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CORPORATE

Hungarian lessons for Lithuania and Europe

There is a good old English term illiberal democracy that does not have a precise translation into Lithuanian. It defines the regimes that come to power through democratic means, but their representatives apparently aim at the never-ending reign trampling on the fundamental European values of democracy, freedom of speech, and the rule of law. Let us call them anti-democrats, and let me share some insights about them. […]

Presidential candidate debate
CORPORATE

Presidential candidate debate: candidates split into two groups

On Thursday, the first major presidential candidate debate was organised at Vytautas Magnus University (VDU). Following the debate, the lrt.lt portal asked experts for their views on the candidates’ performance. VDU professor Algis Krupavičius saw there being two groups of candidates, while Vilnius Institute of Political Analysis Medias Programme head Donatas Puslys stated that some candidates were fortunate to have good performances. […]

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. […]

Indrė Makaraitytė
CORPORATE

I. Makaraitytė. What can Saulius, Jūris and Maris give B. Netanyahu?

The Israeli prime minister came to Lithuania with a clear proposal that he did not sugar-coat or conceal. However, in Lithuania he was met by three confused prime ministers, jaws dropped in surprise and… uncoordinated […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė with Donald Tusk meeting in Vilnius
European Union

ForMin Linkevičius believes Tusk will be re-elected to head EU summits

Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius has expressed belief that the majority of European Union (EU) nations will support re-election of Poland’s former prime minister Donald Tusk as president of the European Council, regardless of objections from Poland’s current administration. […]

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Opinion

Opinion: The refugee crisis will define Europe’s future

While the refugee and migrant crisis is an existential problem for Europe, it is also a huge opportunity. The way it is handled will critically impact not only the future direction of Europe, but also its identity – the European ethos – economics, demographics and indeed (don’t be scared!) culture. Encapsulated in the current drama is an opportunity, which only few leaders and very few countries see as they are overwhelmed by the immediate tasks. If handled right, Europe will come out stronger. […]