Dalia Grybauskaitė

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. […]

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NSGK investigation reveals how Russia’s tethers penetrated into Lithuania: seemingly irreconcilable enemies united

What do the companies Arvi, MG Baltic, part of the so-called officials and Russia‘s aims to penetrate Lithuania’s energy system have in common? The conclusions of the Seimas National Security and Defence Committee (NSGK) investigation […]

Eugenijus Gentvilas

Eugenijus Gentvilas. Answers to Raimundas Lopata

Raimundas Lopata raised several questions regarding my past in his article 2G: the Liberal dilemma. One of the questions is how I could not have known that E. Masiulis is preparing to take a bribe […]

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Foreign affairs

Lithuanian political analyst compares Russia-West relations to two Ferraris in chicken game

International relations expert Raimundas Lopata says that Russian President Vladimir Putin is currently engaging in the classic chicken game with the West. […]


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. […]