally scheduled for May 8-12. However, we are actively looking into theContinue Reading

Report prepared by Eduards Ozoliņš and Priit Grabbi. Which U.S. Democratic presidential candidate is best-suited for the interests of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania? In this breakdown, we are looking at the positions of the candidates – their previous public statements, votes, plans and actions related to the Baltics – whileContinue Reading

Save the date! Following successful #Baltic Advocacy Days in 2019 and 2018, we are ready to announce the dates for the Baltic Advocacy Days in 2020, which will take place May 8-12, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Our draft schedule this year involves a broader program than the previous years (moreContinue Reading

The Joint Baltic American National Committee

On December 9, 2019, the U.S. Department of Treasury announced a new group of Global Magnitsky sanctions targeting corruption, which includes Latvian oligarch Aivars Lembergs. In the statement, the Treasury Department highlights that “Corruption has undermined the Latvian economy for years, robbing the Latvian people of funds for public services,Continue Reading

The Joint Baltic American National Committee, Inc. (JBANC) held its 13th conference in Washington, DC on November 9, 2019. The opening address was given by Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (pictured above with the ambassadors from Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia) who remarked on the vital cooperation of the Baltic-American communitiesContinue Reading

Yesterday the JBANC team headed to Annapolis, MD as Maryland Governor Hogan signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Estonian Ambassador Jonatan Vseviov to reaffirm Maryland and Estonia’s robust partnership. Besides military-to-military cooperation, the relationship has also including a growing number of people-to-people ties, including a handful of Sister City relationships.Continue Reading