The Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte
European Union

Netherlands recruits Baltic States to compensate for effects of Brexit

The Netherlands is building new coalitions within the EU to compensate for the loss of the UK as the union’s main free trade champion, and has found partners in the Baltic States. At the same time, a domestic policy issue involving gas supplies and the Dutch stance on Russia have the potential to put what has been dubbed the New Hanseatic League to the test Dario Cavegn writes in the ERR News. […]

New conscripts
CORPORATE

Reinstating conscription in Lithuania: bringing society back into defence?

In 2015, with the security environment on NATO‘s eastern frontiers deteriorating as a result of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, Lithuania made a rather sudden and dramatic decision to resume the mandatory military draft and thus […]

Raimundas Karoblis
Defence

Lithuania’s defense spending shouldn’t be limited to 2% of GDP – Minister of Defense

Lithuania will next year join the elite club of NATO member states spending 2 percent of GDP on defense, but Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis believes that the country should not stop after reaching the target. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė
Defence

President Grybauskaitė attends NATO summit in Brussels

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Thursday is attending NATO‘s summit in Brussels that is expected to focus on defense funding and the Alliance’s role in the fight against terrorism. […]

Rex Tillerson
Foreign affairs

US administration grateful to Baltic states for quality partnership – Linkevičius

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said at a meeting with Baltic foreign ministers that he was grateful to the countries for high-quality partnership, Lithuania’s diplomacy chief Linas Linkevičius says. […]