The Kremlin
CORPORATE

Ž. Pavilionis and D.J. Kramer: The folly of dialogue with Kremlin

French President Emmanuel Macron and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe were among the leading figures attending the recent St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, at which they met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Russian leader traveled to Vienna this week to meet with Austria’s leadership. And media reports indicate that President Donald Trump is interested in hosting Putin in Washington in the near future. There almost seems to be a race in engaging with Putin, including in Lithuania. […]

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. […]

International Charlemagne Prize
Foreign affairs

Lithuanian president attended Charlemagne Prize award ceremony

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Thursday attended the presentation of the International Charlemagne Prize award to French President Emmanuel Macron in the German city of Aaachen. […]

Emmanuel Macron and Dalia Grybauskaitė
Defence

Lithuanian president backs Macron’s idea of EU rapid reaction force

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė supports French President Emmanuel Macron‘s idea to create an EU rapid reaction force. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė, Vladimir Putin
CORPORATE

Should the president have congratulated Vladimir Putin?

MEP Valentinas Mazuronis has stated that the head of state made a mistake by not congratulating Vladimir Putin with his re-election. Most of the world, including Western, leaders have done so, even if not immediately. […]