Audronius Ažubalis
European Union

A. Ažubalis – I won’t give up my state

In the context of this pandemic, we tend to hear more active calls by Western politicians for urgent transformation of the European Union, i.e. achieving deeper political integration, which would supposedly meet the dynamics in […]

Economy

Life after the division of a reduced EU cake: will we manage to pick our priorities correctly?

President Gitanas Nausėda travelled to Brussels to negotiate regarding the upcoming European Union budget and the 2021-2027 financial perspective. So far, the proposals for it offer no consolation for Lithuania. Based on the European Commission’s […]

Mečys Laurinkus
European Union

Lithuania is not a coincidental passenger on the European Union train

An evaluation of 15 years spent in the European Union should jokingly start with the words “Thanks to the party and the state…” After a solemn speech you get lengthy applause and the EU’s anthem […]

Flag of Hungary
CORPORATE

Hungarian lessons for Lithuania and Europe

There is a good old English term illiberal democracy that does not have a precise translation into Lithuanian. It defines the regimes that come to power through democratic means, but their representatives apparently aim at the never-ending reign trampling on the fundamental European values of democracy, freedom of speech, and the rule of law. Let us call them anti-democrats, and let me share some insights about them. […]

Rail Baltica
European Union

Lithuania ready to lead Rail Baltica project: transport minister

Lithuania is ready to assume leadership of the Rail Baltica project to ensure its timely and successful implementation, the Baltic country’s Minister of Transport and Communications, Rokas Masiulis, wrote in a letter to the European Commission, the ministry announced on Wednesday. […]