While attending the Nordic-Baltic (NB8) speakers’ meeting in Norway on 21-23 August, Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, specifically addressed the question of regional security and resilience against hybrid threats. “Growing hybrid threats require us to continue close cooperation and achieve greater coordination at the regional, NATO and the European Union level. We must further strengthen our cyber defence capabilities and our ability to withstand the Kremlin’s...
Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, at a meeting in Jūrmala with Viktoras Pranckietis, Speaker of the Seimas of Lithuania, placed special emphasis on issues pertaining to regional and energy security. “We are carefully following the preparations for the Russian and Belorussian joint military exercise Zapad-2017 at the Latvian and Lithuanian borders. While the presence of NATO forces in our countries allows us to feel protected, there are still risks to be considered,” Speaker...
On Thursday, 10 August, Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, met at the Parliament with Ed Royce, Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the United States House of Representatives. Speaker Mūrniece stated that U.S. support, including military presence, is of principal importance for the security of the Baltic States, and close cooperation with the United States in combatting hybrid threats is also crucial.  “We highly appreciate the active political dialogue, also at the...
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