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European leaders attack Juncker for decision to meet with Putin in Russia

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, is facing growing criticism from the US, European countries and Lithuania for agreeing to attend Vladimir Putin‘s St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia. […]

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Opinion: The Russians are coming to occupy the Baltic states

I purposefully chose a title for my piece to evoke the notorious phrase from 1949 by the then US Secretary of Defense, James Forrestal: “The Russians are coming. The Russians are coming. They’re right around. I’ve seen Russian soldiers.” […]

Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin

What Angela Merkel doesn’t say about NATO-Russia agreement

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has stated on several occasions that stationing permanent NATO forces in Eastern Europe would be in breach of the 1997 NATO-Russia agreement. However, legal expert Erika Leonaitė, a lecturer at the International Relations and Political Science Institute of Vilnius University, says the reality is more complicated than that. […]