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M. Laurinavičius: Revolut is involved with the Kremlin from beginning to end

A month ago, Lithuania was the first country in Europe to grant a specialised banking license to the company Revolut, which caused member of Seimas Stasys Jakeliūnas suspicions. The MP contacted the Financial Crime Investigation Service (FNTT) and State Security Department (VSD), asking them to check the financial company’s business model and links to Russian politicians, writes. […]

Angela Merkel

A few remarks on the legacy of Angela Merkel

This week has started with a seemingly surprising piece of news. Following a fairly unsuccessful election in the federal state of Hessen for her Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU), German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced […]

Nord Stream 2

Expert’s proposal for a scenario, which would dismantle the Nord Stream 2 project

A senior fellow at the prestigious think tank Atlantic Council, Alan Riley advises to not believe the words of Russian representatives that the Nord Stream 2 project is a commercial project. After presenting a report […]

President Dalia Grybauskaitė making her annual State of the Nation Address

D. Grybauskaitė “burned her fingers”: has the president shed the mask of infallibility?

“We have hampered the oligarchic occupation of the democratic system, though we painfully burned our fingers. Me included,” President D. Grybauskaitė said during her annual address on Tuesday in Seimas, writes. Furthermore, when talking […]

Gazprom oil

European Commission: Gazprom may have charged higher gas prices in part of Europe

Russia’s gas giant Gazprom may have used its dominant market position to charge higher gas prices in five Central and Eastern European countries, including Lithuania, the European Commission (EC) said after completing its anti-trust probe. […]