Zbigniew Brzezinski
Foreign affairs

Brzezinski was defender of free, democratic values – President Grybauskaite

Prominent US academician Zbigniew Brzezinski who passed away in the United States last week was an outstanding public figure, unwavering defender of freedom and democracy, true patriot of his country and faithful friend of Lithuania and Europe who worked for strengthening partnership ties between the United States and Europe, Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaite said in a message of condolences. […]

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‘Developments in Poland unbecoming to democracy’ – head of Lithuania’s constitutional court

Poland recently celebrated the 225th anniversary of Europe’s first written constitution, but the country’s current right-wing government is doing everything to undermine its current constitutional rule, says Dainius Žalimas, the chairman of Lithuania’s Constitutional Court. […]

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Opinion: Renewing the Transatlantic commitment to democracy

The dangerous actions by Russia and Vladimir Putin pose the greatest challenge to security and democracy since WWII. This applies not only to the countries within Eurasia, but to our post-war vision of a Europe whole, free and at peace. While not necessarily a return to the Cold War, the current situation nevertheless has brought a clear competition of ideologies to the forefront: democracies founded on free elections, accountable governance and rule of law versus authoritarian ideals of “managed democracy.” […]

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Opinion: A letter to my international friends about 25 years of Lithuanian independence

I would like to share my celebration with you. Some of you might have noticed me wearing amber today – this is not to say that I am not an amber fan in general, but this time I was wearing my grandmother’s necklace for a reason. I thought I would share with you some thoughts that I wrote for my international friends. […]