On April 25, 2020, the White House released a Joint Statement by President Donald J. Trump and President Vladimir Putin of Russia Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Meeting on the Elbe. In the statement, both parties highlight the “historic meeting between American and Soviet troops, who shook hands on
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 the
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 – while
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 (more
On December 11, the United States House of Representatives passed the final conference report on the Defense authorization bill by an overwhelming margin, and it now awaits final Senate action. The NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act for 2020) has key items with respect to the Baltics and deterring Russian aggression.
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,
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 communities
The Joint Baltic American National Committee and the Estonian American National Council welcome you to Washington, DC for JBANC’s 13th Baltic Conference and the 2019 Awards Gala hosted by the EANC November 8 – 9, 2019 Marriott Wardman Park Hotel 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008 Registration and
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.
On July 6, 2019, Henry L. Gaidis, one of the two Lithuanian American Council (LAC) representatives to the Joint Baltic American National Committee (JBANC) and current Chairman of its Board of Directors, was honored by President Dalia Grybaskaite by confirming upon him the Cross of the Knight of the Order