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. […]

Government Hour in the Seimas
Politics

Lithuania’s year after Seimas elections: 5 reforms, 5 scandals, 5 challenges

Monday marks a year since the first round of Lithuania’s parliamentary elections. BNS provides an overview of the key decisions taken by the new parliament, as well as the scandals it faced and the challenges it will still have to cope with. […]

Raimundas Karoblis
Defence

Minister of Defense, other NATO ministers to discuss counter-terror efforts, defense funding

Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis is taking part in a meeting of NATO defense ministries held in Brussels on Thursday to discuss the Alliance’s counter-terrorism efforts and defense funding. […]

Donald Trump
Foreign affairs

Trump hails Lithuania’s commitment to boost defence spending

The United States President Donald Trump has applauded the Lithuanian commitment to raise defence spending and reach the NATO-prescribed margin of 2 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP). […]