Vytautas Landsbergis
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Vytautas Landsbergis’ wish for the Lithuanian government – less blood, more wisdom

“I hope that things will not be all bad in Lithuania, that we will avoid various collapses, violent actions, against the opposition for example. We are constantly beset by various scandals involving the government, the cabinet. While performing investigations on prior cabinets, it is time to prepare for investigations on this cabinet’s work and mistakes, which may or may not be malicious. There are things to investigate,” professor Vytautas Landsbergis says. On the starting year and what to expect in both domestic and foreign policy, a discussion on Delfi’s Dėmesio Centre with politician Vytautas Landsbergis. […]

Presidential candidates' debate
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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. […]

Linas Linkevičius
Politics

Agrokoncernas requests the president and prime minister to evaluate L. Linkevičius’ actions

Agrokoncernas has made an official appeal to the president and prime minister over Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius‘ contacting law enforcement institutions over the company. Last week, L. Linkevičius called on the Prosecutor General’s Office regarding Agrokoncernas’ import of fertiliser to Lithuania, which is produced by Minudobreniya, 80% of whose shares are owned by Russian oligarch Arkady Rotenberg, a close friend of Vladimir Putin, lrt.lt writes. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė
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R. Lopata: it could appear that we have become a presidential republic

Lithuanian foreign policy is weakened by the fact that all the powers of its formation and implementation are focused in one location – the institution of the president, while its other centres – the cabinet and Seimas are passive, political scientist Raimundas Lopata tells lrt.lt. “Lithuania is a unique country, whose prime ministers do not go to Brussels. It could appear to some that Lithuania has become a presidential republic,” the professor is quoted by lrt.lt. […]

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
Politics

ForMin advises against having business with sanctioned Russians

Lithuania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends Lithuanian companies to refrain from business deals with Russians subject to sanctions over the events in Ukraine. […]

Tomas Venclova
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Tomas Venclova warns of catastrophic precedents which will undermine Lithuania’s prestige for a long time to come

Talk that a girl with too dark-a-skin met the pope is a catastrophic precedent of which Pope Francis has warned. If examples like this surface again in Lithuania the country will be hit by another […]

Timur Yunusov (Timati)
Foreign affairs

MP suggests blacklisting Russian singer Timati

Lithuanian MP Laurynas Kasčiūnas, representing the opposition conservative Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats, has turned to the country’s Foreign Ministry and suggested putting Russian singer Timur Yunusov (Timati) on the list of people declared persona non grata. […]