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Washington, DC (JBANC) – Thirty-three members of the United States Congress have signed a letter to the House Appropriations Committee supporting $350 million in funding for the Baltic Security Initiative for the Fiscal Year 2025 defense appropriations bill. The bipartisan letter, sponsored by House Baltic Caucus co-chairs Don Bacon (R-NE)Continue Reading

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Baltic Advocacy Days consists of meetings coordinated by the Joint Baltic American National Committee (JBANC) between constituents and offices of the United States Congress to further the ties between the U.S. and the Baltic states. Meetings typically last approximately 20 -30 minutes with a goal of at least two-three meetingsContinue Reading

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Two years have passed since the start of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, and the Joint Baltic American National Committee (JBANC) continues to recognize the bravery of the Ukrainian people and works towards supporting Ukraine’s ultimate victory. For ten years, Ukraine has resisted Russian imperialism and continues to fight forContinue Reading

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The Joint Baltic American National Committee (JBANC) condemns the Russian government’s murder of Alexei Navalny, a courageous Kremlin critic, anti-corruption activist, and Russian opposition leader. This disturbing case underscores Vladimir Putin’s continued erosion of human rights and the rule of law, both at home and abroad. The silencing of dissidentsContinue Reading

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The Central and East European Coalition (CEEC), representing more than 20 million Americans of Central and Eastern European descent, reiterates its unequivocal support for the people of Ukraine and their ability to defend their territory. Russia’s barbaric actions not only violate human rights and the American-led rules-based order, but theyContinue Reading

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There will be much focus on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in 2024. One highlight will be the 75th-anniversary Summit, to be held in Washington, DC from July 9-11. This follows in the footsteps of the 2023 NATO Summit in Vilnius, Lithuania. For the Baltic countries, this meant increasedContinue Reading

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Jack Rosswurm is currently earning his Master of Arts in European Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he is studying liberalism in the EU and European integration. Since beginning to learn Estonian in the Summer of 2022, Jack has found a special interest in the Baltic states. After Russia launched its renewed unprovokedContinue Reading

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The Central and East European Coalition (CEEC) was established in 1994 and is currently composed of fifteen active national, membership-based organizations representing Americans from Armenian, Belarusan, Croatian, Estonian, Georgian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, and Ukrainian descent. The CEEC represents over 20 million Americans with heritage from the CEEContinue Reading