Saulius Skvernelis
Foreign affairs

PM candidate to seek ‘to reload’ relations with Poland

Saulius Skvernelis, the candidate to become Lithuania’s next prime minister, sees Poland as a strategic partner and vows to make every effort “to reload” relations with the neighboring nation, which are currently not in their best shape. […]

Donald Trump the USA President elect
CORPORATE

Adamkus – any pandering to Russia would be political suicide for Trump

Donald Trump‘s victory in the US presidential elections left the world shocked. Few believed it and most were disappointed. British and other European media describes this as the greatest mistake of the American electorate in history because the real estate magnate is seen as a liar, bully, populist and has gone bankrupt a number of times. What can we expect after Trump‘s victory? LRT spoke with former Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus, first post-independence head of state and one of the leaders of the independence movement Prof Vytautas Landsbergis, as well as Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius. […]

Donald Trump the USA President elect
Foreign affairs

Lithuania has contacts with Trump’s entourage – Foreign Minister

Lithuania has contacts with people in US President-elect Donald Trump‘s entourage, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said on Wednesday. […]

Russian Baltic fleet on exercises in Kaliningrad
Defence

NATO Forces in Baltic States: numerous but disjointed

As the Baltic States continue to confront Russian air and naval power in the Baltic Sea, two small missile ships, the Zelenyy Dol and the Serpukhov entered this crowded body of water at the end of October. These Russian vessels will reportedly become part of a newly formed Baltic division in the near future (TVNET, October 26). The redeployment of the Zelenyy Dol and Serpukhov is just the latest regional development negatively affecting the security of the Baltic States. None of these three post-Soviet republics has the financial resources available to sufficiently strengthen its own naval capabilities in response. Therefore, in order to defend their sovereignty and ensure the sustainability of their defence sectors, the Baltic States’ naval policies will continue to stress the ability to “fill the gaps” in the full spectrum of Allied maritime operations in the region, Olevs Nikers writes in the Jamestown Foundation. […]

Jean-Claude Juncker
Opinion

The unspoken about the European Union Army

In his annual speech “State of the Union” at the European Parliament, the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker avoided naming the EU Army in particular, while he revealed new details on this idea within a framework which is more voter-friendly, namely the European Defence Union, MEP Dr. Roberts Zīle wrote for the Riga Conference portal […]

Military Russia's vessels
Defence

Russia demonstrates aggression against European capitals – President

An intensifying demonstration of Russia’s military power in the region poses a threat to security not only in the region, but also in the whole of Europe, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė said on Wednesday. […]