Andrius Kubilius. Photo Seimas
Foreign affairs

The cost of Western naivete

This week the Council of Europe (CoE), the organization where some time ago I quite naively ran for the position of Secretary General, opted to pay a big price for its naivete – by returning […]

Nerijus Mačiulis
Economy

Wage growth in Lithuania, is it a sprint or a marathon?

In Q1 this year, the average monthly gross income was 9.4% higher than a year ago. Wage growth in Lithuania looks even more impressive is net wage growth – due to the reduced tax burden, […]

Dr. Gitanas Nausėda
Lithuania

Is Lithuania becoming ‘just another boring Nordic country’?

During his first term as the President of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves announced that Estonia should aim to become ‘just another boring Nordic country’. Easy said than done, Estonian national politics is turning Estonia into […]

Mečys Laurinkus
European Union

Lithuania is not a coincidental passenger on the European Union train

An evaluation of 15 years spent in the European Union should jokingly start with the words “Thanks to the party and the state…” After a solemn speech you get lengthy applause and the EU’s anthem […]