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At the celebrations of the Independence Day in Lithuania, March 11, 2017. (Lithuania in NATO/Twitter)
(Lithuania in NATO/Twitter)

The Baltic States and the Trump Administration: A Conversation with the Foreign Ministers of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania March 28th Event

In 1991, one year after the Baltic States regained their independence, Hudson Institute hosted the prime ministers of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania at its Conference on the Baltics—the first ever such event outside the Baltic region. The United States has since developed a special relationship with each country, marked by their accession to NATO and the EU in 2004. Together, these countries constitute the easternmost members of both the EU and NATO.

Now, after years of calm, the security and political situation in Europe is again at a crossroads. The Russian intervention in Ukraine and the political crises of the EU pose increasing challenges to Europe. A quarter century after the Conference on the Baltic States, Hudson Institute was honored to host the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania to discuss the view from Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius—and the opportunities and challenges confronting each.

Speakers

John P. Walters Moderator

Chief Operating Officer, Hudson Institute

Sven Mikser Speaker

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia

Edgars Rinkēvičs Speaker

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia

Linas Linkevičius Speaker

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania

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