Dalia Grybauskaitė observing military exercise  Iron Sword 2014 in Pabradė

Grybauskaitė’s international career: what is on offer?

Grybauskaitė’s international career is a hot topic in Lithuania now. After ten years of presidency, Dalia Grybauskaitė will soon be departing the Presidential Palace. However, the head of state is still not forthcoming regarding her […]

Lech Kaczyński, Valdas Adamkus

In pursuit of Eastern European leadership – political experts are sceptical

This week Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius said that unfortunately Molotov still lives and is looking for his Ribbentrop. The tensions caused by an aggressive neighbour, which tests European unity at every opportunity, raises […]

Preparations to the President - elect Donald Trump inauguration

The movement behind Trump and Brexit rises in Lithuania

The anti-globalist, anti-neoliberal movement which contributed to the United Kingdom’s decision to withdraw from the European Union and Donald Trump’s victory in the United States presidential election has supporters in Lithuania as well. Not many […]

The Kremlin

Lithuanian view: What to expect from Russia in 2017?

2017 could be the year of Russia’s return – the signs of this were discussed in a Tuesday afternoon discussion organised by the the Eastern Europe Studies Centre (RESC) and VU TSPMI. The political scientists discussed the topic of “What will decide Russian foreign policy in 2017?” It is likely that the government rotation of the West, the resolution of the stalled Syrian conflict and strategic changes to the Russian tone will open opportunities for de-escalation and Putin’s return as a figure that is repulsive for many, but at the same time – an inevitable partner in resolving questions in the international political arena. […]

At the meeting of the Peasants and Greens Union HQ

Negotiations begin – what do the “Peasants” promise the SocDems?

The victors of this year’s election to Seimas, the Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union (LVŽS) is beginning negotiations with the Lithuanian Social Democrat Party (LSDP) on building a new cabinet. While there is no coalition agreement yet, it is already becoming clearer who will take what officers in Seimas and the ministerial cabinet. […]