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. […]

Presidential candidates' debate
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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. […]

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Georgian foreign minister visiting Lithuania

Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani is visiting Vilnius on Tuesday to discuss on his country’s EU and NATO integration and the security situation with Lithuanian politicians. […]

Jüri Luik
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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. […]

Šarūnas Legatas
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Šarūnas Legatas. Ideologized political science turns a blind eye on issues of security

In a recent article by Kęstutis Girnius, titled “Is there an effort to antagonize the Russian minority of Lithuania?”, the status of national minorities living in Lithuania has again been interpreted in a way that […]

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. […]

Gitanas Nausėda
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Gitanas Nausėda: We have lost our compass

According to SEB chief economist dr. Gitanas Nausėda, who leads in the expected future president and most influential business figure ratings, people’s welfare and declining social segregation should be directions for Lithuania’s future because the […]