Presidential candidates' debate

Presidential candidate discussion features pointed remarks: you want to open a gate to the East

The Eastern Europe Studies Centre organised its fourth Stasys Lozoraitis Annual Lithuanian Foreign Policy Conference, which featured a debate between potential presidential candidates on Lithuania’s position with the European Union resolving fundamental political challenges. The discussion had no lack of laughter and pointed remarks exchanged. […]

Gediminas Kirkilas

G. Kirkilas: we must make good use of the Lithuanian-Polish relations‘ renaissance

A new prime minister was appointed in Poland and the country’s ministerial cabinet was reshuffled. International policy commenters in Europe predict more moderate Polish policy. How will Polish foreign policy change and what influence could […]

Saulius Skvernelis
Foreign affairs

Skvernelis holds 3-hour meeting with Poland’s Kaczynski in Warsaw

Lithuania’s Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis met with Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice Party, in Warsaw on Monday night. […]

Lithuanian Polish flags

Advised to show solidarity with Poland in probe of Smolensk air crash

Lithuania’s parliament is advised to show solidarity with the neighboring Poland and state support to the resumed investigation of the 2010 airliner crash that claimed lives of then president Lech Kaczynski and another 95 individuals. […]

MP Jaroslaw Kazcynski

Beniušis. Will Karbauskis follow in Kaczynski’s steps?

When I go abroad I like to have a chat with taxi drivers – they help better understand the moods of the public. A young taxi driver I met in Warsaw in May this year cursed “I’m emigrating in a month to Norway with my family and won’t return until Jaroslaw Kaczynski is behind bars.” This is how he evaluated the work of the Poland‘s majority government leader. I was reminded of this story when some “Facebook friends,” who are Conservative/Liberal voters from Vilnius spoke of emigration if Ramūnas Karbauskis’ “Peasant Greens” enter government. Karbauskis himself states that the fight with emigration will be his greatest priority Vaidas Beniušis writes in BNS. […]

Jaroslaw Kaczynski and President Adrzej Duda

Poland’s war on democracy

A war being waged between the current Polish government and the country’s Constitutional Court is undermining the country’s democracy and rule of law according to leading experts. […]