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. […]

Presidential candidates' debate
CORPORATE

Presidential candidate discussion features pointed remarks: you want to open a gate to the East

The Eastern Europe Studies Centre organised its fourth Stasys Lozoraitis Annual Lithuanian Foreign Policy Conference, which featured a debate between potential presidential candidates on Lithuania’s position with the European Union resolving fundamental political challenges. The discussion had no lack of laughter and pointed remarks exchanged. […]

Benjaminas Netanyahu, Saulius Skvernelis
CORPORATE

Will Lithuania become Israel’s wedge in the European Union? The message Netanyahu sends to his own

With B. Netanyahu’s historic visit concluding, Lithuania is beginning to lean toward the US‘ position on Iran. This was the discussion topic on Delfi’s Dėmesio Centre with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Lithuanian Prime […]

Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump
Defence

Does Trump-Putin meeting pose threat to Lithuania?

United States President Donald Trump is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday.

BNS Lithuania has asked three analysts whether this meeting poses any threat to Lithuania. […]

The Kremlin
CORPORATE

Ž. Pavilionis and D.J. Kramer: The folly of dialogue with Kremlin

French President Emmanuel Macron and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe were among the leading figures attending the recent St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, at which they met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Russian leader traveled to Vienna this week to meet with Austria’s leadership. And media reports indicate that President Donald Trump is interested in hosting Putin in Washington in the near future. There almost seems to be a race in engaging with Putin, including in Lithuania. […]

No Picture
Defence

President asks Seimas to allow sending up to 40 troops to fight jihadists

President Dalia Grybauskaitė is submitting to the parliament for approval a resolution that would allow sending more Lithuanian troops to international operations, the president’s press office said on Tuesday. […]

US missiles fly to Syria
Foreign affairs

Developments in North Korea, Syria threaten world peace – Grybauskaitė

The latest developments in North Korea and Syria heighten international tensions and jeopardize world peace, Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė said at a meeting with China‘s Parliamentary Speaker Zhang Dejiang in Vilnius on Friday. […]