Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe PACE
Foreign affairs

PACE: Russia was not confused for too long

What was surprising was not the return of Russia’s delegation to the hall of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe or PACE, but the near double number of votes in favour. Among them, […]

Andrius Kubilius
Opinion

On the Council of Europe, Russia, and elections of the Secretary General

MP Andrius Kubilius and Reinhard Veser At the end of March 2019, when the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe declared that my nomination was not to be submitted for further consideration to […]

Vladimir Putin
Opinion

Russian politics in Putin’s new term

Russian President Vladimir Putin is the great survivor of European politics. Western leaders come and go, but Putin has persisted. He has managed to hold on to power for nearly two decades, through three foreign wars, two economic crises, multiple presidential and parliamentary elections (of varying degrees of fairness), a series of leadership reshuffles, the rise and fall of oil prices, and successive waves of economic sanctions. […]

Maidan Square 2014
CORPORATE

The forgotten case of Ukraine

Something happened on the 5th of January. Between worries about Brexit matters, the usual Trump business and other terrible matters, something changed on that day. Two days before Christian Orthodox Christmas, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople signed the tomos of autocephaly for the newly created Orthodox Church of Ukraine. This was not only a step toward the independence of Ukrainian Orthodox believers, but all of Ukraine. […]

No Picture
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. […]

Vytautas Landsbergis
CORPORATE

Vytautas Landsbergis’ wish for the Lithuanian government – less blood, more wisdom

“I hope that things will not be all bad in Lithuania, that we will avoid various collapses, violent actions, against the opposition for example. We are constantly beset by various scandals involving the government, the cabinet. While performing investigations on prior cabinets, it is time to prepare for investigations on this cabinet’s work and mistakes, which may or may not be malicious. There are things to investigate,” professor Vytautas Landsbergis says. On the starting year and what to expect in both domestic and foreign policy, a discussion on Delfi’s Dėmesio Centre with politician Vytautas Landsbergis. […]

Vytautas Sinica
CORPORATE

Vytautas Sinica. Euro federalism is eroding the European Union

Compared to Lithuania, no other state better understood the fact that membership in the EU and NATO – especially NATO – was (and still is) essential to the country’s long-term survival and the assurance of national interests. It was this goal of achieving the membership that motivated and led Lithuania forward during its first decade of independence. Lithuania always associated NATO with safety and EU with welfare and benefits – and, sadly, better governance as well. […]

Rasa Juknevičienė
Politics

R. Juknevičienė: intelligence services did not present any information about a coup in Lithuania

Seimas National Security and Defence Committee (NSGK) deputy chairwoman Rasa Juknevičienė assures that the heads of the country’s intelligence services – the State Security Department (VSD) and Second Investigation Department (AOTD) – on Wednesday did not present any information linked to potential unrest in Lithuania, lrt.lt writes. […]