Dalia Grybauskaitė
CORPORATE

R. Lopata: it could appear that we have become a presidential republic

Lithuanian foreign policy is weakened by the fact that all the powers of its formation and implementation are focused in one location – the institution of the president, while its other centres – the cabinet and Seimas are passive, political scientist Raimundas Lopata tells lrt.lt. “Lithuania is a unique country, whose prime ministers do not go to Brussels. It could appear to some that Lithuania has become a presidential republic,” the professor is quoted by lrt.lt. […]

Vygaudas Ušackas
CORPORATE

Vygaudas Ušackas. Sticky electoral campaign. An answer to Raimundas Lopata

Raimundas Lopata‘s public refusal to participate in the 20th anniversary discussion of the Nida Initiative appearing in Delfi on Thursday both surprised and disappointed. It is worth reminding that Raimundas was one of the closest […]

Jerusalem
Foreign affairs

Expression of disagreement with the Lithuanian vote on Jerusalem: damage to national interest

At the initiative of the Lithuania – US association, a group of public figures, intellectuals, politicians and journalists voiced their disagreement on the Lithuanian vote in the December 21, 2017 UN General Assembly. “It doesn’t […]

Vygaudas Ušackas
Foreign affairs

“Basketball diplomacy” puts Lithuanian diplomat under fire

With tensions flaring up again in eastern Ukraine after Russian-supported separatists attacked Mariupol, killing 30 civilians, policymakers and observers in Lithuania are particularly touchy when it comes to relations, or lack thereof, with Russia. Their ire can even fall on someone from their own team if he or she is as much as suspected of sympathies for Russia. […]

Culture

Scholars offer recommendations for history policy makers of Lithuania and Belarus

Historical memory has a strong impact on the cohesion of political society. The historical memory of any given society is affected by a whole range of factors, such as the methodology and content of history teaching at school, the creation of various memorials and alternative sources of information about the past. Most of these factors depend on the political sphere and are a direct consequence of political or administrative decisions. In short, a consequence of state history policy. […]