MEP Laima Andrikienė
Opinion

L. Andrikienė, European Parliament has laid foundations for breakthrough in Eastern Partnership

Published in the newsletter of EU-STRAT (http://eu-strat.eu), EU-STRAT is an international research project that studies the relationship between the European Union and the countries in the European Eastern neighborhood. It has been expected in the […]

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European Union

Eastern Partnership: November summit should be forward-looking, injecting new dynamism

“The summit in Brussels should be forward-looking, injecting new dynamism providing a clear political vision for the future of our Eastern Partnership. Differentiation is key. As our resources are limited, the principle of ‘more for more and less for less’ should be implemented. We should focus our resources much more on those Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries who have made remarkable progress on their European path”, said Laima Andrikienė MEP, co-author of the European Parliament’s recommendations ahead of the EaP Summit on 24 November. […]

Hasan Mammadzada
Uncategorized

Azerbaijan ambassador compares Nagorno-Karabakh to occupation of Vilnius

Azerbaijan‘s Ambassador to Lithuania Hasan Mammadzada says that the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed Armenian-dominated region, is comparable to the occupation of the Vilnius region which was ruled by Poland in the interwar period. […]

De-industrialisation was the most painful for older workers. The employment service has directed these men to do community service at the local water supplier (photo by Dalia Mikonytė)
Society

Creativity and boredom in a Lithuanian town coping with globalisation

Having joined the eurozone this year and successfully advertised its natural and urban wonders, Lithuania has become a new darling of international travel ‘listicles’. Its brushed-up capital, ambitious start-ups and emerging foodie hotspots make many visitors wonder if this is really one of the poorest countries in the European Union. Much of the country’s hardships, however, have been cushioned by de-industrialised peripheral towns – like Alytus. Having lost most of its industries, the town is looking for new, global inspiration. […]

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. […]