Wildfires in Latvia. Photo: Artūrs Andrejs Blomkalns, Valsts policija
Nordic/Baltic

Lithuanian military helicopters continue to help Latvia, Sweden fight wildfires

Two Mi-8 helicopters of the Lithuanian Air Force have been helping to fight wildfires in Latvia and Sweden for the third week now, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday. […]

The Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte
European Union

Netherlands recruits Baltic States to compensate for effects of Brexit

The Netherlands is building new coalitions within the EU to compensate for the loss of the UK as the union’s main free trade champion, and has found partners in the Baltic States. At the same time, a domestic policy issue involving gas supplies and the Dutch stance on Russia have the potential to put what has been dubbed the New Hanseatic League to the test Dario Cavegn writes in the ERR News. […]

CORPORATE

Žygimantas Pavilionis. Emanuelis Zingeris. Fourteen years in EU foreign policy: what are the achievements?

We mark twenty five years since the entry into force of the Maastricht Treaty introducing the common foreign and security policy of the European Union (EU), to which Lithuania actively contributed from the very outset, […]

Road Safety Seminar in Vilnius   Photo © Ludo Segers @ The Lithuania Tribune
Society

The Zero Road Fatalities challenge for Lithuania

Lithuania has come a long way from being one of the most hazardous road environments in the EU. Road fatalities have decreased substantially over the last 10 years. However, there is still a lot of room for improvement. Education and enforcement contribute to overall safety. The main factors to achieve safe roads are road design and reshaping human behaviour. Particularly speed, alcohol and risky driving styles contribute to road fatalities, no surprises. […]

Raimundas Karoblis
Defence

Minister of defense says there’s too much nervousness over Zapad

The public in Lithuania is too nervous about Zapad 2017, a large-scale military exercise that has started in Russia and Belarus, Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis said on Thursday morning. […]

Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction
Energy

Lithuanians’ OSCE resolution on Belarus’ N-plant blocked in ‘painful blow from Sweden’

At Sweden‘s imitative, Lithuanian parliamentarians’ resolution criticizing the construction of Belarus’ Astravyets nuclear power plant was blocked at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly on Wednesday. […]