Latvia's Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics
Foreign affairs

Astravyets divides the brothers: Linkevičius does not see common ground, while Latvia presses ahead

When the Baltic and Polish Foreign Ministers met in Vilnius, they welcomed the success of the fight against the coronavirus. However, disagreements have arisen over their views toward the Astravyets nuclear power plant, Vilmantas Venckūnas […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė and Barack Obama
Politics

Laurinkus. Grybauskaitė‘s policies had many stops causing disputes

I recently got acquainted with young professor T. Janeliūnas’ study D. Grybauskaitė’s Doctrine: Changes in Lithuanian Foreign Policy 2009-2019. It is a professional, business-like and well-written analysis of Lithuanian foreign policy during years of matriarchal […]

Polish and Lithuanian flags
History

A lesson Lithuania hasn’t learned in 450 years

Lithuania survived as a state only thanks to its alliance with Poland, however, this historical lesson still has not been learned. In commemoration of the Union of Lublin’s 450th anniversary, famous Lithuanian historian, professor Alvydas […]

Viktor Orban with Angela Merkel
Opinion

Two plus two is not necessarily four: German policy towards the Visegrád countries

Until 2015, very few people had heard of the term “Visegrád Group” in Germany, let alone had a sense about its purpose. At that time the group – also called “V4” after its four member states Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary – saw its main task in the coordination and exchange of information, national positions, as well as cooperation on „soft“ projects such as infrastructure. […]

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CORPORATE

Identifying the biggest threats to the country, wanting to both punish and be friends

Which country do Lithuanians see as the friendliest and which – as the most hostile? What is the Lithuanian people’s perception of Donald Trump, Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin? What leads to such choices? After asking this of Lithuanian citizens in a number of surveys, not only old truths surface, but also unexpected details. […]