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Kęstutis Girnius. The restless year of 2019

The coming year will not be easy. Global economic growth is slowing. The trade wars started by the USA have calmed, but could soon flare again because President Trump is becoming ever less predictable. […]

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Kęstutis Girnius. The changed Lithuanian political landscape

Politics does not stand in place, change is a near constant even if the changes are often insignificant. New political parties emerge, draw voters for a few years and then vanish. The Way of Courage, the National Revival Party, A. PaulauskasNew Union, the Modern Christian Democrat Union, the Lithuanian Freedom Union, the Labour Party, the Lithuanian Social Democratic Labour Party – this is only part of the political parties, which formed after the re-establishment of independence, most forming after the year 2000. […]

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Kęstutis Girnius. All the presidential candidates cause concern

The president is the head of state in Lithuania, the first person in the country, who has more influence on citizens’ lives than any other in the country. It is an incredible responsibility, thus the […]

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Kęstutis Girnius. Is there a pursuit of antagonising Lithuania’s Russians?

Lithuania is emptying, but becoming increasingly Lithuanian. In 1989, Lithuanians made up 79.58% of residents, Russians – 9.37%, Poles – 7.02%. At the start of this year, Lithuanians made up 86.8% of the population, Russians […]

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Kęstutis Girnius. Citizenship and other referenda

For a time now, discussions have continued for arranging a referendum on dual citizenship, changing a Constitutional article, which specifies that “except legally specified exceptions, no one can be both a citizen of the Lithuanian […]