Lithuania's Mindaugas Kuzminskas during Lithuania Latvia basketball game
Opinion

Why relations between Lithuania and Latvia aren’t all that fraternal

Lithuania and Latvia have much in common on a strategic level. Yet relations between the two aren’t especially brotherly. That’s how political expert Linas Kojala put it on LRT.lt. In his opinion it is difficult to pin down a special closeness between the two countries with actual examples. Vytautas Magnus University Professor Alvydas Butkus notes that representatives of the two countries’ governments would seemingly like to communicate but there aren’t close ties between the two societies. […]

Skvernelis during the last TV debate on LRT
CORPORATE

ELECTIONS. Analysis. Social policy debate – another victory for the “Peasants”

The “Peasants” (LVŽS) are celebrating their second consecutive debate victory, shows a survey of experts done by LRT.lt after the social policy debate. The “Peasant’s” performance was once again voted as the best, however the lead over the Conservatives (TS-LKD) who were left in second place is only one point. Furthermore most experts agree that G. Landsbergis’ (TS-LKD) closing statement was the strongest, while S. Skvernelis’ (LVŽS) speech was decent, but reading off a paper made for a bad image. […]

Linas Kojala
CORPORATE

ELECTIONS 2016 Economics. Kojala: the DP’s metaphors fell out of context

On the evening of September 13 a political debate featuring the top five largest Lithuanian parties was broadcast on LRT Television. The topic of the debate – economics. The debating parties were the Lithuanian Social […]

A counter-terrorism police operation in Brussels
European Union

West must separate issue of counter-terrorism and Eastern aggression when it comes to Russia – analysts

In the eyes of much of the West, Russia‘s image has changed from that of an aggressor to that of an important partner in the fight against terror, says Eastern Europe Studies Centre analyst Linas Kojala. […]

No Picture
Opinion

Opinion: Time for EU to review security strategy

It is a paradox that European security strategy, prepared in 2003, names closer relations with Russia as one of the most important factors of the EU’s security and prosperity. […]