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. […]

No Picture
Society

Europe of different medicines: fewer medicines sold in Lithuania and at higher prices than in larger countries

Fewer medicines are sold in Lithuania and their costs are greater than in larger European Union states. European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis says that the differences in the member states’ medicine markets are massive and Lithuania should seek to be heard in negotiations, lrt.lt writes. […]

Maidan Square 2014
CORPORATE

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. […]

Mamuka Bakhtadze
Foreign affairs

Georgian prime minister visiting Lithuania

Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze is arriving in Lithuania for an official visit. Discussions on bilateral relations and economic are to be held during meetings with President Dalia Grybauskaitė and Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, lrt.lt writes. […]