Foreign affairs

P.Auštrevičius and Ž. Pavilionis: Dialogue with Belarus

Until quite recently, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko and Belarusian Health Minister Vladimir Karanik have been inviting the public to ward off the COVID-19 virus by playing hockey, drinking vodka and spreading love. Such an attitude […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė and Barack Obama
Politics

Laurinkus. Grybauskaitė‘s policies had many stops causing disputes

I recently got acquainted with young professor T. Janeliūnas’ study D. Grybauskaitė’s Doctrine: Changes in Lithuanian Foreign Policy 2009-2019. It is a professional, business-like and well-written analysis of Lithuanian foreign policy during years of matriarchal […]

Alexander Lukashenko
Central/Eastern Europe

Lithuania should take note of changes in Washington’s policy toward Minsk

During a visit to Minsk, US Deputy Secretary of State D. Hale announced that after a break of 11 years, the countries will once again be represented at the level of ambassadors. The US embassy […]

Astravyets NPP
Energy

Lithuania now has substantial legal arguments to deny access for electricity produced in the unsafe Astravyets Plant

On 7 February 2019, the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention) in Geneva definitively concluded that during the construction of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in the vicinity of the Lithuanian border and Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital city, Belarus had infringed three articles of the Convention thus failing to justify the selection of the construction site and consult with the countries that are most likely to be affected. […]