Central/Eastern Europe

The rails of war: An EU railway initiative for the defence of Ukraine

The Ukrainian authorities recently launched a call for proposals to improve the country’s defence capabilities. Here is one that we believe could help strengthen Ukraine’s immediate and longer-term defence. And, beyond that, it could help […]

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Foreign affairs

Vytautas Sinica. The dead-end of a “values-based” foreign policy

The news that Lithuania would continue to receive Belarussian exports of potassium fertiliser, after actively campaigning for sanctions against the regime in Belarus, rapidly became a scandal. The experts are appalled, the transit companies are […]

Vygaudas Ušackas

EU Ambassador: Russia sanctions are working

The European Union‘s sanctions on Russia have worked, EU Ambassador to Moscow Vygaudas Ušackas believes. If it were not for the sanctions, the EU would not have reached the Minsk agreements on truce in eastern […]

Andrzej Duda

Sanctions on Russia must be extended, Polish president says

Polish President Andrzej Duda believes that sanctions imposed on Russia should be prolonged as the Minsk Agreements are rather unlikely to be implemented on time. […]