Viktor Orban with Angela Merkel
Opinion

Two plus two is not necessarily four: German policy towards the Visegrád countries

Until 2015, very few people had heard of the term “Visegrád Group” in Germany, let alone had a sense about its purpose. At that time the group – also called “V4” after its four member states Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary – saw its main task in the coordination and exchange of information, national positions, as well as cooperation on „soft“ projects such as infrastructure. […]

Outstanding landscapes and bicycle routes in Southern Moravia   Photo Courtesy of Czech Tourism
Freetime

Winegrowing regions a destination for Lithuanian visitors to the Czech Republic

Thanks to a direct bus connection from Vilnius, most Lithuanian visitors to the Czech Republic can travel to Prague and Brno. The rich history and outstanding cultural offering of smaller cities in the countryside is often overlooked. Gastronomy and local food are often one of the many reasons to enjoy trips abroad. Visiting vineyards, particularly those located around historic castles and mansions, add to the pleasures of driving through idyllic landscapes while learning about the local history, often going back hundreds and thousand years in time. […]

Edward Lucas, the Nordic Chambers Dinner i
Uncategorized

How to make the deal of the deals with Russia? After dinner with E. Lucas

Edward Lucas, the former senior editor of the Economist, visited Vilnius on January 10th — once again, should we say. He lived in Lithuania in the Nineties and is such a frequent commentator and visitor in Lithuania that he even speaks the language a bit. His work has been revolving around Russia for so long that he has become a synonym for Russophobia, an accusation he is sharing with the three Baltic States. […]

Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Lithuania, Bohumil introduces the speakers  at the EBN HR presentation Photo © Ludo Segers @ The Lithuania Tribune
Economy

Lithuania’s shrinking working population and the war for talent

When it comes to the labour market in Lithuania, now the employees are calling the shots, while most employers need to compete to attract and retain talent. In the sellers’ market, employers should not approach hiring like courting – instead of trying to find Mr or Ms Perfect, they should settle with an acceptable candidate and then invest into developing them into a perfect fit for the company, is the advise offered by recruiting specialists from Lithuania’s biggest recruitment and HR agency at their monthly EBN business breakfast. […]

Lithuanian stand in the Munich (Germany) Fair, which will take place June 26-29
Economy

90 our of 100 universities in the world request Lithuanian lasers

One of the things Lithuania is best known for is the laser industry. While perhaps not at the very pinnacle of the industry, the country does not compare all too poorly against highly developed states such as the USA, Germany, France, China and others. And at the same time the industry shows no signs of slowing down, with growing sales and increasing numbers of manufacturers, which should keep Lithuania within the top echelon of the laser industry. […]

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Society

Lithuania’s death rates from overdoses twice EU average

The European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction has said that Lithuania’s mortality rate due to drug overdoses is more than twice the EU average. […]

UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė
European Union

Discrimination against some EU citizens cannot be price for avoiding Brexit – Lithuanian President

European Union countries must look for compromise and help the British government convince the British people to stay in the Union, but not at the price of discrimination against EU citizens, says Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė ahead of important talks in Brussels. […]

General Petr Pavel
Defence

NATO cut down Baltic mission because jets were not used, Czech general says

The NATO air policing mission in the Baltic states was cut down from September because more than half of the fighter-jets assigned to the mission had been standing idle for the past six months, says the head of the Alliance’s Military Committee General Petr Pavel. […]