Gediminas Kirkilas

Kirkilas – Russia wants neither Trump, nor Clinton – it wants a weak America

The coming 45th President of the United States of America Donald Trump could be the first to end up in a major conflict with his own country’s intelligence services. On Wednesday he did concede that Russia is the country which performed hacks of the Democrat party’s computer systems. He did not, however, admit that Vladimir Putin was aiming to influence election results in his favour. D. Trump also categorically denied reports from CNN and the Buzz Feed that V. Putin could have compromising information regarding Trump. […]

John McCain
Foreign affairs

US Republican senators McCain, Graham to visit Lithuania next week

Two influential US Republican senators, John McCain and Lindsey Graham, are expected to visit Lithuania next week, the Foreign Ministry has confirmed to BNS. […]

Marine Le Pen
European Union

New nationalism and the Baltic States

Leading world’s news channels, newspapers and political commentators ring the alarm of the re-emergence of chauvinistic nationalist politics at the thresholds of Western democracies. After the rather unexpected results of the US presidential election and the Britain’s referendum, many hold their breath waiting for the voting results of other EU member states and anxiously wondering how far nationalist sentiments can spread though-out Europe like a black death. […]

Dovilė Šukytė

U.S. presidential election as a wake-up call for women in leadership

The defeat of Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential election has resulted in well-founded concerns for the U.S. and Europe. Lithuania is no exception. Currently, our concerns about the safe future are being addressed and soothed by highest U.S. officials, including Vilnius-residing Ambassador Anne Hall who shortly after the announcement of the election results reassured us about the U.S. commitment to its alliance with Lithuania. […]

Donald Trump the USA President elect

Adamkus – any pandering to Russia would be political suicide for Trump

Donald Trump‘s victory in the US presidential elections left the world shocked. Few believed it and most were disappointed. British and other European media describes this as the greatest mistake of the American electorate in history because the real estate magnate is seen as a liar, bully, populist and has gone bankrupt a number of times. What can we expect after Trump‘s victory? LRT spoke with former Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus, first post-independence head of state and one of the leaders of the independence movement Prof Vytautas Landsbergis, as well as Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius. […]