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Astravyets NPP stress testing: is it time for the government to consider iodine pills?

The Belarussian Nuclear Power Plant (Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant) stress testing result evaluation from European Union investigators announced this week is “overall positive.” That said, the experts presented a number of recommendations to the Belarussian […]

Even when signing books always the consumate politician, Guy Verhofstadt at the  Vilnius Book Fair  Photo © Ludo Segers @ The Lithuania Tribune
European Union

Guy Verhofstadt Brings his EU reform ideas to Vilnius

A large enthusiast and captivated audience came out on a very cold Saturday afternoon to hear former Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt speak at the annual Vilnius Book Fair. Verhofstadt is currently fraction leader of the Liberal Group in the European parliament. However, on Saturday his main message were his ideas for European reform and to make the EU stronger, more efficient, and to avoid more Brexit-like defections of the world’s largest and most powerful trading block. […]

Lech Kaczyński, Valdas Adamkus

In pursuit of Eastern European leadership – political experts are sceptical

This week Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius said that unfortunately Molotov still lives and is looking for his Ribbentrop. The tensions caused by an aggressive neighbour, which tests European unity at every opportunity, raises […]

M. Rutte
European Union

Dutch election shows Europe can withstand far-right populism – analysts

Moderate political parties’ success in the Dutch parliamentary election shows that Europe may be able to withstand rising far-right populism, but it is too early to say that tensions have subsided, Lithuanian political analysts said on Thursday. […]

Ramūnas Vilpišauskas

Vilpišauskas. A look at the leading parties‘ EU policies

Public surveys shows (the text in Lithuanian was published on October 3) that there are three parties that have the biggest chance to form the leading coalition: the Social Democratic Party of Lithuania (LSDP), the […]