Viktor Orban with Angela Merkel

Two plus two is not necessarily four: German policy towards the Visegrád countries

Until 2015, very few people had heard of the term “Visegrád Group” in Germany, let alone had a sense about its purpose. At that time the group – also called “V4” after its four member states Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary – saw its main task in the coordination and exchange of information, national positions, as well as cooperation on „soft“ projects such as infrastructure. […]

Laurynas Kasčiūnas

L. Kasčiūnas: How many migrants shall Lithuania take in this time?

The deadline established two years ago for EU Member States to take in a fixed number of refugees has expired. Further ways of tackling the problem are currently under debate. In order to shape the […]

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Lithuania’s death rates from overdoses twice EU average

The European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction has said that Lithuania’s mortality rate due to drug overdoses is more than twice the EU average. […]

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Opinion: Not human enough to be saved

It is a wrenching image. And it is an image that now speaks as the symbol for the refugee crisis shaming all of Europe. The tiny corpse of Aylan Kurdi, the three-year-old Kurdish boy from the besieged Syrian city of Kobane, washed up on a Turkish shore like so much refuse. He had escaped ISIL, but he could not escape the wrath of the sea. […]

Loreta Zakarevičienė
Foreign affairs

Lithuania government proposes ambassador to Slovakia, Slovenia and Croatia

The Lithuanian Government has decided to propose the candidacy of Loreta Zakarevičienė, the current Lithuanian Ambassador to Austria, as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Slovak Republic, the Republic of Slovenia, and the Republic of Croatia. […]