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Foreign affairs

PACE: Russia was not confused for too long

What was surprising was not the return of Russia’s delegation to the hall of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe or PACE, but the near double number of votes in favour. Among them, […]

Saulius Skvernelis

If Skvernelis is seeking to rally his electorate, he chose the wrong opponents

The striking teachers are awaiting Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis’ apology, but he does not appear intent to do so. The team assembled by the PM, which is preparing a long-term public sector wage payment project features neither striking, nor non-striking teachers. The trade union confederation chairwoman stated that the goal is the lowest earning civil servants, but teachers were not mentioned among them, writes. […]

Saulius Skvernelis

Political scientist: S. Skvernelis has made a massive mistake

Political scientist Tomas Janeliūnas is convinced that Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis seeks to involve intelligence services into political fights by calling upon the State Security Department (VSD) over potential Kremlin influence on the Conservatives. Former heads of the VSD Gediminas Grina and Mečys Laurinkus are also surprised by the prime minister’s actions, writes. […]

Vytautas Mizaras

V. Mizaras: why do I have to believe there will come no harm to the independence of the national broadcaster?

If the national broadcaster is not performing a certain goal, not ensuring certain aims, then let us sit down and talk how to improve its activities. But let us not do what is being done […]

Lithuania's State Border Guard Service pin

On construction of fence on the border with Russia

The Minister of Interior spent the better portion of Mondays afternoon in Ramoniškėse, almost 200 kilometres from the state capital Vilnius. After placing the first fence pole on the Kaliningrad region Eimutis Misiūnas stated that […]

Mečys Laurinkus

Russia has declared different war on Baltic states, says former State Security Department chief

The abduction of Estonian Security Police (KaPo) officer Eston Kohver last Friday was a message by Russia to the Baltic states and Poland timed to coincide with the NATO Summit, says Mečys Laurinkus, former chief of Lithuania’s State Security Department (VSD). […]