Aivaras Abromavičius and Birutė Vėsaitė

ELECTIONS. Vėsaitė (SocDems) and Abromavičius (Conservatives) debate economics

Former Minister of Economy, Social Democrat (LSDP) Birutė Vėsaitė and Aivaras Abromavičius, former Ukrainian Minister of Economic Development and Trade, now candidate for the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD), were featured in a live Delfi Balsuok 2016 debate on September 30. The main topic of the evening was economics and future plans in Seimas. […]

Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Angela Merkel

Tensions inside Germany’s governing elite over NATO position on Baltics, Russia

Contradictory views on what Germany’s position should be in relation to NATO and Russia in the Baltics surfaced last week ahead of today’s NATO summit but those contradictions may reflect domestic political concerns as much as divergent foreign policy positions. […]

Algirdas Butkevičius

Lithuanian PM’s party and liberals top popularity ratings

The ruling Social Democratic Party remains the most popular party in Lithuania with 20.7 percent of respondents in a poll saying they would vote for the party if general elections were held soon. […]

Energy Minister Masiulis and President Grybauskaitė at LNG terminal's welcoming ceremony

Floating LNG terminal “Independence” sails into Klaipėda

The floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), built for Lithuania’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, sailed into the port of Klaipėda on Monday morning. At a welcoming ceremony in the afternoon, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė and Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius said this was a groundbreaking achievement in the country’s aspiration for energy independence. […]