Ramūnas Bogdanas

R. Bogdanas. Klaipėda and aggression on the Kerch straits

To sit down with the US president and split the world – this is V. Putin’s great dream. A 20 minute long talk was to be held between the two leaders in Buenos Aires during a G-20 meeting and after – two hour negotiations including delegations. All that remains of this is one question that D. Trump posed to V. Putin as he was walking. This question was not about Syria, not about intermediate distance rockets. It was about the attack on Ukrainians on Kerch straits. […]

Angela Merkel
Foreign affairs

MEPs call on Merkel to change policy on gas pipeline with Russia

Some members of the European Parliament have called on German Chancellor Angela Merkel to change her government’s policy on Nord Stream 2, a new gas pipeline from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea. […]

Nord Stream 2

Expert’s proposal for a scenario, which would dismantle the Nord Stream 2 project

A senior fellow at the prestigious think tank Atlantic Council, Alan Riley advises to not believe the words of Russian representatives that the Nord Stream 2 project is a commercial project. After presenting a report […]

Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump

Does Trump-Putin meeting pose threat to Lithuania?

United States President Donald Trump is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday.

BNS Lithuania has asked three analysts whether this meeting poses any threat to Lithuania. […]

The Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte
European Union

Netherlands recruits Baltic States to compensate for effects of Brexit

The Netherlands is building new coalitions within the EU to compensate for the loss of the UK as the union’s main free trade champion, and has found partners in the Baltic States. At the same time, a domestic policy issue involving gas supplies and the Dutch stance on Russia have the potential to put what has been dubbed the New Hanseatic League to the test Dario Cavegn writes in the ERR News. […]

Angela Merkel, Donaldas Trump

US and Western Europe’s disagreements: whom should Lithuania stand by?

“Solely Brussels is no good, but solely Washington is also no good. […] It is necessary to manoeuvre between the two positions,” political scientist Virgis Valentinavičius says, commenting on how Lithuania should act in the […]