Lithuania's State Security Department

Laurinkus. The idea of an Intelligence Ombudsperson: Lithuania’s gaps and difficulties in finding a candidate

The Law on the Lithuanian Intelligence Ombudsperson may also find itself on the shelf of vetoed legislation, Mečys Laurinkus writes in news portal. According to the draft, the purpose of the law is to […]

Belarus President A. Lukashenko and Russian President V. Putin
Central/Eastern Europe

Will the sanction clouds darken Belarus’ skies and two potential scenarios

If sanctions could help replace the political regimes in Russia and Belarus, I would approve even their most severe variants, Mečys Laurinkus wrote in Unfortunately, the sanction cascades against Russia have thus far ended […]

The Kremlin, Moscow
Central/Eastern Europe

Mečys Laurinkus. Should Lithuania really strive to be at the front lines of Russia criticism?

In an interview with the current, perhaps most prominent representative of information warfare from the Moscow side V. Solovyov, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs S. Lavrov stated that Russia is prepared to suspend diplomatic relations […]

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 […]

European Union
European Union

The coronavirus will bring the European Union countries down to earth

Perhaps the coronavirus vaccine could, as per predictions, be created before the end of this year, Mečys Laurinkus wrote in There’s little information on Lithuanian news media on how scientists are faring, how research […]