Dainius Pavalkis and Dalia Grybauskaitė

Lithuanian education minister meets with PM and president to discuss rift with his party

Lithuania’s Education and Science Minister Dainius Pavalkis met with Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius and President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Wednesday to discuss his party’s calls for him to resign. […]

President Obama and Michele with Mr. and Mrs. Abe before the State Dinner Photo Ludo Segers
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State visit underscores strong ties between Japan and USA

The first State visit to the USA by a Japanese prime minister in a decade highlights the gentle change of US policy in the Pacific area. It was a big event in Washington. The two leaders visited together the Lincoln Memorial. In addition to several high profile events on Tuesday, the Japanese Prime Minister is addressing both the House and Senate on Wednesday. That is something his grandfather did before him, more than 60 years ago. […]

Port of Klaipėda

Port CEO: Expansion will make Klaipėda more competitive

Expansion of the Lithuanian port of Klaipėda will make it more competitive vis-à-vis other ports in the region as it will be able to handle larger ships and increase reloadings simultaneously, the port’s CEO has said. […]


Lithuania’s top court to hold meeting on sanctioning wiretapping

Rimvydas Norkus, president of the Supreme Court of Lithuania, is calling a meeting of heads of regional courts on sanctioning monitoring of personal information transmitted via electronic networks. […]

Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama

Opinion: Leader and democracy

Nobody takes much notice when the leader of any Western country stays out of the public eye for a period of time. And this is because the state has a governance structure which provides for substituting one official with another, if need be, all the way to the top. […]