Presidential candidates' debate
CORPORATE

Presidential candidate discussion features pointed remarks: you want to open a gate to the East

The Eastern Europe Studies Centre organised its fourth Stasys Lozoraitis Annual Lithuanian Foreign Policy Conference, which featured a debate between potential presidential candidates on Lithuania’s position with the European Union resolving fundamental political challenges. The discussion had no lack of laughter and pointed remarks exchanged. […]

Angela Merkel
CORPORATE

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 […]

Jüri Luik
CORPORATE

Jüri Luik: I think we can cooperate more

Estonia is often presented as a model country among the Baltic States, however it faces all the same security challenges as Lithuania and Latvia, ranging from defence spending to ensuring security in the face of difficult relations with Russia, to finally issues with NATO itself. The Lithuania Tribune interviewed Estonian Minister of Defence Jüri Luik at the Riga Conference 2018 to find out more, how the Northernmost Baltic State perceives security in our region. […]

Vygaudas Ušackas
Foreign affairs

Ušackas plans to seek establishment of US army base in Lithuania

Ambassador Vygaudas Ušackas, a presidential candidate, plans to seek the establishment of an American military base in Lithuania, aimed at deterring Russia. […]

Emmanuel Macron, Vladimir Putin
Foreign affairs

The Kremlin is not interested in Macrons’ ‘stability’

The European security architecture needs to change, French President Emmanuel Macron declared during his latest visit to Finland. The changing world security architecture is forcing the European Union to adopt to the changing world. This is inevitable. However, the French President also called for an ‘update’ of the EU and Russia’s relationship. An ‘update’ should be welcomed, but the main question on whose terms this ‘update’ should be. Is the EU ready to accept an extended hand of friendship from the Kremlin? Certainly not and this is why. […]

John McCain
Foreign affairs

Lithuania to miss Senator McCain’s ‘clear, strong voice’ – Linkevičius

Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius says that Lithuania has lost a strong supporter with the passing of US Senator John McCain, adding that this loss can only be filled up by close cooperation between the two countries. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė
Foreign affairs

Transatlantic ties have no alternative, Lithuanian president says

Transatlantic ties are irreplaceable, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė says amid the recent tension between the European Union and the United States. […]