Mr Pål Jonson, Swedish Defence Minister. Photo Ruslanas Iržikevičius
Defence

Swedish Minister of Defence: Sweden eager to join NATO at upcoming Vilnius Summit

Swedish Minister of Defence, Pål Jonson, discusses Sweden’s readiness to join NATO and its close relationship with Finland, in an interview with the Lithuania Tribune. He addresses the state of affairs with Turkey over terrorism and speaks on Sweden’s defense industry, its adaptability in the changing Euro-Atlantic landscape, and its strategic importance in regional security and cooperation. Learn more about Sweden’s potential NATO membership and their efforts to enhance security in the region. […]

Finish soldier at BALTOPS exercise
Defence

Finland’s announcement of its plans comes as a warning: Lithuania needs to rethink its security concept now

On 13 May, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin said they support the idea of the country joining NATO. Experts say that the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO would significantly […]

Rail Baltica
Economy

Tallinn and Helsinki are joining together. When Vilnius and Kaunas will follow?

The distance between Tallinn and Helsinki is the same as from Vilnius to Kaunas. Estonians and Finns are working on a joint communication system which would enable them to travel the distance of 100 km in 20 minutes. […]

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. […]

Andrius Kubilius
CORPORATE

Andrius Kubilius. Strategy for the protection of democracy against hybrid threats

1. Democracies, both new and old, have been facing numerous challenges in the 21st century. Growing populist and authoritarian tendencies, on the one hand, and the abundance of oligarchical symptoms in young democracies, on the […]

Performance Voyage 7 Still from “Remedies – Rongoã” by Sasha Huber & Petri Saarikkotill from “Remedies – Rongoã” by Sasha Huber & Petri Saarikko
Freetime

Performance Voyage 7 from Finland screening in Vilnius!

Performance Voyage 7 (PV7), an international collection of video performances produced by Artists’ Association MUU, Finland, will be screened at project space “Sodų 4” in Vilnius, Lithuania, 20 December 2017, 7 pm, in collaboration with Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association. The PV7 tour takes the video collection to altogether 15 venues around the world, “Sodų 4” informed in a press release. […]

Finnish Ambassador Michelsson and Mrs Ebba Michelsson with some of the children in the kindergarten   Photo © Ludo Segers @ The Lithuania Tribune
Society

A Finnish Christmas for needy Lithuanian children

Earlier this week the Ambassador of Finland to Lithuania and Mrs Michelsson visited a kindergarten in one of the poorest areas of Vilnius. Mrs Michelsson carrying a large bag of home knitted warm woolen socks and the Ambassador with an enormous box of sweets in hand brought some joy to children that possibly see very little of that at home. […]