Gediminas Grina

The drift

Numerous politicians and diplomats have said several times that despite the fact that we have reached our goals with hard work, once we became members of NATO and the European Union, we have lost ourselves. […]

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania

Foreign policy on old rails

Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius spoke on the new government programme implementation plan‘s foreign policy priorities and explained that the main goals over the next four years will be national security and economic diplomacy. […]

The Kremlin

Lithuanian view: What to expect from Russia in 2017?

2017 could be the year of Russia’s return – the signs of this were discussed in a Tuesday afternoon discussion organised by the the Eastern Europe Studies Centre (RESC) and VU TSPMI. The political scientists discussed the topic of “What will decide Russian foreign policy in 2017?” It is likely that the government rotation of the West, the resolution of the stalled Syrian conflict and strategic changes to the Russian tone will open opportunities for de-escalation and Putin’s return as a figure that is repulsive for many, but at the same time – an inevitable partner in resolving questions in the international political arena. […]

Hill of Three Crosses in the colours of the French flags
European Union

Lithuania grateful to France for its help in embracing Western standards

As the Baltic countries and France are marking 25 years since the restoration of diplomatic relations, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius says that Lithuania is grateful to France for its significant help in reforming the country. […]

Donald Trump the USA President elect

Adamkus – any pandering to Russia would be political suicide for Trump

Donald Trump‘s victory in the US presidential elections left the world shocked. Few believed it and most were disappointed. British and other European media describes this as the greatest mistake of the American electorate in history because the real estate magnate is seen as a liar, bully, populist and has gone bankrupt a number of times. What can we expect after Trump‘s victory? LRT spoke with former Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus, first post-independence head of state and one of the leaders of the independence movement Prof Vytautas Landsbergis, as well as Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius. […]

Ramūnas Karbauskis

ELECTIONS. Karbauskis on what matters to the ‘Peasants and Greens’

Having won the victory in the Seimas election, the Chairman of the Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union (LVŽS) participated in a Delfi press conference on Monday, answering key questions. The LVŽS earned 54 mandates in […]