Lithuanian Republic Presidential Palace

New Lithuanian president: revolution or successorship?

Political analyst Rimvydas Valatka says that the strongest candidate in the presidential elections will be the one who will dismiss the two terms of President Dalia Grybauskaitė. Meanwhile political scientist Tomas Janeliūnas believes the opposite […]

Viktoras Pranckietis, Ramūnas Karbauskis

V. Pranckietis – people understand everything correctly, we have to speak the truth

Even summer has not brought the Farmer and Greens respite. The party chairman was once more caught with Greta Kildišienė. This time even his companions have been expressing discontent. The word “lies” appeared in their […]

SocDems' public debates

SocDems on the brink – taking a step forward or a step backward?

The Lithuanian Social Democrat Party (LSDP) will be holding direct elections for the post of its chairman in a month for the first time ever. While there are seven candidates, three are seen as the […]

The Kremlin

Lithuanian view: What to expect from Russia in 2017?

2017 could be the year of Russia’s return – the signs of this were discussed in a Tuesday afternoon discussion organised by the the Eastern Europe Studies Centre (RESC) and VU TSPMI. The political scientists discussed the topic of “What will decide Russian foreign policy in 2017?” It is likely that the government rotation of the West, the resolution of the stalled Syrian conflict and strategic changes to the Russian tone will open opportunities for de-escalation and Putin’s return as a figure that is repulsive for many, but at the same time – an inevitable partner in resolving questions in the international political arena. […]