Alexei Venediktov

Russia wouldn’t open ‘third front’ in Baltics, says Russian journalist

Alexei Venediktov, the editor-in-chief of Echo Moskvy, spoke to Delfi about the threat of escalation in the tensions between Russia and the Baltics. His radio station is considered by many to be the last major independent media outlet in Russia, and has run into trouble with Russian government media regulators in the past. […]

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras
European Union

French and German leaders hold talks with Greek PM in Riga

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras held “friendly and constructive” debt talks with the leaders of France and Germany Thursday, but gave no sign of a breakthrough ahead of a crucial June deadline. […]

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini
European Union

Mogherini stresses historic responsibility in talks on Ukraine

The European Union‘s (EU) foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says that the French and German leaders attending the Minsk talks on peace in Ukraine on Wednesday will speak on the EU’s behalf, emphasizing the historic responsibility of the talks. […]

Angela Merkel, Barack Obama

Opinion: Are Merkel and Obama indeed appeasing Russia?

For over a decade now we in Lithuania are being told that Germany is always indulging Russia. This line of criticism has lost some steam recently, after Angela Merkel played a crucial role in adopting hard sanctions on Russia. However, recent efforts by her and French President François Hollande to find a diplomatic solution to the Russia-Ukraine conflict have rekindled suspicions that there are plans to indulge Russia and betray Ukraine. […]


Chancellor Merkel and President Obama discuss Ukrainian situation as fewer options remain to resolve crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited United States President Barack Obama in the White House on Monday. The visit, which had been planned for some time, saw both leaders discuss a wide array of trade and security issues. The recent developments in Ukraine, with Russia destabilizing the country, dominated a large part of the talks and the hour-long joint press conference that followed. The press conference was attended by Vice-President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Ambassador Susan Rice. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė, Angela Merkel

Lithuanian president says she trusts Merkel and rejects fears of “second Munich”

Amid fears by some politicians of a new “Munich Agreement” in talks on the situation in eastern Ukraine, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė has said that she trusts that German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not betray Ukraine or Lithuania. […]