Audronius Ažubalis
European Union

A. Ažubalis – I won’t give up my state

In the context of this pandemic, we tend to hear more active calls by Western politicians for urgent transformation of the European Union, i.e. achieving deeper political integration, which would supposedly meet the dynamics in […]

Industry
Economy

Surprising shift: German economy stutters, but Lithuanians unconcerned

Already this year, the most powerful economy in Europe, that of Germany, could face recession. This country is one of the main trade partners of and investors in Lithuania. But our country’s industry is calm […]

Viktor Orban with Angela Merkel
Opinion

Two plus two is not necessarily four: German policy towards the Visegrád countries

Until 2015, very few people had heard of the term “Visegrád Group” in Germany, let alone had a sense about its purpose. At that time the group – also called “V4” after its four member states Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary – saw its main task in the coordination and exchange of information, national positions, as well as cooperation on „soft“ projects such as infrastructure. […]

German flag
Opinion

Lithuania and Germany: a relationship that is better than ever before

When attempting to interpret a country’s foreign policy, especially its policies concerning neighbouring or regional powers, it becomes necessary to examine early relations between both countries, and trace how they have developed over time. Such […]

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CORPORATE

The future of Europe after Brexit: Lithuania and Germany?

Next week, on 17 December 2018, the Presidential Palace will host an important international conference on the relations between Germany and Lithuania. The participants include the Lithuanian German Forum, functioning for thirteen years now and currently headed by Gabrielė Gylytė-Hein, representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Vytautas Magnus University, and the Vilnius Institute for Policy Analysis. Jointly, they will strive to define the strategic guidelines for the Lithuanian-German relations at a conference broadcast live via the Delfi TV. The event will also be attended by influential European foreign policy makers and a large number of entrepreneurs, academics and cultural representatives. […]