Salome Zurabishvili
Foreign affairs

Georgian president to visit Lithuania

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė will meet Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili on Thursday, lrt.lt reports. […]

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. […]

Georgian flag
Foreign affairs

Georgia to continue to seek integration with West after election – formin in Vilnius

Tbilisi will continue to seek integration into the West regardless of who wins next Sunday’s presidential election, Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani said in Vilnius on Tuesday. […]

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. […]

Arndt Freytag von Loringhoven
Opinion

Arndt Freytag von Loringhoven: the exercises ‘Vostok-2018’ are biggest since the end of the Cold War, but figures were most probably exaggerated

“Russia probably wanted to send multiple messages: that they can fight a large scale conventional war, that they can fight several conflicts at the same time, and that China and Russia are ready to defend […]

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. […]

Nordstream 2
Foreign affairs

When we buy Russian gas, we buy them arms, Yushchenko says in Vilnius

When buying Russian gas and implementing joint energy projects with Russia, Europe funds its armament, former Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko told an international conference in Vilnius on Wednesday. […]