Let’s take off the rose-tinted glasses before the Vilnius NATO summit: we are vulnerable

Lithuania will host the NATO summit this summer, but many issues remain unresolved, with six months to go until mid-Summer. Vilnius will be hot, not only because of the summer and July weather but also […]


The time has come to question Lithuania’s position on defence offsets

In Lithuania, in 2016 a decision was made to purchase infantry fighting vehicles Boxer. They were not purchased using the offset method, which allows part of the costs to be recovered in the state budget […]

The Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte
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Netherlands recruits Baltic States to compensate for effects of Brexit

The Netherlands is building new coalitions within the EU to compensate for the loss of the UK as the union’s main free trade champion, and has found partners in the Baltic States. At the same time, a domestic policy issue involving gas supplies and the Dutch stance on Russia have the potential to put what has been dubbed the New Hanseatic League to the test Dario Cavegn writes in the ERR News. […]

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Lithuania’s year after Seimas elections: 5 reforms, 5 scandals, 5 challenges

Monday marks a year since the first round of Lithuania’s parliamentary elections. BNS provides an overview of the key decisions taken by the new parliament, as well as the scandals it faced and the challenges it will still have to cope with. […]