Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel

The “Russian Factor” in Germany’s policy towards the Eastern Partnership

In contrast to many of its European neighbours, Germany maintained relatively close relations with Russia for a long time. Some observers even spoke of a German “Russia first” policy during the term of Chancellor Gerhard […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė
Foreign affairs

Ukraine needs to be more persistent in reforms – Lithuanian president (Updated)

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė says that Ukraine needs to be more persistent in carrying out reforms rather than in demanding a EU membership prospect. […]

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European Union

Brussels hails improving ties with Belarus, but vows to keep up pressure over N-plant

In the lead-up to the European Union‘s Eastern Partnership summit, officials in Brussels hail improving relations with Belarus, but promise Lithuania that they will keep up pressure on Minsk to ensure the safety and security of its Astravyets nuclear power plant. […]

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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. […]

Zapad 2017

NATO-Russia relations: messages from Zapad 2017

National strategy requires us to analyze across all dimensions relations of power and observe the ways implemented to realize it. When we think about military strategy, we examine operational and tactical doctrine and its application […]