Central/Eastern Europe

Andrius Kubilius. On Western Strategy towards Russia

There are two lines of thinking among the politicians in the EU on relations with Russia. There have always been those who call for – maintaining, restarting, refreshing  – a dialogue with the current leadership […]


Seimas acknowledged Vanagas, partisan commander, as Head of State of Lithuania

the Lithuania Tribune On the occasion of the Centenary of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania and the 100th anniversary of the birth of Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas, the Seimas acknowledged Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas, First Deputy Chairman […]

Mindaugas Puidokas

‘Kremlin’s friends’ exposed

Mindaugas Puidokas, Karbauskis‘ ally and fellow party member, has sent a letter to the Secretary General and all the delegations of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly complaining against the recently-appointed President of the Assembly, Rasa Juknevičienė. […]

Ukrainian Parliament

Foreign Policy and Michael Carpenter in detail about the Marshal Plan for Ukraine

As part of its article dedicated to the Marshal Plan for Ukraine, which was initiated by us, the Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail cites an article by Michael Carpenter, Adviser to former US Vice President Joe Biden, where he praises our initiative. I was thus impelled to get a hold of the entire article by Carpenter. The article was published in the final issue of Foreign Policy, one of the most influential magazines worldwide and one that is most widely read by foreign policy experts. […]

Andrius Kubilius

W. Europe needed a Marshall plan in 1947. In 2017 Marshall plan is needed for Ukraine

In 1947, following his return to Washington after the negotiations with Stalin and Molotov in Moscow, George Marshall, the famous US military leader and post-war Secretary of State, saw the need to promote economic recovery in Western Europe destroyed by war. This was seen as a stabilising factor and the only way to halt Stalin’s ambitions of expanding his political dominance to Western Europe. […]

Andrius Kubilius

Opinion: Main challenges of hybrid war – army reserve and local self-defence guard

Military action in Ukraine is subsiding. Perhaps we can afford a sigh of relief. However, it would be definitely wrong to calm down without attempting at long-term conclusions for ourselves. These should be the conclusions on whether we are prepared to defend ourselves against such hybrid wars as the one that Russia has been fighting in Ukraine. […]