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Why Georgia cannot and should not be NATO member

Georgia will not and cannot be a NATO member for a long long time to come. This has been obvious. Statements of Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump and his close ally, former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich on Washington’s commitments to defend NATO states from a Russian attack simply serve to confirm this. […]

Kęstutis Girnius
European Union

Brexit would be the beginning of the end of EU – Lithuanian experts

As Britain is nearing a crucial vote on continuing its membership in the EU, Lithuanian experts say Brexit would have far-reaching effects on the entire block. […]

Algirdas Butkevičius

The Prime Minister who cried “Russia”

Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius claims that the teachers’ trade unions on strike in Lithuania could have been influenced or inspired by Russia has attracted considerable attention. When describing how some members of the teachers’ trade unions attended certain conferences in Russia, the prime minister rhetorically asked, “Who can deny that, after that, some of their suggestions and desires are implemented here in Lithuania?” […]

Vladimir Putin

Opinion: Putin shoots Russia in the foot, again

There had been no doubt that Russia would respond vehemently to the downing of its military plane and would do everything to punish Turkey. Moscow did not waste any time introducing various economic sanctions and launching a fierce anti-Turkish propaganda campaign. […]

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Opinion: Refugees are bigger problem than Russian invasion

On 14 September, Europe’s justice and interior affairs ministers will convene in Brussels to agree on tangible measures to solve the intensifying refugee crisis. Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said that Central European premiers – of the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary – would have a separate meeting to discuss the crisis. […]