Central/Eastern Europe

Finnish Foreign Minister Haavisto: we are closely watching events in Belarus

The Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto spoke to the Lithuania Tribune just after meeting Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the leading contender at the Belarusian Presidential elections on August 9.  We talked about this meeting, about […]

European Union

Poland and Germany cannot afford to ignore one another

In 2011, Poland’s then Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski famously stated, “I fear Germany’s power less than her inactivity.” Since then, Berlin and Warsaw’s intensive post-1989 cooperation seems to have ebbed. Why? Can this once-close partnership […]

European Union

Iconic sites in Vilnius illuminated in show of solidarity with Italy

The Hill of Three Crosses monument, the Presidential Palace and the Cathedral in Vilnius were all lit up in green, white and red this evening. In this way, Lithuania’s capital has expressed its solidarity with […]

European Union

MEP Kubilius: European Parliament has adopted the main provisions proposed by us regarding the future East Partnership strategy and the EU Russia strategy

The European Parliament (EP) adopted an important report on the implementation of the common foreign and security policy. It defined the main EU provisions in respect of this policy and its future directions, the Lithuanian […]