The Lithuanian government plans to clarify the legal regulation of martial law to define in more detail the competences of the leaders, the composition of the armed forces and the use of special measures under a state of war. […]
On the eve of the independence commemoration, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis stated that the cabinet is prepared to coordinate the various parties’ positions on defence questions in an effort to sign a long-term document over […]
A recent incident near an oil terminal owned by the Polish company Orlen has drawn attention to security at the facility which is a vital part of Lithuania’s energy infrastructure. If the company cannot protect it, the Lithuanian state may have to step in, the interior minister has commented.
The West now faces bigger problems than Ukraine’s future or Russia’s plans for its neighbours. The growing threat of terrorism makes Russia more and more indispensable to its Western partners. That’s dangerous for the Baltic states because there’s no way that the Kremlin will renounce its aggressive goals, get lost in Syria or run out of resources for all of its front lines. […]
After accusations of disloyalty and corruption were publicly voiced against the leadership of the Public Security Service (VST) and the institution itself, President Dalia Grybauskaitė has said that circumstances and facts must be examined before making judgements. She also criticized the new head of the VST for publicly discussing problems in the service. […]