Opinion: From rouble to euro

The first day of this year is the first day of Lithuania with the euro. It is an unavoidable fact, although probably everyone is already tired of hearing the word euro. I must admit: it is certainly much better that the euro is not in everyone’s lips but in everyone’s pockets. Soon enough the currency change fever will go down and we will be less concerned with the pros and cons of having the euro than with having as many euros as we can. […]

The Moscow Kremlin

Can “economic Molotov cocktail” explode Moscow?

The two-thousand-strong protest rally in Moscow this week, triggered by a court sentence for anti-Kremlin campaigner Alexei Navalny and his brother, shows that, despite all the effort, Vladimir Putin‘s regime has not completely crushed the opposition in Russia. A Maidan in Moscow is probably Putin’s worst nightmare. Can it come true? […]

UN Security Council
Foreign affairs

Lithuania comes to the middle of its term at UN Security Council

Lithuania has reached the half-point in its two-year membership in the United Nations (UN) Security Council. Throughout 2014, the Lithuanian delegation mostly focused on the conflict in Ukraine, the rule of law, protection of civilians in armed conflicts, reinforcement of UN cooperation with the European Union (EU) and proper implementation of the Security Council’s decisions on sanctions, the Foreign Ministry has said. […]


Lithuania’s mission to Ukraine starts performing function of NATO contact embassy

Lithuania’s Embassy to Ukraine is becoming the NATO contact-point embassy to Ukraine for a period of two years. […]

Maxima pradeda prekybą eurais

Lithuanian buyers starting to use new currency

After starting to use the new currency, the euro, on Thursday, Lithuanians say they will have to remember maths at the beginning of the year to calculate the prices of goods. They will be able to pay in litas until mid-January, but will receive all change in the common currency of the European Union (EU). […]

Antanas Sutkus

Photographer Antanas Sutkus: Recognized from Paris to Rio but slighted at home

The internationally acclaimed Lithuanian photographer Antanas Sutkus’ photographic signature in thousands of photo works is recognized in art galleries from Paris to Rio de Janeiro. Over the last 50 years, the artist has seen his distinguished photo works showcased in some of the world’s most prestigious art and culture centers, including the National Library of France in Paris, the International Center of Photography in New York, the Dresden Art Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Stockholm Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Paris Museum of Photography, and many others. […]