Mečys Laurinkus
Foreign affairs

Lithuanian foreign policy: a self-censorship problem

After almost twenty years of the voluntary political elite (with small exceptions), and sadly a considerable part of the journalists, being confined and avoiding discussions about Lithuanian foreign policy, some have started to suggest reconsidering […]

Vanagas road
Central/Eastern Europe

Message from Lithuania to Ukraine: the most important support for you is in our hearts

While oil and gas imports from Europe to Russia are growing, the Ukrainian people are still being killed and mutilated under the guise of the so called civilian separatist struggle in the Luhansk and Donetsk […]

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. […]

Petro Poroshenko, Dalia Grybauskaitė
Foreign affairs

D. Grybauskaitė after meeting P. Poroshenko: Western attention to Ukraine is waning

During the Davos World Forum, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė held bilateral talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Armenia’s new Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. The Lithuanian head of state emphasized during her meeting with the Ukrainian president that the international community’s attention to Ukraine is waning, lrt.lt writes. […]

Maidan Square 2014
CORPORATE

The forgotten case of Ukraine

Something happened on the 5th of January. Between worries about Brexit matters, the usual Trump business and other terrible matters, something changed on that day. Two days before Christian Orthodox Christmas, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople signed the tomos of autocephaly for the newly created Orthodox Church of Ukraine. This was not only a step toward the independence of Ukrainian Orthodox believers, but all of Ukraine. […]

At Ukraine's Independence Day rally in Vilnius
Central/Eastern Europe

Lithuanian MEPs to challenge Kremlin in the name of Eastern Partnership

Can the EU strengthen its relationships with its Eastern Partnership countries and encourage them to drift toward the West if it hasn’t established a unified and most importantly – firm – policy regarding Russia? It […]