Mečys Laurinkus
Central/Eastern Europe

Laurinkus. Signs of Lukashenko’s desperation and the Sword of Damocles lingering above politicians

It is far simpler to review the week’s events than to propose how old and new problems should be resolved. The tax model has been a persistent problem. It’s hard to imagine a solution all […]

Vladimir Putin, Alexander Lukashenko
Central/Eastern Europe

Laurinkus. In the shadow of Moscow and Zapad, Lithuanians taken hostage by Lukashenko and his circle

As a regular citizen and of importance only to myself, I would like to extend my Easter wishes to the staff of the Belarus sanatorium in Druskininkai, who are not giving up, and the Lithuanian […]

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 […]


Laurinkus. The lowered bar will force the large parties into moving

If actions would be made consistently, President G. Nausėda should veto the Seimas’ decision to lower the electoral bar for parties to 3% and 5% for coalitions. The ruling coalition will likely reject the veto. […]