Central/Eastern Europe

A. Kubilius: “would you like to have a power plant built by Lukashenko and Rosatom barely 30 km away from the European Parliament building?”

Last week, when the EP members expressed their concern regarding the started operation of the Astravets Nuclear Power Plant and demanded that it did not commence any commercial activity until all EU safety recommendations are […]

Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko
Central/Eastern Europe

Laurinkus. Poorly thought out steps could accelerate Belarus’ descent into Russia’s grasp

Secretly, Alexander Lukashenko’s inauguration became the reference point for the next events in Belarus. The opposition was unable to find out the date for the “ceremony” ahead of time. Protesters planned to meet the “ascent […]

Freedom first. Go, Belarus!
Central/Eastern Europe

Lithuanian journalists urge all democratic countries to unite and defend Belarussian journalists

Today the Union of Lithuania’s Journalists’ (LŽS) Journalist Rights Defence and Monitoring Committee officially appealed to the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a proposal to take active action to defend journalists in neighbouring Belarus […]

Arnoldas Pranckevičius
Central/Eastern Europe

Response of the West to events in Belarus shouldn’t be business as usual

As Europe’s attention is back on Belarus after this weekend’s shamefully and brutally rigged presidential elections, I can’t but revisit the complicated and frustrating path of the EU’s relations with this important neighbouring country, Arnoldas […]