Emmanuel Macron, Vladimir Putin
Foreign affairs

The Kremlin is not interested in Macrons’ ‘stability’

The European security architecture needs to change, French President Emmanuel Macron declared during his latest visit to Finland. The changing world security architecture is forcing the European Union to adopt to the changing world. This is inevitable. However, the French President also called for an ‘update’ of the EU and Russia’s relationship. An ‘update’ should be welcomed, but the main question on whose terms this ‘update’ should be. Is the EU ready to accept an extended hand of friendship from the Kremlin? Certainly not and this is why. […]

Egidijus Vareikis

Non-traditional president in 2019: about post-democracy and our (wrong) choices, Part I

It will be neither an election campaign nor prophesier who will win, although I can almost guarantee who. It is likely that next year, the pretenders for the country’s Top Person will not necessarily be […]

Kęstutis Girnius

Kęstutis Girnius. Three for the European Union and Lithuania

The European Union member states are struggling with three major problems – migration, strengthening the Eurozone and the United Kingdom‘s withdrawal conditions. The first question worries the so-called populists the most, the second – France, […]

The Kremlin

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. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė, Jose Angel Gurria
Foreign affairs

Lithuania signs OECD accession agreement

President Dalia Grybauskaitė signed on Wednesday an agreement on Lithuania’s accession to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Convention. […]


Lithuania celebrates growing Chinese investment, but does it consider potential risks?

Foreign direct investment from China is on the rise in Europe and Lithuania, the country would also like to invest in a strategic object – Klaipėda port, however behind such investment there may lie the […]