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M. Laurinavičius: Revolut is involved with the Kremlin from beginning to end

A month ago, Lithuania was the first country in Europe to grant a specialised banking license to the company Revolut, which caused member of Seimas Stasys Jakeliūnas suspicions. The MP contacted the Financial Crime Investigation Service (FNTT) and State Security Department (VSD), asking them to check the financial company’s business model and links to Russian politicians, lrt.lt writes. […]

Marius Laurinavičius
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Laurinavičius: people imagine Russian spies’ work based on James Bond movies

People imagine the work of spies, especially those of the Russian regime, based on films about James Bond or Stierlitz, Vilnius Institute of Political Analysis expert Marius Laurinavičius tells LRT Radio. According to him, often it is imagined that spies gather top secret information, however it is often the contrary. Member of Seimas Vytautas Bakas also states he believes the perception of spy stories is often too primitive, lrt.lt writes. […]

Ramūnas Karbauskis
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LRT Investigation. R. Karbauskis’ secretive business in Belarus. What did the politician seek to hide?

The LRT Investigation Department has uncovered another Russian partner to Agrokoncernas. Fertiliser is also imported from the fertiliser factory Kuibyshev Azot, which is managed and whose shareholder is a member of Vladimir Putin’s United Russia, Viktor Gerasimenko. The head of the fertiliser factory supported V. Putin during the presidential elections and several years ago successfully ran in regional elections together with United Russia. The only shareholder of Agrokoncernas, “Farmer” leader Ramūnas Karbauskis sees no issue with such business partnerships, lrt.lt writes. […]

Saulius Skvernelis
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If Skvernelis is seeking to rally his electorate, he chose the wrong opponents

The striking teachers are awaiting Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis’ apology, but he does not appear intent to do so. The team assembled by the PM, which is preparing a long-term public sector wage payment project features neither striking, nor non-striking teachers. The trade union confederation chairwoman stated that the goal is the lowest earning civil servants, but teachers were not mentioned among them, lrt.lt writes. […]

Kęstutis Girnius
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Kęstutis Girnius. Is there a pursuit of antagonising Lithuania’s Russians?

Lithuania is emptying, but becoming increasingly Lithuanian. In 1989, Lithuanians made up 79.58% of residents, Russians – 9.37%, Poles – 7.02%. At the start of this year, Lithuanians made up 86.8% of the population, Russians […]

Kęstutis Girnius
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Kęstutis Girnius. Skvernelis – a convenient idiot for the Kremlin?

This question arose after listening to M. Laurinavičius and Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius‘ discussion on the talk show Dėmesio Centre. The main piece of evidence presented is this note by the prime minister. […]

Presidential candidate Donald Trump at the debates in Huston
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Experts on whether Lithuania should be wary of Trump’s victory

How will Trump’s victory affect the world? And Lithuania? Lithuanian leaders hope that he will continue current American policy and will not sell Lithuania to Putin. Meanwhile some political scientists warn that it is no […]