Gintarė Narkevičiūtė
Foreign affairs

Lebanon, the forgotten angle in the refugee crisis

Imagine for a moment that almost half of the population of Vilnius was Ukrainian refugees fleeing the civil war that rages on with the help of Putin‘s Russian army. That is the present situation in Lebanon, which is hosting several million Syrian refugees. […]

Lithuanian Armed Forces
Defence

New motorized infantry brigade will be formed in Western Lithuania in 2016

Starting on 1 January, 2016, a new motorized infantry brigade named Žemaitija will be formed in Western Lithuania. […]

Vladimir Putin and Greek PM Alexis Tsipras
Uncategorized

Putin’s Russia. Kremlin’s plan for Europe, bribe No. 1

In the previous articles of the series ‘Putin’s Russia: Kremlin’s Goals and Tools’, I analysed the theory and practice of Russia’s foreign policy and drew attention to the fact that Russia still uses the ammunition of USSR KGB – disinformation, influence agents, scandals (e.g., Edward Snowden’s story) and criminal activity: corruption, criminal world, drug trafficking and terrorism. So I will now move on to the cases of three countries and their policies – that, I believe, will be a perfect illustration of Kremlin’s capabilities. […]

EU's Riga Summit
Opinion

Opinion: The Riga Summit and its outcomes

The fourth Eastern Partnership Summit was held in Riga on 21-22 May 2015. The joint Declaration of the Riga Summit did not reaffirm either the European perspective of the Eastern European Partnership countries consistently demonstrating the best performance or the political support to Georgia and Ukraine in visa liberalization that Tbilisi and Kiev were looking forward to. Quite the opposite, compared to the Vilnius Summit document adopted two years ago, the tone and ambition of the Riga Summit declaration seemed rather weakened. […]

No Picture
Society

Banning Russian TV channels won’t solve propaganda problem, Lithuanian experts say

Lithuania banned a Russian TV channel, RTR Planeta, last week, becoming the first European Union member state to take this step in an attempt to tackle what it calls Russia’s information war. However, even supporters of the move say that bans alone will not solve the problem. […]