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. […]


Baltics to get more of US attention due to Blackstone investment – experts

The decision by a consortium led by private equity funds managed by Blackstone to invest 1 billion euros into Luminor, a Scandinavian bank operating in the Baltic states, should make the US administration pay more attention to the Baltic states, and also attract more investors from this country, political scientists have told BNS Lithuania. […]

Ramūnas Karbauskis

Does Paksas’ fate await the “Farmers”?

Despite the post-electoral euphoria calming down, the Lithuanian Farmer and Greens Union (LVŽS) retains high ratings – their voters are resistant to the scandals appearing in the public sphere. Political scientists muse that the LVŽS […]

Andrzej Duda
Foreign affairs

Polish president picks Estonia for his first visit, snubbing Lithuania

Poland‘s new President Andrzej Duda is going to Estonia for his first foreign visit and is later scheduled to visit Berlin, London and New York. […]