Dalia Grybauskaitė
European Union

Europe remains open to Eastern partners, President Grybauskaitė says

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė says that at the European Union‘s (EU) Eastern Partnership Summit the EU will once again assure its commitment to cooperate with countries of Eastern Europe. However, the extent of cooperation will depend on the resolve of each country. […]

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First months of EU’s free trade with Georgia and Moldova encouraging, Lithuanian official says

Eastern Partnership Ministerial Meeting on Trade took place on 7 May in Brussels. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Rolandas Kriščiūnas said that although the European Union‘s (EU) trade volume with Georgia and Moldova was growing, the benefit of free trade treaties would be revealed fully once the countries implemented economic, political and legal reforms. […]

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Opinion: Freedom under pressure. Armenia and Ukraine in the new global system

Ever since Vladimir Putin came to power in 2000, the world has seen a power growing in size and belligerence. Countries that surround Russia prefer to maintain a degree of autonomy, just like all countries do. Some, like Ukraine and Armenia, prefer to move closer to Western powers. […]

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Kremlin said to be developing plan for partitioning Georgia

Since the start of this year, Vladimir Putin’s Russia has invaded Ukraine, annexed Crimea and pushed for Ukraine’s “federalization.” The severe international concern caused by these actions was further compounded last month (August 2014) by Vladimir Zhirinovsky’s statement in Yalta that after Moscow subdues Ukraine, it will move against other post-Soviet countries in order to rebuild the Russian Empire. Not surprisingly, many countries in the region have thus been forced to consider where the Kremlin might move next and what means it might employ against them—from demands for “federalization” to open aggression. […]