Georgia joining Vilnius-based NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence

NATO’s Energy Security Centre of Excellence operating in Lithuania will be celebrating the first enlargement – Georgia is joining the centre as a contributing partner nation, the Ministry of National Defence said on Wednesday. […]

Foreign affairs

Lithuania ups dialogue on security and defence policy with Eastern Partnership countries

Round table discussion over co-operation with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine in the area of Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) is taking place on Wednesday on the initiative of Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the European Union. […]

Refugee camp in Georgia

Kremlin said to be developing plan for partitioning Georgia

Since the start of this year, Vladimir Putin’s Russia has invaded Ukraine, annexed Crimea and pushed for Ukraine’s “federalization.” The severe international concern caused by these actions was further compounded last month (August 2014) by Vladimir Zhirinovsky’s statement in Yalta that after Moscow subdues Ukraine, it will move against other post-Soviet countries in order to rebuild the Russian Empire. Not surprisingly, many countries in the region have thus been forced to consider where the Kremlin might move next and what means it might employ against them—from demands for “federalization” to open aggression. […]

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President Grybauskaitė: NATO Summit in Wales is an event of vital importance

In an interview with LRT radio the President Dalia Grybauskaitė says that the meeting of the presidents of the three Baltic States with the President of the United States of America (USA) Barack Obama means that the region has very strong support and its concerns are taken seriously. According to her, the NATO summit, which will take place in Wales right after this meeting, is vital in the current geopolitical situation. […]

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European Union

Implementing EU trade deals in the borderlands could prove complex

Talks have begun between Russia and the pro-EU former Soviet states of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia. The sides are assessing how recently signed free trade deals with the European Union will impact the countries’ trade relations with Russia. The effect will be muted for now, but the agreements could have a larger impact in the future if each country adopts them fully. Full implementation will be challenging because of Russia’s influence and political instability in the three nations.
Analysis […]

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Foreign affairs

High-ranking Lithuanian and Georgian officials discussed Georgia’s integration into Euro-Atlantic organisations

At the International Conference on Georgia‘s European Way in Batumi on 10 July, the Lithuanian Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrius Krivas and the Lithuanian Ambassador to Georgia Jonas Paslauskas met with the State Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Georgia, Alex Petriashvili, Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs. […]