Dalia Grybauskaitė, Klaus Iohannis
European Union

Penalties ‘don’t solve anything’ in refugee crisis – Romanian president

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has criticized the European Commission’s (EC) proposal to penalize countries that refuse to take in migrants. Sanctions do not help solve anything, Iohannis said on Wednesday in Vilnius. […]

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Russia’s counter to missile defence pushes Europe together

The ceremony of opening the United States’ missile defense base in Deveselu, Romania, last week (Thursday, May 12), was greeted by a barrage of condemnation and criticism from Russian officials. The next day, President Vladimir Putin turned these denouncements into state policy by defining this deployment of a radar station and SM-3 missile interceptors as a direct threat to Russia and promising to “curtail” it. […]

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Back to the future: 1,000-strong NATO battalions for Lithuania, Baltic States

One thousand-strong battalions of NATO troops could be stationed permanently in Lithuania and each of the Baltic States under new plans to create a deterrent to Russian aggression. […]

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban

Russia’s ambition in central Europe exceeds its capability

Russia has actively worked to boost its leverage in Central Europe over the past few years, and the crisis in Ukraine has only heightened the Kremlin’s interest in the region. Russia aims to use commercial and political ties to undermine Western institutions and to steer Central Europe toward Russian interests. […]

Jeffrey Gedmin

Jeffrey Gedmin: Unless Europe puts values above commerce, we risk another Iron Curtain

Unless the EU takes a tough stand on Russia‘s foreign policies, there will re-emerge deep divisions in the continent between a free Europe and a less free Europe, says Jeffrey Gedmin, president of the Legatum Institute in London and former president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. […]