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

On Friday April 12th, 2019 the Maryland National Guard hosted its 14th Annual Unity Day in Baltimore, Maryland. The historical 5th Regiment Armory was buzzing as attendees were greeted by smiles and brochures directing them to the table displays of all the sister-states in attendance. A ceremonial Honor Guard initiatedContinue Reading