Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko
Central/Eastern Europe

Laurinkus. Poorly thought out steps could accelerate Belarus’ descent into Russia’s grasp

Secretly, Alexander Lukashenko’s inauguration became the reference point for the next events in Belarus. The opposition was unable to find out the date for the “ceremony” ahead of time. Protesters planned to meet the “ascent […]

Moscow, Russia
Central/Eastern Europe

It is worth knowing better the country we view as threatening

Lithuanian news media was left surprised with V. Putin’s ratings in a sociological survey being almost equal to D. Trump’s. The two politicians, who make appearances in the world’s information space every day, received positive […]

Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant
Foreign affairs

We know how to growl at Belarus, but not talk to it

Following a decade of no foreign policy-related disputes, currently, we are increasingly hearing unexpected things. The Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD) unexpectedly started criticizing the Foreign Affairs Minister L. Linkevičius, who during the […]

The Baltic Way
Lithuania

Little room left in the Baltic States’ relations for the spirit of the Baltic Way

The Baltic Way greatly adjusted my, a then Sąjūdis Seimas council member and council secretariat official, forecasts. I had no doubt that the event, which was already being considered from early 1989, would succeed, but […]

Mečys Laurinkus
European Union

Lithuania is not a coincidental passenger on the European Union train

An evaluation of 15 years spent in the European Union should jokingly start with the words “Thanks to the party and the state…” After a solemn speech you get lengthy applause and the EU’s anthem […]