Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski

Poland to challenge rules of Europe’s foreign policy game

Across Europe all eyes have been on Poland‘s conservative Law and Justice Party since they dramatically swept back into power. After securing a majority in the Polish parliament, the party swiftly put their power to use, launching controversial reforms of the country’s Constitutional Court and increasing control over state media, in the process drawing comparisons with Viktor Orban’s Hungary. […]

Jaroslaw Kaczynski

What does Poland’s political upheaval mean for Lithuania?

The nationalistic Law and Justice party that recently came into power in Poland has been eyed warily by neighbors and other countries in the EU. Some have been worried about the its moves to tighten its control over the media and constitutional courts, and Lithuanian analysts are also split about what to make of the new political climate. In a show on LRT, several respected political observers discussed the ongoing events in Poland. […]

Valdas Adamkus and his wife Alma Adamkienė
Foreign affairs

Valdas Adamkus: The only person I had no luck with was Vladimir Putin

Former Lithuanian president Valdas Adamkus expresses his disappointment about the estranged relationship with Poland, and the demands of the Polish minority. He also shares insights and memories about his own personal relations with state leaders he worked with during his presidency, while appreciating a bold yet risky stance of Lithuania’s current leadership during the RussiaUkraine conflict. […]