The Act of Independence was signed by 20 signatories of the Council of Lithuania which was chaired by Jonas Basanavičius. The Act is the basis of the modern Lithuanian state as well, having formulated the basic tenets present in the contemporary Constitution of Lithuania and not having lost its legal power. The original Act of Independence was discovered by professor Liudas Mažylis in the spring of 2017 at the Federal Foreign Office Political Archive in Berlin, Germany and is currently on display in the House of Signatories in Vilnius.
In anticipation of Tuesday’s annual address by President Dalia Grybauskaitė, the last of her presidency, public relations experts are musing, what the head of state should say, wanting to settle matters in political life, which […]
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