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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. […]

Tautvydas Marčiulaitis
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Tautvydas Marčiulaitis: We are living better than ever before

We have just celebrated the 101st birthday of Lithuania and it seems that this occasion is becoming more meaningful and beautiful with every passing year. Streets are filled with smiling people proudly waving the country’s national flag, and the whole atmosphere is more festive. And it is not surprising why – every year we are living better than ever before. […]

Vidas Rachlevičius
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Vidas Rachlevičius. Bells are ringing for Europe, but people hear them differently

With the European Parliament (EP) elections nearing in Europe and Lithuania, the famous investor and philanthropist George Soros made waves by comparing the European Union to the Soviet Union. […]

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The forgotten case of Ukraine

Something happened on the 5th of January. Between worries about Brexit matters, the usual Trump business and other terrible matters, something changed on that day. Two days before Christian Orthodox Christmas, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople signed the tomos of autocephaly for the newly created Orthodox Church of Ukraine. This was not only a step toward the independence of Ukrainian Orthodox believers, but all of Ukraine. […]

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Identifying the biggest threats to the country, wanting to both punish and be friends

Which country do Lithuanians see as the friendliest and which – as the most hostile? What is the Lithuanian people’s perception of Donald Trump, Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin? What leads to such choices? After asking this of Lithuanian citizens in a number of surveys, not only old truths surface, but also unexpected details. […]

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Warning over news media: situation compared to state of war

Currently the Seimas is discussing two legislative projects, which would fundamentally change news media work. Representative of the Lithuanian Journalist Union (LŽS) Darius Lukoševičius had a brief, but telling description for the majority’s aims – “declaring a state of war.” However, gathered in a discussion hosted by the opposition on press freedom, specialists in the area openly pointed out that the situation is already bad, without even the amendments having been put in place, lrt.lt writes. […]

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Lithuanian gov’t invites expats to return amid hard Brexit worries

The Lithuanian government has invited on Wednesday its expats living in the UK to return to Lithuania following Brexit deal’s rejection at the UK parliament and worries of a hard Brexit scenario. […]