Dr. Agnia Grigas
Opinion

Will Lithuania elect its first new generation president?

As Lithuanians are getting ready to vote for their next President on May 12, the race is intensifying between the three leading candidates Ingrida Šimonytė, Gitanas Nausėda, and Saulius Skvernelis. Ms. Šimonytė has taken the […]

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
CORPORATE

Foreign policy on old rails

Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius spoke on the new government programme implementation plan‘s foreign policy priorities and explained that the main goals over the next four years will be national security and economic diplomacy. […]

The Kremlin
Opinion

Lithuanian view: What to expect from Russia in 2017?

2017 could be the year of Russia’s return – the signs of this were discussed in a Tuesday afternoon discussion organised by the the Eastern Europe Studies Centre (RESC) and VU TSPMI. The political scientists discussed the topic of “What will decide Russian foreign policy in 2017?” It is likely that the government rotation of the West, the resolution of the stalled Syrian conflict and strategic changes to the Russian tone will open opportunities for de-escalation and Putin’s return as a figure that is repulsive for many, but at the same time – an inevitable partner in resolving questions in the international political arena. […]

Saulius Skvernelis
Defence

Lithuania to continue commitments to NATO, be more active in EU – new PM

Lithuania’s Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis on Thursday briefed ambassadors of European Union (EU) member-states residing in Vilnius on the foreign policy course of the new 17 th government, accentuating that consistency, activeness and continuity would be key in the area. […]

Close range anti craft defence weapon
Defence

New Seimas set to approve commitment to grant 2% to defence in 2018

Lithuania’s new parliament intends to pass a resolution on November 15 on continuity of foreign, security and defence policies, which includes raising the defence funding to 2 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) by 2018. […]